Fishing the Lower Niagara River From Shore This Time of Year? in Open Lake Discussion Posted July 30 Sort of Lake Ontario related... I've never fished the lower from shore this time of year... Have any of you done it (was thinking of checking out the Artpark area)? I'd figure there's smallmouth and such but am concerned about there being a lot of weeds to the point where it's unfishable. Any advice would be great.