[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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