STEELHEAD

Discussion in 'PENNSYLVANIA RIVERS TALK' started by waynesburgjay, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    I was up to elk creek today and got 3 steelhead, the biggest was 11 lbs.
    Water was clear, low and full of leaves. I caught all my fish where a riffle drops into a deep hole. Need lots of rain for better fishing.
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  2. Sweet report bud. At least this will give ya some satisfaction while the Phils smack the Yankees around.:wink::big_smile:
     

  3. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the Steelhead Jay! :cool2: I'm hoping to get up there myself at some point. :big_smile:
     
  4. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    thanks for the report, my brother and i were planning a trip to erie soon, are they running good yet...steel head are a blast to catch...
     
  5. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    congrats Jay. what were they hitting?
     
  6. fmb

    fmb New Member

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    nice catch
     
  7. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    They were hitting on cream glo bugs,black wooly buggers. Still need a bunch of rain or it's only gonna get harder to get 'em. I don't know what the other creeks looked like, but I fished elk in Girard @ the borough park.
    They were getting them on minnows too.
     
  8. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Nice steelies there Jay. Congratulations and thank you for the report. :cool2:

    Ray
     
  9. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Awesome stuff Jay!

    I wanna get up there sometime after Thanksgiving.

    That drive from Philly to Erie is killer.:sad2:
     
  10. mattr

    mattr New Member

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    ahhh yes, I've been there I believe, that's where the creek splits and I think there is a small waterfall...

    Can't wait to get up there this year, I want to get a 15lbr...
     
  11. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    I think I am going to make my way up there and try to get some steel. Everyone that has done it (that I have talked to) says its a blast. Around Thanksgiving I will be heading up (since I will be in the Burgh anyway). Anyone else planning a trip up around that time? I will be the guy with the wrong gear that has completely no idea whats going on :smile2::crazy:. See you on the stream :wink:.
     
  12. PaCatfishHunter

    PaCatfishHunter New Member

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    A buddy of mine from work has a place up there and we will be heading up that way around mid. November. This will be my second trip up there. I had no idea what was going on the first time. This time I know what I am doing but still don't have all the right gear that I would like.
     
  13. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Dude, you first need waders, duh! YOU ARE TROUTFISHING! I only did this once but it worked for me. Get yourself one of those 9 ft light action noodle rods, have a dependable reel spooled with 4lb flourocarbon line, and some small hooks, eggs, splitshot, and a bobber.

    I just casted upstream and yanked when I saw my bobber move, twitch, stop, or go under. Sort of like drifting corn to stocked trout.

    Very fun and they fight like carp!:cool2:
     
  14. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    Waders. check
    dependable reel. check
    4lb flouro. check
    small hooks, splitshots, and bobbers. check

    ehh, got everything except the eggs and one of those long rods. Guess I gotta make a trip back to BPS to get ANOTHER rod! the eggs ill pick up there, i hear there is a bait shop up there with about 7000 different types :wink:
     
  15. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    I just tied up about 150 egg sacks gonna head up early Sat. and stay overnight see if I can't hook up with a few nice ones.
    I hope the creeks won't be too low but they probably will.
     
  16. PaJay-p

    PaJay-p Guest

    Looks like the weather will be on your side Jay. I just hope there's enough water in the creeks. Good Luck!
     
  17. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    Don't waste your time up in Erie the creeks are real low and the few fish that are there are spooky. I only had one hooked but I lost him.
    It's the worst fishing I've ever done up there
     
  18. PaJay-p

    PaJay-p Guest

    Sorry to hear that Jay,that seems to be the story of this whole season for all fishing.
     
  19. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Good luck Jay! :big_smile:

    Ray
     
  20. You didn't happen to be wearing a Pens jersey, did ya?:big_smile::0a10: