[nggallery id=380]When we decided to fish the Niagara Whirlpool today we didn’t expect a snowstorm, but decided to head out anyway. We arrived at the water about 11am and started catching fish right away. I started by fishing a purple 4″ streamer 9′ down under a slip-bobber and did not have a hit through about 15-drifts. I changed to a white 4-inch streamer and caught a nice fresh-run female brown on my second drift. As I was fighting the fish it started re-regurgitating 4-5″ smelt (a couple are pictured above). By the time I landed the fish it had brought-up about 8 good size smelt. No wonder the fish nailed my white 4″ streamer. I fished the Rapala North Coast spinning rod matched with a Rapala spinning reel and 8 lb. test Sufix Seige orange/tangerine monofilament line. We kept fishing for about another 2hrs., and I ended up landing two more browns (a male and a female), on the same fly rig. My good friend Joe Kubassek thought he had a trophy trout on that took his pink fly, but it turned-out to be a 36″+ musky which was released right away. Our pup Mulligan enjoyed the outing as much as we did. She had a chance to wear a new raincoat that my wife Barbara made for her just for these occasions, and it worked great!!
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