Lake Trout Fishing on the Niagara River

Lake Trout are native to The Great Lakes. They are another cool water trout that can be found by the thousands in The Lower Niagara River when water temperatures drop to approximately 55 degrees and below. They make for great fighting fish, but are catch, and release aboard our vessel.

Guiding for Lake Trout can be opportunity for a great day of fishing. Our annual lake trout run in The Niagara River is second to none. These ancient fish make their annual migratory run into The Niagara River late October, and early November. These Lake Trout come into the system to spawn, and eat. Commonly, they eat their own eggs as forage. Their common size is roughly ten to fifteen pounds, but catching a twenty pounder or bigger is common. Artificial beads that represent a live egg floating in The Niagara River is a go to for many anglers.

Half Day Trip

from $300

A four hour adventure.

Full Day Trip

from $350

A six and a half hour adventure.



  • Patrick
    “I have gone out with Pete on several occasions! From steelhead and lake trout in the lower Niagara river, to smallmouth bass in the Upper. He’s an incredible fisherman with an abundance of knowledge. Whether you’re looking to get out there and experience this incredible fishery for the first time, or just hone in on your skills, Pete should be you first call!!”
    Long time client
  • Jack
    “Captain Goretti took me out for my first time ever fishing the Niagara River where I was not too sure what to expect. Within 5 minutes of being on the water I was already learning new techniques of fishing. From there on, captain Goretti helped me catch my first lake trout and a great bunch of steelhead. It was an unforgettable day of learning and catching fish in a surreal environment.”
    Lower Niagara River Steelhead Fishing 12/2022
  • Jeffrey Bass
    “Peter is one of the most down to earth experienced charter captains I've chartered with. He was extremely helpful and offered great advice. He'll go the extra mile to make sure you're catching fish, although we were nailing them ten minutes in! I highly recommend "One More Drift" whether you're fishing for bass on the upper or trout on the lower. Peter is your man!”
    Jeffrey Bass
    Trip 08/2022
  • Brady
    “Captain Goretti offered us a exciting and rememberable experience while fishing the Niagara River. His dedication and focus is what made the fishing seem so enjoyable and satisfying. He has great knowledge about the sport of fishing and always is a helping hand when you are going out with him for a trip! Highly recommend this charter to anyone who enjoys fishing.”
    Steelhead Trip 12/2022 Lower Niagara River