Steelhead and Brown Trout fishing excellent in Upper NY Lake Ontario Tributaries.

Posted on November 24th, 2010

[nggallery id=369]Well, after the heavy rain we had two nights ago I decided to explore the Upper NY Lake Erie tributaries, but after arriving at a couple of the rivers just after day-break, they were high, dirty and un-fishable.  So, I decided to drive through Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY . to Wilson, NY (on Lake Ontario), to check-out a couple of tributaries there.  My first stop was Eighteen Mile Creek in Newfane, NY and I did not get any further.  The water was a beautiful green color, flow was low, but the fish were there and taking well.  I have been testing a new Rapala R-Type light-line steelheading baitcaster matched with one of the new Shift baitcasters and Sufix Seige Orange/Tangarine 8 lb. test line and the outfit has been performing incredibly well.  Fishing with just my pup Mulligan yesterday I could not get any pictures, but today there were a few more people out and a couple of gentlemen were kind enough to take some photos of my fish.  Have a close look at the but/grip on this amazing Rapala baitcaster.  It casts extremely well, the free-spool is so smooth that you feel like you are letting the current take your line just like using a centre-pin reel, and when  fish hits, the reaction time is instant.  The rod is “spined” just right for using medium-size float rigs and has enough backbone to land even salmon.  As a matter a fact, my first fish yesterday was a bright silver female Chinook that still had eggs!

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