I had planned to be on the Niagara fishing with my cousin who lives in Erie County New York on a Saturday, two days after Thanksgiving. I drove the 4 1/2 hrs out Friday night from the Catskills to his house in Orchard Park, NY. We were hungry so we grabbed wings and a couple beers at a local bar. We came home early knowing we'd be up early to meet Captain Chris Merk before the sun came up. This was our third time fishing together with Capt. Chris. We loaded Chris's truck and stopped at a bait shop for egg sacs hoping they would be the ticket for catching some big steelhead trout. At first light we launched Chris's boat and organized rods, coolers, gloves, hats, jackets and made sure everything was stored tightly.
My Huge Laketrout 1st on the boat #laketrout #niagara
Aaron Kilmer with the first steelhead #steelhead
Rich Kingston waited all day and it finlly paid off 2nd steelhead of the day. You can see the Canadian Hydropower Plant in the background.
Great day had by all. Group photo of us at the Lewiston, NY Boat Launch on the Lower Niagara