The Niagara fishery has some of the finest sport fishing in the entire world. Whether it’s the excellent bass fishing, walleye, salmon or trout, the Niagara fishery is superb.
Lake Erie has excellent walleye and bass fishing and is only a twenty minute drive from the Falls. The west end of Lake Erie is known for its excellent walleye fishing, but the eastern end also has plenty of these tasty freshwater fish as well.
The Niagara River, which empties Lake Erie and feeds Lake Ontario, also has a great small mouth and large mouth bass population. However, the king of the upper Niagara is the mighty muskie. The muskie fishing in the upper Niagara River is considered some of the finest in the world.
The lower Niagara River, which is basically below the actual Falls, has plenty of bass and walleye fishing as well. In the spring and fall the anglers then turn their attention to the tremendous salmon and lake trout fishing. These species has been stocked in Lake Ontario for decades and they swim up the Niagara River to spawn and feed twice a year. When they arrive the Niagara fishery heats up like no other time of the year.
As the Niagara River empties into Lake Ontario the fishing continues to thrill. Lake Ontario has record breaking salmon fishing with some of the largest catches found anywhere. Many a wall in the northeast has one of Lake Ontario’s giants mounted for all to see.
If you are visiting the Niagara Falls region with fishing in mind then you will want to hook up with a Charter Boat Captain to take you to all the top spots. The list below features some of the top Captains servicing the Niagara fishery: