Fishing Articles — trout fishing

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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Michigan’s Summer Run by Robert Gwizdz

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Michigan’s Summer Run by Robert Gwizdz

The sun was still attempting to rise on a warm July morning, as my buddy Jim Lyon and I made our way down a steep hill to the Rogue River. When we got there, we found Paul Barrett, an oft-times fishing partner of Lyon’s, knee-deep in the river fishing.  “I hate to tell you, but I’m zero for two already,” he said.  I took that as good news; it meant the fish were there and were biting.  We rigged up with bobbers and small jigs that we tipped with wax worms. Lyon, who prefers wax worms over spawn bags pretty...

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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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Hunting Steelhead in Low and Clear Water by Roger Hinchcliff

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Hunting Steelhead in Low and Clear Water by Roger Hinchcliff

Here in the Great Lakes Region we have a lot of anglers who fish for Steelhead and with that comes a lot of fishing pressure. Not to mention the unpredictable weather patterns from our Great Lakes. When you have no rain in the forecast for long periods and with the added fishing pressure that can mean a tough day on the river.  With that being said, these conditions present challenges for the everyday Steelhead angler and when faced with low, clear conditions we must make things happen to maximize our time on the water.  Whether you believe in climate change...

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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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