The Niagara River flows northward from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario for a distance of 36 miles, and is separated into two parts by Niagara Falls, the upper and lower.
- Because the Niagara River runs north, it can be a little confusing, but the upper Niagara is actually south of the falls. It's much shallower and does not receive the same amount of attention as the lower, but it still has some great fishing spots. Some of which are around Grand Island and Strawberry Island just a short distance down river of Buffalo .The upper has an abundant population of muskellunge (musky), largemouth bass and small mouth bass as well as a mix of, pike, walleye, perch, sheepshead, panfish and more.
- The lower Niagara stretches from the base of Niagara Falls 14 miles to Lake Ontario. At the base of the whirlpool, a popular tourist destination, the river makes a 90 degree turn and heads towards the famous Devils hole fishing area. From here the last 8 miles of the Lower Niagara River are accessible by boat. The Lower Niagara flows past Artpark, through Lewiston and Youngstown down to the famous Niagara Bar by Fort Niagara and out into the lake. Anglers have the opportunity to catch Chinook salmon (king salmon), Coho Salmon, rainbow trout (steelhead), lake trout, brown trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, muskellunge, yellow perch and smelt depending on the time of the year. Weather depending, the Lower Niagara can be fished all 12 months of the year.
Captain Matt is a veteran captain and is well-versed in navigating the Lower Niagara River. Wet Net Charters will make your next fishing trip one to remember. We are the most experienced Salmon and Trout fishing charter on the river, and would love to discuss your next fishing venture. Contact us today to ask any questions or make a reservation. I guarantee you will not forget your first trip up the river through the Niagara Gorge!
Our Clients say ..."I can appreciate your passion for what you do and it shows in the way that you handle your business as a professional fishing guide. We able to be 'hands on' and enjoy the full experience for both fishing trips. I like how you were relentless in making sure that we caught fish, by consistently changing depth and presentation, to dial it all in. We'll be back to fish with you again."
A New York State Freshwater Fishing License is required for adults
(16+ years old).
They can be easily obtained at any Walmart Store in New York State or at
Village of Lewiston Offices. 145 N 4th St., Ste 1, Lewiston, NY 14092
Clerk's Office 716-754-8271.
Ask Captain Matt to help you get yours, when you call to book your fishing charter!
You can also get your licenses online.
For New York State.