Gettin’ There – Carp British Style

For a synopsis of today’s great Carp fishing locations: We started by taking the QEW from Toronto to Mountain Road. We next turned right on St. Paul Avenue, then we turned left on Church’s Lane and then turned right on Whirlpool Road, which brought us to the Whirlpool on the Niagara River. Our next leg had […]

Niagara River, Ontario

This month’s Hotspot is a section of the Niagara River on the Canadian side. This is a typical Niagara River area where the fish will move in and out on given days. If the fish aren’t here, simply pick up and move down river. Searching is the key to finding fish. Try bouncing roe bags or minnows along the bottom on a 3-way swivel rig. Remember to vary the length of your leader and dropper.

Niagara River – Queenston, Ontario & Artpark, New York

This month’s hotspot(s) is a 2 for 1. The first is the Queenston Drift on the Canadian side of the Niagara River. This is a slow drift and a great resting area for trout. The second is the Artpark Drift directly across from Queenston on the US side. These are 2 of the top Steelhead drifts on the lower Niagara River.

Carp British Style – Episode 415

Ontario Canada Carp

You’ve got the Thames River, Football, the Queen, and the Paparazzi… nothing to do with your beloved Fish’n Canada Show in general, but a lot to do with this episode. It’s all about England, Canada, and Carp! Angelo and Pete have now made two trips to the other side of the pond to attend “The […]

Niagara River, Ontario

This Hotspot is a section of the Niagara River on the Canadian side. This is a typical Niagara River area where the fish will move in and out on given days. If the fish aren’t here, simply pick up and move down river. Searching is the key to finding fish. Try bouncing roe bags or minnows along the bottom on a 3-way swivel rig. Remember to vary the length of your leader and dropper.

Auditions On The Water – Episode 410

In this two-part episode, Angelo Viola connects with Captain John Blanchard for Muskoka Lake Walleye and then with Paul Castellano for Niagara River Brown Trout. Little do the guys know they’re being tested for a possible position on the Fish’n Canada Show.

Late Shift Smallies – Episode 407

Angelo Viola and Pete Bowman explore the frigid fast waters of the upper Niagara River. Here, they find a school of active Smallmouth Bass and fish them right into the evening.

Niagara River, Ontario

Octobers’s HotSpot comes to us from outdoor writer/photographer/angler extraordinaire Craig Ritchie (thanks Craig): The most dependable trout and salmon spot I can suggest for the shore angler is the lower Niagara River at the Whirlpool. It’s a huge pool on the river about halfway between Lake Ontario and the falls. Follow the trail from the Whirlpool parking lot off the Niagara River parkway – it’s a long way down at the bottom of the gorge, but definitely worth the walk. Just make sure you travel light, because it’s an even longer way back up when you’re going upstairs! The fishing itself is pretty simple. You can cast 1/2-ounce Little Cleos, Mepps spinners in sizes 3 through 5, or drift with roe bags, either on bottom or with a float. Most of the fish tend to hug the shoreline.

Niagara River, Ontario

February’s HotSpot is a rare and easily accessible open water fishery during the cold winter months. This is a turn (point) in the Niagara River that will concentrate Steelhead, Brown Trout and sometimes Lake Trout. Bottom-bounce either roe bags or minnows along with the current trying to keep your presentation as close to the boat as possible. If you’re planning a trip to the Niagara, make sure that the days ahead of your trip are not full of blustering wind. If Lake Erie gets churned up, it spills through the Niagara making fishing very tough. Keep an eye on the weather.