The Niagara River offers dazzling variety and opportunities for trophy catches of multiple gamefish species. Learn more about this outstanding fishery.

After setting the hook into what I assumed to be yet another hefty Niagara River smallmouth bass, I realized this one felt different: not quite as fast but even stronger. A few tense minutes later, a 10-pound brown trout came into a sight, and eventually within the range of Capt. Frank Campbell’s net.  

The bonus brown bit in the middle of a 50-plus smallmouth morning, with most smallies in the 3- to 5-pound range. As if that wasn’t enough, before we wrapped up, Campbell ran upriver, and we capped the day with…READ MORE.

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