Fish Great Lakes Archive

Everything you need to catch salmon in the Great Lakes tributaries

Salmon in the Great Lakes run into the tributaries to spawn each fall. This usually starts in September and ends at some point in October. In most of the Great Lakes king salmon and silver salmon predominate.

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 salmon fishing Great Lakes tributaries

Every September huge numbers of king and coho salmon make their semi-annual spawning runs into the tributaries that feed the Great Lakes. Waters like the Salmon River in New York fill up with salmon that often weigh

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

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,