I had a chance to fish with my friend Jeff Wood who operates Online Electronics Inc., Welland, ON on the Lower Niagara and discovered that even though the water temperatures are still cold, the freshwater Drum are already in and feeding.
We fished 3/8 oz. jigheads with soft-plastic grubs. My choice was the 4″ Lunker City Fin-S Fish which produced a mix of fish including the large Drum in the feature image. Some anglers frown catching these fish but I think they are a worthy adversary and if you hook a large one, they put up an excellent fight!