Steelhead Fishing Archive

Everything you need to catch steelhead in the Great Lakes tributaries

September marks the start of steelhead season all around the Great Lakes. While steelhead can be caught in the deep waters of the lakes during the summer, it is the autumn steelhead spawning run that brings out

The best baits and lures for steelhead fishing in Great Lakes tributaries

It’s September, which means it is time for the Steelhead in the Great Lakes to make their annual spawning runs and flood into the tributaries. Many anglers will follow the fish in hopes of hooking up with

Trout worms catch fish

Trout worms catch fish of all kinds. The small thin soft plastic lures may not look like much. There’s nothing particularly glamorous or even authentic about them. But they absolutely work on a wide variety of freshwater

The stocking of “Steelhead Alley”

On a trip to fish the Pennsylvania tributaries of Lake Erie last fall, I stopped to take a look at the Trout Run nursery waters as I occasionally do. At the time, fish were being collected by

In highly pressured waters, pocket waters produce fish

There is a tendency by fishers to head for the largest and deepest holes in a stream, which are usually also the most well-known, and stay put. But when the pressure is on, the fish take notice.

Spin fishing rigs for Great Lakes steelhead

Steelhead are an anadromous (sea-run) strain of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) native to the Pacific Ocean and the rivers of western North America and Siberia. But they also exist in large numbers in North America’s Great Lakes,

How to use Trout Magnets, trout worms and micro jigs

I’ve noticed that a lot of people are interested in finding out how to effectively fish micro jigs (especially Trout Magnets). If presented correctly, these increasingly popular lures can work very well for trout, steelhead, crappie and