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Better walleye fishing on New York’s lower Niagara River the result of a ‘long game’ regulation?

Tom Calvert with a lower Niagara River walleye caught on Sept. 15, 023. (Photo courtesy of Bill Hilts, Jr.)

It’s been a good year walleye fishing in New York’s lower Niagara River. On a recent trip to Devil’s Hole (mid-September), the plan was to start out casting stickbaits for walleyes. I was with my brother-in-law, Tom Calvert of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Capt. Frank Campbell of Lewiston.
Calvert, originally from Niagara County, had never caught a walleye before. This was going to be a new experience for both of us. For me, I have trolled, drop-shotted, bottom-bounced, and jigged for walleyes. Never have I cast out stickbaits to target them before.

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