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Niagara River: 19 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Buffalo
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(71 reviews)
North Tonawanda
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Buffalo
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trips from $325
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Buffalo
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Lewiston
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
Lewiston
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(21 reviews)
Buffalo
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Tonawanda
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(34 reviews)
Niagara Falls
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4.9 / 5
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According to customer reviews, End Of The Line Sportfishing, Mark Lorenc Charters LLC, and Buffalo Bassman Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Niagara River. Full list of top fishing charters in Niagara River.

The average price for a private 4 hour Niagara River fishing trip is $420, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $493 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

End Of The Line Sportfishing, Mark Lorenc Charters LLC, and Buffalo Bassman Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Niagara River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Lake Trout. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Drift Fishing. Lake fishing, river fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Niagara River fishing is exciting – and how could it not be? Forming the border between the US and Canada, this powerful waterway was born out of the mighty Niagara Falls. An amazingly diverse fish population and year-round angling opportunities make it a magnet for freshwater aficionados. Pair that with breathtaking scenery and you’ve got the full package!

This body of water consists of two parts – the lower and the upper river. If you’re fishing the Lower Niagara River, you’ll come across coveted fish including Chinook and Coho Salmon, Lake and Brown Trout, Steelhead, and Walleye. The waters in the upper river are warmer, meaning you can add huge Muskellunge and Bass to your existing target list.

How long you decide to spend on the water will depend on when and what you’re fishing for. If you’re visiting in the fall, opt for a full day trip and take advantage of the legendary Salmon run. If you only have a half a day to spare, year-round targets like Trout and Walleye can provide you with some good action.

The Niagara River flows across 36 miles, and you’ll find fishing charters dotted all along the way. Some of the most popular and productive spots to fish include Fort Niagara State Park, Devil’s Hole, Strawberry Island, and Staley’s Reef.

 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re heading out aboard a fishing charter, all of your gear will be provided. What you’ll be responsible for is buying a New York fishing license for all anglers over the age of 16. Remember, the Niagara River forms the border between the US and Canada. If you plan on drifting into Canadian waters be sure to bring your passport and a valid Ontario fishing license.

Niagara River
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27746 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The ice is slowly starting to thaw. On the Lower Niagara River, you can hook Steelhead, Walleye, and Lake Trout, especially if you fish the gorge.

February

The annual Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest is on its way, and the temperatures are slowly rising. You can expect Steelhead, Brown and Lake Trout, and Chinook Salmon at the end of your line.

March
The water visibility is improving, and the Trout and Steelhead are biting. Go home with tasty Brown Trout or, if you're a novice, test your skills against Lake Trout. 
April

Both the Upper and Lower Niagara are teeming with good-sized Lake and Brown Trout. This is also one of your last chances to go after Steelhead before they retire until winter. 

May

May is a transitional month on the Niagara River. You'll hook into the last of the Steelhead, as well as Yellow Perch. Next month, Walleye season opens so start getting your gear ready.

June

If you were waiting for the best Smallmouth Bass and Walleye fishing, this is your month. The Upper Niagara produces good amounts of Northern Pike, and there’s White Bass swimming around too.

July
You’ll find plenty of Smallmouth Bass and Steelhead in the Lower Niagara, but if you’d prefer to chase Muskellunge and Walleye, then moving south toward Lake Erie is a good decision.
August

The Annual Bass Derby is on the cards mid-August and the Smallmouth action is good on the whole river. It's also a good time to go after Walleye. Start gearing up, next month Salmon come to town!

September

It's officially Salmon season, the happiest time on the river. Chinook and Coho have come to spawn and their ready to bite. These fish are powerful and aggressive so bring your best heavy tackle with you.

October
Salmon fishing is all the craze on the Lower Niagara, and Coho and Chinook Salmon are the stars of the show. In the upper river, Muskellunge and Smallmouth Bass fishing is excellent.
November

Muskellunge season is open until November 30, so this is your last chance to catch a big one. There may still be some King and Coho Salmon lurking about, so hook yourself a royal dinner. 

December

Steelhead, Walleye, and Brown Trout – you can catch them all in December. End of the year with a bang and say goodbye to an incredible fishing season. 

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Do a little research on what fish are active at different times of the year. Dress for cold weather in early spring.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a little research on what fish are active at different times of the year. Dress for cold weather in early spring.
Andrew  S.
Andrew S. Crothersville, IN
Fishing was a bit slow at first but picked up around 9:00 AM. It was a post-cold don’t day though so normally the fishing would be even better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was a bit slow at first but picked up around 9:00 AM. It was a post-cold don’t day though so normally the fishing would be even better.
Wendy  W.
Wendy W. Owens Cross Roads, AL
The fishing is plenteous and exciting. However, prepare for swift currents, a tremendous undertow, and do not take the river and lakes lightly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing is plenteous and exciting. However, prepare for swift currents, a tremendous undertow, and do not take the river and lakes lightly.
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. United States
Dress for weather...Trust your guide Our guide Paul he knows how to catch fish!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for weather...Trust your guide Our guide Paul he knows how to catch fish!!
Michele  G.
Michele G. Northfield, OH

Mark Lorenc Charters LLC
Mark Lorenc Charters LLC
Fishing charter in North Tonawanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Everything was as advertised Great trip good conversation and professional
Harry  E.  C.
Harry E. C. Webster, New York
Angler's Edge Outdoors LLC
Angler's Edge Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Lewiston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Captain Joe was AMAZING! We caught so many fish and learned so much from him! It was a great day spent on the water with a great captain!
BethAnne  B.
BethAnne B. Wooster, Ohio
End Of The Line Sportfishing
End Of The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Our half day charter was awesome! Captain David knows his stuff and went out of his way to ensure we had a great time catching fish! Highly recommend!
Steve  M.
Steve M. Hamburg, NY
Mark Lorenc Charters LLC
Mark Lorenc Charters LLC
Fishing charter in North Tonawanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Mark has the experience and know how to put you on the fish. Really nice job on filleting the catch also.
Gary  G.
Gary G. Kansas City, MO
End Of The Line Sportfishing
End Of The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Couldn’t have been any better. Captain Dave is one cool dude that knows to catch them big ole fish. Dave did everything he could to make sure our experience was enjoyable and memorable!! Thanks so much Captain Dave and see you again!
Jason  N.
Jason N. Buffalo, NY
End Of The Line Sportfishing
End Of The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Great Trip! The captain worked hard and put us on the fish. We can home with a nice bag of Walleye. After the trip he cleaned and bagged all our fish as well. The boat was well kept and very clean. Would highly recommend again. We booked another charter with them before we got off the boat.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Seneca Falls, NY
Mark Lorenc Charters LLC
Mark Lorenc Charters LLC
Fishing charter in North Tonawanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Captain Mike was great. Everyone in our group caught fish and we learned a lot from Captain Mike about the Lake and the Buffalo area.
Chris  A.
Chris A. Niagara Falls, Ontario
Buffalo Bassman Charters
Buffalo Bassman Charters
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
My wife and I had a great time with Captain Greg on Lake Erie. We targeted small mouth bass and walleye after dark. Captain Greg was a wealth of knowledge and made the trip very enjoyable.
Corey  M.
Corey M. Attica, NY
Angler's Edge Outdoors LLC
Angler's Edge Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Lewiston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Captain was very knowledgeable about the area and the type and timing of fishing. We caught Walleye and Base.
Susan  V.
Susan V. Ransomville, NY
End Of The Line Sportfishing
End Of The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Couldn't be more happier with the charter. Captain Dave knew where to take us for great walleye fishing. We just so happened to get a nice lake trout for our first fish. Caught several big walleye. Highly recommend!
Paul  N.
Paul N. Hurricane, WV
End Of The Line Sportfishing
End Of The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain Dave was an amazing guide and in spite of the difficult water conditions (waves) beyond his control, made our experience the best. I would highly recommend End Of The Line Sportfishing.
Brian  W.
Brian W.
End Of The Line Sportfishing
End Of The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain David is a great guy and will work his butt off to put you on fish. We had a slow start in the morning but after changing a few things we were doing we were on fish and they just kept coming. I plan on going walleye fishing with him again next season. As a fly fishing guide I can appreciate how much work and knowledge he puts into his trips.
Todd  W.
Todd W. Fonda, New York
End Of The Line Sportfishing
End Of The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Wonderful day on the lake catching some walleye. Captain David was professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable. He was very well prepared with all his fish and tackle. We swiftly got out of the marina and on the water trolling. We will definitely be using Captain David services again.
Joan  P.
Joan P. Angola, New York
End Of The Line Sportfishing
End Of The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain David took us on a very successful and relaxed fishing trip! We never caught a small fish and he said our trout was the biggest of the year! We caught 14 fish on our trip and each fish was a blast to reel in! Captain David was very helpful with each catch and very informative on the fish, tackle, and the area. We brought back 3 big bags of fish fillets to eat at home! Next time we’re in the area we’ll be booking another charter with him and are very much looking forward to it!
Rachel  G.
Rachel G. Franklin, KY
Angler's Edge Outdoors LLC
Angler's Edge Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Lewiston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Thank you Joe! The boys had a great time - first walleye for Zayne- and we cooked them for dinner! Fresh catch is the best! Ralph loved getting his first small mouth! They hope to see you in November!
Angela  P.
Angela P. Cincinnati, Ohio
Angler's Edge Outdoors LLC
Angler's Edge Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Lewiston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Joe's knowledge and experience of Lake Erie and Niagara River were invaluable on a difficult day of high temperatures while fishing. Looking forward to our next fishing trip.
David  K.
David K. East Amherst, NY
Buffalo Bassman Charters
Buffalo Bassman Charters
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
I’ve been on many fishing trips over the years. But this one was very special to me. It was where I could take my aging uncle on a fishing trip that he will never forget. Captain Greg put us on all the fish that we could ask for (some monsters) showed us some tricks and showed us a great time. Greg is a class act and we thought we knew him forever. Can’t thank him enough and we will be back. if you’re looking for big fish, you better call the captain.
Dante  J.
Dante J. United States
Buffalo Bassman Charters
Buffalo Bassman Charters
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(5 reviews)
Captain Greg was very knowledgeable and friendly. He taught my son and his friend a lot about fishing and a A few good spots too! They caught many fish while I enjoyed the view. Captain Greg even brought cupcakes for my son’s birthday! Overall, we had a great time and would do it again! Jen
Jen  L.
Jen L. Grand Island, NY
End Of The Line Sportfishing
End Of The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Buffalo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had an incredible time. See ya next year Captain Dave for some salmon fishing
Ken  S.
Ken S. North Tonawanda, New York
Mark Lorenc Charters LLC
Mark Lorenc Charters LLC
Fishing charter in North Tonawanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Nice day on the water including learning some skills and catching some fish. Recommended.
Benjamin  T.
Benjamin T. Fort Lee, NJ