Fishing the Niagara River is almost like getting two rivers in one. Known as one of the state’s best trout and salmon fisheries, this river has two distinctly different sections – the upper and lower portions. In both portions, you can find Chinook salmon, steelhead, walleye, lake trout, brown trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, muskellunge, yellow perch and smelt. In the upper portion, the water is shallower and tends to run slower. In the lower portion, the water is deeper and faster. While each section offers its own unique fishing experience, the lower portion is the only one that offers excellent year-round fishing. You can fish the Niagara River from a boat or from a shore. Just note that if you plan to fish from shore, you’ll want to stick to the upper portion because the banks are easier to access.
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