Fishing Articles — Steelhead Fishing

Hunting Steelhead in Low and Clear Water by Roger Hinchcliff

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Hunting Steelhead in Low and Clear Water by Roger Hinchcliff

Here in the Great Lakes Region we have a lot of anglers who fish for Steelhead and with that comes a lot of fishing pressure. Not to mention the unpredictable weather patterns from our Great Lakes. When you have no rain in the forecast for long periods and with the added fishing pressure that can mean a tough day on the river.  With that being said, these conditions present challenges for the everyday Steelhead angler and when faced with low, clear conditions we must make things happen to maximize our time on the water.  Whether you believe in climate change...

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High and Dirty Steelhead by Roger Hinchcliff

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High and Dirty Steelhead by Roger Hinchcliff

Seasons change and they come and go every year. With spring and fall means rain. Even a warm up in the dead of winter with melting snow can blow a river out. So with that rain or melting snow our creeks and smaller rivers will start to rise, carrying muddy water, and that dumps into the main rivers. When the river starts to clear you will find Steelhead anglers everywhere in the Great Lakes region chasing their beloved Steelhead. This is a very common problem that every river angler must deal with. Many anglers will stay home if the water...

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Tips for Early Spring Steelhead Fishing by Paul Liikala

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Tips for Early Spring Steelhead Fishing by Paul Liikala

Let’s face it, after a hard winter, steelhead anglers can’t wait to start fishing. However, the key ingredient for your first outing is where can you catch early spring steelhead? This is especially true if sections of your favorite streams were or are iced over. However, there are a few early spring spots that usually get little to no fishing pressure. These are small creeks that flow into the Great Lakes. The mouths of these small tributaries often have slightly warmer waters and currents. Where they enter the lake’s water, creates open areas for early season anglers willing to brave...

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