Brown Trout fishing remains excellent in Niagara, ON Whirlpool.

Posted on December 9th, 2011

[nggallery id=651]It really looked like Christmas this morning as the snow fell for many hours on the Niagara Peninsula.  I took advantage of the conditions and took my pup Mulligan and headed down to the Niagara Whirlpool.  We did no get there until after 12 noon. There were about 6-8 anglers working the current breaks and I watched one angler land 2-brown trout.

Water levels were on the high-side and clarity was about 15-20″.  I used the Rapala R-Type 13′, 3-piece steelhead rod with the new Rapala R-Type Center Pin reel with Sufix Titanium yellow 8 lb. test line and Sufix fluorocarbon leader.

This male brown could not resist hitting 4" bunny-strip streamer dressed with some maribou hair and living rubber strips. It was fished 4' deep under a slip-bobber rig.




I fished my favorite lure at the Whirlpool, a 4″ bunny-strip streamer under a slip bobber.  I ended up on fishing about 2 hrs. and landed two nice browns.






Gino Tortorici from Hamilton, ON holds up a nice brown trout. He is also a believer in using the hand-tied 4" bunny-strip streamers for rainbows and browns in the Niagara River. He caught is rainbow and brown using a black streamer.




Gino Tortorici from Hamilton, ON introduced himself and helped me take a picture of one of my fish.  I had to take a picture of Gino holding a fish so he could remember the afternoon.  Gino also fished the 4″ bunny-strip streamers which he hand tied (and did an excellent job), and caught two trout, 1-brown and 1-rainbow earlier in the day.  Gino also steelhead fishes on the Grand River at the Caledonia Dam and catches lot’s of rainbows especially on the Luhr Jensen KwikFish.

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