Winter Lake Erie Steelheaders On the Move

October 22, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Call it combat fishing, big fish hunting, or just the best it can get for steelheaders outside of the U.S. west coast, but fly fishing for Lake Erie tributary steelhead is drawing lots of anglers to Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. “‘The draw is the big fish. Here, you’ll catch more big fish than anywhere else,’ [Vern] Kalp said. In holes where multiple steelhead are holding up, it’s not uncommon to see more than 20 anglers fishing side-by-side. Most will gladly remove their lines from the water when a nearby angler hooks a fish.” Ethan Blough in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Tribune-Democrat.