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N.Y. red hot for cold-water fishing

Steelhead, brown trout, lakers, smallmouths and muskies are big draws

Updated: November 24, 2009, 12:17 PM ET
By Bob McNally | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

Although many sportsmen are hard-hunting now for everything from deer to pheasants, in the Niagara River area of western New York, the fishing couldn't get much better, and plenty of folks are enjoying it.

For lake trout, steelhead (lake-run rainbow trout) and brown trout, the Niagara River between Niagara Falls and Lake Ontario is loaded with bundled-up anglers drifting in boats with spawn sacks and bright-color Luhr-Jensen Kwikfish plugs from 3-way swivel rigs. They commonly catch 8 to ...

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