Niagara River anglers know that during late fall thousands of lake trout enter the Niagara River to spawn. While the season is closed than, many are caught accidentally while targeting migratory brown trout and steelhead.
After their spawning run Niagara Lakers drop-back to the lower sections of the Niagara River and then the mouth of the Niagara where they feed heavily on the current/structure break on the Niagara Bar where the water comes up from 70′ to 18′ very quickly. The bar is a challenge to fish, but boy can it produce big-time. One of the best presentations to use is jigging heavier jig heads with 4″ plastic minnow imitation grubs. Michael Jordan Colton recently had a chance to enjoy the great fishing there an take these images in cold conditions.