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  1. Pick up a copy of "Fishing Ontario’s Grand River Country" https://www.amazon.ca/Fishing-Ontarios-Grand-River-Country/dp/1552774686 it's a great book with tons of information. I like the stretch between Paris and Brantford for Smallmouth, but they are prety much every where once you get below the brown trout section around Elora. https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/resources/Documents/FishingTheGrand-2015.pdf . Crayfish patterns and dark coloured wooly buggers work well, you can always add split shot 6-12" above your fly to help it get down in the deeper holes.
  2. Tried my luck on Sunday, fished between the mouth of the Niagara and Welland Canal. No luck for me either, but it was a beautiful day.
  3. There is a parking lot just above the ramp, you can (or at least you used to be able to) access a trail head on the south side of the parking lot; you can walk up to a gate just before the bridge, access above this point is restricted as this is the power generating station. The next access point up river from here, that I am aware of, is via the Niagara Glen park, there is a trail running along the river which you can take north towards the power station. I am uncertain as to how far north you can go now befor you reach the restricted power generating station area.
  4. Hi Limey, This should give you what you need http://www.niagaragreenbelt.com/listings/125-fishing/743-fishing-at-queenston-docks.html . Look for the signs to the boat Queenston boat ramp. Stating the obvious here but regardless… be careful, it's icy, tricky terrain on the shore line this time of year. Cheers, John
  5. I'm usually flyfishing while i'm down south (i have never been to the DR, I usualy fish Florida, Cuba and Belize) but I always bring a travel spinning rod with me spooled up with 200 yards of 12# test. Bring some knotable 30-40# wire. Bring some 3/8-1/2oz white bucktail jigs; some 3/8-1/2oz jigs with some 4" twister tails (i like rootbeer, and chartuse; some 4/0 or 5/0 worm hooks and 3/8-1/2oz bullet sinkers and texas rig hot pink or chartuse worms (rip these as fast as you can for barracudas), or use these with white 5" plastic shad (bass assasin, etc.). You can jig deeper holes around mangroves for snappers and jacks, walk turle grass or sand flats for bone fiah and cuda. Send me a message if you'd like some additional info. Cheers, Jon
  6. That's confusing about still needing to report in to Canada customs as the bill has received royal assent. http://www.parl.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Bill=S233&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=42&Ses=1 http://www.parl.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Bill=S233&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=42&Ses=1&billId=8686309&View=6 But, better safe than sorry...
  7. Another recommendation for Cast Adventures, Paul Castalano is a first rate guide.
  8. Hi Jim I wanted to ask how you make out with all of the boat traffic on the river? Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy the videos... makes for a relaxing lunch hour at the office John
  9. On Lake Erie or the Niagara River, fishing out of a boat, 20-30 fish is a good day; I’ve had lots of days with less and the odd one with more. But, it's always a good day when you are on the water! I say it, and I try to live it; when you finally break through that barrier it's almost like achieving angler enlightenment... I get called out on this point at fish camps all the time, but it’s true. Heck, it’s the only thing that keeps me sane when I’m fishing for permit.
  10. Great video, fascinating to watch! Thanks for sharing! John
  11. I run a shallow draft 18' flats skiff (Hell's Bay Maquesa) , but I primarily stay shallow or fish the river... if the lake is rough I'm fishing the river. I prefer to sight fish the shallows with a fly rod... I'm a bit of an odd duck up here.
  12. that's a rough piece of water, good work in getting him in safely.
  13. I was back on the upper on Sunday, had 3 musky follows, managed to hook and land 1 fish 34-36". Running wire shock tippet 30#, with a crosslock snap....
  14. Flyjon


    I have used a similar bait "Bass Assasin Shad" http://bassassassin.com/shop/freshwater/shad-assassin/%C2'> we rig them weedless on a 4/0 or 5/0, they can be fished with, or without weights. I first started using these in florida for snook and redfish, they work very well. I don't fish gear very often, but I tried them in Muskoka for bass a few times and found them effective.
  15. We flyfish for carp without scent on our flies. I typically like to look for actively feeding fish and try to bring the fly accross/thru the feeding window of the fish.
  16. I've thrown flies at them in Toronto Harbour, I see them on occasion around the islands, but never had one eat. They are a cool looking fish.
  17. Nice, sight fishing is great fun! I was on Erie sunday afternoon doing the samething. Manged to land 4 in a couple of hours , missed a few others. Tried fishing the river, too much boat traffic.
  18. You might enjoy reading "Lords of the Lake" by Mark Forabosco, http://www.therecord.com/whatson-story/2600285-books-lords-of-the-lake-by-mark-forabosco/ . I'm new to musky fishing, and I chase them with a fly rod, but I found the book interesting and helpful.
  19. I hit the upper Niagara yesterday morning for Musky, had 3 follows and one hit ( which I didn't hook) . There were a good number of boats out, but I didn't see any fish landed. Fished hard for about 4 hours and left to fool around in Erie once my fishing part got bored. I'm new to musky fishing so I was happy with my day. Cheers, John
  20. LUND-ss, pauly, Thank you for the replies, very helpful and informative! I will be calling it in as per CBSA requirements. Looking forward to the musky opener this weekend! Kind regards, John
  21. Hi All, Can I fish the east chanel of the Upper Niagara River (east side of Grand Island)? Is there a website detailing the rules on fishing the US side of the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie? The US Homeland Security site was unclear http://www.cbp.gov/travel/pleasure-boats-private-flyers/Reporting%20Requirements%20for%20Recreational%20Vessels%20Arriving%20in%20U.S.%20along%20Lake%20Erie%20Shoreline I have my NY licence but have never fished accross the international line. As I understand it you cannot touch shore, anchor, or use a push pole on the US side ( without calling it in to US customs) , planning to have my passport with me. Thank you, john
  22. Nice fish, thanks for sharing.
  23. When I fish alone I usually wear a pfd while running with the kill swich lanyard on, I didin't do this on Saturday while fishing Skugog (went looking for Musky, got skunked)... this thread has got me thinking about setting my priorites straight...
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