Taking a long walk this morning we managed to avoid crowds and were rewarded with some fresh chrome ! The fish have became a little picky only choosing to devour jigs and single eggs in the low and clear conditions . We enjoyed some commradere and space to ourselves . There weren't alot of fish to be had but we enjoyed fishing at a leisurely pace ......
Most fish have transitioned to deeper pools where a drift is hard to come by ; however still worth the effort . Special thanks to Mike & Phat for tagging along in the journey . We landed 5 fish between the 3 of us and had a few laughs along the way. Great time spent with excellent company ... Bring on the snow <>< <>< <><
The boyz must have known we were comin ..... I represented with my Sage rod right next to a pillar displaying the name proudly in blue paint . The fish were in the hood and the "westside anglers" were hanging out in thier drift .
On a serious note ; Phat put the hammer down on some fish . Newbie Danny envied the fight in his first chromer ! Congratulations Dan a superb job on landing the 7lb male and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your experience ! I landed a couple fish but this trip was about Dan and him becoming familiar to this awesome sport ! Mission accomplished ; the steelhead anonymous " SA" group is forever growing in our shared addiction to chasing silver bullets .
Water conditions remain low and clear even after the .20 " of rain we received last night . Fish are sporadic but can be found if you invest your time wisely . Tight Lines <>< <>< <><
Now that the previous weeks rainfall has settled ; the fish have spread out and to reap the spoils of the fight an angler must be enterprising . That being said after a long walk Phat & I found some willing participants that thoroughly enjoyed inhaling stone flies and chronomids .
Water conditions remain low and clear with a little flow to be found today after the .15 " of rain we received overnight . We had an excellent day given the conditions with 8 fish brought to hand and a dozen more that enjoyed spitting our flies back at us . A few more weeks and we should have better numbers available in the tributaries barring colder temperatures and more rain . Notice the picture below with the two flies in one fishes mouth illustrates Phat's stonefly that the fish inhaled first and broke off . About 10 minutes later the same fish took my my chronomid . Great morning today
My apologies for not being able to update in a couple of weeks due to technical difficulties . I am pleased at the size and number of early Steel head and Brown trout to be had in Erie County ! In the passed few high water events the fishing has been nothing short of phenomenal as the water is falling . Many fish over 8lbs have been caught and at least a dozen brown trout in the 4 -7lb class have been taken ! In my opinion this is the best run since 2005-2006 and it has only begun fish maybe found in some tributaries as far as 10 + miles from the lake ....
On the lake shore we have had a few days with over 50 + hook ups each when the waves cooperate stripping streamers . Of course with these hot fish we were lucky to land 10% of all fish hooked but the tug is our drug of choice and less handling of these superb fighting machines is our preference anyway . All fish pictured below were photoed and released to fight another day .
.... We hope to hear from you soon .... Tight Lines <>< <>< <><