As temperatures start to dip below zero most nights, the steelhead fishing is staring to slow down in the lower stretches of most Lake Ontario tributaries.
While many steelhead took advantage of high-water conditions about a week ago and raced up to ideal spawning grounds, as the water started to recede many steelhead dropped back out to harbor mouths and Lake Ontario.
This means that we should have steady, but challenging steelhead conditions for at least a few more weeks.
I had the pleasure of fishing with good friends Bill Selby, Peter Yeung and the father team of Benjamin & Nathan Reubeni. We used natural color Kypefish beads, coolwatersfloats, roe-bags and nymphs. The Rapala Shift & Magnum drift rods and Shift & Classic reels produced!
Temperatures were cold with strong winds blowing, but Bill always shows us how it’s done! We’re looking forward to the forecasted rains and more fish to move in.