Trophy Brown action steady at Niagara River Whirlpool, ON even through today’s snowstorm.

Posted on December 6th, 2010

[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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