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Belly up to the Niagara Bar by Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV

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Belly up to the Niagara Bar by Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV

Great Lakes Angler, originally featured June/July 2018  The Great Lakes have no shortage of classic fish holding structure. While trout and salmon are pelagic or open water creatures, it’s the terra firma of the lake bottom that provides the foundation for some of the best fishing the Great Lakes have to offer.   When dramatic bottom structure combines with prevailing currents and consistently occurring schools of bait fish, the stage is set for epic fishing. This is exactly the situation found on the iconic Niagara Bar, located on the west end of Lake Ontario near the mouth of the Niagara...

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Finding the HOTTEST Bites, When Species Collide... by Matt Straw

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Finding the HOTTEST Bites, When Species Collide... by Matt Straw

Lake Ontario was silky smooth as Captain Frank Campbell slipped the boat into position along a shoreline break. “Uncharacteristically flat for April,” he said. “Boat control won’t be the problem. Let’s see if the fish stayed home in this clear water.” We came to Niagara Falls to drift bait for steelhead in the Niagara River, and maybe drop some spoons on the Niagara Bar for lake trout. But Campbell said we had to spend at least one morning experiencing the pre-spawn smallmouths on the shallow shoals of Lake Ontario. The water temperature read 43°F. After a long, cold winter in...

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Small Boat Rigging for Big Water by Cory Yarmuth

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Small Boat Rigging for Big Water by Cory Yarmuth

Lake Michigan, or any Great Lake for that matter, can be an intimidating body of water.  Many fishermen tend to think that you need at least a 28-foot boat all decked out with the latest gear to even attempt to fish its waters and be successful. This statement couldn’t be further from the truth. The big water is certainly something that you should not take lightly. However, given the opportunity there are many chances for those of us who run smaller boats to get out and be successful at catching our limits of trout, salmon, or walleye that inhabit these...

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Stealth Downrigger Tactics by Dan Keating

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Stealth Downrigger Tactics by Dan Keating

Over the past few years, stealth riggers have been some of the most productive rods on the Blue Horizon. Spring, summer, and fall, they produce fish. Anytime I encounter clear water, negative fish, or strong currents, adjusting riggers to stealth mode will produce fish. One other note: clean spoons run on stealth riggers catch huge fish during the middle of the day. If you don’t currently incorporate stealth riggers into your spread, you will want to pay close attention. Secret Weapon Rigs (SWR) Ever been skunked? It is painful! From one fisherman to another, there is a greater distance between...

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Lake Ontario Mixed Bag by Jarod Higginbotham

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Lake Ontario Mixed Bag by Jarod Higginbotham

Recently, I was invited by good friends Mark and Jake Romanack of Fishing 411 Television to join them for a TV shoot on the famed Niagara Bar. One of the hottest destinations in the Great Lakes, the “Bar” as the locals refer to it is located where the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario.  For a few short days we all planned to converge on the historic city of Lewiston, New York. Nearby Fort Niagara is strategically located at the mouth of the Niagara River and is considered to be one of the earliest colonial settlements in the Upper Great...

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