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Erie Steelhead - Steelhead Alley

We offer a guide service for for Great Lakes steelhead and salmon and since 1994 have featured the "tributary talents" of some of the finest guides here in the Erie region of Ohio and Pennsylvania and Steve Kueick and his RiverQuest Charters in Michigan.

Let our guides show you the ins-and-outs of finding, understanding and catching the multitiude of fish along the Great Lakes coastlines. Our season runs from early September through mid May and sometimes later. We guide for steelhead in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan and will determine the best location for your trip depending on the time of year, water/weather conditions and your personal preference.¹

¹ Our Steelhead Guide Trips include most equipment but typically do not include lunch. We recommend bringing a packed lunch. Guides bring coolers with water.


Where: Conneaut Creek, Grand River. Rocky River, Chagrin River, Vermilion River

What: Steelhead

When: November through April, Ohio’s strongest runs are definitely in the Spring, peak months are March and April.

PA- Licensed guides

Where: Elk Creek, Walnut Creek, Raccoon Creek, Crooked Creek, Conneaut Creek

What: Steelhead, Salmon

When: Mid-September through April, strongest runs are in the Fall and Winter.

NY - Licensed guides

Where: Oak Orchard, Johnson’s Creek, Sandy Creek, Chautauqua Creek, Cattaraugas Creek

What: Chinook Salmon, Browns and Steelhead

When: Mid-September through winter; Chinook and Browns early - Steelhead later-browns and salmon wind down near the end of November.

MI - Licensed guides

Where: Muskegon and surrounding with RiverQuest, Manistee and surrounding with Schmidt Outfitters ²

What: Chinook salmon, Steelhead and Trout

When: March- winter; Steelhead- March- May then again after salmon season and through the winter, Trout- May- November, Salmon September- October **Smallmouth also available

² Michigan trips are based on float trips

Erie / Ontario Salmon / Steelhead Tributary Guides

Walk-in Trips:

$375.00 for one or two anglers

+$100.00 per additional angler

Float Trips:

$425.00 for one or two anglers 

(float trips on the Conneuat and Grand Rivers)


Michigan Steelhead / Salmon / Trout Guides

$450.00 for 1 or 2 anglers with RiverQuest/Muskegon ³

An additional angler can be added for $125.00

Erie Photos-----MI Photos

To inquire about a Fly Fishing Trip for Steelhead in the Great Lakes Region - 888-451-0363 or contact us.

³ Michigan guide trips based on float trips
³ Lodging can be arranged through Mad River Outfitters on all Michigan guide trips