Winter/Spring- Cohos, Trout, & Steelhead
| Through a process of unnatural selection,(taking early run fish for brood stock), the hatcheries have created a strain of Coho that tends to enter the rivers in October. Fortunately for the trophy hunter, there are many Coho that remain out in the feeding grounds until November & into December before making their run. Double digit weights approaching 20 pounds are not uncommon, and the fish are very aggressive.
| A mid-winter thaw raises water levels, and brings the Chambers Creek steelies up from the lake. Hi-density sinktips are usually needed to reach these fish. Flashy patterns from the West Coast can be effective, as can huge marabou flies that attract fish from a distance.
| April's shirtsleeve weather may seem like strange conditions for steelheading, but it's the time to fish for the Ganaraska strain steelhead. This strain, developed in Ontario, has been stocked by the Wisconsin DNR to extend fishing opportunities well past the "normal" seasons.