Spring is just around the corner, and that means one thing to Michigan anglers: STEELHEAD. Within the coming weeks, we should start to see our rivers shimmering with fresh chrome. The classic egg pattern is always a go-to, but I’d suggest throwing on a caddis worm if the sun is shining. Warmer temps and sunshine can ratchet up the temp of the water just enough to let some bugs hatch. Although some sunshine would be awesome, it looks like rain is on the way, so think bigger and brighter! Bright sucker spawn or iridescent egg patterns will attract steel even in the murky water. Stay safe in fast water and make sure to check out my “Current Streamflow Levels” page before hitting the river!