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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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Here are my pics.

I took one of my biggest steelhead, one of pcray with a nice one, and a few of others fighting fish.

Also, I'll add in a pic of a cool domestic rainbow from the salmon river. I forgot to post that before, but it's a neat looking fish.

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Posted on: 2009/12/7 20:42


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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small nymphs work really well in gin clear water with a royal wulf as a indie , 6lb seagar , yellow eggs with blood dots crushed them in the morning , on 2x tippet , then sun cam out and went to 4x , fish were hugging the banks big time , they are getting smart , i don't know how many people i see walk by a clear run and they don't see fish and they walk by it , they aren't looking 4" from the bank though especially when the bank is under cut a little , even if the water is only 6" deep they are usually there. i usually wait for people to drive them like deer into the run i fishing from upstream or down its funny !!!!

Posted on: 2009/12/7 21:59


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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Enjoy the reports - and felt I would chime in. Was out Dec 1, 2, 3 (at Sixteen mile) and the 4th at Elk - all great days with good flows and (as usual!) incredible fishing. Dec 2 was the best day for me in terms of numbers on Elk, although the fish I hooked into on Dec 3 out of Sixteen mile creek were unbelievable battles.

Good time as always when I manage my weekly trips up to PA in the fall, and met some very nice sportsmen as well. Dec 2 - as the water level fell - switching to smaller offerings of size 12 and 14 Prince Nymphs and Bead head caddis flies turned them around.

Agree with the post about a hole going unnoticed - I had a similar small area that most guys walked past (or through!) - that was a real honey for a good 8-10 hookups to keep things interesting in the late morning just when the action appeared to be dropping. The beauty of that one hole was it seemed every time one was hooked, no one was around - so the hookups and subsequent battles were on with no real witnesses (or worries)!

Below are a few of the fish taken on the second of Dec - kinda tough to use the self timer on the camera as I usually fish alone - but think a few of the pics came out all right and hope I posted these right (?).

Steely at daybreak: (knew it would be a good day when you have several hookups before I have a break off and can't retie due to lack of sun!)
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Fish in mid-morning:
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Another morning chromer:
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Early afternoon steel:
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Plump female with new Ross Reel:
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Didn't want the day to end - 3:30 PM fish:
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One taken near the Hemlock steamside:

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Male landed around 4:15 PM but pic quality was poor
(never fails - biggest one and the worst shot):
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Posted on: 2009/12/7 22:08


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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Great pics Jay and Maple.

Posted on: 2009/12/7 22:35


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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David wrote Quote:
Alby was wearing a tailing glove. Once he touches them, they don't get away! It worked great!


I'll write a review, but I'll need to go out in the garage and look at the tag on the landing mit to give proper credit to the manufacturer. Maybe tomorrow night. I bought it at BAC in Erie. If you ask them about a mesh landing mit/glove they will steer you to this product.

Nice pics Jay and Maple!

Goodfortune reminds me I had two bald eagle sightings on Saturday. They know an easy meal when they find one! Pretty cool to see them along the stream. It would be really cool to see one going in for the kill on a big steelhead.

Posted on: 2009/12/8 0:56
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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- If you have to drive during winter storm conditions, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!! Don't think twice about stopping for awhile, or even finding a place for the night if you need to.



So what you are saying is you ended up getting a room using the snow as an excuse and fished all day Sunday, too?!?!?!
Good thinking!


Glad you made it home safe...it was a pleasure fishing with you!

Posted on: 2009/12/8 8:56


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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I wish I stayed the night in Erie to fish on Sunday; it would have been alot more fun than the trip home

I did make it home safe, but had a minor accident on the way back. Neither I nor the other driver was hurt. I took a room for the night, not wanting to drive any further, given road conditions.

I probably should have explained in my 1st post, but I didn't want to worry anyone. Just be careful out there everyone, especially during the next few months.

All is well; I look forward to fishing with you guys again soon.

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goodfortune wrote:

- If you have to drive during winter storm conditions, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!! Don't think twice about stopping for awhile, or even finding a place for the night if you need to.



So what you are saying is you ended up getting a room using the snow as an excuse and fished all day Sunday, too?!?!?!
Good thinking!


Glad you made it home safe...it was a pleasure fishing with you!

Posted on: 2009/12/8 9:52
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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YIKES...sorry to hear that GF. They were tough conditions with ice and white-out conditions. Hope the repair process goes painlessly! Glad you and the other are ok!

Posted on: 2009/12/8 10:36


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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That sucks GF. Glad to hear you made it.

Posted on: 2009/12/8 10:41


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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THANKS RYAN FOR THE EGG COLORS.


Ryan is my steelheading idol. Thanks for all the help Dude!

Posted on: 2009/12/8 11:23


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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I also saw a bald eagle flying over folley's on saturday. definately awesome.

Posted on: 2009/12/8 11:29


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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GF, glad to hear you're ok. Sorry to hear about the accident, hope the damage isn't too bad.

Posted on: 2009/12/8 11:32


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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GF - I am sorry for your troubles. Glad you walked away. It was nasty out there.

Posted on: 2009/12/8 12:57
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Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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was going to head up today, but weather guy just said 1-3 ft!! of snow for the lakes later today,tonight. think I'll pass. have a job to finish up next week, then off for the holidays, hopefully get up there then.

Posted on: 2009/12/9 6:27


Re: Elk Creek, Erie County PA 12/5/2009

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Elk is blown anyway. The Brandy Run stream gauge is going through the roof.... ...again.

Kev

Posted on: 2009/12/9 9:44



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