Christmas perch fishing on Lower Niagara River, ON.

Posted on December 25th, 2011

[nggallery id=662]My wife Barbara, our puppy Mulligan and I decided to head down to the Lower Niagara River, ON today to catch some tasty yellow and white perch.  The air temperature was around 2C, and the river had about 2′ visibility.  I had to fish hard to catch our baitfish around the Queenston, ON boat launch, but we had enough to fish for about 1 1/2hr.

The action was non-stop and we ended up landing about 70-jumbo yellow and white perch fishing pickerel rigs with live minnows near the bottom in 18-20′ of water.  We anchored our boat on the current break and literally fished vertically.  The current in the Niagara River changes often so when you are anchored the boat constantly moved….an easy way to cover lot’s of water.

We are hoping to fish for migratory brown and rainbow trout over the next few days as the weather forecasts is for mild conditions.

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