Steelhead Season 2015-16: Steelhead continue to enter Lake Erie tributaries and move upstream. A solid run of fish is now available for anglers. Fish can be found in all of the popular fishing-holding water from the lake to McKean. The number of steelhead at any location varies so you need to explore and find the fish. Trout Run and Godfrey Run fishing remains excellent when lake conditions are suitable for shore angling.
Most, if not all, baits and presentations work well at this time of the year. Match your presentation to suit the water conditions that will change as the Erie area gets more precipitation. Snow showers and cold wind are common at this point in the steelhead season so prepare for the worst. In fact, you may want to hope for bad weather. It reduces the fishing pressure and improves the "bite".
Colder water temperature always improves the jig bite so carry an assortment of your favorite jigs. Good luck.
Plan your trip. Pick a date, your preferred tributary, check water and weather conditions.
Seasonal patterns do exist so keep reading to learn more.