You don't have to separate things . I personally got the seller to write me 2 bill of sales . One for the actual cost of the boat and one for $500 . The one for $500 is what I used to pay tax on. Don't lose the bill of sale and documents to show you paid the tax....I actually received a letter from the government almost 3 years after I bought my boat saying that I did not pay tax on my boat . I ended up mailing them a copy of the BOS and supporting documents to prove I paid the tax .... always trying to get more money out of people .... frig off
Swim baits definitely catch trout and salmon. If you are trying them in the lower Niagara you could potentially catch anything on them. Give the Berkley Ripple shads a try or Keitech swimbaits. White and/or chartreuse has worked for me.