I’m surprised at how many devoted fly fishers haven’t tried catching Great Lakes steelhead. Big fish, manageable rivers, and easy access seem like a perfect combination.
Sure, fishing for these lake-run trout isn’t the same experience as going to the Pacific Northwest. But being a half-day’s drive from a unique seasonal fishery is something that anglers from Chicago to Boston ought to consider.
In this podcast I present a quick survey on what goes into giving steelhead fishing a shot: a little gear, a little technique, and some excellent tips on when to go to maximize your chances.