Southern Ontario Steelhead update.

Posted on December 29th, 2021
Micha Kubassek with a chunky Great Lakes tributary female steelhead.

Southern Ontario temps continue to go up and down just below breezing and above freezing. Any snow we get seems to melt quickly. Rain and freezing rain is common which means run-off in the Lake Ontario & Lake Erie tributaries which attracts migrating Steelhead. Micha Kubassek fished a local stream and as you can see it looks more like fall then winter.

Fresh-tied salmon or trout eggs are excellent for winter steelhead fishing.

Micha was drifting salmon egg roe-bags under a sensitive float.

Joe Kubassek with a “chromer” fresh-run winter Steelhead. Mild temps are providing bonus opportunities for anglers to fish the Great Lakes tributaries.

When water clears up after run-off fish will only hold in deeper runs and pools which means making your drift before getting to the “high-percentage” area or the fish will spool and will be very difficult to entice.

Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.

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