Lower Niagara River: Southwestern & Southern Ontario

  • dimensions: 12″x18″
  • double sided
  • laminated map
  • black/white
  • water depth contour lines
  • locations for the major fish species
  • access points
  • information on fish habits and movements
  • fishing tips
  • MNR/Travel & Accommodation info. sources

Major Lake Species:   Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Chinook, Coho Salmon, Walleye

Lake Facts:

  • the Lower Niagara River stretches from Niagara Falls to its outflow at Lake Ontario
  • it is approx. 19 km (12 miles) from the falls to the river mouth
    this is a big river with a strong current. Water flows at about a 16 km per hour (10 mph) rate
  • the water is usually quite clear and well oxygenated
    the river bottom is generally rocky
  • the gorge area (just north of the falls) is very turbulent and not suitable for boats. Instead your best option is to shore fish
  • the river reaches maximum depths of 150′ in the Queenston area
  • as you approach the mouth there are some weed beds in the smaller bays
    there is a good public boat launch at Queenston (just downstream for the Queenston Lewiston Bridge)
  • there are a series of popular fishing drifts between Queenston and the river mouth in fairly shallow water (10′-20′)
  • the Lower Niagara River is located within Fisheries Management Zone 20