Steelhead Fishing on the Niagara River

Steelhead were introduced into The Great Lakes years ago. They are migratory trout that spend all summer in The Great Lakes then migrate into the rivers and tributaries starting in the fall through winter and into the spring.

Steelhead are some of the most sought after cold water species in The Great Lakes. These majestical fish will start entering the tributaries and rivers of The Great Lakes in early fall to start eating eggs from salmon, and bait fish. Niagara River steelhead are an experience of themselves. Through the beautiful landscape of The Niagara Gorge, Niagara River steelhead are my favorite fishing charters. Waterproof jackets, and bibs are a must for that time of the year is cold, but will surely not disappoint. Guiding for steelhead starts around mid to late November and continues through May until the water gets up above 60 degrees.

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