Lake Erie Steelhead Fishing report: The best water and weather of the steelhead season will be waiting for you this weekend so make plans now. Dropping flow rates on the tributaries will make all good fish holding spots great for fishing for the next several days. The lakeshore and wind forecast makes those locations marginal at best so you may want to focus on the tributaries. Eastside and Walnut will fish good beginning today. Elk Creek needs another day to settle down. Conneaut remains high until next week. Use the trip planning tab to keep a close watch on the weather and stream gauges as you plan a trip.

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This early season photo below from the archives is an example of what the weekend water level and fishing pressure will be on Walnut Creek. 


This blog/article offers a series of links to additional information that will jumpstart your planning process. The best place to begin is an estimate of the steelhead run potential based on the number of smolts stocked in 2020. You can then apply the survival rate and create your “guesstimate”.  As you read you will discover the number of fish to expect in each tributary.

These articles focus on the how to succeed.  Beginners need basic information. Experienced anglers need information to avoid early season pitfalls. Finally for good measure, we offer encouragement to try winter angling for steelhead.

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Good luck.