After hearing about it from my friends for many years, I finally got the chance to venture over into the Westside to try it out. My friend and I left Philadelphia for Erie on friday around 3pm. We settled into the hotel and got a some wings for dinner. Woke up at 5 am the next morning, went to baitshop to get the necessities and waded out on the creek by 6:30. I waited until sunrise and started fishing. I was not using the traditonal flyrod and flies, but instead, learned a technique from a fishing friend who has fished up there for over 20 years. My equipment consist of a 10ft noodle rod, my Daiwa Teirra spooled with 4lb Seagar flourocarbon, and very small split shot and a size 16 Mustad hook. The bait was cured salmon eggs. We drifted the current and holes and set the hook if the bobber went down. Sort of like bluegill fishing:wink:. The first 20 drifts, I was getting a feel for the technique and at the same time I was getting plenty of bites. I thought I had to let the bobber go totally down until my experienced friend said, "yank really hard if you even see the bobber twitch!". SO THAT'S WHAT I DID! I carefully wathced the bobber slowly drift downstream when all of sudden, the bobber twitched! i remembered what my friend said and i yanked! Instead of hitting air, something pulled back. After about a few minute fight, I got to the snowy bank. My very first steelhead! Here are some others including my biggest trout ever at around 9lbs.