While many anglers are still pursuing Steelhead in the many Great Lakes tributaries others are fighting brush and avoiding poison ivy searching for those smaller but very pretty resident Brook Trout.
Jeremy Patey and his friend have been taking in all the spring flowers and Brook Trout colors and exploring small streams for these very pretty fish. They may be small, but the adventure to catching them is a big experience. Small stream brook trout anglers know that it’s tough to beat just using a small garden worm on a small hook and one or two tiny split-shot sinkers to drift in any deeper rapids, pools or along undercut banks. Small spinner like the Blue Fox #1 and the smaller Panther Martin spinners also work really well for them, especially in some of the larger streams.