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With ice fishing right around the corner, these frigid temps have made the local trout fishing really good. The colder water temperatures get the trout moving into river mouths and creeks. 

Local fisheries like Niagara River, Port Dalhousie, Bronte Creek and the Grand River have been fishing excellent.  They all offer great Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout fishing.  If you are brave enough to wade the tributaries, float fishing is a great way to to catch these beauties on roe bags, artificial worms and minnows.   Check the regulations or extended or year long seasons, some trout streams close on September 30th.   There are a lot of extended season around the further north right to Georgian Bay tributaries. 

If you prefer to shore fish, the Niagara River and Port Dalhousie are great this time of year.   Usually the best way to fish them is on a bottom bouncing rig with a minnow or roe bag or bait. 

3 Way Rig

Fishing these tributaries offer a great way to get on the water until the hard water season which seems like it is coming sooner than later.  

Some of the Lakes in the near north are starting to get a layer of ice already.  Until the hard water starts - tight lines everyone.


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by Greg | Dec 31st 1969 | Tags :

With the crisp fall/winter temperatures in full effect, there is still some great fishing to be had.   Locally, anglers can take advantage of the Great Lake tributaries for cold water trout fishing. The Grand River, Credit River, and Bronte Creek have been fishing excellent for rainbows and some brown trout.  Most of these elusive fish can be caught on roe bags and small spinners.   

Fall musky are still being caught even from shore at Lake St. Clair.  It is a bit of a distance to drive but it can be well worth it if the conditions are right.  Anglers can catch "the fish of ten thousand casts" from shore in Belle River and the mouth of the Thames River.  Big soft plastic baits like Swimming Dawgs and Bull Dawgs are great to throw from shore. 

If you are just looking to get out and wet a line before the hard water season starts, check out Hamilton Harbour for perch.  It has been great from shore on live bait (minnows).  The big ones, like this one from our spring derby are coming in thicker and thicker.


With these cold temps we will be on the hard water in no time!  Good luck everyone.

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by Greg | Dec 31st 1969 | Tags :

PowerPro Super Slick 8 is Smooth as Silk - 8 yarn Spectra fiber construction braided under high tension to create a live surface that feels smooth as silk. Cast like a Bullet - Reduced line friction on the spool and through the rod guides allows Super-Slick to cast like a bullet. Silent as Assassin - Smooth surface design reduces friction and line noise, allowing you to fish with stealth and silence.

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by Greg | Oct 26th 2018 | Tags :

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