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With cold fall temperatures and winter around the corner, fall fishing has been hot.  

Salmon are still in the rivers, but are almost done spawning.  There are a lot of Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout moving into the rivers feeding on the Salmon eggs.  Locally spots like the Grand River and Bronte Creek offer great fishing for these stealthy fish. Salmon eggs, worms and artificial looking roe works great for these beautiful fish. 
Karl with Grand River Rainbow Trout

Further from home, Lake St. Clair is startin to heat up for fall musky fishing. It offers anglers some great musky fishing, even from shore.   Big lures like Bulldawgs, Jakes and bucktails are a great way to catch these apex predators.  Belle River and the Thames River offer great shore fishing.  If you still have your boat out, it offers even more opportunity for success if the wind will cooperate.  
Jake with a Musky on a "Jake" 

Local anglers are also taking advantage of fall Crappie and Perch fishing.  The Hamilton Harbour has been producing awesome perch fishing on minnows with a pickeral rig.  The Grand River also offers a great Crappie run above Caledonia. 


Lake Erie has been slower for Walleye but it is still offering anglers some limits if you are willing to put the time in.  They have moved a lot shallower.  You can catch these on crank baits or live bait. The Grand River also offers great fall Walleye fishing.  It tends to be best there on jigs or a live minnow. From Brantford to Dunnville, the Grand River offers great Walleye fishing. 
Grand River Walleye

Hope you can get out and enjoy the great fall fishing opportunites.  
Tight Lines

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by Greg | Dec 31st 1969 | Tags :

With October's cold temperatures and more rain in the forecast, fall fishing has started to heat up. 

Muskie anglers are starting to see an improvement in numbers and size.  Lake St. Clair, Pigeon Lake and Niagara River have been producing good size and numbers of these fish of ten thousand casts.  For anglers willing to travel, Lake St. Clair is an incredible fishery with world class muskie fishing.
Fall Ski

Locally there are still Salmon running up the tributaries with some steelhead and brown trout running closely behind them, feeding on eggs washing down the river. 
 
Steelhead will take a roe bag, worm, spinner or a minnow depending on the body of water you are fishing.  A lot of local rivers and streams have an extended season for fishing opportunity.


Lake Erie is still producing good numbers of walleye or how late in the season it is. Anglers are still catching on worm harness's and body baits like rippling redfins.



Get out and enjoy some great fall fishing before the ice comes. 


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by Greg | Dec 31st 1969 | Tags :

With fall temps in full swing, it has brought a change in fishing opportunities.   The colder weather has the Salmon run in full gear from the pier right to the top of most tributaries.  Credit River, Bronte Creek and Niagara River offer some great shore fishing for big fish.  Lots of anglers enjoying it. 

Bronte Creek Salmon

Most anglers do well off the piers casting glow in the dark spoons or jointed body baits for these big King Salmon.  

Pier Salmon

Nothing has really changed on Lake Erie.  It continues to be a walleye factory this year.  Some anglers even catching their limit in less than an hour.   Colder temps may make it hard in the upcoming weeks but as of now it has been the best i've seen it since the store has been open.  

Lake Erie Walleye

The Grand River is still warm and is offering all kinds of fishing opportunities from panfish to walleye. Some sightings of steelhead have been reported down stream.



Good luck and tight lines everyone. 

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by Greg | Dec 31st 1969 | Tags :

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