Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Southern Ontario
I live in the area, and for steelhead, youíll have to drive about 3hrs, which is a trek I make often. The season opens up on the last Saturday in April, although there is some limited water open on some rivers prior to that (all season).
Plenty of spots are accessible by car, for walk and wading. Most, in fact. Not much crown land anywhere in sw Ontario to camp, but there may be a few campgrounds open by then. Tribs of Erie, Huron, and Ontario will all have fish then, and should be a good time to go.
Saving that, the Detroit river right in Windsor has arguably the best walleye run in the world during that time. Although not a wadable river, Iím sure there are spots you could fish from shore and try with a fly rod, although Iíve never tried, and finding room could be a problem. It is urban fishing in every sense. The silver bass should also be showing up around that time, and you can literally catch them every cast.
I would suggest taking a 3 hour drive to one of the many tribs alluded to above for steelhead. The Great Lakes really do have an impressive fishery.
Send me a pm if youíd like some more info. Iíd be glad to help out.