Southern Ontario tributary anglers have been getting a big break and able to fish many of the Lake Ontario tributaries and catching some nice fish. A mix of cold, then mild temperatures and rain have maid for some excellent tributary fishing and ice fishing within 4 hrs. of Toronto, ON.
One of the most popular winter steelhead locations is non-other then the Niagara River. It’s normally fishable even during the coldest winter temperatures and the steelhead are always there. Water conditions are the main factor in being able to get the fish to take. Tyler Hulme has been fishing it and constantly producing fish using artificial lures. Recently, his girlfriend landed her first brown trout there. Tyler has been fishing spinners, minnows and roe bags. Tyler reports that the water has been very low with about 4 foot visibility. Fishing’s been great and a bonus….not many anglers braving the colder temperatures so there’s lots of room to fish!