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Best time of day for steelhead

2006/9/17 23:07
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So my wife scheduled me for some events this weekend without actually asking if I had any plans (I love when that happens). Anyway, I was planning on fishing one of the Ohio rivers for steelhead but now because I have limited time I can only get out in either the early morning or later in the day. I was wondering what everyone's opinion is regarding the best time of day of steelhead?

Posted on: 2013/3/20 11:33

Re: Best time of day for steelhead

2010/5/1 9:10
From NE OH
Posts: 75
That is a loaded question my friend. There are a ton of factors to consider. When the water is low and clear, your best bet is early morning and late afternoon. If the water is stained you can catch them all day long. When the water is warm in the Fall and Spring, the bite is fairly consistent, if the water is not low and clear. In the Winter when the water is cold, they tend to be most active from about 10am-3pm.

Across the board, timing of the day is not a big rate limiting step to catch steelhead. PRESENTATION is the name of the game. If you have good presentation, you can catch them throughout the day.

Have fun!

Posted on: 2013/3/20 11:56
"You don't need 7x. All right, you're just being stupid. That's ridiculous. You know what else...throw away the 6x, because that's garbage too." -Hank Patterson

Re: Best time of day for steelhead

2007/3/3 1:06
Posts: 68
For this week end if I had to choose it would be end of day.Water will be warmer and it stays light until after 7.
Patricks post is dead on!

Posted on: 2013/3/20 12:11

Re: Best time of day for steelhead

2013/1/28 19:37
From hellertown
Posts: 0
Ny this weekend bit was good early am and dead by 11

Posted on: 2013/3/20 12:38

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