Steelhead fishing continues to get better on Lake Ontario, ON tributaries.

Posted on March 23rd, 2011

[nggallery id=431]We headed out early again this morning and traveled east of Oshawa, ON to check on the Lake Ontario tributary conditions.  Most were high and discolored.  Visibility was about 3″, but the fish still hit well. We fished fresh, rainbow trout egg spawn-sacks under sensitive floats with 6 lb. test line and between the four of us we landed about 20-fish.  Interesting enough, most of the fish we landed were silver female rainbows whereas last Wed., all of the fish we landed were male rainbow trout.  Since the water condition were turbid, I continued to use the Gamakatsu #4 Finesse Widegap hooks.  Most steelheaders use hook sizes from #8-#12, but I have found that when the water is turbid, the larger-gap hook works much better.  I did not loose any fish that I hooked!  My line of choice was the Sufix Titanium Plus yellow monofilament line with a 6 lb. test Sufix fluorocarbon leader.  That will be all the rainbow trout fishing until the end of April.  Time to pack for our northern India filming trip.

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