Spring seems to have sprung early this year. If you are waiting until April to catch these big bruisers, you might miss the opportunity all together. The big spawning Steelhead enter the creeks early and run the high water to find good substrate in the higher elevations of the creek. We have had a mild winter with three significant “ice out” high water events bringing in fresh fish throughout the winter. I have seen plenty of fish already setting up shop in Redds in both Lake Erie and Ontario tributaries. The Brown Trout that wintered over after a late Fall spawn in the creek will be dropping back using the same high water events to move through the creek system. Last year the weather patterns had creeks locked up with ice all winter long right through March. This year is just the opposite. Get out there and fish in the next few weeks for these lake run bruisers because it might be too late in April.
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