Upper Niagara River Fishing Charters
RANGE – June 21 – September 21
SPECIES – Musky, Smallmouth Bass, Trout, Carp
GEAR – Flip-Flops, Short Sleeves, Wet Wading
It’s Our Home…We Wander…But We Always Come Back
The Niagara River consists of 2 distinct fisheries – the Upper Niagara River and the Lower Niagara River. Eastern Lake Erie is the source of the “The Upper.” From here, it flows through a single channel for about 5 miles until it runs into Grand Island, NY. Here, the river splits into 2 channels – the Chippewa Channel (“West River”) and the Tonawanda Channel (“East River”). These channels reconnect further downstream, just above Niagara Falls. In total, this is over 30 miles of water – all of it supporting a huge variety of game fish.
The Upper is where we learned to fish and where we spent countless days fishing throughout our childhood. It’s a massive amount of water – over 30 miles – a lot of it deep and fast moving. It’s captivated us for decades because just when you think you have it figured out, it surprises you with something new.
Throughout the year, one can target nearly every game fish in the region. During the winter, steelhead, walleyes, and lake trout are prevalent. From spring through fall, smallmouth bass and walleyes dominate our attention with some muskies in the mix as well. Maybe it’s the current, maybe it’s the fish, maybe it’s a combination of both but for whatever reason, fish fight harder in the Upper.
Fisheries of the Buffalo Niagara Region
Lake Erie, Lower Niagara, or Upper Niagara, book a trip with us for the best way to experience every fishery in Buffalo Niagara