Fishing Streams for Trout - First Time Experience

On this episode of LakeForkGuy Fishing TV, we are heading to the streams and rivers or New York around the shores of Lake Erie to experience fishing for steelhead trout for the first time. The area we are fishing is part of an Indian reservation, known for its good fishing in the fall and winter when the fish run from the deep cool waters of Lake Erie and up into the tributary streams to spawn and feed. These steelhead are unlike the western steelhead trout and salmon that live in the ocean and migrate into the same streams where they were born later in life. These lake steelhead trout are stocked by the state wildlife and fish commission and placed into the stream as fingerlings to eventually travel back and forth between lake and river to keep up the great fishing experince.

We are using fly fishing and light spinning tackle equipment to cast repetitively to rocks and eddies in the water that the trout are hiding in. The cold water and currents allow these fish plenty of oxygen to make powerful runs and long fights on the rod and reel. The water is also very clear, making it nearly impossible to get a bite on heavy fishing line. All the equipment is light and finesse in order to catch the trout. As a first time beginner at fly fishing for trout and wading cold water streams, I show you how to approach catching these fish from the experienced anglers I am with. You can learn from my mistakes and experience what fishing for these steelhead trout is like without having to get waist deep in very cold water!

Shout out to NICK and TJ for the great drone and photography

Special thanks to Landon and Jeff for the how-to tips and techniques

Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to show as many fishing places as possible and help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other YouTube Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie and french bulldog Winston.


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