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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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WGMiller,

I don't know if they are too lazy to walk for fish or just don't know about the other access points and opportunities. Its hard to find solitude on the Erie tribs, but its never necessary to put up with the circus at the stop sign hole.

Posted on: 2010/10/18 19:35
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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I like that Jack sticks to the pink/purple thingamabober to stay true to his avatar! Real nice fish!

Posted on: 2010/10/18 19:56


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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Nice. Pics dont show many anglers from your outing.

Steel are funny to me.

There are times when I am convinced you can throw nearly anything to them and they will take when they are fresh from the lake.

Have also fished tougher days where I fished a small run and camped out over a half dozen fish or so and drifted over them 50 times before getting an eat. Why not the 49th time? They seemed like the identical drift to me with similar if not the same flies.

Then there are the really low and clear times; moreso earlier in the season that presents a real challenge. Fish are under pressure and get thrown at for days in a row and spook easy- at least for me.

Agree- Walnut is a hot mess.

Posted on: 2010/10/18 20:06
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010
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The reasons the holes near the lake are always crowded is because;
A. the fish come in from the lake so they come by there first. (more fish)
B. They are holes and the spin rod/float fishermen excel there.
C. The complacency of bait fishermen allows for elbow to elbow fishing.
D. Available parking and public access overload.

These are of course "lions share" observations and not absolute.

They are not looking for solitude, nor do they care to invest the time or energy to "seek out" better opportunities. Often they will through attrition, move up the criks when they find out about opportunities upstream.

Posted on: 2010/10/18 20:34
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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Great photos and congrats on a successful trip "mup'er anat".

Regarding the crowds on lower Walnut in the photos and even lower Elk: the reason there are so many guys there because that's generally where the largest number of fish are. And that's where the highest number of fresh ones generally are. I don't advocate fishing there, but if it keeps guys off of other stretches of streams then I'm good with it.

Let them stand shoulder to shoulder and throw the same baits and flies to the same fish, I'll take a walk!

Posted on: 2010/10/18 20:36
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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Thanks for the update.
I'll be up the 25th, I hope it's doing well then.

Posted on: 2010/10/19 14:09


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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Thanks for the info on fly color guys, any takes on streamers?

Posted on: 2010/10/20 10:20
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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TUNA,

I fished a tandem with a black or purple bugger for a long time, mostly dead drifted but with a swing at the end of each drift. I also fished an orange bunny leach for a while and a black bunny leach. No takes at all on the streamers. It varies from trip to trip. My September trip I got two on streamers.

Posted on: 2010/10/20 21:03
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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I kept getting fish to follow and take long looks at my streamers, but no hook-ups, when I went a few weeks ago. I tried swinging them too, but to no avail. I'll just have to keep at it. I did decide, at one point, to try fishing a dry. I used a downstream drift swung through the current, with a size 14 CDC and EH Caddis (I tried to create a wake on some drifts, and others just a natural dead drift). I had a few fish look up, but only one tried to take it. Of course I missed it, probably because I couldn't believe that a Steelie would hit on top. I think the hit was more out of aggravation on his behalf. I probably drifted the Caddis over him at least 50 times before he tried to take.

Posted on: 2010/10/21 9:39
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County,

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How do you think the rains on 25th and 26th will affect fishing on Elk Creek?

Posted on: 2010/10/23 17:07


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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forecast is for 4 hundredths of and inch... .004 doesn't sound like much but...

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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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that's probably not gonna do much. farmerdave and I hit it yesterday afternoon at folly's. pretty low and clear, some fish, not many though. hooked one and lost it. need some good rain!!!

Posted on: 2010/10/23 21:22


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010
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Yesterday's rain helped and more to come tomorrow and Friday. Meanwhile, here's the video of Alby I promised:


Posted on: 2010/10/27 10:35
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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I was up last weekend for the first time ever. Pretty cool. Landed 2; 29in and a 26in. Largest fresh water fish I have ever caught with a fly rod. Some good fun. I took 'em on Clousers.

Posted on: 2010/10/27 19:18


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, 10/16/2010

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Wife catch any?

Posted on: 2010/10/27 19:49



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