Lots of different fishing holes

Niagara River 1994 to the present

This is one intimidating place to fish. One careless move and you’re a corpse. Still, the fishing is fantastic and worth the effort.

A view of the U.S. side of the Whirlpool taken from the Canadian side. The Whirlpool was formed at a sharp right hand bend in the river, creating an ‘elbow’ where the current rotates in either direction depending on hydro-electric demand. It is a weird thing to see the current stop dead, then begin to reverse. The levels also rise and drop a few feet during the day, so don’t go standing on a rock during low water as you may not get back when it’s high.

This is a downstream shot taken from the U.S. side at the Art Park in Lewiston. Another dangerous spot as we can wade out a few feet, then the river drops off sharply down to 20’ or so. It’s one step from 1’ to 20’.

Another downstream shot at the Art Park.

Greg fishing the Art Park.

An old shot of me at the Whirlpool in either 97’ or 98’ with my first two-hander.

First fish on the two-hander. It wasn’t big and I compounded he small size by pointing the fish at the camera.

Fishing the Whirlpool for chinook with a single hander, a saltwater 10 wt. When those beasts get into the current, a strong rod is needed to turn them.

Scott with a very nice Whirlpool lake trout.

The way down to the Whirlpool. Not bad going down, but the trip back up!!!

Greg taking a break.

Fishing Fort Erie

Lunch time at Fort Erie.