Brawling river and incredible multispecies fishing
After the Niagara River pours over the iconic Niagara Falls, all that water surges into the Niagara Gorge—a geological formation that’s just as spectacular, complete with a fantastic fishery. First, the river blasts through a steep canyon as class VI rapids, then turns sharply to create the Niagara Whirlpool. Spin and centrepin anglers willing to hike the 250-metre drop down the escarpment can cast from shore into the huge, swirling vortex. There you can catch steelhead, lakers and brown trout from November to April, as well as chinook and coho in fall. The river calms down enough for boating farther downstream, where anglers can catch salmon and trout, as well as walleye, smallmouth bass and muskies, all while marvelling at the towering gorge’s unique geology.