Fishing the Niagara Gorge

The Question

Could you give me tips on how to fish the Niagara river properly from shore? I’ve heard of people bottom bouncing and also float fishing. Any clues as to what kind of tackle I need to buy and what bait to use would be great.

The Answer

Pitviper – I love fishing the Niagara River for trout and salmon. It is awesome. But the super strong current makes rigging properly a real necessity.

I wrote an Outdoor Canada fishing column (An Unlikely Pair of Trout Heros) about it a while ago. Give it a read and shoot me any questions.

A friend,

Gord Pyzer
Fishing Editor

Gord Pyzer

Gord Pyzer

Fishing Editor Gord Pyzer is widely regarded as Canada's most scientific angler. Known in fishing circles as Doctor Pyzer, he worked for 30 years as a senior manager with Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources before devoting all his energies to fishing. A member of the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, the award-winning writer is also an internationally sought out speaker, tournament angler and field editor with In-Fisherman Magazine and Television. As well, he co-hosts the Real Fishing Radio Show with Bob Izumi. Catch Gord on the Outdoor Journal Radio Show live every Saturday morning 8:05AM EST. If you're in southern Ontario, tune your radio to Sportsnet 590 The FAN AM or visit and listen live online.

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