Soft-plastics for opening day Steelhead.

Posted on April 21st, 2022
Opening day Steelhead
The Hellion from True North are soft, life-like and produce a tantalizing action trout can’t resist.

I do most of my Great Lakes tributary Steelhead fishing from Oct-March of the following year. I really like to catch fresh-run fish when they start running after ice break-up. Many anglers though really look forward to the regular trout season opener to fish for pre-spawn, spawning & post-spawn Steelhead.

Opening day Steelhead
3″ soft-plastic worms from True North hooked in the middle (wacky-style), wiggle and wobble with the current enticing trout to strike.

While trout roe-bags are the go-to bait to drift fish, if the water is clear and water temps warmer, Steelhead can shy away from roe bags once the skies get bright. That’s a good time to switch to imitation grubs, single eggs and small soft-plastic worms.

These are fished on the same small hook, shot set-up and float used for roe bags just off the bottom.

True North Bait Company offers an excellent selection of trout soft-plastics that can really up your chances of catching clear water trout.

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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