Re: Steelhead 2022 The End
I’m guessing you mean steelhead runs and not salmon runs. Salmon are pretty rare in Erie tribs though a handful of kings and cohos get caught here and there, and some pink salmon every other year.
In my experience steelhead are still around in pretty good numbers through the end of March. There will be some fresh fish that come in after the thaw, but not nearly the numbers that come in fall and early winter. With this much ice as there is right now many fish in the streams rwill get ground into fish patties when things bust loose though plenty will survive.
March can be a fun time to fish as many steelhead will be dropping back to the lake after they spawn and they will regain their bright chrome colors and some of their fight. And they eat voraciously if you find a pod of them holding over in a hole. And there will be some fresh fish that trickle in from the lake here and there.
By mid April numbers usually diminish significantly though there are still some to be found. And you will find a few here and there in May as well.