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Lake Erie Steelhead Season 2014 has started.   From now through May 2015, anglers will be making steelhead fishing memories.  Each month presents opportunities and a diversity of fishing conditions so you need information, good fishing gear, a few good friends and the time to get away.   Click "Blog posts, stories & news" item in the Main Menu for good info and fishing reports.
StopsignHoleWalnutCreekAll anglers face the same challenge.  Picking a fishing date that matches time off with good fishing.  Early pods of fish that enter the tributaries are very "nomadic".  Here today and gone tomorrow.  The lower sections of streams will briefly hold fish that move upstream overnight or during a brief rain shower.   You must fish where they are.  No fish - move!

Best early season baits are single eggs, sacs, double "fly tandems", woolly buggers and spoons [on the pier and lake shore].  Jigs seem to be a last resort bait at this time of the year, but some action comes with the "micro" version of popular jig patterns.