My fly fishing equipment and skills are minimal, but I have learned to use wooly buggers, nymphs and egg patterns to catch steelhead. Lake Erie tributaries make even me look like an accomplished angler.
This month some of the best winter action will take place. Just keep in mind that December steelhead fishing success is affected by weather. Stream flow, air & water temperatures, or early winter snow could make or break a trip. The good news in all of that is the “fish bite”, especially on jigs, and buggers, improves as winter arrives. Fishing pressure drops as the holidays approach so invite a friend to serve as your net-man and to run the camera!
Currently water level and color are near perfect. Here is a photo of a fishing buddy taken December 3, 2012 - 11.5# Elk Creek on a single egg.
All anglers anticipate that December will be a great month to fish Lake Erie tributaries.