Post spawn tributary Steelhead.

Posted on May 18th, 2021

Lake Ontario tributary Steelhead are quickly making their way back down to the lake after spawning for the last couple of months. Most tributaries have clear, low water and “drop-backs” are limited to holding in deeper pools and runs.


Our good friend Michael Kumar has been taking his daughter Bella out to a couple of the GTA area tributary doing some hiking and scouting to locate larger pools that are still holding some fish. Most of these pools are a distance away from easy access areas.


Michael has been fishing salmon roe bags under a sensitive float and keeping his distance as he approaches deeper pools. He reports that if there are fish in a pool he usually hooks-up right away but them it’s tough to get other fish to strike. Steelhead are sparse with a good pool holding 3-7 fish, others, no fish. Michael also tried fishing Luhr Jensen Kwikfish and has had some follows, but no takes.

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