New York's Top Winter Steelhead Rivers

December 10, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Of course they are an altogether different experience than you’ll find with native steelhead on the west coast, but the fish that come out of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie and muscle their way up Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York rivers are numerous and big. J. Michael Kelly gives a good intro to well-known New York steelhead rivers in New York Game & Fish magazine. “Steelhead begin nosing into Great Lakes feeder streams in late September and October to feed on eggs tumbling from the redds made by spawning Pacific salmon and brown trout.”