Lake Ontario’s Fantastic Blue Zone Steelhead Madness by Darryl Choronzey
They tend to prowl a little lower in the water column, but action can be non-stop for these finned torpedoes as well. While juvenile salmon occasional are feeding together with steelhead closer to the surface, Scott firmly believes the mature Chinook and coho are content to fill their bellies in deeper water, often as cold as 40 degrees.
This article shouldn’t be printed without giving the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation a tip of our angling caps for creating this dynamic Blue Zone steelhead fishery
Every year the state stocks an average of 500,000 Chambers Creek strain steelhead yearlings to sustain this dynamic sport fishery. New York State and its staff have set a goal of creating a world class fishery for anglers and increased tourism revenue for the government. They’ve certainly achieved these goals. Play safe on the deep, far from shore waters of the Blue Zone. Practical boating sense is as important as proper fishing knowledge. No matter which way I look at it, in half a century of pulling spoons on the Great Lakes and out on the Pacific. I’ve never witnessed quite the open water steelhead fishery that can be found in Lake Ontario’s Blue Zone. It’s the best of the best. Don’t pass it up. Randy Scott905-580-0900 (ReddogSportfishing.ca)Reddogsportfishing@Gmail.com