I spent a couple hours on the Root River today and landed 4 nice steelhead. There’s a good number of both pre-spawn and post-spawn fish in the river right now. Water temp was ~50 degrees and moving quick, but the water level was good. The water is a little murky, which can be good and bad. Bad for trying to see fish, but good for stealth and reaction bites.
All of my fish came on an egg sucking leech today. These Lake Michigan run trout are aggressive and fighting hard! Based on the weather forecast, the next few days of fishing should be excellent.