Niagara Gazette

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May 10, 2013

Fish Forecast: Derby continues in Lake Ontario

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Niagara Gazette — A few straggler trout have been reported at the dam, too, but that run is nearly over. Water temps were over 60 degrees. The deadline is fast approaching for the pro-am tournaments and this year there’s an extra $35,000 on the line if you fish the Classic Division in both the Niagara and Orleans events the first two weekends in June. Check it out at www.lakeontarioproam.net. The Wilson Harbor Invitational Tournament is this weekend on Saturday.

2. Lower Niagara River 

Trout are still hanging on in the river, offering a mix of steelhead and lake trout with the occasional brown trout. Devil’s Hole and Artpark offer some of the best chances for trout from boat or shore. Minnows or Kwikfish are the best baits to use, fished off of three-way rigs if using a boat. Shoreline casters can use twister tails, spoons, spinners or egg sacs fished under a float. Warm water fish are starting to turn on, too, with bass, suckers and sheepshead all being caught with the trout. Niagara Bar action was good over the weekend for three generations of the Fekete family – Bill, Bill and Corey of Ransomville. Nine-year-old Corey caught his first lake trout and coho salmon while using black and silver spoons in 30-40 feet of water at the mouth of the river and in front of Fort Niagara.

3. Upper Niagara River 

Decent yellow perch catches are still being reported around Broderick Park, Squaw Island and around the Ontario Street launch area, as well as around Grand Island. Panfish are also starting to turn on with the warming waters. Bass fishing is catch-and-release and both largemouth and smallmouth are available. You must use artificial baits to target bass. Some crappies have been reported where the Canal and Tonawanda Creek come together in Pendleton.

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