[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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