Josh's Notes


The Great Lakes Steehead is an anadromous rainbow trout that is not native to the Great Lakes. The Pacific Steelhead was introduced into Lake Michigan in the late 1800s and even though it no longer has salt water to migrate to they continue their migration pattern and after 2 or 3 years in the lake they migrate back to into the tributaries to spawn. This provides the midwestern fly fisherman with a great opportunity to catch a steelhead without traveling to the coast.