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Map of The Day: July 5, 2016

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One of the top Lake Ontario destinations for chinook fishing lies between Jordan Harbour, 32 km from Port Colbourne, and the Niagara River. The Niagara Escarpment, as the headwaters of five major rivers, offers richly productive fishing waters. Muskie are fished in the upper Niagara River. And, of course, the lower Niagara River is home to a world-class steelhead fishery with fish ranging up to 20 lbs, caught right through the winter.

Steelhead fishing is exciting. The feeder streams flowing into Lake Ontario are productive, and tend to produce more fish than those of the other Great Lakes. Use a slow troll for steelhead, close to the shoreline in 15-30 ft. of water. Rapalas work well. Trolling spoons on the lake is another popular method of steelhead fishing. Kwikfish, minnows and egg sacs are useful as well. When the steelhead are feeding heavily, even worms can entice them.

Brown trout and lake trout are also popular sportfish in the harbour. Brown trout can be huge, and ice fishing for them can be very rewarding. In the early spring, stay close to shore and at the creek mouths. They generally hang out under cover and underwater structure. If you’re casting, try to find the logs and rocks and cast right to those spots. Get as close as you can.

Lake trout can be very large as well, some topping out at over 20 lbs. They generally prefer the cooler open water, but can sometimes be found closer to shore. Spoons and bombers are good lure options to hook these lunkers. Steelhead and bass seasons run through summer from July to September. Try fishing for largemouth bass by trolling crankbaits along the shore over rocky shoals and submerged logs. These bass prefer the cover areas.

Smallmouth bass prefer sand and gravel, and more open water areas. Both will go after bait such as minnows, and lures can even imitate small frogs with success.
In general, bass fishing in the Great Lakes is changing somewhat. Jason Barnucz, fishing guide and biologist, says that zebra mussels and gobis have changed the ways that bass behave.

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