Steelheading in the Upper & Lower Niagara, ON has been slow.

Posted on November 14th, 2010

[nggallery id=359]Yesterday, Mark Armitage, myself and Mulligan fished the Upper Niagara River at the Peace Bridge, Fort Erie, ON where I had one rainbow on for three head-shakes and than my leader pulled-off  my 3-way swivel (I think the knot came un-done).  From there we  fished the Lower Niagara River walking from The Glen all the way to Pebbly Beach than south towards the whirlpool.   We spoke to many anglers and they all reported the same thing.  Conditions were good, the water was clear, a mix of rainbows and lake trout were rolling in pools along the river, but we only spoke to one angler who had watched the show this past week where I was fishing the base off the Falls and catching rainbows casting the Luhr Jensen KwikFish.  He had a #7, “bullfrog ” colored KwikFish on his line and had caugth about a 14 lb. rainbow which he showed us the image on a digital camera.  That was the only rainbow that we know that was caught from shore along the Lower Niagara.  The weather was excellent, we enjoyed our walk with Mulligan, but no fish.  I was testing the Rapala North Coast 10 1/2′ Steelhead drift rod matched with a Rapala spinning reel and loaded with Sufix Seige Orange/Tangerine colored line/Sufix Fluorocarbon leader.  The outfiit worked great!

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