Just shot a Channel Catfish TV show on the Lower Grand River, Dunnville, ON.

Posted on April 7th, 2010

[nggallery id=203]Yesterdays thunderstorm warnings did not keep us off he water on the Grand River.  We arrived in Dunnville, ON around 8:30am, just as the heavy rain started to diminish.  Withing a half-hour the sun was shinning and we decided to launch our boats.  I decided to film from a G3, 15′ Jon Boat, which is ideal for fishing rivers and protected waters.  Equipped with a Yamaha 25 hp. motor, my guest Ryan Edinborough and I head towards the Dunnville, ON dam.  We started by fishing chunks of sucker and smelt on the bottom in 20-30′ of water.  After a couple of hours of fishing below the dam with no results we decided to try fishing the back-channel that goes behind Grand Island.  Again we had no luck and decided to head down-river.  We ended up fishing a 12′ flat and finally hooked our first channel catfish.  It ended up being a small fish weighing around 3 lb..  Just as the fish was being landed, lightning started flashing and we decided to head back to the boat launch.  After taking a coffee break and waiting for the storm to sub-side we headed back down-river.  Action was definitely better in the afternoon.  The rain stopped and we caught 3 more fish.  The two largest were in the 10 lb. range.  If you love to fish for channel catfish, now is a great time to fish the lowere Grand River below the Dunnville, ON dam.

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