Pictured here is In-Fisherman Magazine Contributor Brett Richardson with some very nice Niagara River Steelhead. The Niagara River is one of the
premier fishing destinations for anglers looking to catch a trophy Steelhead. The Niagara River will hold Steelhead, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Coho Salmon, and King Salmon all winter. In some years the trout are still here in the month of May before heading back to Lake Ontario.
During the summer the Niagara River and Niagara Bar also have some fantastic Bass, Walleye, and Muskie fishing. There are many guides who charter trips here all year long and target Trout, Salmon, Bass, Walleyes, and Muskies. If you are intrested in a guided trip on the mighty Niagara River try one of the guides from Niagara River Guides List
The Niagara River gets it start as the waters of Lake Erie begin to collect up and start a journey of over 30 miles draining into Lake Ontario. On the way the river is divided into the Upper and Lower stretches by the wonderful gift of nature known as Niagara Falls. The river provides a natural border between the USA and Canada. It's waters are used to generate hydro electricity and to provide water for the Erie Canal.
The upper section is a fantastic fishery for perch, bass, walleye and muskellunge. Fisherman can troll with lures or drift fish with live bait. Fish will congregate where ever the current has a break in it. Any dock or pier will give up some nice bass and the occasional muskie. The upper section of river isn't as treacherous as the lower section, but its waters should still be given plenty of respect as the current is still very strong.
The lower section supports a fantastic fishery for steelhead, brown trout, lake trout, chinook salmon, coho salmon, bass, walleye, muskellunge, and perch. Most of the fish in the lower section of the river are from Lake Ontario, but find the waters of the Niagara River to be excellent habitat. These fish are able to go upstream as far as the falls. The Niagara River gorge is very steep and most fishing in this section of the river is by boat.