[nggallery id=357]After several days of checking-out the conditions and talking to anglers at Port Dalhousie, ON we finally scheduled a trophy migratory brown trout TV show today. The weather was excellent, Port Dalhousie was crowded, and the fish were hitting. Aldo Nava from www.niagarafishingadventures.com arrived there early, around 6am and was kind enough to tie some fresh brown trout eggs for the TV shoot. I arrived around 6:30am, and by that time it was already shoulder to shoulder. Gabor Horvat and two of his friends also drove down from Kitchener, ON to join us for the shoot. Gabor landed the only rainbow we saw caught in the morning but we were not able to get it on-camera. Gabor’s wife Maria prepared a delicious “Gulash” for us to enjoy for lunch which we covered on-camera. The current was flowing pretty good upon our arrival, but within an hour, it really slowed down. I hooked the first brown just as the camera crew arrived at 7am and we started rolling right away. It turned out to be a healthy 6-7 male brown. It hit a fresh brown trout spawn sack fished on a 3-way rig and weighted with two large split-shot sinkers. I used the new Rapala Classic Trout 6 1/2 & 7′ spinning rods equipped with Rapala R-Type spinning reels and 8 lb. test Sufix 100% Castable Fluorocarbon line. I also used #8 Gamakatsu Octopus hooks. You’ll be able to get many great tips for fishing Port Dalhousie thorughout this TV show. Raymond Thompson, a veteran trout fisherman at Port Dalhousie hooked the next trout which ended up being a 5 lb. female. Aldo Nava ended up landing two nice fish in the show which included a trophy male brown trout in the 14-15 lb. range and another fish in the 7-8 lb. range. I ended up landing another 7-8lb. male and the show was complete. I also had a chance to do an interview with Doug Gauthier, President, St. Catharines Game and Fish Association about their efforts to continue the trout and salmon stocking program at Port Dalhousie. To end the show we stopped by Pete’s Bait & Tackle in St. Catharines and did a segment with proprietor Angela Lee to show viewers where to purchase all of the popular terminal tackle that anglers use to fish Port Dalhousie, the Niagara River and all other Great Lakes tributaries. Look for this exciting show in 2011!
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