Im new to steelhead fishing, what would be the best rig? like plunking, spinners, etc…?
For big rivers, the most common rig in the great lakes area is a three-way swivel with a foot long leader to a weight and a three to five foot leader to a bait hook tipped with spawn, night crawler, or a wobble-glow type presentation. Also, a float with bait drifted in the current is very popular.
For smaller rivers, in-line spinners and other lures, even jigs, are popular.
If you know how to fly fish, there are lots of other options too.
Best bet: go to the nearest bait shop and ask them what to buy. It will be different on every river but those guys will give you the best advice.