If you follow any of us on Social Media you have no doubt seen us use these before. The soft plastic has become a staple jig for us over the past decade. Steelhead that are as pressured as those in PA waters see the same thing time and time again every minute of every day non-stop. Why not try something different?
Berkley Power minnows come in a few variations, all viable options. The Gulp! series, Power Minnow, Twitch Tail Minnow and the Sparkle Dropshot Minnow following the old style discontinued Realistix series are all offered from Berkley. Some of the Best Colors have been Watermelon Pearl and Smelt.
The action you can impart with a 1/32 or 1/80 un-collared jig is irresistible. In deep water setting a Styrofoam float and effectively jigging the float itself can also be very deadly to cruising or podded fish. There are also instances in fishing Frog or Pocket water where a float can be employed.
Steelhead in Lake Erie feed on a variety of baitfish, emerald shiners being the most popular. They won’t turn down a properly presented plastic minnow willingly.