Lower Niagara River Fishing Regulations
|Species||Open Season||Minimum Length||Daily Limit|
|brown trout, rainbow trout (including steelhead), coho salmon, chinook salmon||All year||15"
(except 21" for rainbow trout)
|3 (trout & salmon) in any combination not to include more than 1 Atlantic salmon or 2 lake trout|
|lake trout||Jan 1 through September 30||none, except only 1 lake trout may be between 25" and 30"|
|Atlantic salmon||All year||25"|
|muskellunge and tiger muskellunge||Third Saturday in June through Dec 15||54"||1|
|northern pike||First Saturday in May through March 15||22"||5|
|black bass||Statewide angling regulations apply|
|walleye||First Saturday in May through Dec 31||18"||3|
|walleye||January 1 through March 15||18"||1|
|yellow perch, sunfish||All year||Any size||50 of each|
|lake sturgeon, American eel||Closed||Possession Prohibited|
|all other fish species||Statewide angling regulations apply|
In addtion, review Great Lakes and Tributary Regulations for regulations that apply to all Great Lakes waters.
Note: Statewide gear restrictions apply in Lower Niagara River and tributaries.