Niagara River fishing report 7/22/2020

July 12, 2020 by Stephen Drabczyk

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Not too much has changed with the Niagara River fishing action according to Lisa Drabczyk of Creek Road Bait and Tackle. The NYPA fishing platform is still producing a mixed bag of fish including smallmouth bass, white bass, and sheepshead when the water levels do not shut the fishing area down. Call NYPA at 286-6662 to check status before heading down. Bass and gar pike are available from shore in the gorge area along Artpark. Boaters have been picking up some bass and walleye along Stella Niagara and at the Coast Guard station. For bass, use crayfish or minnows, but be prepared to catch some sheepshead, too. Ned rigs, tubes and drop shot set-ups are also taking some fish, but action was a bit slower this past week. Above Niagara Falls in the upper river, some bass and walleye are being caught along with some big sheepshead. Ned rigs for bass and worm harnesses for walleye. Remember, no matter where you are fishing on the river, avoid Canadian waters. The border is closed, even if you have a Canadian fishing license.

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Undoubtedly you have heard of the natural wonder of the world that is Niagara Falls and the river that runs through it, bearing the same name. The Niagara River serves as a conduit connecting the Great Lakes of Erie and Ontario bringing these two fishing