Upper Niagara River & Lake Erie / Buffalo Harbor
Lower Niagara River
Upper & Lower Niagara River
Ontario side of Lake Erie
Targeting muskies out of season is illegal! Call (800) TIPP-DEC (847-7332) in New York, and (877) 847-7667 in Ontario to report poachers. Save these #'s in your phone!
Musky Size Limits
The Niagara Musky Association strongly encourages you to release all muskies. For information on how to handle and release muskies properly, click HERE. PLEASE LET THEM ALL GO!!!
The Niagara region encompasses two countries; USA wherein a New York State fishing license is required, and Canada wherein a Province of Ontario fishing license is required, and four separate fisheries that have different regulations and size limits for muskellunge. The NMA recommends both a New York and Ontario license be purchased. New York’s license year runs from October 1 to September 30. Ontario’s license year runs from January 1 to December 31.
Click on the link below to purchase a New York State Fishing License:
An Ontario license may be obtained by clicking on the link below. Anglers with an Ontario Conservation License may NOT keep any musky caught in Ontario waters!!! Please let them all go.