Niagara River, ON Lake Trout.

Posted on December 15th, 2021

Since Dec.1, the Lake Ontario Lake Trout opener anglers have been heading out to the Niagara River, Queenston, ON and also heading down to the Niagara Bar to enjoy post-spawn Lake Trout fishing.

Niagara River, ON Lake Trout.
John Grdosic holds up a bright Lake Trout from the Niagara River, ON.

Lake Trout feed heavily after spawning and can be caught drifting the main river, fishing the Bar, and even trolling or casting lures along the shoreline at the western end of Lake Ontario.

The Grdosic family had a chance to take their pup out and enjoy some excellent river drifting for fall Lakers. Most anglers will be drifting along the bottom with a 3-way rig and 1oz pencil weight using either fresh salmon egg spawn-sacks, imitation single salmon eggs, streamer flies, and 4″ plastic minnows.

Niagara River, ON Lake Trout.
The Luhr Jensen size#5 Kwikfish in silver color can be deadly drifted on a 3-way rig in the Niagara River, ON for fall Lake Trout.

One of my favorite lures to catch Lakers on in the Niagara River is bottom bouncing either a small Luhr Jensen Hot Shot or KwikFish lure. The lures work especially well if the river is murky from winds on Lake Erie and can out-produce using any of the drift-baits. Look for the Lake Trout fishing to be excellent for the next 4-weeks both in the river and at the mouth.

Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.

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