We decided to fish for trophy smallmouth bass in Lake Ontario around the mouth of the Niagara River, and in the river itself. Winds were 20 km from the west and we had to deal with 4’+ waves in the lake, but the river was calm.
All were caught using the Rapala Shift and Rapala Concept outfits loaded with Sufix 832 briaded line and Sufix Fluorocarbon leaders. The TriggerX tubes in “peanut butter & jelly”, “pumpkinseed green”, and “goby” were the top producers fish with 1/4 oz. tube jigheads with 60-degree off-set eyes.