With that one week of chilly weather we had a few weeks ago may be the reason for the start, but I am sure it is just a few of them. Give it about two-three more weeks and we will see the beginning of the fun.
I saw that too. I think they first reported seeing steelhead a week or two ago. It's a great site though. The Metroparks start doing their weekly fishing reports (instead of monthly) next week, so it must be close to steelhead time. I'm actually thinking of heading out near the Marina this weekend to do a bit of biking and fishing, and maybe get some pre-season steel. haha
Temps are supposed to dip into the mid 40s to 50s next week for a day or two. That should help. If anything I'll probably fish for bass and catfish and scout the river a bit (I live by the Chagrin so I only venture out to the Rocky RR once or twice a month).
Both the Rocky and Chagrin are almost back to pre-rain conditions, flows are starting to taper off. Should be good fishing until the next round of rain hits. Hopefully I can get out there Saturday before the rain. Might even leave work a bit early today and get some lines in the Chagrin.