Big Brown Trout hitting well on White 4″ Streamers in Niagara Whirlpool, ON.

Posted on December 16th, 2010

[nggallery id=389]The water level was up quite a bit today and the color was stained, but that did not keep the trophy browns from hitting.  On my first drift I hooked a nice female brown trout that was still full of eggs.  About one hour later I caught another beautiful male brown trout.  Both fish hit my 4″ long, hand-tied bunny-fir streamer fished under a slip-bobber rig.  I tested two of the Rapala Magnum Steelhead rods today, the 10′ and 12′ model both paired up with the Rapala Volt spinning reel and loaded with 8 lb. test Sufix Titanium Plus yellow monofilament.  I also used a 24″ section of Sufix fluorocarbon leader connected with a small swivel.  Both outfits performed extremely well even with -4C air temperatures.  I had no problems with freezing guides and landed both fish that I hooked!  Tomorrow I’m planning on checking out the Upper NY tributaries that flow into Lake Ontario.

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