Youngstown Fishing Charters
Fishing the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario is some of the best in the Northeast. Youngstown is located on the Niagara River and just a mile or so from the mouth of the River emptying into the Great Lake. Anglers visit the area because of the excellent Trout and Salmon fishing. In town, there are a number of Youngstown Fishing Charters with local captains who can use their knowledge of the River and Lake to put you on the fish.
The lower Niagara River runs from where the water falls from the Falls to the mouth of the Lake. There are many hotspots along the River where you can fish for large-sized Salmon, Trout, Sturgeon, Walleye and more. The types of fish you will see depend on the time of year you wish to come to the lower River. Spring is the time for many fish to become active after a long winter. In the spring, starting in April, there is a mixed bag of fish like Walleye, Steelhead, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Coho and King Salmon.
During the summer, the fishing heats up with large numbers of just about every fish in the water. Fall is when King Salmon spawn. This is the best time of year for trophy Kings, but it is very crowded because there are a lot of charter boats out on the Lake and the River. Winter has excellent fishing; without the crowds, it is a better chance to reel in fish. Although the Salmon and Trout are not active, the Walleye, Pike, and Perch fishing is great. There is fishing year-round here, so your Youngstown Fishing Charter will know what is hitting, where they are and what needs to be done to have you reeling in the fish.
Western Lake Ontario is one of the country’s best places for Salmon and Trout. The Niagara Bar, a sandbar five miles offshore, holds baitfish in its currents because of the structures, attracting many hungry predators. In the spring, you cannot find a better place for epic Salmon fishing than the Bar. The mouth of the River, which empties into the Lake, is a fantastic fishery. Trophy King ( Chinook) and Silver (Coho) Salmon, Brown and Lake Trout and Steelhead (Rainbow Trout) all use this area to enter the Niagara River to spawn. Along with these fish, you will find Bigmouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Perch and more.
Youngstown is an excellent jumping-off place for fishing the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Youngstown Fishing Charters are run by local captains and offer half-day and full-day charters. Half-day charters are suitable for families and those who do not want to wake up early or do not want to be in the midday sun. You need a full day on the water to target the trophy fish. This area is one of the best fishing spots in the country, and you will be regularly pulling in descent to trophy-sized fish. Come and experience the fishing and see why anglers all over the country make pilgrimage to Youngstown and the Niagara River.