Southern Ontario anglers know that we have been served a very mixed bag of rain, wind, and sub-normal spring temperatures. Even though Lake Ontario waters are cold, Chinook Salmon fishing has been good. It would appear that the smelt are just starting to move in, but the Alewife are already near-shore and many of the Chinooks that have been caught have been full of them.
Capt. Aldo Nava of www.niagarafishingadventures.com has been doing well trolling off downriggers, Dipseys and even planer boards and fishing a mix of spoons, cut-plugs and flasher-fly combinations. Fish are scattered but hungry. As the weather starts to stabalize look for the salmon to move out a little deeper following the Alewife and Smelt back to deeper water.