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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Man I really want to catch myself a lake run brown trout....

Any suggestions? Is it a target fish or just a "chance" encounter when fishing for steelies? Like shooting a banded bird?



It's really a chance thing, IMO, usually you just toss your fly into a pod, or a pool where fish may be holding, and sometimes a brown, or if you're lucky, a salmon, instead of a steelhead grab your fly. Not really sure how to target one over the other, they both take the same flies. That is, unless the water is really low and clear, and you're able to sight fish, and you have good enough eyes to tell between the two. The one I caught I wasn't targetting, I targetted a different fish that refused my streamer, and I let it keep swinging, and sure enough, this one came up and took it. But, I didn't know it was a brown until I was fighting it.

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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There seem to have been more reports of browns in the mile streams the last few years. I know I've seen more there personally, but there's still a good handful in Walnut and Elk.

No way to specifically target them unless you see them first.

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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There seem to have been more reports of browns in the mile streams the last few years. I know I've seen more there personally, but there's still a good handful in Walnut and Elk.

No way to specifically target them unless you see them first.


That is where I saw most of them last year, in the East. I had a few hooked up over there, but caught my first one ever last year in Elk. It was a beauty!

Posted on: 2013/10/4 12:30
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Looks like a wet few days for Erie. Showers and storms for a while, then the big wallop at the end (Mondayish). Front's gonna make it here.

Then it wants to dry out again. Maybe for a while. But Karen could put an end to that idea before it even gets established, depending on how far west her remnants go. When she comes up, farther east = wetter.

Posted on: 2013/10/4 12:47


Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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The most recent NOAA report is indicating from 1.5" - 2.75" of rain. This should blow the creeks out through Tuesday but I'd bet by Wednesday there will be nice green water on some of the creeks. I've booked three nights in a Girard motel and am probably leaving Tuesday morning so I can do some scouting and be on the water at first light Wednesday.

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Just retured home from elk still very little color to water flow was just a bit better than last sunday.

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Need more steady rain

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my buddy mickey (yakquest) and I just got done with a weekend of fishing elk and walnut. Only 2 catches for the weekend. lots of anglers at all creeks. This was mickey's first time steelhead fishing and he got a nice 22 inch on elk on the first day. I'll post a pic.

Posted on: 2013/10/6 20:49


Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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mickey's (yakquest) first taste of steel

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Nice fish, by the color of the fish it appears it might be a resident rainbow rather than a true steelhead.

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naaa, it has just been in there for a week or so.


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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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No resident rainbows in Elk Creek. Very little water in the summer and what's there is very warm.

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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Resident rainbow? Haha.

But yeah, it's not super fresh.

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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how's that rain going up there?

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Re: Steelhead 2013-2014 Thread

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That fish looks like a 1 year old steelhead... what's that called again Jack???


webcam looks good right now. Lots of people fishing. Unless we get more rain though, it'll be back to low levels by Wednesday.

Posted on: 2013/10/7 10:27
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