March 18, 2011
New Hook Shots: The Niagara River Trout Slam
By Joe Cermele
After a "Hook Shots" hiatus that started just before the holidays, I'm happy to announce that season 3 is underway. For the first episode, I headed up to frosty western New York a few weeks ago to try and connect with the Niagara River winter trout slam; steelhead, brown trout, lake trout. But there was more to it than that. It was chance for my uncle Bud and I to take another crack at a river that proved on our first visit to provide the coldest fishing experience of our lives. It was also a chance for Captain Ted Kessler to get a little redemption after the whiffed muskie trip we took in November. Hope you enjoy. And please swing by our new "Hook Shots" web channel...going forward it will be the one-stop-shop for episodes, "Hook Shots" contests, and more.