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 Post subject: weekend Steel
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:42 pm 
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Well one good thing about the winter hanging on so long is the steelhead are still running. Saturday I had a couple hours so I shot over to a Lake Ontario tributary. The water was high and stained but I figured I had driven there so I might as well fish. I decided I'd smoke a cigar and swing a big a$$ streamer as I worked down the pool and when I was done I'd head home.

ImageApril steelhead by rjeeves, on Flickr

About half way through the cigar I got a smashing hit form a hot hen steelhead. She hammered the fly turned and took off. She ran me away from my gear bag (net) and we fought it out I had her close a couple times but with no net it was tough. Just then a guy set down his rod walked over grabbed my net and came to help. Pretty nice of him. He even took this picture

ImageApril steelhead by rjeeves, on Flickr

She was a fresh fish and was still leaking eggs so the fish are still coming in. I guess this will be a late end to the steelhead season.

On Sunday I fished the center pin rig in the lower niagara. A couple friends who are really good center pin fishermen asked me to come along. It was nice to catch up with them and they showed me some rigging tricks for the big water. We fished from sunrise until about 2 pm. I got one fish. It was crazy as the water was perfect and we were getting great drifts. Just a slow day. DeJon even took out his little baby flask for a sip of Beam.

ImageApril steelhead by rjeeves, on Flickr

We had a lot of fun even though the catching was slow.

Chris rigging up

ImageApril steelhead by rjeeves, on Flickr

The only fish

ImageApril steelhead by rjeeves, on Flickr

Anybody got a ratchet that would fit this nut?

ImageApril steelhead by rjeeves, on Flickr

I'm thinking there will be Steelhead fishing for another few weeks and even a month from now on the big water.

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 Post subject: Re: weekend Steel
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:52 pm 
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Nicely done Sir!

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 Post subject: Re: weekend Steel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:11 am 
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Any day catching a fish that size is a GREAT one, Rob. Wow! :D


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 Post subject: Re: weekend Steel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:10 am 
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Good stuff Rob !!!

That nut must have come off an old steel girder. Was there a bridge there at one time ?

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 Post subject: Re: weekend Steel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:47 pm 
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Thanks Don and Phil. It's still going strong here. The latest I ever caught a steelhead was first week in May. I am thinking I might at least tie that this year.

JT I am not sure about the bridge. There is this wall that is carved right out of the escarpment facing the river. It's right at the top of the gorge so it might be some kind of base for an old bridge. I need to do some poking around and see if there was a bridge there at one time.

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 Post subject: Re: weekend Steel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:06 pm 
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you were right JT there was a bridge there. From Wiki... "The suspension bridge was dismantled in 1963. There are a couple of reminders of the earlier bridge. First are two columns that lie within the Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park. Second is the original brass plaque, now located midspan alongside the road, right at the border between the two countries. The plaque is flanked by a US and a Canadian flag."

I found some pictures too. It's pretty neat.

ImageQueenston-Lewiston_Bridge_1915a by rjeeves, on Flickr


Replaced by this one:

ImageLewiston-Queenston_Bridge by rjeeves, on Flickr


better picture of the big nut and cables

ImageQueenston_Lewiston_suspension_bridge_cable-2 by rjeeves, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: weekend Steel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:36 pm 
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That was pretty cool.. Thanks for the share Rob


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