Niagra River

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2008/08/11 16:45:18 (permalink)

Niagra River

I am new to the board..I have never fished the Niagra River for Steelhead but have seen you tube videos.  When do the steelhead enter the river and are there a lot of shore line access points?  I would either Center Pin or Spinner unless Fly Fishing is an option.
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    leadmen
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/08/12 07:07:59 (permalink)
    i would spin it or use spawn sac a boat is better do drift they will be in from oct to early may you will also get kings and browns and lakers you can use cleos kwick fish even roosters many of steelies you will get tired arms i go up every year just a not if you pull a boat with a dulley expect to get tagged with another axle ny goes by tires
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/08/12 07:18:06 (permalink)
    also you can get river reports and water tables you can fly fish up by the american power plant up at robert mosses park the river picks up in the morning by as much as 3ft starting around 7am and starts dropping around 6pm ive got fish in the holes in the afternoon that were not there in the morning steep walk and hike i can grade that a7-8 on tough scale
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/08/12 07:40:18 (permalink)
    Leadman,  Thanks for the info.  I do have a boat but it is only a 16 ft. alum. with a 15 HP Yamaha.  From you tube, it looks too fast for my comfort.  Thanks for the report.
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/08/12 10:38:10 (permalink)
    i seen a guy in the hole with a 12ft alum and a 9.9 merq would turn my hair gry but i go into the hole with a 16ft i had a 80 on it went down to a 35hp and a 9.9 as a kicker you can fish the slower holes around lewiston or youngstown dam good fishing there the only reason ill fish the hole is the fish mill around the rough water eaither on the american side or on the canada side ruel of thumb if your fishing can water have a lis if not the can take your boat and in some cases the truck and all equipment and i m sure its a long walk from canada i put a trip together in the fall and sometimes spring at ice out
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    leadmen
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/08/21 08:08:03 (permalink)
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/08/25 13:35:05 (permalink)
    You should be able to launch either at Ft Niagara or Lewiston and fish the Stella drift just fine with your boat.  Weather permitting of course.
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/08/25 23:01:21 (permalink)
    I've seen 12 and 14' boats as far out as the green can!  A couple of them were flat bottoms!
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    leadmen
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/08/26 08:42:10 (permalink)
    it does get a little rough out of lewiston with the jet boat going 50mph and dont talk when they spin out he can launch at youngstown  but thats a slow drift
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/09/02 22:00:02 (permalink)
    the Jet boats will soon be done..........salmon first , filtered in browns and steelies, walleye mix , then Lakers , steelies and browns through the winter and spring eyes...worlds greatest fisherie .....lower Niagara
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/09/02 22:06:38 (permalink)
    Don't forget about the unbelievable spring Salmon too there Polar Bear.  60 some rips in 2 days off the red can this spring.  Unreal.
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/09/03 01:45:46 (permalink)
    how can you forget the lakers bigger stronger but dont eat them if there too big and those browns and eyes and yes the salmon if you have fished it and fished it right you will go back let that line sing and those runs now you talking fishing
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/09/03 21:05:51 (permalink)
    I would give up all the other fishing I do to be able to fish the niagara everyday
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    leadmen
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/09/03 22:39:27 (permalink)
    i get up there a few times a year but it does not feel like enough the fish fight hard and get bigger and a lot of nice little towns to visit
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/09/03 23:49:15 (permalink)
    One downfall to fishing the Lower is that during the increasingly turbulant Great Lakes fall season we sometimes go weeks without decent clarity due to strong SW or W winds. Gotta watch the weather (wind) very close if traveling any distance. Also, there is a severe shortage of decent tackle shops in the vicinity of Lewiston. Used to have Devils Hole Tackle, Downriver, and so forth, but in the past years it's been a real toss up as to what will be available. Can't go wrong with the quality of the fishing and the experience in general though, and Kings in the fall is one way to make sure you keep coming back for more. Good Luck.
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/09/04 05:17:44 (permalink)
    In the devils hole area, do they hit spoons from shore?
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    RE: Niagra River 2008/09/04 06:36:05 (permalink)
    they hit spoons i use a 3/4 egg pattern or will switch up also toss a large rattle trap you can night fish useing a glospoon i also use a black light to charge the spoon a lot of peeps use a cam flash cost around 20 but i like the black light gets them glowing bright the rattle traps works dam good i always use them day or night
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