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Niagara River Fishing Report - Jan 2019
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:54:05 AM »
Niagara River
Trout action slowed a bit recently in the lower river as anglers had to deal with some subpar conditions. However, there are still plenty of trout around. The upper drifts continue to produce catches of steelhead, brown trout and the occasional walleye. A three-way bottom bouncing rig with egg sacs, Kwikfish lures or trout beads works well for boaters. Shore anglers can target trout by drifting egg sacs, egg pattern flies, shiners or jigs under a float, or by casting medium-sized spoons and spinners. Lake trout season opened on the lower river on January 1st. The lower drifts or Niagara Bar are good spots to target lake trout at this time of year. On January 1st, the daily limit for walleye dropped from 3 to 1. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Fishing Platform is closed for winter season.