Niagara River Walleye fishing Charters
Niagara River Walleye fishing charters leave from Lewiston Landing in the very scenic village of Lewiston New York. Walleye season on Lake Ontario and the Lower Niagara River opens the 1st Saturday in May through March 15th. With a limit of three fish and minimum length of 18 inches. January 1 through March 15, Lower Niagara limit is one Walleye over 18 inches long. This is to protect their spawning habits.
Walleye are available all summer long in the Lower Niagara river, Your best chance of catching one of these trophies is in late July through September. I have clients that have fished their entire lives for walleye and didn’t know they got this big. Captain Stephen can put you on these magnificent fish. Drift fishing a worm harness or Bucktail Jig, gives you the hands on experience of personally hooking your trophy Walleye. No rod holders on this Walleye fishing Charter!
The “Niagara Bar” located at the mouth of the Lower Niagara River as it enters Lake Ontario. Host some of the largest Walleye anywhere.
Lake Erie Walleye fishing Charters
Walleye is one of the most popular sport fish anywhere. They grow big and plenty here in the Niagara Region. Lake Erie Walleye fishing charters leave from the Small Boat Harbor in Buffalo New York. Walleye season opens first Saturday in May through March 15th. With a limit of 6 fish and minimum length of 15 inches. It is the “Walleye capital” of the world! The best chance to limit out on these table fair beauties is May thru July.
Drift fishing or Slow trolling these big waters with Worm harness, spoon or stick bait is a proven method. The use of an electric trolling motor allows me to stay on fish longer and most of all get back on the school of Walleye quicker! with total control of the boat and its lines, as a result, more fish! Also the fisherman can fish with rod in hand or can place the rod in a rod holder.
Walleye make a nearly 200-mile migration, chasing giant schools of bait into the deeper, cooler water, yet millions of walleyes remain in the Eastern Basin (Buffalo), often frequenting shallow reefs. This is where the electric motor is especially relevant. After a limit of Walleye have been caught we often split the day and target Smallmouth Bass that frequent these same waters, but that is entirely up to you. The option is there.
On Lake Erie
When spring ends and summer approaches, oxygen levels in the water change as water temperatures increase. Walleyes now tend to favor shallow reefs or deep basins. This is when temperatures have peaked in the 70°F range, and the lake starts to cool off as fall approaches. Then the whole migration process goes into reverse. So, no need to be intimidated by the Great Lakes. Just remind yourself that 80 percent of the fish are in 20 percent of the water. Success is more closely related to the abundance of yellow perch than to the abundance of walleyes. When small perch are dense, walleyes focus so closely on them it makes them easier to locate. Hint Hint LETS GO FISHIN!!!
After a limit of Walleye have been caught we often split the day and target Smallmouth bass that frequent these same waters, but that is entirely up to you. The option is there.