Fly Fishing For Ontario Steelhead

Fly fishing for Ontario Steelhead is about as good as it gets around the Great Lakes.

Ontario is surrounded by the Great Lakes, and nearly every river that flows into Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, and Southern Georgian Bay will get some type of steelhead run. Some runs may be as big as 40,000 steelhead some years, and others might be under 100 steelhead, but I’d guess that, on average, a river of 20 feet wide or more would get 1000 fish or more.

Spring run steelhead from the Credit River


Fly fishing for Ontario steelhead includes fly fishing methods such as Nymphing, streamer fishing, and Spey fishing. The most productive method would be Nymphing with indicators that can be done on both large and small rivers. For more information on fly fishing methods check out the fly fishing for steelhead page on A Perfect Drift Guide companies page

Ontario Steelhead Rivers

Ontario Steelhead rivers

There are hundreds of steelhead rivers and streams that anglers can try. We list some of the best ones on our rivers page


Some years I’ll put over 300 steelhead in my net just in the fall with my clients. It can be that good, but it’s not uncommon for me to hear guys tell me they will go 10 days and only catch one steelhead. If that’s the case you are missing out on key information, doing something wrong, or using the wrong things. That’s why I decided to do this page, to hopefully provide you with enough information to get you catching a few more fish whether you a beginner or an advanced fly angler.

Unfortunately, as I write this, I’m just started my busy guide season so I won’t be able to complete it but I will be updating more to this page, more pictures, best flies, leader set-ups, Spey fishing advice, best methods, and more tips and advice and hopefully soon, as soon as we stop fishing long enough to do it. Until then, there is more in at our guide website HERE . . .

A nice fall steelhead

Plus get a whole lot more on updated information about Fly Fishing, Centerpin Fishing and Spin Fishing For Trout and Steelhead on my Blog Website.