Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

ONTARIO: Canada – Egg Pattern Baits Starting To Come In

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Lake Ontario and tributaries – With the recent rains and cooler weather this past week, quite a few more trout and salmon have made their way up 18 Mile Creek to Burt Dam. Reports of king salmon, brown trout and steelhead all being caught on egg pattern baits are starting to come in a bit more frequently. Pier casters, when the winds allow them to be out there, are starting to catch a few coho salmon, too. In addition, Wilson anglers are casting the piers for browns. In the harbor, the perch are coming in consistently, too. Not too much lake trolling going on with the recent winds on the lake.

Lower Niagara River – Lower Niagara River action has been steady for salmon, with a few more trout starting to show up. For boaters, treated egg skein is the way to go, fished off three-way rigs. If the bite turns tough, try pulling K11 Kwikfish off the same three way set-up. Shore casters off the fishing platform or along the shoreline of the gorge have been casting spoons, spinners, rattlebaits and eggs fished under a float. Several lake trout were caught the past week in Devil’s Hole, bringing us a reminder that lake trout season is closed until the end of the year as those fish perform their spawning rituals. Speaking of lake trout, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for some help in tagging some lake trout on the Niagara Bar the week of Oct. 22 and 29. If you are interested in helping out, give Dimitry Gorsky a call at (207) 745-4494. They will also be looking for help to recapture the floy tags after the fact. We will keep you posted. Tip of the week is from Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Falls who insists that when fishing on the water make sure that you have something to wipe off the hands of friends and customers. Eating a greasy sub can lead to disaster if it causes you to lose an expensive rod and reel outfit when a hefty salmon grabs hold!

Upper Niagara River – Water temperatures are starting to cool – good news for musky and bass fishermen. Musky action in the East River has been good with large monster tubes or body baits. Focus on the weed line areas. Around Strawberry Island and near the Huntley Station power facility are good spots, too. For bass, the same weed areas will hold fish on the outside edges. Live bait like crayfish, shiners and leeches will catch fish. The head of the river is still producing a mix of bass and walleye. It won’t be long before a few trout start showing up off places like the Bird Island Pier.

Bill Hilts Jr


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ONTARIO – Canada: Jigs and Minnows Were Best this Week

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

More excellent fishing to report this week, although some may interpret it to be “slow”.

Don Thompson’s crew certainly would as they ONLY managed to boat 675 fish this week, one of the “slowest” years Don remembers in his 20+ coming to camp. I guess it’s all relative when you have been coming to camp for that long. How’s this for a week of fishing. Andy Augustine- many of you recognize the name along with his father Keith, as two of our most dedicated pike fishermen. Well they do a little walleye fishing on occasion while here too. In fact, Andy had releases this week of 29″, 26″, 24″, 23″, 22″, four 21″, and a 20″. Keith his father released walleyes as follows: four 22″, six 21″, and four 20″. Not to be completely outdone by “the boys”, Esther (Mom) while not spending nearly as much time on the water as the guys still managed to release a 24″, and three 21″ walleye.

Keith Messenger’s crew mentioned that the week was the best fishing for big walleye they have had since they have been coming to camp (relative newbies at three years). Rod Glessner released 25 1/2″ and 24″ walleyes, Don Schmidt released a 25″ walleye and Keith released a 20 1/2″ walleye, and they had a bunch more in the 18-20″ range and one sixteen incher that was so fat they measured it three times as they just couldn’t believe their eyes. Warren Tester’s had another crew here for their second trip this season with Bruce Rimstad releasing  22″ and 21 1/2″ walleyes, John Siffert releasing 22″, 21″ and a 19″ walleye, and Carter Christie releasing  21 1/2″, 20″ and 19″ ‘eyes.

Finally Brian Pralle was here again with his sister Brenda and parents Don and Joan and caught plenty of fish to take home and eat during the week. In fact Brenda, on her first Canadian fishing trip released a beautiful 21″ walleye as did Don.

Jigs and minnows were best this week fished on deeper structure in 24-32 fow, although a shallower bite was also going on with the same presentation in 16-18 fow.

Dave & Milissa Peffley
Peffley’s Canadian Wilderness Camp
P: 807.222.3184

 

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