Steelheaders anxious to fish their favorite Lake Ontario tributaries may have to wait a couple of weeks for most of the rivers to blow-out. Some are checking-out the mouths of the rivers where steelhead are already staging waiting for the runs to open up.
Richard Somerville was able to get out to check one of the eastern tributary mouths and was able to hook into his first Steelhead of 2022. As temps start to get milder more fish will be moving closer to the river mouths and starting to run up. Best presentation when water temps are cold and water discolored from run-off is either drifting a trout or salmon roe bag under a sensitive float. When temps are cold some of the best fishing is late morning or even early afternoon when the water surface has warmed up and any thin surface ice starts to melt allowing for better drifting conditions.