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Steelhead Preview on Twenty Mile Creek

Published by Dave Kile [davekile] on 10/21/2009 (5934 reads)

For all of you already enjoying or getting ready to hit the Erie tributaries for Steelhead fishing, here is a quick video of some action on Twenty Mile Creek. Thanks to 1BurtonBoy1 on You Tube for the video production...rock on!
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Published: 2009/10/21 17:55  Updated: 2009/10/21 17:55
Joined: 04/25/2007
Comments: 984
 Re: Steelhead Preview on Twenty Mile Creek
God I hate Boston.
Published: 2009/10/23 9:33  Updated: 2009/10/23 9:33
Joined: 05/21/2007
Comments: 8
 Re: Steelhead Preview on Twenty Mile Creek
I didn't see any directions included. Relax, superhero.

As for the video, it made me want to drive north.
Published: 2009/10/23 14:40  Updated: 2009/10/23 14:40
Joined: 10/18/2006
From: Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Comments: 366
 Re: Steelhead Preview on Twenty Mile Creek
Agreed... no spot burning there what so ever.

I did VERY well last year in November when it was low and clear like that. Hope the conditions are right next week to land some of those beauts. Can't wait!
Published: 2009/10/26 10:09  Updated: 2009/10/26 10:09
Joined: 12/11/2006
From: Manheim, PA
Comments: 9
 Re: Steelhead Preview on Twenty Mile Creek
OOOHHHH, he laid it in the grass!

Wish I could go this year. I had planned on it. Looks like I'll miss it again thanks to limited funds from being layed off.
Published: 2009/10/27 20:24  Updated: 2009/10/27 20:24
Joined: 02/07/2007
Comments: 12
 Re: Steelhead Preview on Twenty Mile Creek
thanks, dave. the 20 mile access points have been slammed with crowds ever since you posted this freakin' thing - unfreakin' believable. never seen it so bad. worse than walnut and elk. no spot burning? cripes, there isn't that much water.
Published: 2009/10/30 20:11  Updated: 2009/10/30 20:11
Joined: 06/19/2007
From: Lancaster County
Comments: 964
 Re: Steelhead Preview on Twenty Mile Creek
This video was originally linked from the Reports page a week before Dave posted it here. I highly doubt it showing up on had anything to do with crowds at Twenty Mile. Are people angry at Delorme for including the stream in their maps too? Don't look on the PFBC site either, because (gasp), Twenty Mile is linked from there too and has a description and shows parking spots!

Just thought I'd throw in that there are fish in Elk Creek too! Sorry to spot burn. I heard there is also a creek called Walnut which gets an occasional steelhead or two and sometimes even a brown trout.
Published: 2009/11/1 12:49  Updated: 2009/11/1 12:49
Joined: 02/07/2007
Comments: 12
 Re: Steelhead Preview on Twenty Mile Creek
Well, let me revise my comment then. Thanks, Dave, for propagating the b.s. that spews. After a recent trip, I know first hand that the FishErie site is a crock of ####. I posted truthful reports about the fishing that were promptly removed by the moderators -- and then received PMs from others who had the same thing happen to them. So careful where you pull your propaganda materials from.

Regardless of who originally posted the video, it and anyone using it to over-hype the fishing on 20 mile is doing nothing positive for fishermen or the fishery. 20 mile had literal elbow-to-elbow pressure all week this past week -- more fishermen than fish.

Maps don't hype a stream or draw a crowd. Little paragraph descriptions from the state about access points don't do that. Guys posting videos and photos about how somewhere is the "greatest" fishing does do that. It's a magnet, regardless of what anyone says. If you want me to prove it, tell me what your favorite quiet place is to fish. I'll show you how quickly an internet report, video, etc. will increase its crowds. And no, I'm not irritated because I love 20 mile. I only fish it a few times per year. But it really sucks when someone does this and instantly turns a stream into the likes of lower Walnut and other streams.

Nowhere along steelhead alley is a secret. That isn't the point. But hyping up a small trib is doing no justice for the fishing or the fishermen.
Published: 2009/11/12 8:47  Updated: 2009/11/12 8:47
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