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Niagara River, ON Brown Trout & Steelhead fishing.

Posted on November 7th, 2014

italo_aaron_brownAaron Shirley and I had a chance to do some shooting for migratory brown trout and steelhead on the Lower Niagara. Fishing was tough with a north wind blowing us against the current. We drifted streamers, spawn-sacks, TriggerX single eggs, Luhr Jensen Kwikfish and Luhr Jensen Hot Shot lures and caught & released a half dozen trout.

The Luhr Jensen Kwikfish in sizes #5 & #7 are excellent either drifted with a 3-way rig along the bottom in larger rivers like the Niagara, or simply cast and retrieved at harbor mouths  or in tributary pools and runs.
The Luhr Jensen Kwikfish in sizes #5 & #7 are excellent either drifted with a 3-way rig along the bottom in larger rivers like the Niagara, or simply cast and retrieved at harbor mouths or in tributary pools and runs.

We both used the Rapala Classic Trout & North Coast Steelhead rods matched with Rapala Seeker and Rapala Kaos spinning and baitcasting reels.

The Luhr Jensen Hot Shot plug is one of the most popular lures used on North America's west coast rivers for steelhead and salmon. They work especially well fished by drifting and bottom bouncing them.
The Luhr Jensen Hot Shot plug is one of the most popular lures used on North America’s west coast rivers for steelhead and salmon. They work especially well fished by drifting and bottom bouncing them.

We both also fished the Sufix 832 braid and Sufix Seige line with Sufix fluorocarbon leaders. The water had cleared from yesterday and we did better when we ran longer leaders.

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