At Fishing 411, spring is my favorite season. In a typical year there are so many places to fish and so many species to target, we as a TV production crew can’t even scratch the surface. Case in point, to date this spring I’ve fished the Detroit River, Lake Erie, Milwaukee Harbor, Lake Ontario, Green Bay, the Niagara River, Benton Harbor and Grand Traverse Bay. For every place our TV crew has visited, there are two or three others we want to visit and just can’t find the time
Why do anglers go to the trouble of fishing with long lengths of sinking lines? The answer is as simple as looking at this massive Lake Ontario king caught trolling near the mouth of the Niagara River with Weighted Steel the newest sinking line on the market. For some time trout and salmon fishermen have been using long lengths of sinking lines to target deep water fish. Lead core line started this craze several decades ago and over time two new players have entered the sinki
It’s not often you catch king salmon, coho salmon, Atlantic salmon, lake trout and smallmouth bass on the same fishing trip. Our recent visit to the Niagara Falls region of New York however is one of those rare fishing destinations that offers great fishing for these species and also brown trout, walleye and steelhead. King salmon like this one caught by the author are the big draw to the Niagara Region of Lake Ontario, but coho salmon, lake trout, brown trout and steelhead a
Sportfishing resources in the Great Lakes region are constantly in a state of change. Despite the best laid plans of fishery biologists, aquatic researchers and natural resource managers, keeping fish populations growing or stable is no easy task. In the case of introduced species like king salmon, coho salmon, brown trout, Atlantic salmon and even the steelhead, the challenge of keeping a thriving population of fish is especially difficult. As the Great Lakes have evolved an
Little things often make a big difference in fishing. Several years ago I picked up a fishing tip from legendary trout fisherman Buzz Ramsey that would ultimately change the way I fish wobbling crankbaits. Iconic trout and salmon fisherman Buzz Ramsey designed the Mag Lip to have a “hunting” or “skip beat” action. If you look closely you’ll note that this brown was caught by rigging using a snap on the end of the fishing line and also the factory supplied snap on the Mag Lip.