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yoruready Location: 4 mile
Time Observed: 10/20/14
Water Conditions: low and clear, decent flow
10/21/2014
Had plenty of hookups today, landed several fish using single eggs, a few on egg sacs. Not too many anglers out on 4 mile today, great day to be on the stream.
Skein Stain Location: Nut and Elk
Time Observed: 10/19/2014
Water Conditions: Nut (Pretty Good) Elk (Higher and Stained)
10/20/2014
There seemed to be a lot of fish moving up Walnut yesterday. Lots of fish on stringers and even more fisherman. There had to be close to 40+ anglers up around the Manchester hole, 15 people at the two falls below the bridge and 30+ between the falls. (Not sure how many people above / below those parts). For the most part all the anglers seemed courteous to each other. One guy between the falls put on a good show while landing a fish giving the whole stream a play-by-play. Elk Creek (Folly’s) was fishable, but less than ideal. Water was extremely stained. A lot of fishing going on, not much catching. Give em more time to get up there.
popcycle Location: Elk at Folly's
Time Observed: 10-18
Water Conditions: Blown out
10/18/2014
We got way more rain then forecast I think! Elk and I'm sure all other creeks are blown out right now, probably not good fishing til early next week pending no more rain. Could barely walk Elk this am, very fast flow. At least the the fish will be on the move and spread out!
Dan Location: Elk at Sterrettania
Time Observed: Saturday, Oct. 18
Water Conditions: High and muddy
10/18/2014
Here is what Elk at the Sterrettania Road bridge looked like at 9:30 Saturday morning, and it is still raining.
rbfranklin Location: middle Elk
Time Observed: 10/17/14
Water Conditions: stained
10/17/2014
Fished Folly's End this morning, everyone seemed to be catching at least a few fish. I managed to net 8, hooked about 15, all released to fight another day. About noon the water cleared and the fish shut down. Fish were hitting on olive wholly buggers and egg patterns.
Ninja of the Steel Location: Elk creek and Trout Run
Time Observed: 10/14 & 10/15
Water Conditions: Low and Slow to Blown out overnight
10/16/2014
Fished lower Elk Tuesday, water was very low, clear and leaf littered. Strong straight line wind gusts from the south most of the day. Good bite on eggs, moderate fishing pressure. Roped 3 for the smoker and walked out in the early afternoon. Fished lower Elk Wednesday morning, bite was on early, creek hit blowout stage around 10:30am. Finished trip at Trout Run, lake was calm and fishing was on! Don't often fish the lake, but Wednesday changed my mind. Roped 3 for the smoker and headed home. Tight Lines!
BARRYGOFISHIN Location: North East
Time Observed: 10/15
Water Conditions: 1 ft
10/16/2014
1st cast caught walleye jiggin spoon.Ended up with 6 smallies lost many more biggest 5lb. lost a 6lber at the boat.
LTMEDICANGLER Location: TROUT RUN
Time Observed: 10/15/14
Water Conditions: CALM / DIRTY INFLOW
10/15/2014
FISHED THIS AM AT TROUT RUN. INITIALLY WENT TO WALNUT AND CREEK WAS BLOWN. DECIDED TO TRY TROUT RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR AND WHAT A DAY. LANDED (13) / LOST (9)-STEELHEAD AND LANDED (1) "TROPHY" BROWN 7.2#/24". BEST DAY IN A LONG WHILE. EVERYONE AT TROUT RUN APPEARED TO BE CATCHING FISH. MOST ON EGG SACS OR MINNOWS. SO MANY FISH CAUGHT, THE EVEN SEVERAL CHARTERS TROLLED CLOSER AND CLOSER TO GET INTO THE ACTION.
bwolive Location: Lower Elk and Trout Run
Time Observed: October 14, 2014
Water Conditions: Low and extremely clear in the creeks and at TR
10/15/2014
Thought it might be decent after my friend hooked a nice one on lower Elk on his second cast. Went down hill from there. Decided to go to Trout Run (ugh) and stand in the conga line. Fly guys were using single eggs and hooking up. Don't know what the spin fishermen were using. Want to give a shout out to the three knuckleheads who pushed me out of my spot later in the afternoon. You fish all afternoon with a great group of strangers, only to have some greedy jerks with spin tackle throwing across your fly line and not leaving a fly fisherman room to back cast.
Fisher of Men Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: October 10, 11,12
Water Conditions: flat to 3ft
10/13/2014
Trolled in front of Walnut and Trout 3 days. Pickup 16 trout, 4 were browns the rest all steelies. Missed about that many. used blakemores, reefrunners and jr thunderticks. red/black, red/yellow, black. 30ft back. most caught in 8ft. speed 1.4-2.0. A lot of fish being caught on shore of trout. Sunday one fellow told me he landed 30 and more than that in misses. kept 3. I apologize to the guy in kayak I got too close to. throttle cable broke on small engine and hydraulics on large failed. Done for Season. thanks to all the fishermen who shared info. Be Safe on the water. george.yates@comcast.net www.fisherofmen.net
steelie fanatic Location: 20 mile
Time Observed: 10/12/
Water Conditions: crystal clear with very little flow
10/13/2014
Arrived early first ones there had a great day between 6 of us 30+ hook ups landed 20 released most kept a few for smoker met a gentleman there was one of the nicest people ever met (Dave) good luck tight lines All and be safe
yoruready Location: Walnut & Elk
Time Observed: 10/10 & 10/11
Water Conditions: Low & clear
10/13/2014
Fished Walnut the evening of 10/10, and Elk in the morning of 10/11. Water was very low and clear, not much flow. There are a few fish in the creeks but not great numbers, and they are easily spooked. Had an enjoyable first trip for this season, biggest fish caught was 9.5 lbs., fish were taking single eggs in faster water in the early a.m. and after dark. Not much action after 9:00 a.m. The area still needs a lot of rain to trigger a big run. Tight lines!
ginnysdaddy Location: 20 mile@ the mouth
Time Observed: 10-10 to 10-11
Water Conditions: clear
10/12/2014
Arrived Friday around 1 pm, Tyler caught 2 on live minnow, and I caught 1 on the fly rod using olive wooly bugger. 28 1/2 by 15 inches round, weighed 7# gutted. Saturday, I caught 3 spinning on different lures, Cleo, and 2 K-Mart types. Tyler caught 4 on minnows using small leaded bobber with a minnow a foot beneath with no weight.
D.WINTERS Location: shore line / west side
Time Observed: 10/10
Water Conditions: calm & cool -- wind & waves
10/11/2014
Pete,Bob,Dave,and myself hit the beach. New experience. Great day. Many hook-ups,many landed. (most of them alive).Even released a tagged fish has a 9ft. stringer in it's mouth.
pawpawdan Location: 16, 20mi
Time Observed: 10/9 thur
Water Conditions: clear w/ good flow
10/10/2014
There were fish in 20 all the way up to the falls at rt.20. In 16, they were up to rt.89
pawpawdan Location: from 7mi. east to catt
Time Observed: 10-8, 10-9
Water Conditions: high and muddy wed, ideal thur
10/10/2014
Got up there wed at dawn, went to 7mi. Too muddy, tried and got skunked, so headed east. Streams got lower from 20mi. on. NY streams were much lower, small streams had fish near the lake, further up in the catt. Got 1 at 5-20 bridge. But thur was a great day. 16mi. produced up to rt.89. I hooked 20 fish on egg sacks. Electrifying steelhead action! Big floppin leapers. The rain moved the PA. fish upstream. A local told me they have a Russian netter problem in NY now at chattaqua. I hope they get caught. Same old white van w/ NJ tags.
tnt Location: 20 mile
Time Observed: 10-10-14
Water Conditions: low& clear
10/10/2014
just got back fr 20 mile no fish fr the bridge to the bend stop at 16 mile the guys said no fish fr the falls to the lake
LTMEDICANGLER Location: WALNUT / ELK CREEKS
Time Observed: 10/08/14
Water Conditions: HIGH & MUDDY / CLEARING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
10/9/2014
FISHED BOTH WALNUT AND ELKS THIS DATE. CREEKS WERE HIGH/MUDDY TO START BUT CLEARED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. SAW ALOT OF FISH IN BOTH CREEKS. RECENT RAIN GOT THE RUN MOVING AND I SAW ALOT OF FISH ON THE MOVE. HAD (7) HOOK-UPS, BUT DUE TO HIGH WATER ONLY LANDED (1). ANGLERS WERE CATHING THEM ON SINGLE EGGS / EGG SACS / MINNOWS AND AN OCCASIONAL NYPMH.
Fisher of Men Location: Fisher of Men
Time Observed: October 8, 2014
Water Conditions: high waves today
10/8/2014
Talked to several people by phone about what has been happening. They are picking up trout at the mouth of the creeks when the weather has allowed them. The boats and shore fishermen have been scarce since the waves and winds have been tough for a while now They have picked up fish in the creeks. They are picking up fish in Walnut up to the falls above Manchester hole. They are picking up trout on Elk up to Rt 20. Looks like the boats will be able to fish Friday through Monday according the NOAA's animated weather page http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=e&ext=wv&type=F&hr=48 I am hoping to come up and fish Friday through Monday George.yates@comcast.net - www.fisherofmen.info
JKarick97 Location: Trout Run.
Time Observed: 10/2/2014.
Water Conditions: 1-2 Foot Waves / Mostly Clear Water.
10/2/2014
Another awesome day at Trout Run! Myself and my cousin arrived at approximately 5:30am, and by no later then 6 - 6:15am, the action was already fast and furious. Between the two of us, we landed 19 beautiful fish, and hooked into a ton more! From the looks of things, fish were biting Minnows, PowerBait, and Roe. Can't wait to get out again!
ChromeBandit412 Location: West Side
Time Observed: 9-28
Water Conditions: calm lake
9/29/2014
Fished into the lake at the mouths of a few of the west side tribs. Fished hard all day and caught 5 nice steelies and this gnarly hook jaw Brown Trout! Fish hit on power bait, egg sacs, minnows, and grubs. A school of fish moved in shallow for a short time and the fishing got Hot! Great early season trip.
pikepredator2 Location: OUT OF EAST AVE.
Time Observed: SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
Water Conditions: CALM
9/28/2014
Moved around a lot today. Seemed to be sporadic jerking throughout the pack. After 3 or 4 moves we ended up in 70 fow. They'd turn on, then shut down, then turn on again. Like that all day today. We did see a few boats that seemed to be jerking consistently all day. Lake stayed pretty flat in spite of all the wind shifts today. 3 of us managed about 70 perch. 70 huge perch. Haven't been out in a while but these were the biggest perch I've seen in a long time.
jlearsi67 Location: lower Elk, mouth of 20 and 16 mile
Time Observed: 9/25-9/27
Water Conditions: clear/less than 2 footers on lake shore
9/28/2014
Fished mouth of 16 mile in late afternoon on Thurs 9/24. My only goal was for my son to land his first steelhead. He ended up landing his first on a Blue Fox minnow spinner. That was the only action for us, but good enough for me. Fished the lower parts of Elk and landed a few on skein over the next few mornings. Never really tore it up. Fish would turn off and on all through the morning. When the sun hit the water, takes were few and far between. No fish to be caught at the mouth of 20 mile the late afternoon we fished it on the 26th. Using spinners and spoons, I landed a decent smallie - that was it. Need rain in the worst way so some other parts of the creek can get fished. Brought home a few for the smoker.
otterparty Location: 58' 1/2 Mile West of Perch Pack
Time Observed: September 26,2014
Water Conditions: Calm
9/27/2014
We headed out towards the perch pack early, but decided to go west while the other boats followed the John into shallower water from about 63'. We were all alone west of the pack at 58', and our decision to buck the trend paid off big time- the fish finder was solid black with wave after wave of perch. We limited out early. Another great day on Erie!
dmrodannyo Location: 55-60' off of the point.
Time Observed: 9-26-14 on the LUCKY PENNY
Water Conditions: Wind S to East, waves to 2'
9/26/2014
The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie would like to thank Capt. Kevin Battista for providing the Perch Charter today to the winners of the trip that Kevin sponsored as one of the prizes for last year S.O.N.S. "Fin and Fur Drawing." The winners all limited out! The 2015 raffle tix are already being sold at gun raffles and other public events.
dmrodannyo Location: 55-60' off of the Point.9-26-14
Time Observed: 9-26-14 on the O Danny O perch Boat, A.M. Trip
Water Conditions: Wind S to East, Waves to 2"
9/26/2014
The O Danny O, fishing the same packs as the Big Red Boat and the Lucky Penny was back at it's dock by one oclock with a full boat limit.
10bears Location: walnut
Time Observed: 25&26
Water Conditions: caim both days
9/26/2014
fished 62' of water n.w. of waflnut. limited out both days. my fising buddy caught a 22" walleye. most perch were nice sized, some were real jumbos. we are going to hit again saturday. Its time to put boat away bow season starts next week. great year of fishing!!!!
Trader Jack Location: 63 fow off Presque Isle
Time Observed: 9-25-14 AM Trip - Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: Light chop, light SE Breeze.
9/25/2014
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9-25-15 AM Trip. Another beautiful Lake Erie morning with a very light chop and light SE winds. The fish were in a little closer than yesterday as discovered on our way out by Capt. Justin. 1st Mate Joey dropped anchor and the battle was on, finally tapering off after the school moved on in late morning. Capt. Justin kept right after them and made a quick move dropping anchor in 63 ft. of water. All 26 anglers on board proceeded to limit out and we were able to head back to port early with a full boat limit of 780 perch. As a real bonus on top of all the perch, 4, yep "four" walleye were also brought over the rail today. An outstanding trip. Keep on bitin' <*(((((>< Join Edward John Perch Fishing on Facebook.
dmrodannyo Location: North of the Point.
Time Observed: 9-25-14 O danny O Perch Boat.
Water Conditions: The Big S.E.. Nice Perch Chop
9/25/2014
The Warmer and Faster "Big White Boat" running it's fall schedule, THUR - SUNDAY had a very good day with most of the anglers limiting out, with a lot of "JUMBOS" for good measure
Trader Jack Location: 70 fow off Presque Isle
Time Observed: 9-24-14 AM Trip - Edward John Perch Fishing
Water Conditions: Light Chop, light SE winds, perfect
9/24/2014
Edward John Perch Fishing - 9-24-14 AM Trip. A cool start to a really nice morning on Lake Erie. A light chop with mild SE winds and lots of warming sunshine started the day right on our way out to hunt the perch today. The fish are out a bit farther than we've seen all year, but the longer run by Capt. "One-Drop" Justin and 1st mate Jason were well worth the effort. Our crew placed us over a herd of some of the largest jumbo perch that we've seen all season in 70 ft. of water. 33 out of the 36 anglers on board this morning limited out by the time we had to head back, some were done as early at 9:30 am. Our group brought 1,020 perch over the rail today and about 700 of these fish were cleaned on board, so the guys had their hands full. A very memorable outing on "the Big Red Boat" on a perfect Lake Erie fishing day. Keep on bitin' <*(((((>< Join Edward John Perch Fishing on Facebook
JKarick97 Location: Trout Run.
Time Observed: 9/24/2014.
Water Conditions: Calm and Clear.
9/24/2014
Myself and my cousin fished the mouth of Trout Run this morning from about 6am - 12pm. First cast and I had a fish on, but ended up breaking off. We both knew it was going to be an amazing day. My cousin then caught his limit within an hour of being there, whereas I had a bit more of a late start. By the end of the day, between the both of us we landed 17 Steelhead, and probably had close to 50 hook ups. There was probably 30-35 people fishing, and I would say everyone caught a least 1 fish, if not more. Fish were being caught on minnows, powerbait and spoons. Crazy Day!
DownSouth1 Location: 16 mile
Time Observed: 9-23
Water Conditions: low clear
9/24/2014
took a walk on 16 mile yesterday water was low and clear only fish I seen was at the mouth and very few. Noticed a big tree down in the creek at the falls. Does anyone know if there are any plans to remove it ?