Our weather in Erie has been extremely cold and the water temperature is about three weeks behind where it was at this time last season . I am happy to report fish are coming in droves and exciting opportunities may be found on the lake shore and all tributary streams that flow into Lake Erie . Good numbers of fish exist between the drop back spawned out fish ( from last fall / winter ) and fish fresh in from the lake . The water temperature of the streams is now in the mid forties and has triggered the fish to run . On 3/14 Dan joined me for some catching with over 20 fish to hand . Then on 3/18 Tim & I did some damage with over 40 fish to hand between us both . Thanks for the company and memories guys ...
I would expect decent steelhead fishing until mid May this season ; unless the water warms up too quickly . The fish have been taking egg patterns, streamers , nymphs , and stone flies consistently . If your thinking of making a steelhead trip the next couple of weeks should be prime and rain is in the forecast . Tight Lines <><
On Saturday and Sunday the Erie tributaries were not an option due to the 2 plus inches of rain we received ; however this set up unique opportunities on the lake shore to wrestle with some chrome . Gert & Burt from Denmark & Sweden were in for a new Erie weather experience on both days . Saturday the rain came down consistently throughout the day with temps in the mid forties ; they managed 5 fish to hand .
Sunday ole man winter threw temps in the mid twenties , north winds over 20 knots , and the fish were hitting fast & furious with 10 fish brought to hand . Mother nature threw all she had at us however ; these guys toughed it out and persevered . We had a blast in some of the worst fishing conditions to date thanks for the memories guys .
Saturday 3/5/11 pics above .......... Sunday 3/6/11 Pics below