Things To Bring
A valid New York State fishing license is mandatory for anyone 16 years old or older.
When fishing in the Niagara River for Salmon, Trout & Steelhead, I highly recommend getting a Canadian (Ontario) fishing license as well as your NY fishing license. It opens up a lot more area to fish and on some days it is much better over on the Canadian side of the river. You don't want to watch them pounding them on the Canadian side and not be able to go catch them too!
Get a Canadian Fishing Licenses online,
or by calling 1-800-667-1940 (usually takes 3-4 weeks)
Note: Bring your Passport, Enhanced Drivers License or a Nexis Card if you want to fish Canadian Waters as it's currently required.
In Your Personal Packing
Bring a camera, polarized sunglasses to fight glare, sunscreen, a hat, dress in layers for the predicted weather, but remember that it is slightly cooler on the water. A good idea to have some rain gear, (in wind and splashing) a small cooler with drinks and snacks for the day. Maybe another larger cooler for your catch on the way home too. Motion sickness medication if needed, taken before on the boat!
If you have a favorite, or lucky rod & reel bring it along too, although I supply all needed tackle. But let me know if you're bringing more than a couple so I can take a few off the boat to make room as I usually have between 14-18 rods on-board most of the time.
Supplied Gear & Service
This year we'll fish out of a brand NEW, fully rigged, 2018 Alumacraft 205 Competitor fishing boat.
All bait and top quality tackle is provided.
(Fenwick Rods, ABU Garcia Reels, Berkley Line)
All fishing is "hands on" when you'll
- Present the bait
- Feel the bite
- Set the hook
- & fight the fish
until I net them at the boat for you. Fishing using many methods including drifting, electric trolling, or open water trolling for roving schools of hungry fish.
Fish cleaning for Walleye, Salmon & Trout are included. While with the Yellow Perch you can clean them, or we come in early to allow for their cleaning time as we catch between 50-150 depending on the day. Trophy Smallmouth Bass trips are Catch & Release.
Assistance and instruction are always included.
After that lot depends on the weather.
Catch, Photo and Release?
I promote a CPR policy (Catch, Photo & Release!) on all my Trophy Smallmouth Bass trips to insure the future of this great fishery. The same goes for the Steelhead & Trout too, unlike Salmon they don't die after spawning so they can live up to 10+ years. Releasing these monsters to sustain and improve this upcoming fishery so everyone has a chance to catch one of these True Trophies! More food for thought.