Lake Erie Steelhead Trout
Steelhead Trout: The Steelhead Trout fishery is very good and continues to get better each year. Steelhead prefer the deeper, cooler water east of Kelly’s Island stretching toward Lorain. June through August is a good time to begin the search. Canadian waters around Pelee Point and eastward can also be very productive from late July through August. Steelhead Trout range in size with fish exceeding 30 inches a common occurrence. Trolling is a must when targeting Steelhead on Lake Erie. Leaping high out of the water and tail walking on top of the water from hook-set to net, a Steelhead Trout is a fun fish to catch and a very worthy adversary for any angler. For those who prefer to employ different tactics such as casting or flipping flies, take a good look at the Rocky River area near Cleveland. Good lure colors are white, hot pink and chartreuse. For information on how the bite is going at the Rocky River and other tributaries, consult the Division of Wildlife’s web site at www.wildohio.com or check the Cleveland Metro Parks web site at www.clemetparks.com.
Our base of operations at Catawba Island (Marblehead, Ohio) made adding Steelhead charters a logical choice, so Char-Tom Charters began offering Steelhead trips to our customers two years ago. I encourage customers who are thinking about a Steelhead charter to consider choosing a Walleye/Steelhead combination package. Walleye are often caught when targeting Steelhead and considered a bonus fish. As of this writing the daily limit per angler for Lake Erie Trout and Salmon (singly or in combination) is 5 fish from May 16 – August 31 and 2 fish from September 1 – May 15. A minimum size limit of 12 inches also applies.
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