2020-2021 Steelhead Run by the numbers . . . .
The 2020-2021 steelhead run that begins this September consists of the smolts stocked in 2018, a few surviving 2nd time runners from the 2017 stocking and the 2021 spring run of jacks. They managed to survive stocking, accidental catch and “rough-release” by spring anglers, dodge the ducks and escape the predatory fish to mature in Lake Erie and return to a lake tributary.
We should celebrate their survival instincts with a C&R salute, or a “smoker salute” depending on your personal preference. Either way, their short life makes steelhead anglers smile!
Here are the numbers.