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Fishing in Niagara Falls, ON

Of all there is to do in the Niagara Falls area, fishing is one of the biggest year-round activities. Niagara Falls and the rapids below them have an extremely high rate of oxygen, which attracts great amounts of bait fish, in turn drawing large game fish. Fisherman rejoice, with all the extensive rivers and lakes in the area you'll find some incredible fishing here!

Every Spring, on Lake Ontario, get ready for the hottest King and Coho salmon, rainbow, brown, and Lake trout fishing you can find! The season begins around mid-April through mid-September. And, if you happen to be on a quest for Steelhead, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Bass, Musky and Walleye, the Niagara River is the place to go! It is considered to have the best Steelhead fishing in North America, as well as being possibly the most beautiful and scenic of fishing spots. You'll need to remember your camera not just to snap a photo of that monster fish, but some of the beauty of the rivers too!

Winter brings Steelhead fishing, and Niagara Falls boasts to be the best area there is for this type of fishing. And it makes no difference if you fish on the shoreline, or go trolling in a boat, numerous fisherman sing the praises of fishing in the area regardless of the methods chosen. If you do choose to fish from a shore, the N.Y. Power Authority's fishing dock at the foot of the power plant is thought to be a choice spot to score that big winning fish!

Two other choice shoreline spots are Whirlpool State Park and Devil's Hole State Park area. The terrain in these two areas is quite rugged, so make sure you are in shape to climb rocks and stairs and dress appropriately. Again, don't forget your camera, this area has been boasted to be "one of the most beautiful in God's creation."

If King Salmon is what you are seeking, the best place to find them is the area known as Niagara Bar, located at the mouth of the Niagara river where is empties into Lake Ontario. High numbers of fish really turn out in this area during March into May.

Muskellunge and Northern Pike are well known to the lower Niagara area, but since they are not abundant, they are not  targeted.

There are many fishing tours available in the area if you'd rather go with a seasoned fisherman who knows the key spots. In an area where some of the best in trophy sport-fishing takes place, don't be surprised if you take home a winner!


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