Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

Upper Niagara River Special Fishing Regulations

Special Fishing Regulations for Upper Niagara River
Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit
brown trout, rainbow trout (Including steelhead), coho salmon, chinook salmon All year Any size 3
in any combination
lake trout All year 12" 1
northern pike First Saturday In May through March 15 22" 5
walleye First Saturday In May through March 15 15" 6
muskellunge and tiger muskellunge Third Saturday in June through November 30 54" 1
yellow perch, sunfish All year Any size 50 of each
black bass
(north of the Peace Bridge)
Statewide angling regulations apply
lake sturgeon 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.