Steelhead tributary anglers are taking advantage of milder temperatures and recent rains that have drawn-up more Steelhead for Lake Ontario into the lower sections of many tributaries.
Jeremy & Cassondra Patey took advantage of conditions and instead of fishing roe bags as most early spring steelhead anglers do, they used soft-plastic worms. These were drifted in fast runs only 3-4′ deep to fish that were moving through from one pool to the next on their way up-stream.
Cassondra used a natural worm colored Sierra Slammer from Fisherman’s Edge. Roe bags are to “go-to” bait for most tributary Steelhead anglers, but when roe fails, don’t be shy to drift a small soft-plastic worm, acrylic or glass bead, or a nymph or small streamer fly, you may be surprised!