Niagara Trout fishing slow due to heavy smelt run.

Posted on April 12th, 2012

[nggallery id=688]I had a chance to fish the Lower Niagara River with Aldo Nava who opeates www.niagarafishingadventures.com , and Mark Randle who owns and operates www.eaglelakeislandlodge.com , in northwerstern Ontario.  We knew heading out that the fishing would be tough since there are thousands of smelt spawning in the Lower Niagara River.  I spoke to several a few trout fishermen that were drifting from shore at the Queenston Boat Launch and no one had a hit all morning.  We headed down-river and drifted spawn sacks in 20-30′ of water and only hooked one brown trout that spewed 5″ smelt when it was landed.  The weather was cool and windy so we did not spend much time on the water.  Once the smelt are done spawning the trout fishing should pick up again.

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