There is no better way to shake off the winter doldrums than to be standing streamside chasing steelhead. You can witness spring come alive as the ice and snow melt away and flow into the river, while birds and other wildlife wake up to the warmth of a spring sunrise. Steelhead are a massive trout (rainbow) that migrate into the streams from the Great Lakes. Steelhead and salmon are native to the Pacific Northwest but in the 1960s, a very successful stocking program developed into a multi-billion dollar fishing and boating tourism industry in the Great Lakes Region.
Steelhead are known to be strong fighting fish that take acrobatic jumps into the air. Anglers who fish for them are a special breed and looks forward to the "run" which occurs every spring. There is also a run in the fall and some fish will remain in the river all winter. For the last few years, WI Women Fish
organizes a steelhead fishing event for women and this year we were able to record a podcast at the event.
Listen in as we talk to several of the ladies, the guide, Garett Svir from Slab Seeker Guide Service
and we even chatted with a couple of friendly guys we met on the side of the stream. If you ever get the opportunity to give it a try, I highly recommend it. -Barb CareyAdditional Resources: