Hello Italo…love your show!! is there a good way to know when steelhead return to the river? are there any specific clues to look for?Thanks! Mike.

Posted on February 6th, 2019

Hi Mike, thank you for your kind words. In the Great Lakes most of our steelhead are a “winter’ spawning strain. This means they head to the tributaries in the fall, often either enter the rivers during the winter, or stage in and out of the river mouths, they spawn as soon as conditions allow and then return to the lakes in the spring. Best clue is water conditions. If the rivers blow-out as they have over the last few days, steelhead will start running up them. Usually you have to wait a few days for the waters to drop and clear-up before you can enjoy some excellent steelheading….God bless you.

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