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Location: erie and oak orchard
Time Observed: 10/27/16
Water Conditions: blown out erie
erie was blown out due to rain. may be good to go saturday morning depending on when the rain stops here. hit oak orchard. several nice browns, all between 5-8lb range crowds were manageable.
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 10-26
Water Conditions: Wet
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Location: 16, 20 Mile
Time Observed: 10- 26- 16
Water Conditions: low, clear.
Several guys walking the streams searching for fish that aren't there. Only place I caught 1 steelie and seen a few others taken on spoons was in the lake at the stream mouth. A few laying in the first holes above lake but to spooked to catch. Definitely a poor year, not really worth the ride up.
Location: Walnut Creek
Time Observed: 10-25-2016
Water Conditions: Good colored water
I was able to get out and fish on walnut creek on Tuesday 10-25-2016. I saw a lot of people catching fish and fish on stringers. Check out http://www.steelheadflyfishingtips.com for more info and videos
Location: Lower Elk
Time Observed: 11/25/2106
Water Conditions: great conditions
fished Lower Elk with the hundreds of others on Tuesday. The water conditions were very good, but saw very few fish. I caught one fresh steelhead near Girard park and saw no one else catch fish all day. With all the rain I expected a nice run of fish distributed around the creek. Not the case at all. is it too early?
Location: east side
Time Observed: 10/22, 23
Water Conditions: clear, medium flow, dropping
Got to 16 mi. Sat@1130, and promptly caught this hen brown, 20" (forgot to take pic until after cleaning). Also hooked 2 steelhead above Rt.5. Many large steelhead caught there on Sat. by others. I saw 15 over 26" harvested. On Sun., I was at the lower falls at sunup w/26 other guys between the lake and me. Zero fish caught, or hooked. Left @9, went east to Silver Creek, stopping at each stream, only saw fish @20 mile. Good luck, all.
Location: Tribs
Time Observed: 10/22 - 10/23
Water Conditions: High and Turbid
1/4 on very nice fish this weekend, all within 27-36". Had to work for fish in the high water. Nymphs and egg patterns. Catch & Release
Location: Conneaut creek
Time Observed: 10-24-16
Water Conditions: Dropping and clearing nicely
Had only an hour after dinner to go and try for steel. My step son and I had 12 hooked but lost them all. Almost landed a few though. They were absolutely crazy runners. All fresh fish. It makes me laugh and swear a little not landing any..... but when the cows go out to pasture for the first time in the spring after not seeing green grass for 6 months..... Well, my fellow farmers will understand that analogy.
Location: Sterrettania
Time Observed: 10/22
Water Conditions: High
Went down to the section of Elk that is on my property just upstream from the flats. Didn't see a fish but I'm sure it won't be long! Please catch and release as much as possible.
Location: Walnut/Foleys
Time Observed: 10/23
Water Conditions: Stained and dropping
Walnut was of course a circus, elk was still really muddy in the morning so everybody was there. Lots of fresh chrome, but you had to guard your spot and untangle at least 40% of the time. Too many people that done have stream etiquette, spent more time waiting for a turn to drift because people wouldn't move their bait and just drift right down a line of guys, jamming us all up. Anyone going up good luck, the streams will be packed with the decent weather we will be having for awhile.
Location: upper elk
Time Observed: 10/23/16
Water Conditions: good
only one fish spotted above 90. fished above the flats. please respect when landowners have their land posted
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 10/22/16
Water Conditions: High/muddy/windy
Surprisingly, people were catching fish today even though the water conditions were less then favorable.. Mostly caught on egg sacks. The creek was packed because other streams were blown out.
Location: All tribs
Time Observed: Didnt
Water Conditions: Blown out raging
All west side tribs are blown out still at this hour. I live on elk and it will not be fishable this weekend. Walnut is also blown out and may fish Sunday but wont be ideal. Don't waste your time unless you just want to get away from the wife. Just a thought as well,to the people who complain there's no fish,just quit roping every fish you catch,snag or net and leave them for another day. I understand it's a put and take stocking program but remember the fish aren't being put in like they were in years past but are still being killed in the same amounts. This is a fragile system so take care of our future and do your part. Buy a $3 pin from 3CU who truly help this fishery thrive year to year,pick up your garbage and make an effort to pick up someone else's ignorance even if it's a piece of string. This fish is my passion and I fish daily and the lack of respect for our tribs is more evident now then I've ever seen. End of rant.
Location: Erie tribs
Time Observed: Oct 15
Water Conditions: Blown out
All of the creeks are blown out... Don't even waste your time this weekend. Next week should be better. The picture below is walnut. Please catch and release
Location: Erie Tribs
Time Observed: 10-20-16
Water Conditions: High & muddy
Location: Walnut creek access
Time Observed: 10/18/16 and 10/19/16
Water Conditions: Merky..... low visibility
10/18/16 we got on water at 5 pm. Trolled walnut creek access in ten fow got two 20' walleye and a 4 lb small mouth. 10/19/16 we got on water at 7am trolled walnut creek again today.....17 foe got a 28 in steelie....a 25 in stellin....and one 18 in....had 6 on during the 11 hour day Great day on water.....good luck
Location: Lower Elk
Time Observed: 10/19/2016
Water Conditions: Gin Clear and low
showed up at the Tubes at 6am, already several guys fishing inside the tubes. walked up stream and found a few fish hiding in the brush. No takers but there were small pods of fish. Later drove down to the parking area near the mouth of elk. found a group of fish there being hounded by guys. watched a few minutes before getting disappointed and left for home. we need a rain dance!
Location: walnut
Time Observed: 10/18
Water Conditions: lowish
caught a really nice 12 lb brown she is in the smoker as i speak.
Location: Off elk
Time Observed: 10/15
Water Conditions: 1'
We trolled off elk from 830 am to 3 pm and had 9 steel head hook ups with 7 landed, 5 bass hook up and 4 landed with the one lost at the boat, we trolled from 6' to 18' of water, it was a great day on a friends boat, Good luck to all. Rick
Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: Saturday October 15
Water Conditions: 2ft
Trolled early for Steelies off Elk but saw very few caught. Went to the spot out in the first trench where we caught walleye last week. No marks no fish. Saw marks at 50 fow on the bottom. Anchored but no perch. Came back in to troll for trout. Saw a lot more being caught at 2pm both from shore and from boats. The trout fishing should get better this next week. I am putting my boat away. Time for archery!
Location: Tribs
Time Observed: 10/15 - 10/16
Water Conditions: Low and Clear
Buddy and I went 14/23 this weekend in the creeks. Landed fish ranged from 19-27" and I lost one Saturday morning around 35-36" after a blistering run. All Steel, no Browns or Salmon. Fish were extremely skittish most of the time and a perfect presentation was key, especially after the sun came out. Nymphs and egg patterns worked for us. Catch & Release
Location: elk
Time Observed: 10-15-16
Water Conditions: low, clear
Hit the stream right at daybreak and was out of there within a half hour. Sucker spawn was awesome on the steelies. One ,two, three in a row were landed. 18 to 22''. Then it was off home to fire up the smoker. If you aren't hitting it at first light you may as well stay home as they aren't staying in long.
Location: Lake at Walnut
Time Observed: 10-14-16
Water Conditions: 2ft going out 1ft in
Two old guys decided to give perch fishing one last try. We fished in 70fow straight out of walnut past the buoy. We got our limit by 1:30. We caught every size from little to jumbo with some junk fished mixed in. Also caught 3 under size walleye. A beautiful day on the water and a nice drive home with the trees changing. Had a nice visit with a local man. He told us about an incident earlier when a boat trailer and van got jammed on the top of the dock. Bad day for that fisherman. Good luck. God is good.
Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: Wednesday October 12
Water Conditions: 1-3 ft
Decided to fish for trout off the streams. Picked up this 24" Steelie using a fluorescent orange reefrunner. about 30 back on an inline board runner 2.2mph. Lost two others. Fishconnection charter landed 5.
Location: Elk
Time Observed: 10-13-16
Water Conditions: low,clear
Landed 4 brown trout from 15-23" on Sucker Spawn fly + 1 steelhead of 24" right after day break.. Pretty good action with a cloudy sky this morning which helped the cause. Took 1 of each home for eating. Only 1 other fisherman was present for the morning landing 2 steelies on a fly. Not a bad day for a brief morning before going to work.
Location: Erie Shoreline
Time Observed: 10/6/2016
Water Conditions: Calm, Clear
Landed 6 from 15-25" on 1/8 - 1/4 oz Cleos + 1 brown trout of 25" that bit with its tail. Pretty good action with a cloudy sky much of the morning which helped the cause. Took 2 home for eating---delicious as always if bled and kept iced. Only 2 other fisherman were present for the morning with 1 landing a steelie on a fly under a bobber.
Location: Boating out of Walnut Marina
Time Observed: Friday October 7
Water Conditions: 2' or less
A lot of Walleye fishermen out today. We trolled for steelies off Trout. One hit. Saw a big one taken in about 15' FOW. Next we fished for walleye off Elk in 75-78 FOW. Used downriggers, lead core on boards and dipsies. Used plugs and meat. Fished 35-50 ft down. 14 walleye, one lost at boat. Two too small. 10 keepers 1 30" 9 1/2lb. www.fisherofmen.net
Location: 70' H2O, W. Weather Bouy
Time Observed: 10-7-16
Water Conditions: Bumpy then calmer
Finally a goob perch bite trip. Good No.s, and some near limits! Had several anchor drops and were then able to drift, caught fish using both methods. The trips are now running 8 to 3. The boat plans to run until the end of October.
Location: Walnut creek
Time Observed: 10/06/2016
Water Conditions: Warm,Low, and clear
Struggled to get down to the creek due to horrible path to creek conditions at stop sign and hole above. There are some fish and fresh coming in, but running down stream after day break. More guys than fish at this time. Did get 2 fish 7 & 5 pounders. Cooked with Ken's Marinade, excellent.
Location: Elk, Walnut and Trout
Time Observed: 10/7
Water Conditions: Low creeks / crowded mouths
Started at the railroad trestle on Elk and walked to Rt. 5 overpass. Very low and didn't see any fish until under the overpass. Four guys there. Then went to mouths at Elk, Trout, and Walnut. Guys lined up elbow to elbow at trout and Walnut. Could see fish in the creek at Walnut, but very crowded. Didn't see many caught. Lake was calm and saw some boats fishing near the mouths.
Location: first trench
Time Observed: 10/16
Water Conditions: 3 foot swells calming to 1 ft
Fished straight out of Walnut 6 miles. We boated 6 walleyes (27",22", down to 18"). 4 caught on fl orange worm harness, 2 caught on orange/white erie derie. Caught in 72 ft of water with divers set at 50ft. Beautiful day on the water.
Location: Erie Tribs
Time Observed: October 5 2016
Water Conditions: clear
Plenty of fish and plenty of room just take a walk you will find fish and room. Come on up and spend some money
Location: Lake Erie / Walnut Creek
Time Observed: 10/05/16
Water Conditions: Less than 2'
A friend and I fished Lake Erie from approximately 10am till 2pm trolling the shoreline between Trout Run and Walnut in attempts to catch a "staging" steelhead... to no prevail. Marked some stagers in 7'-10' but a wind out of the south was not advantageous to a good bite. We also attempted to fish the gin clear / low waters of Walnut. Did see an older fly fisherman land a nice 7# steely on a black wooly bugger. We need lots of rain and some much colder nights before the run really gets going. Remember the Pa Fish Commission has consumption advisories in effect (1) meal monthly. This is no joke ... everyone stay safe and tight lines to all.
Location: walnut creek
Time Observed: 10-5-2016
Water Conditions: calm
Went out last night tried trolling in front of trout run. Fished about an hour and didn't get anything. On the way back in I filmed the wall at walnut creek so you can see how the construction is progressing. This is the view from our boat. http://www.steelheadflyfishingtips.com
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 10/6/2016
Water Conditions: Non Existent
No Fish, No Room. Do not waste gas money or tree stand time.
Location: Trout run
Time Observed: Oct 2
Water Conditions:
Fishing isn't worth it yet. Went to trout run at h5:00 am for the morning bite and only saw three fish caught. Counted five pink salmons. Hooked a couple on orange and gold ko woblers. Must of had a big one on because it bend my hook straight. Pray for rain if your far
Location: Trout Run
Time Observed: 10-2-2016
Water Conditions: clear/calm
Me and my buddy made the first trip up as we feverishly trolled thru the water and weather conditions and posted up on the beach at the mouth of trout run 3:15 am. First two on the beach. Kicked back and waited till 5am. At that point you couldn't even cast without crossing a line or be crossed by someone from three spots down. As we fished till sunrise with glow in the dark eggs, our fly rods were anxiously waiting for us on the bank behind us. Propped up on our gear so to not get damaged we made our way back to the bank at sunrise only to find that someone had run into my fly rod and drug it 4' away from my gear and stepped on it and broke it at the second section. No notification or hey sorry man, how can I make this right. plain ignorant. Luckily the back up was in the truck and I squeezed back into my original spot. Couple of missed fish. Caught more people than fish. Had no room to cast, that's when I said enough is enough. Many good people there but the overwhelming amount of inconsideration is outweighing the ability to get out on the water and enjoy yourself.
Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: Monday October 3
Water Conditions: 1-2 ft
Walleyes are still being caught! A fair amount of boats were out for a Monday in October. Heard of one boat limiting out on walleyes. Saw at least half a dozen boats perching. We landed 5 walleye and lost 3 nice size ones as well. Same combo. 50' down on the ball 100' back shallow plugs. Other boats were using harnesses near the bottom. We were in 70-80 fow. www.fisherofmen.net
Location: Erie Tribs
Time Observed: 10/1/2016-10/2-2016
Water Conditions: Dirty but cleared
Got up early Saturday morning on the tail end of the rain, water was still slightly up and almost perfect. Some new fish came in with the last rain. Had many hookups, and caught a bunch, unfortunately started having issues with the drag on my fly reel. Best flies were olive and chartreuse woolly buggers, emerald shiner patterns, a slumpbuster, and eggs and stone fly nymphs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZjG9NQK5DM
Location: Tribs
Time Observed: 10/1 - 10/2
Water Conditions: 10/1: Perfect ; 10/2: Low and Clear
Went 3 for 4 this weekend plus an additional 8-10 uncommitted takes. Small nymphs and light tippet were the key. All the fish were great fighters at 19-26". Be back in two weeks. Catch & Release
Location: walnut creek
Time Observed: 1 October 2016
Water Conditions: fair
Good times, this guy took me for a run.
Location: Trout run and elk
Time Observed: 10/1/16
Water Conditions:
Yesterday was great. Slammed them at trout run on sucker spawn. Had atleast 10 hook ups but only landed 3. Tried again to day at daybreak and didn't see anything being caught. Tried elk on the ledge by the fallen tree and had many hook ups on single eggs and Pittsburgh slime (power bait) good luck all
Location: east side
Time Observed: 9/30, 10/1
Water Conditions: low, clear
Fished Fri., and got an 18" steelhead @16 mile falls. There were also fish @4 mile. I saw nothing @ 7, or 12. I fished Sat. morning until lunch, and caught 2 more @ 16 mile, saw 30 that wouldn't bite @ 4 mile (golf course). It was bright, sunny. These fish were bigger. Good luck everybody.
Location: walnut creek
Time Observed: 1 October 2016
Water Conditions: good
I had a nice morning. Caught one lost one plus a couple definite hits. I heard more complaints than anything about the number of people fishing and there's no fish but it was great fishing next to some friendly folks elbow to elbow. I don't know why people go out if they're not trying have fun. I enjoyed meeting some new people. A very nice gentleman helped me land my first one of the year and to top it off he set a great example for the young ones on the stream. My only suggestion is reading the part in the book about fishing etiquette for some... Better morale may mean better fishing. I feel blessed to be able to make it out on the stream. Fish is cleaned marinating and in the fridge for tomorrow's dinner.
Location: Walnut Marina
Time Observed: September 28
Water Conditions:
For Anglers and boaters. The surface temperature in the marina was 60F. At the mouth of Walnut is was 67F. Out in the first trench it was 70F Boaters, One of the launch ramp docks was damaged and was removed. Still have the one launch ramp and the two side docks for launching
Location: walnut creek
Time Observed: 9-27-2016
Water Conditions: low clear
For those of you that live out of town and want to know what walnut creek looks like with the construction going on at the wall, I did a video. Check it out.
Location: Boating out of Walnut
Time Observed: Wednesday September 28
Water Conditions: 1-3 ft
The walleye are still out there! Trolled in 65-75ft of water straight out from Trout run for 4 hours. Picked up 7 walleye, 5 were keepers. Picked them all up on the downriggers. Storm Madflash firetiger and perch colors, shallow divers, 100 ft back and 50 ft down. Also trolled in front of Trout Run early with no hits. Heard later they had a bunch of hits from shore at about 11am. I hope to be up next week for more walleye
Location: 3 miles off peninsula
Time Observed: 9/25/16
Water Conditions: 2 to 3' waves
Got out early trolling 60 to 76 foe got one eye 10 minutes after first line was in then nothing one silver bass at the end the eye was 20" caught around 37' down in 76 fow