BassFan Staff

Last week, representatives from several equipment and tackle manufacturers, media personalities from print, TV and web outlets and pro staffers converged on Lewiston, N.Y., for the annual spring Niagara Media Event.

Fishing options included Lake Erie, where the trophy smallmouth season opened on May 3 after a brutally long and cold winter that saw ice chunks still floating around inside the break walls and harbors. The lower Niagara River was also an option with the Devils Hole section kicking out steelhead, lake and brown trout. Finally, boats also headed out onto Lake Ontario to chase smallmouth, salmon or trout.

The fishing variety was virtually endless and the event organizers deserve kudos for managing everything without a hitch, including the weather which remained clear and calm for the most part.

BassFan was invited to participate and editor Todd Ceisner had the opportunity to spend a day in the boat with FLW Tour pro Bill McDonald as well as Mark Davis, host of Big Water Adventures, and former walleye tournament pro Gregg LaMere.

Below is a photo gallery of Ceisner's day on Erie with McDonald.