Steelhead startle simple, so remember to scale back your rig after the autumn salmon run. This is particularly real when water levels are low and also clear. Scaling down hooks and also lightening your leader (4 - 6 lb fluorocarbon) is additionally vital under these problems to entice stubborn steelhead to pound your bait.
Unlike the salmon that avoid feeding once they enter streams, steelhead will proceed to feed when they are in the tributaries. The most dependable flies and also baits stand for some kind of healthy food found in their setting. Roe is generally the go-to lure, nevertheless beads, stonefly nymphs, jigs, small worms (natural) as well as even pink worms (plastic) are among the most prominent options in a float fisherman's toolbox.