Capt. Aldo Nava, www.niagarafishingadventures.com , has switched from Lake Ontario trolling for silver salmon to guiding on the Lower Niagara river for trout. Windy conditions has made for challenging drifting but on a couple of days it was calm enough to drift properly. On the Lower Niagara the current lows north to Lake Ontario and the most efficient drifting with the current is either with no-wind, or a south-wind. A north-wind is a no-no since it pushed the boat against the current making it very difficult for even the most experienced drifter to make the best presentation.
Lake trout are the most plentiful fish in the lower river now and if hooked must be released immediately. Dark Chinook’s can also bee seen along the NY shorelines with their backs out of the water trying to finish spawning. Capt. Aldo has been doing well fishing 3-way rigs along the bottom with fresh salmon roe bags. Now is a good time to hook into rainbow and brown trout and some descent Chinooks.