Most Steelhead anglers in southern Ontario recognize that the Niagara River, ON is one of the best places to catch Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout during the cold-weather months.
Our friends the Grdosic family were out recently and can confirm the fishing has been good.
Most anglers targeting fall Steelhead drift 3-way rigs with a 3′ lead and either use a roe bag, single imitation salmon egg, a 4″ long plastic minnow (like the Fishing Compete Italo’s Minnow), or a 4″ streamer fly drifting them just off the bottom.
Some of the best locations to locate all three species in water depth of 20-30′ where the main current meets the shoreline structure and produces a slower drift. Some of the best drifts have a “sticky-bottom” and it’s common to get hooked-up and even break-off many times during each fishing session. It’s a good idea to bring lots of terminal tackle to re-tie and also watch for cluster of boats that are hooking fish.