I went out and tried fishing the Welland River for the first time, launching my boat across from the Welland / Niagara Airport. The launch is very good, great slope, gravel pad and a small dock to assist in launching and loading the boat.
I was using a silver / blue deep diver casting along a rock ledge break under the Niagara Street Bridge in Welland, ON. I landed a 5lbs. sheapshead and a 2lbs. pike on this lure. Further back toward the Prince Charles Drive Bridge, I landed a small largemouth bass, on a Rapala Shad Rap Jointed in the hot crawdad colour, while casting alongside a large deadfall tree in the middle of the river.
The weather was great, sunny with some cloud and breeze and water temp was ranging from 24 – 25*C.