Cool weather, rainfall spur early steelhead season
ERIE (AP) — Erie anglers say the season of catching steelhead trout migrating from Lake Erie into its tributary rivers to spawn is here early.
Ed Kissell, vice president of the Sons of Lake Erie, told WJET-TV in Erie that the combination of cool weather and steady rain has already brought steelhead trout into the mouths of creeks.
Typically, steelhead trout migrate from October through April.
Dan Seaman, owner of the Elk Creek Sports Store, says the favorable conditions could bring record numbers of fish.
Last year, the migration didn’t begin until late October.