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pikepredator2 Location: lower elk at uncle johns
Time Observed: wed. 15 april
Water Conditions: nice flow and stain
fished from the wall at unk johns to the tubes. landed 2 and lost 2. lots of smolts and 1 sucker. this is my last steelhead trip before the trout guys fill the streams. see ya next october.
mossyoak01 Location: sixteen mile.../upper elk
Time Observed: 4/13/15
Water Conditions: good/clearing
Fished upper elk and all ran into was tons of suckers. Went to mouth of sixteen mile and caught 2 nice steelys and lost several. Caught on flies egg pattern/stoneflie type. Good for the smoker. Last trip up till fall.
shadeyg Location: Lake Aurther
Time Observed: 04/12/2015
Water Conditions: Calm
Water temp 49 degrees....light wind....Fished small minnows....bite was light
yoruready Location: Elk
Time Observed: 4/12/15
Water Conditions: Good flow, nice tint, but clearing
Decided to make one final steelhead trip for the season, fished Sunday for 5 hours, saw plenty of jacks, not as many larger steelies as I anticipated. Managed to get several hookups, landed 6 fish, kept a couple of 9 lb. fish for the smoker, great day to be on the stream. caught most fish on orange egg sacs, two caught on a white streamer.
twillerd Location: Conneaut Creek
Time Observed: Saturday and Sunday
Water Conditions: muddy, clearing, clear
well another wonderful 2 days on the water. started out Saturday afternoon muddy water but still ended up catching 8. Went to a small stream that feeds the main river caught 9 in about an hour and a half. went back out Sunday morning ending up in six in about 2 hours. fished again Sunday afternoon and got 4 more. All in all probably had about 40 hook ups. sucker spawn glow bugs.
hogang Location: Walnut, 4,7, 12 mile
Time Observed: 4/10/15
Water Conditions: Muddy / Stained - 1 ft visibility
Not many fish landed, total of 5 for three of us, this number approaches 20 in the fall season. Lots of Jacks. Thought walnut would produce; however does not appear many fish have decided to visit the Manchester Hole. Headed east to find muddy water and not many more fish. 4 mile appeared most promising however not ideal for fly rods at the mouth (wind and deep water). Not much company on the water which made for enjoyable day. Enjoy trout / bass season everyone.
fisherofmen376 Location: westside
Time Observed: 4/8/ 4/9
Water Conditions: good
not that many fish. Caught a few on elk, a few on walnut. More jacks than older bigger fish.
steelhead sam Location: 4,12,16,& 20 mi.
Time Observed: 4-6-15
Water Conditions: a bit up and colored for my liking but decent
I started at 16 mi. at day break,saw a coyote at the mouth when I walked down and thought that may be a good luck sign or something. NOT. fished for a few hrs. nothing but a few fingerlings playing with my line. Rode over to twenty mi. it was running fast and a little high. Off to 12 mi.saw about 6 fish near the parking lot, very spooked but managed 1 hook up only to lose it. On down the road to 4 mi. there were some fish there and I saw maybe 10 caught on egg sacs. Unfortunately I saw half that many snagged in the tail and back with large spoons. As far as this being the best spring run in 4 yrs. It's not even close! last few yrs. were all better than this. If you live fairly close and just want to get out on the creeks one more time for the yr. you may get a couple hook ups. If it's a long drive and your thinking of making the trip because you saw a post that said "this is the year" I hate to disappoint you but, sometimes, some folks, just want to sell bait. I'll see you all in the fall. PS. I didn't check the west side, maybe that's were the big run is. Good luck, Sam
rbfranklin Location: middle Elk
Time Observed: April 6
Water Conditions: cloudy, 18 inches visibility
started out at 7:30, did not have a hit until 10:30. By 1:30 had 7 hookups, landed 4. Biggest surprise was that I HAD THE ENTIRE STRETCH OF ELK CREEK TO MYSELF. The only other thing fishing was an eagle. Saw at least 8 steelhead in very shallow water near the banks spawning. Not too late, not big numbers of fall, but the fish are there.
twillerd Location: Ashtabula River
Time Observed: Easter Sunday
Water Conditions: muddy in the morning clear in the afternoon
fished for 4 hours Sunday morning only six steelhead. Missed probably just as many. Went back late afternoon fished again caught many suckers and 5 more steelhead.sucker spawn and glow bugs did the trick again. I have noticed that the steelhead return in Ashtabula River is much less these last few years than it used to be.
shadeyg Location: loyalhanna lake
Time Observed: 4/2/15
Water Conditions: muddy. low
Water temp 48 degrees....crappys in deep water on wood 25'....suspended fish bite 10' to 15' ....minnows..most 9" one 14"
pawpawdan Location: upper elk 7, 16 mi. east to silver creek, ny
Time Observed: 3/24,25
Water Conditions: perfect
Called Poor Richard's Mon., and they said wait till midday for the slush to melt, but they were cleaning fish. I got to McKean tue. at noon, and got a holdover male in Elk. Fished 7mi., and 16, no luck. I got fish in Canadaway, and Silver Creek. The hen in the pic is 30". rain and wind kicked in wed. at ten. So in less than 24 hrs., I got 7, all on egg sacs. Grateful to Poor Richard's.
empty net Location: Lower and Middle Elk
Time Observed: 3/20 and 3/21
Water Conditions: decent Friday / murky Saturday
Started at the Elk creek access Friday morning. Water was a little off color but fishable. Managed to land two and noticed a few other fish caught by other anglers. Moved up creek in the afternoon. Fishing started off strong then went dead late afternoon. Fished mid Elk Saturday morning but the water was a tad higher and dirtier. Only thing I was able to land were four suckers before calling it quits at noon. All steelhead were caught on yellow egg sacks. Was great to be out on the streams again.
twillerd Location: Conneaut
Time Observed: 3-21-15
Water Conditions: dropping but still muddy
Great start to the season! Fished for a couple hours. Caught 3 missed 6. Bright glo bugs did the trick. My son missed 4. Sure was nice to be creek side and catching again.
popcycle Location: Folly's End, Upper Elk
Time Observed: 3/15-3/21
Water Conditions: Just about perfect
Water is good but no fish anywhere! Spent hours on upper and lower Elk this past week and zero fish. Found a few good pools and threw everything from streamers to wooly buggers in every friggin' color and not even a hit. Lots of guys by Elkcreek Inn, was going to stop but raining pretty good and creek starting to turn muddy again. There's always tomorrow I guess.