Anyone who hasn't tried fishing for steelhead in the lower Niagara River has been missing out. As a bass angler, winter can be a bit of a drag between frigid runs across Lake Erie to New York for winter smallies. The Lower Niagara provides anglers like me an opportunity to enjoy a truly unique experience and also provides us with a shot at numbers as well as size and these brawlers know how to make you work for em! It's also one of the greatest multispecies fisheries around so you can really be surprised at what rolls to the surface beside the boat! If you are anything like me and all of your knowledge and equipment is tailored specifically to another type of fishing, be it species or water, the option of a guided trip is available. In fact even if you do have the equipment it is strongly recommended that you go out with one of the areas seasoned guides and learn the ins and outs of winter river safety. It can be an unforgiving and treacherous body of water if you aren't aware of the hazards i.e. whirlpools and shallow rocks coupled with a ripping current. I strongly suggest you book a trip with Paul Castellano of Cast Adventures. He is hands down the best guide i've ever been out with and i've been out with Paul 3 times on the Lower Niagara River for winter steelies now. His services are worth every penny. But I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking. Enjoy!