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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Now I never said there was no fish in PA tribs. There were less than in other years but buy no means did I say none.With that being said I walked at least 3 miles on chautauqua and litterly caught nor saw a fish. I am sure a few were present but the numbers were way off even for a average below average years.
To write it completely off to people don't know how to fish isn't fair. The NY tribs were dead first week of november plain and simple.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 20:46


Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Is Erie the only place in Pa to chase steelhead?

Posted on: 2013/9/12 22:39
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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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We head up every year around the same week. last year we were up there when the storm sandy was tearing things up. The streams were low which had a affect on the fishing and then they were blown out which didn't help but we did catch fish.

Most of us know that the streams flows and levels have a major affect on the fish coming in. If the flows are close to normal and levels are good there seems to be better fishing and people are happy if they are lower, which they have been for a while, people complain there are no fish.

It is fishing and I am not able to go up several times a year so when the trip time comes around I fish what I find when I get there. Low flows and levels or good ones. We have been going up in the spring the last few years and actually have had better fishing but again the flows have been better than what they were in the fall

Posted on: 2013/9/13 6:23
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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Is Erie the only place in Pa to chase steelhead?



Yes. It's the only place that touches the lake. Steelhead by definition are lake or ocean run. We're actually pretty lucky that there are so many tribs in PA that touch lake Erie.

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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If only there were more :)

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Thanks Ryguy .. the way my life is I have to schedule well in advance prior to making a 3 day-ish 425 mile trip but after doing some research it looks great and putting it on my bucket list.

Steelhead fishing technique similiar to trout?

Posted on: 2013/9/13 10:28
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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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It's a nymphing or swinging game. Be prepared with some good sized split shot. Sometimes all it takes is getting the flies down in the column where the fish are stacked up. There's a good thread in the fly tying section on what flies to use. Lots of knowledgeable guys on this site for steelhead, so maybe someone can fish with you, or you can even attend the steelhead JAM.

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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I usually make a prediction of the first real run and this year it's going to be early. Tuesday Sept 17th will get the fish moving and in the streams permanently.





My prediction isn't looking so hot this year. Looking at the extended forecast, it might be October 17th. Not much rain being predicted in the next few weeks.

Posted on: 2013/9/16 14:00
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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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for those in Eastern PA, NY is actually closer - though thats Ontario steelhead rather than Erie.

Posted on: 2013/9/17 13:31


Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Any updates? Steelhead ally flies are posting nice fish already from this past weekend I guess their was a good but of rain also seen a few guys posting up their fish on Instagram most were caught on wollys it seemed like...who has been in the area recently?

Posted on: 2013/9/17 19:36


Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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It's dry as a bone on the PA tribs. There was not a good bit of rain. There was a little rain and the flows did not even bump. There are a few fish in a couple of the lower creeks. Don't believe everything you see posted Be patient. We need a serious rain.

Posted on: 2013/9/17 21:00
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From what I hear from friends, it's a little more than a few fish. But it could be them just enticing me to come up and drink

Posted on: 2013/9/17 22:18


Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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I'm hoping for some miracle. Mitzi (my wife) and I are going to have a romantic - fishing get away the last weekend of Sept in Erie. She has already warmed up by catching a dozen smallmouth on the 7wt. Prettiest loops I've ever seen. No kidding, I'm so proud of her. Perhaps a good gully washer on the 27th.

Posted on: 2013/9/17 22:44
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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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From what I hear from friends, it's a little more than a few fish. But it could be them just enticing me to come up and drink


It does not take much rain to bump some fish into the lower Elk or even up to the project waters on Walnut. Even if there are 200 fish on Walnut right now, the water is low and clear. The fish are swimming in circles in Manchester hole and 17 guys are standing around the hole yanking as hard as they can to "hook" a fish. Lower Elk is essentially the same way right now. Don't waste your time. The rains will come and the fish will run. When that happens, it will be on.

Posted on: 2013/9/18 9:45
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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Was planning to make my first trip up the last weekend in September, but that was before the last two "heavy" rain/ thunderstorm systems completely dissipated over Erie, and soaked about everywhere else. Now, the good news is that (and I'm probably going to jinx it now) is that a good amount of rain is forecast into this weekend.

If nothing else, at least have plenty of flies tied.

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