Niagara River Fishing Update

Posted on May 3rd, 2009

Lower Niagara River


Fishing in the Lower Niagara has been slow, but Steelhead are still being caught from the Devil’s Hole to the Niagara Bar and many of the drifts in-between. Minnows and Kwikfish are producing quite a few fish. Smelt fishermen are still picking up fish at night.  The Niagara Bar is continuing to produce lake trout.  Anglers are   trolling or drifting/jigging to catch their  fish.


Upper Niagara River


Migratory rainbow trout and a few bass are being caught throughout the runs at the mouth of the Niagara River from Buffalo/Fort Erie going north to Grand Island, NY.   For bass in NY state,  it’s catch and release fishing until the regular season opener in June, unless you’re fishing Lake Erie. The special early trophy season starts up May 2.  Crappie and perch are being reported at the sand piles and around the tunnels.  Perch and a mix of other panfish are being caught in the Buffalo Boat Harbour and also near the boat launch in Fort Erie.  

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