Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Feb. 5, 2020 from Destination Niagara USA
As the water continued to clear going into last weekend, the fishing improved throughout the river system. In the lower section, from Devil’s Hole to the Niagara Bar, it’s was a mixed bag throughout until the winds on Sunday hit. While the water was stained up, consistent trout and walleye action was being reported by Tuesday. Lake trout, steelhead, brown trout and walleye were all being caught with consistency. Pink egg sacs, MagLips, minnows/shiners – all were producing fish. Even a couple nice kings were caught on the Niagara Bar, too! Lisa Drabczyk with Creek Road Bait and Tackle in Lewiston reports that the shore guys in the gorge are doing well on trout using marabou jigs tipped with artificial minnows and fished under a float. No. 4 spinners are also working according to Mike Rzucidlo of Niagara Falls who went 4 for 4 on steelies two days in a row. In the upper river, some walleye and lake trout are being reeled in up near the head of the river north of the Peace Bridge. Some type of a winter storm advisory is going on for Thursday so be on the lookout. The weekend looks good right now. The Niagara River Anglers will have their steelhead contest on Feb. 22. Sign up at Creek Road Bait and Tackle or at the Lewiston launch ramp the day of the event.
At least one boat we know if hit the big lake off Olcott to score on some browns in 10-15 feet of water trolling stickbaits. In the streams, some of the larger creeks are dropping and clearing according to Scott Feltrinelli with Ontario Fly Outfitters. Trout are around in all the creeks right now. 18 Mile Creek was reporting good numbers of fish, but don’t be afraid to look around as some of the smaller creeks like 12 Mile or 4 Mile. Keg Creek is still locked out with gravel at the mouth serving as a barrier.
A few points of interest for the future: The Second Annual Birds on the Niagara Festival is set for Feb. 14-15. Check out www.birdsontheniagara.org for details. There will be a free fishing weekend Feb. 15-16 around New York State. It’s a great time to check out our fishing on the water, whether it’s hard or soft. Finally, congratulations to Charles Waldorf of North Tonawanda. He was selected at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo to attend this year’s 50th Anniversary 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk March 6-8 at Lake Guntersville in Alabama – all expenses paid! What a prize, courtesy this year’s Fishing Expo!
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