Ohio Lake Erie Steelhead Trout Fishery

Feb. 20, 2014

Basic Steelhead Fishing Tips

Join Mike Durkalec, Aquatic Biologist with CleveLand Metroparks as he explains the various methods to fish this World Class SteelHead Fishery.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife’s Lake Erie steelhead trout fishery is maintained by stocking approximately 400,000 6” to 9” Little Manistee River strain steelhead trout in five tributaries (west to east): Vermilion River, Rocky River, Chagrin River, Grand River, and Conneaut Creek. This strain of steelhead trout average 25” and 7 pounds after 2 summers of growth in Lake Erie. This world-class fishery provides terrific opportunities for shore or wading anglers to catch large lake-run fish relatively inexpensively


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