Niagara River Fishing Maps ~ Fish Where The Fish Are!
The Bar, Green Can, Fort Niagara and Coast Guard Drifts
Bar, Green Can, Fort Niagara and Coast Guard Drifts
|An Outdoors Niagara
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All maps came from Google Satellite Maps and the drift outlines & highlights are created by Mark Daul
Where are we Located?
pictures are aerial photos and the top photo is the Western New York
Region Focusing on the two Great Lakes of Ontario and Erie. Connecting
these two Great Lakes is the Niagara River.
The Niagara River is world famous for it's scenic beauty and it's world class fishing.
On the following pages
we will attempt to show you the favorite drifts and areas that our
As you can see by the map, the U.S. and Canada is separated by a boundary, that for the most part runs down the center of the river. Grand Island is in the U.S.A. and the tiny Island [Navy Island] at the northern tip of Grand Island is in Canada waters. You MUST have a Ontario Canada fishing license to fish in Canada waters and a New York license to fish in U.S. waters in the river. When fishing the Upper Niagara, make sure you know where you are at all times. There is a line of demarcation at the northern end of the Islands telling you to not cross the line because of a large, shallow, rocky shoal. And don't even think about it. You will either be arrested or go aground on the rocks or be swept over the Falls. There is no fish that is worth that risk. Great bass and some muskellunge fishing all around the big island, especially bass.
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Here: Lower Niagara Mouth,
Coast Guard Drift, Fort Niagara Drift,
Green Can and The "Bar"
The map on the left, is where the outflow of the Lower Niagara River empties into Lake Ontario. This is the northernmost part of the mighty Niagara and in the photo is the famous Coast Guard/Fort Niagara Drift that is a favorite fishing area especially for Walleye and Bass through the summer. In one circle you can see boats drifting the area near the mouth of the river. [The little white dots along shore.] The dots near the center of the river, they are boats that are moving about. No fishing there. At the top left of this photo, further out in the lake, is where the Famous "Bar" is located. It is near and around the "Green Can" [green circle] but the photo doesn't show the "can". When you motor out towards it you'll see it for sure. The Bar is famous for top notch Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout and Salmon fishing at different times of year. At the bottom right of the photo is the Fort Niagara State Park Launch Ramps. Good fishing in that area too. 12-15 ft. Jigs, Crawler harness' or Kwikfish. Yellow Perch in the spring and fall will turn up around the bend at the the Coast Guard drift.
This is the Lower Niagara from the
Lewiston Launch Ramps to Lake Ontario
You can see the bends in the river that
create the great drifting areas. We will discuss
these bends and drifts as we go along.
NOTE: Drifts outlined in
are in Ontario waters.
FORT GEORGE DRIFT
Fish the weed beds for bass here
10 to 16 ft. of water
to Page 2 to move up the
river to the next hotspot
They are the Jackson Drift [Canada] and the Johnson Drift [U.S.] ►
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