By: Bojangles

Many die-hard river anglers already know that the Niagara River boasts an amazing fishery for both warm and cold water species within an hour’s drive from the GTA. Between king salmon, brown trout, steelhead and lake trout, these species can be targeted nine months a year. In fact, after the long winters we’ve had for three consecutive years the lake trout are hanging around the Lower Niagara into the summer months.

Those who target lake trout, or understand lake trout fishing in general, know that there are few opportunities to catch these fish from the bank in Canada and the United States. You either have to be out on a boat to target lakers appropriately or wait until winter when you can ice fish for them. Meanwhile, when planning your trip around emerald shiner runs right on the Niagara you can catch lak