WON Landing Page March 2022

She Loves to Fish: Steelhead and Talking Dirty

From our pal Ashley Rae, a primo angler and storyteller at her blog, “She Loves to Fish.” Here’s her intro to her latest adventure, where she’s back on steelhead and “talking dirty.”



(She Loves to Fish photo)


What I feel to be the longest winter ever has FINALLY come to an end! I’ve already been out on the open water fishing Lake Ontario tributaries for steelhead (migratory rainbow trout). My ice gear is stored away and it’s time to focus on spring opportunities! Steelhead are incredibly spunky and I’ve enjoyed getting my heart broken from time to time and also landing these amazing creatures on my fly rod over the years. They can be found in Lake Ontario tributaries in the fall months and throughout the winter as they prepare to spawn in these waters come spring.


In the rest of this fine blog post, Ashley talks about her latest fishing (steelhead, we know!) and about her new job at Anglers Atlas and how that’s going for her. She also goes on a little rant; thus, the “dirty” part of this blog. Hint: It’s about her disgust with the amount of trash left behind on banks and in the fine waters of her Canada.

It’s a great read and reflects the fine ambassador that Ashley is in the fishing world.

Read “Steelhead and Talking Dirty.” 

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