i am not familiar with the ontario tribs, but the great lakes fishery can be a lot of fun. i spent 4 months one winter fishing the erie and ontario tribs and had a great time. never saw any wonderblob fish, and swung up a ton of nice fish. i have my opinion on whether they are truly steelhead, but it doesn't matter what we on the west coast say because they are going to continue to be called steelhead by those in the great lakes regardless. it is a different experience to know that if the river is fishable you are for certain gonna hook some fish on the swing... i'm never certain here so it was a nice change of pace for someone whose only experience had been in the pacific northwest. have fun and it might not be as cold as you think.