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  Fahrenheit   Click for Lewiston, New York Forecast 

Lake Ontario Webcam - April-October only

Metric [C]  Click for Lewiston, New York Forecast

 SCROLL DOWN TO SEE A COUPLE NIAGARA RIVER WINTER STEELHEAD FISHING VIDEOS


HALT!       NOTICE: All boaters (21 feet or less) are now required to wear a personal flotation device from November 1 through May 1 ~ unless you are on a charter boat. Charter vessels are exempt from this new legislation. Make sure your Captain is USCG certified!


PHOTOS ARE UPDATED REGULARLY DURING WINTER STEELHEAD FISHING
BE SURE TO CHECK REGULARLY SO YOU CAN SEE CONDITIONS!

Keep your eyes open here and if fishing, pay attention!

 

See the Lake Erie/Niagara River Ice Boom
and Lake Erie ice right before your eyes!
Right Here! L-I-V-E Webcam!
Just click here

NOTE: This camera is controlled by the NYPA
Outdoors Niagara is only providing you the link

Camera view is refreshed every 5 minutes [or sooner]

The picture on the left is not live. Click on it and you will go to the live camera.
In this picture it is 7:30 am on a Sunday morning

NOTE: The night view is astonishing -
Lights on the Peace Bridge and the points around the boom
Watch the boom being dismantled


LOWER RIVER REPORT:
Keep you eye on the
Outdoors Niagara Forum where fishermen post the latest!
 

Shore fishermen and boaters are fishing right now,
roe, egg sacks, Super Vibrax, Cleos, Kwikfish etc. [K-11] U.S. & Canada }

[Look at the real time lake Erie webcam-link above]

 


Come Spring, watch the camera link above to watch for dismantling
 of the Ice Boom and when that starts the Lower Niagara
will become treacherous and extreme caution
is advised because of the ice released  [a lot depending on the winds]

Watch this little section, between these two blue lines, for frequent river conditions updates and be sure to check our
Outdoors Niagara Forum Daily Reports


Lower Niagara River Fishing Tips for "Newbies" HERE

Find out how the veteran fishermen rig up for Trout - Salmon - or even Bass!
 


Niagara River Winter Fishing Video
With Captain Steve Drabczyk and Kevin Kishel [Kishel Scents]

 

You can buy Kishels bait scents [hunting, trapping etc] at Creek Road Bait & Tackle, Lewiston N.Y.


The following is a 10 minute video done by a couple of avid river fishermen from the Lower Niagara River
This video was done in December 2009 and nothing has changed since then...just a good plain old  fishing video
They show you fishing in murky waters with marabou jigs and egg sacks
In the video you will see what it looks like at the waters edge in the gorge and the Power Vista from below
Great fishing action and beautiful scenery that not many people get to see.
Good Job Bill and Mike!  Thanks for sharing!

 


 



Click pic for big view!
 



Click on pic for big view
 

Niagara and Erie County streams are all open and lots of steelies being caught! Egg sacks, minnows & small spinners


Overlook at the street end of Oneida Street
12 boats were fishing the Ontario shoreline as pictured.
That is known as the Queenston down drift
YOU NEED AN ONTARIO LICENSE TO BE LEGAL
WHENEVER FISHING CANADA WATERS


Newly reconstructed ramp
at Lewiston ready
for fishing/boating season
 
No Ice Here

Click to enlarge all pictures for a better look! 


When it looks like this charity is rated as quite good

Lots of boats fishing today
Saturday January 23rd.
Picture at 9:30 AM
Temperature 24

NOTICE NO ICE
Steelies are hitting!
Look at the people on shore fishing
the Canadian side of the river
 

That's the Canadian shore you see
in this background.
 

USCG Floatation survival suits recommended when fishing any cold waters anytime


Keep a watch here for weekly updates


CLICK PC FOR BIGGER VIEW!
Picture on January 23rd. 2010

Exclusively on Outdoors Niagara!
A picture story of the replacement of the launch ramp at Lewiston NY
You will not see this anywhere else!
Work started November 23 2009
GO HERE

Also when you get there check out the Fish Grinder update!


Chris Cinelli and fellow Captain
heading out for a day. Capt. Cinelli is
the guy with the orange survival suit on.

 

Line up at the ramp about
8:00 AM. All these boats were waiting to launch.
ALWAYS prepare your boat at the top of
the hill BEFORE entering launch area

Notice the survival suits on
most of these fishermen.
They will not only save lives but will keep you warm & toasty

CLICK ON ALL PICTURES FOR BIGGER VIEW



Sand pile for launch ramp users
provided by Village of Lewiston
for those icy days
[Click Pic]
 

LEWISTON LAUNCH RAMP ~ CLICK THESE PHOTOS FOR A BIG PICTURE!
 

Pictures are reduced to lessen page download time for you



See picture of Captain Cinelli's Charter Boat below on river ice


Niagara River Fishing tips for "newbies" on this website HERE Updated!
Find out how the veteran fishermen rig up for Trout - Salmon - or even Bass!



Click for larger picture
 

Note that high winds from the south direction can affect ice and clarity drastically until Lake Erie freezes over if it ever does in 2013
Get your boat ready, get out the floatation clothes like you see the guys in this picture using
dress warm and enjoy some of the world's greatest steelie fishing right here!
~ ALWAYS DRESS IN LAYERS ~
Most Charter Captains and experienced fishermen will recommend using
pocket hand warmers available in most tackle and sporting goods stores. [Some hardware stores too]

Enjoy

See our story about Lewiston Louie and his Floozy! GO HERE

No place else but Outdoors Niagara!




 



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