What was once known as The City of Lights has been welcoming quite a number of local and international tourists in the past couple of decades. And it’s not just because of their delectable wings or even the metropolitan city’s proximity to the majestic Niagara Falls. What actually draws a lot of visitors to the city is the recent boom in the cultural scene and the development of outdoor recreational hubs along the shores of the Great Lakes; not to mention the rolling hills, cavernous ravines, and towering forests at the city’s borders.
Because Buffalo is perfectly located where an angler can easily access Lake Erie, Niagara River, and Lake Ontario, it’s no wonder the city attracts thousands of sportfishing enthusiasts from all over every year. At the city’s western edge alone, anglers can charter a fishing boat to get to either the Niagara River or Lake Erie. These bodies of water are known to support a huge population of some of the most favorite targets, such as perch, steelhead, smallmouth bass, trout, walleye, and salmon.
A few minutes’ drive northward lies Lake Ontario—another Great Lake that is teeming with a wide array of fish species that an angler would love to catch. Some favorite quarries here include Chinook, Coho, and Atlantic salmon, smallmouth and largemouth bass, yellowperch, rainbow, brown, and lake trout