Smallmouth Bass on the Niagara Frontier

Outfitter #875
Conventional Fishing

March, April and May.

September, October, and November.

This outfitter fishes the greater Niagara Region in western New York, featuring the upper and lower Niagara River and Lake Erie and its tributaries. While there are a plethora of species one can pursue here, we maintain that this region holds the very best population of  trophy smallmouth in the U.S., with fish averaging around 3 pounds and much larger fish a distinct possibility on your next cast.

Conventional tackle and fly fishermen will both find great opportunities here.  Boats are spacious enough to fish three anglers, though two fishermen per trip is recommended.

Fishing methods employed typically target fish that are hugging structure or staging along the various bottom edges and current breaks that afford them ambush opportunities for their preferred forage; Alewives, crayfish, and an assortment of various other baitfish make up the menu.

Ned rigs, crankbaits, jigs and a variety of swimbaits and soft plastics are utilized on the conventional side, and Clouser minnows, and a variety of streamers and poppers are productive for those using fly rods.



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Pricing Details

2022 – 2023 pricing

2 people/ boat.

A 4 night/3-day fishing package is $1,500 pp. Shared boat, Double occupancy.

A 3-night/2-day fishing package is $1,040 per person. Shared boat, Double occupancy.

License & Tag(s) Cost (approximate)

Available for purchase on-line or upon arrival.


Guide, Accommodations, Hotel, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Meals, Airport Transfers, In-Field Transportation, Bait, Tackle

Hotel breakfast &  Boat lunch included in the package cost. Dinners taken independently each evening.


Meals, Gratuities, License

Dinners additional and taken independently each evening.




Clients fly into Greater Buffalo International Airport and are transferred to a hotel near the fishing venue.

Additional Info

Smallmouth Bass – mid-March through mid-October. March, April & May being prime time.

Walleye – mid- May through October

Lake Trout – February through May

King Salmon – May & September

Steelhead – November through April

Lake Run Brown Trout – November/December & February & March


Physical Level:

Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.

Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.

Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.

Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.


Trip Requirements

All participants must read rules and regulations pertaining to method of take and be within the state/country’s guidelines. WTA is not responsible for failure to meet any state/country requirements.
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