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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, Nov 24th

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Sholgate,

You nailed the addictive part of this -- few things compare to regularly catching energetic rainbows that average 4-6 pounds!

Those of us who are carping (no offense to the carp fishermen) about the lack of fish are really just spoiled. With a little work, you can still go up there and catch one or two of what would be the fish of a lifetime anywhere else.

Maurice,

Some fine looking fish...

Posted on: 2010/12/2 13:34
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, Nov 24th

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Maurice

Great looking fish! Is that Fred under that hood, in the second pic, what was the size of that fish?

PaulG

Posted on: 2010/12/3 8:40


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, Nov 24th
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While we didn't measure it, I'd put it at somewhere between 31 and 33 inches. (Based on the reference from his hand, measuring from the photo) That'd put it up over 10 lbs.

Yes that Fritz under the hood.

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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, Nov 24th

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Maybe 12 pounds Mo...

Girth dimension plays a large role in more accurately calculating weights of released fish, the "Length Minus 20 Rule" is the simplest method of determining a steelhead's weight. To get the approximate weight of a 29-inch steelhead subtract 20 inches and you come up with 9 pounds. Simple; and this works for average-girthed steelhead, plus or minus 10%, in the 25 to 35-inch range.


http://flyanglersonline.com/begin/fishweight.php

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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, Nov 24th

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Elk Creek should be good over the weekend. It was very high and off color Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, Nov 24th

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sholgate,

If you want to escape crowds a bit, go upstream. In Elk, fish are all the way upstream to where it crosses I-79 and beyond.

That said, you NEVER really escape crowds, only the "ridiculous" crowds at the mouth.

I usually combine a hunting and fishing trip. But with needing to hunt through Wed. to fill the freezer, and all the rain we got, I just came home sans fishing and saved a vacation day or two.

Posted on: 2010/12/3 11:39


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, Nov 24th

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Thanks for the info pcray1231. I guess that means I should go back at least one more time this year to experience the upper stream.

Posted on: 2010/12/3 19:23


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, Nov 24th

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Hey Steve, I bet if you want to head up there this week we could avoid some crowds!

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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, Nov 24th

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That and the SR! The Today show said it was snowing in Syracuse for 76 hours straight...

"Fish on!!!"

Posted on: 2010/12/7 9:42


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County, Nov 24th

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We are hoping to maybe get up there one more time between Christmas and New Years, but not sure.

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