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Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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yes we all miss Biker.

Today was decent. many people, many fish.

jefferson the steelhead rookie went into full beast mode. he was a water reading beast and sniped steel out of the most improbable lies. I guess he had a good teacher...lol.

Mucka, StreamerGuy, Jefferson and I made a long hike into unfamiliar territory and had a great time. everyone caught, except for me! I lost my mojo today but still had a great time with great company.

You'll have to ask PatrickC for the greatest meme from the season featuring yours truly. also, RickinPA is a camper and TimB has a secret fly.

that's all for now. tomorrows another day!

Posted on: 2015/10/31 19:57
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Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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RickinPa is a camper in the most literal sense... napping stream side by his honeyhole! Hilarious

Posted on: 2015/10/31 20:23


Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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haha!!! safe and sound, and stuck at home with one hell of a head cold. my WV plans fell through and I was ll set to head north and meet up with you guys, but by thurs night I was down and out, I didn't even feel like drinking a beer, so you KNOW I was sick!!! Glad you all had a great weekend, hope to see some pics soon!

Posted on: 2015/11/1 7:37


Determination could be the key

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Fished Halloween, multi locations on Elk Creek, later 3 more tribs.
Many hook ups, nice vital fights, 9 landings.

Steelhead fishing in PA is a bit harder and more unpredictable than years ago. In my November little solitude come to simple conclusion: don't expects a lot, manage the gear well, cast a lot, change the tactics and relocate fast. Determination could be the key.

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Posted on: 2015/11/2 12:23


Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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Thursday GG, Moose, and I drove all over Erie looking for fishable water. High chocolate milk everywhere we stopped, we didn't fish at all Thursday, I'd rather be safe then sorry.

Friday FD and I started upstream from Folly's. Saw a couple of fish caught, one in a hole I vacated to fix my leader, go figure. We met up with GG a little later and drove all around and ended up on Elk, I thing near the sewage plant. FD hooked up on his first cast and I hooked up about 1o minutes later. Moose didn't fish as he took a spill in the shower Thursday night and was hurting pretty good, get well soon.

Saturday was the day I had the most optimism for according to the weather forecast. It was supposed to be mid to upper 50's with sun coming out mid day. DanL, GG, and I went to the pet cemetery to start off, it was cloudy but nice. A front must have gone thru as temps dropped a bit and the sun never came out. We decided to stick it out there and see what happened, after a streamside lunch I took GG back to the hotel so he could warm up and get some rest.

We only saw 2 fish the whole day, DanL hooked up with 1 of the 2 we saw, we called it a day about 4 PM. I was tired of driving.

Other members had better fishing then we did, still had a great time. I guess I need to fish with professionals more often. LOL


Posted on: 2015/11/2 16:55


Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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Part of the Lancaster crew arrived in Erie Thursday morning around 930. Elk was chocolate milk so we headed over to 16 mile. The winds were howlin and the waves were capping at 4-6ft out at the beach. We made our way up and found some fish. Jeff made contact with his first steelhead which surprised the heck out of him and promptly came unbuttoned. He was pretty stoked. RickinPa and I each landed fish and it was a good start.

Friday we met up Friday morning at Follies with FarmerDave and Mucka. Pumpkin whoopie pies were on point and we headed down stream. Mucka ran a clinic on water reading and approach. RickinPa would join in and stick a few older fish. Some chromers but not many.

We headed back to Follie's to find PatrickC's truck in the driveway so we hooked up with him. Patrick had 4 fish in that morning on lower elk so we rolled out. we went to lower Elk and found some fish. Jeff caught his first fish just as that sinking feeling of self doubt was creeping in. He landed a nice lake run brown. After that boost of confidence he picked up the example Mucka set in the morning and started putting on a show. We lost count of how many fish he hooked and landed. He was pretty much shell shocked by the end of the day. Everyone caught multiple fish in multiple spots and it was a really great day. Almost everything was fresh chrome. PatrickC was being a spot-snatcher so I had to follow behind him and pick out a few of the leftover stragglers left in his wake, that guy covers some ground, no camping out with Patrick.

Friday at the Avonia we saw Proformance, moose , art and farmerdave. unfortunately it was packed and we couldn't sit together. next time dudes!

Saturday was a zoo. Mucka, StreamerGuy, Jeff, and I explored some more remote waters higher up on elk and we were rewarded. And for a second day in a row Jeff put on a freakin clinic. dang newbies! Jeff was reading water like a seasoned pro and picked fish out of pockets that just about broke the necks of the guys standing in the deep runs. He was in the groove and it was fun and impressive to watch him working. I spent more time chasing his fish with a net than fishing. Mucka and streamerguy dropped the hammer on them too. It was a great hike back with a good mix of fresh and old fish.

we headed back down low as the creek really started to clear and drop quickly through the morning into the afternoon. We found better looking water and few more fish that afternoon when we met back up with TimB and RickinPa. Both of those guys pounded fish in the morning as fresh fish continued to move through. by saturday night the fish were shell shocked and lock jaw set in.

Sunday I had to stay in during the morning to finish some work but the guys went out and managed a few during the morning. I joined up with them in the afternoon and the creek was low and clear. Fishing was tough with only a handful of fish to hand.

As of this writing we have just driven into Lancaster. we left around 11 this morning. no fish to hand and elk is WAY back down. many guys were out yesterday and this morning. They're getting pounded. To whomever takes up the torch for next year: schedule the jam later for this very reason. it would have been a lot better if there would have been multiple high water events before this. it would have brought more fish in and spread the fish out, subsequently the people too. Think 2nd week in November.

All in all it was great to see old friends and make new ones. Jeff officially has steel-fever and is already scheming a trip to the SR so there you go, we corrupted another one! LOL.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 17:16


Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2
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He landed a nice lake run brown. After that boost of confidence he picked up the example Mucka set in the morning and started putting on a show. We lost count of how many fish he hooked and landed. He was pretty much shell shocked by the end of the day. Everyone caught multiple fish in multiple spots and it was a really great day.


Great to hear about lots of catchin - wish I coulda joined you guys.

Also good to hear about the brown trout. Did you see any others? I'm curious about the brown trout program - they should be turning up these days.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 17:29


Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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Tim Robinson, I would remind you whom it was that showed you each of those spots I "snatched" BTW, my phone informed me that evening I had walked 6 miles that day. I may have to take up Rick's method.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 18:28
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Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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It was a great time indeed. Nice to meet some new faces and make some new friends. Looking forward to next year, or hopefully the spring jam.
It was awesome seeing Jefferson get into tons of fish, and the slight adrenaline shake in his hands while he showed off his first fish for the camera. Saturday he was picking fish out of the smallest seam or pocket that would go ignored by a lot of people walking to the next big run or pool.
Tim/Jefferson if you guys make another run up there let me know. I'm sure Jefferson isn't going to be able to wait another year to get his hands on some steel.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 18:42


Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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Fishidiot wrote:

Also good to hear about the brown trout. Did you see any others?


Jeff said he hooked another brown yesterday morning! He had himself a spectacular weekend for sure.......never would've thought he was a steelhead newb if nobody told me. Looked like a seasoned veteran out there. He even completed the Elk Creek trifecta with a bonus smallmouth! And man was it a whopper

Great time fishin with some great guys. Got to meet some new people, and didn't get a chance to meet many others....but that's what next time is for. Can't wait to do it again

Posted on: 2015/11/2 18:47


Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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LOL.

good times with great people.

PatrickC You can fish in front of me anytime! LOL, thanks for saving the day on Friday. However, if you're going to chum keep your chum to yourself. Also, I'm going to have to make sure I get some camo for next time, judging by the guys doing all the catching I had the wrong color camo on.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 19:39
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Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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Also, I'm going to have to make sure I get some camo for next time, judging by the guys doing all the catching I had the wrong color camo on.


You mean....egg pink?!?!!?

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Posted on: 2015/11/4 20:38


Re: STLHD JAM 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 2

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Great time as always. Will try to post some pics at some point once I get off my camera. Loved the "scenery" at the Quality Inn's bar for the redneck Halloween Party on Saturday night...

Posted on: 2015/11/5 11:51



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