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Any advice for shore fishing the mighty Niagara.

My first time going.  We will be fishing either late October or early November. What size jig heads. I love tying my own jigs.  Any particular colors that work well. I love black, olive, and white.    What size line? I usually fish 6-10 on my usual WNY tribs.  Worth bringing a musky setup? I’ve never caught a musky.  Also what chances of a walleye and white bass. I’ve only caught one small walleye and never caught a white bass. Would be really cool to cross of a few fish species off the bucket list. 
I plan on fishing my usual, jigs and beads. Also thinking of spoons and inline spinners as well.  
 

any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Casting spoons, spinners and Rapala stick baits work. If you can handle using bait minnows and fish eggs, especially brown trout eggs work. Deep Husky Jerk Rapalas cast from shore work all winter long, even on the upper river.

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Yarn fly work , very simple setup for a DIY ! Roe bags are the staple . The musky fishing is done form a boat but anything is possible in the lower river !

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Awesome thank you. I have a bunch of gear I plan on using.  Spoons, spinners, jig heads and soft plastics. Hair jigs that I tie. Jerkbaits, Kwiki fish,  beads,  rattle traps, blade baits, underspins. 

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Hot’n tots in the tail outs of runs. Word of caution..., slick jagged rocks, swift current, and the water will raise after 8 am for the falls viewing public

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Below the power plant the change is far less dramatic however it will go up and down a foot in seconds throughout the day

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Forget the waders ! Stay a SAFE distance from the water , no fish is worth risking your safety . Many of the fisherman you we see know the river you do not ! Have you considered getting a guide ?

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Unemployed fishermen can hardly afford the gasoline to get there. After election day reality will hit a lot more people.

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