Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I'm saying this is the "last" steelhead of the season, though it is equally one of my first. I didn't get out more than a couple of times this year and struggled mightily to find fish. Today, we walked for nearly 2 miles before we found a handful of decent steelhead in the clear water of Elk Creek. I'm not sure if the unusually mild winter had the fish moving back to Lake Erie early, or if we just weren't looking in the right places. Still, we hooked several and landed a few. It was good to be outdoors and knock some of the rust off. The air temperature on this sunny March day was near 60°!