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openwater4444 Location: Chestnut boat launch
Time Observed: 2-14-15
Water Conditions: Hard Water
We had a small friends and family perch tournament with 27 participants. The weather was about as bad as any day I can recall while ice fishing. The fishing was very slow unfortunately complete opposite of prior week. The lucky angler to win first place was David Konieczki with a 12 1/8 inch perch caught on a silver swedish pimple. Nick Fetzer and Donald Calabrese tied for 2nd with 11 3/4 inch. The picture is of them holding up prizes donated by FishUSA America's #1 tackle shop. They were generous enough to help support our small friends and family outing. They have a new location at 6960 West Ridge Rd. Fairview, Pa. They just finished their showroom for walk in customers. It's very nice to be able to shop in a store atmosphere now. I would like to thank them on behalf of everyone who fished the event for there generous donation of 2 combos and 2 t-shirts.They always support the local anglers in big events as well as small. Remember anglers support those who support you. Good luck this weekend and be safe!
Walleyehunter6 Location: Pymatuning
Time Observed: 2-13-15
Water Conditions: 14 inches of ice
Fished for a few hours out by Manning with no bites.
Walleyehunter6 Location: Presque Isle Bay
Time Observed: 2-9-15
Water Conditions: 12 inches solid ice
Fished Presque Isle Bay, caught around 120 perch total. Threw lots of little ones back kept 35 good ones.
troutman22 Location: Elk
Time Observed: 12/30
Water Conditions: Low and no fish
After fishing yesterday I am totally done fishing for steelhead. I will admit I am a fly fisherman and will always practice catch and release. Seeing fisherman walking out with a stringer with 1 fish on them is a total joke. Not to mention I had 2 fisherman throwing rocks at seagulls that were floating in the stream in front of me. Between my two buddies and I we maybe saw 9 fish. The fish commission needs to figure something out because this "steelhead" game is getting out of hand.
rrrrr Location: 20 mile
Time Observed: 12-27-14
Water Conditions: Very Clear
Made my second trip up from the Burg. Only to find the creek very clear. Not to many fisherman and the ones that where on the creek were very friendly and courteous. Very little fish, walked within a mile of NY line.Four good hook ups landed only one. Fished a woolly burger with a drop line and size 16 pink egg sack. Everyone I talked to where asking where are the fish? But what a great day to out fishing the weather was as nice as you can expect in Dec. Hoping for a fresh run. Paid forward to a man that was out of tippet so I gave him some tippet and a hand tied egg sack and showed him my rig. I hope he caught some chrome.
hogang Location: West & East
Time Observed: 12/26
Water Conditions: Off color, but clearing - good flow
4 of us hit Walnut, Elk, Sixteen, and Twenty. Lots of fisherman on the water and not much catching. If you are one of those people that sleep in and then jump right on top of others in the holes and then proceed to snag all lines, please stay home. We landed a total of 20 fish - most of them on the small side (<6 lbs.). Beautiful day but sun on the water really made the afternoon fish weary. Recipe was bright small flies (fly fisherman) or skein (bait dunkers).
out4trout Location: west side
Time Observed: Saturday 27
Water Conditions: Fair to clear
I usually don't post reports ...... I fished a major trib on the west side and there are fish there , you got to fish to catch them , I get a kick out of the lookers , the chummers and the SNAGGERS . If you know how to steelhead fish you will catch them ,,,, shame on you SNAGGERS , you miaswell join team snow fence put a drive on push them out on the bank and just pick them up
fisherofmen376 Location: Westside
Time Observed: 12/25
Water Conditions: High and muddy
Finally got some rain, creeks are high now but should fish well tomorrow. Let's keep this as a REPORTS page and use the FORUMS for discussion.
skeinman Location: Pa.
Time Observed: 12/19
Water Conditions:
Just read a article about New York having a problem with steelhead die off. There has been a big die off of steelhead in the Salmon River. The dead fish started showing up around the third week of November and the NY DEC doesn't know why it's happening. Fisherman up and down the river are reporting gill lice on all steelhead. The Salmon River isn't the only river this is happening on either. The NY DEC is finding that this is in other Lake Ontario tribs also. The Syracuse newspaper had a big article on it. http;//www.syracuse...d-other-la.html. or search it on the web under NY DEC steelhead die off. Makes you sort of wonder if it has something to do with the poor runs in Lake Erie nowadays. Never fails, about the time things get good they turn around and crash.
BARRYGOFISHIN Location: All Creeks
Time Observed: Today
Water Conditions: High& Muddy
All creeks are high and muddy.
domfig1027 Location: Elk/Crooked Creek
Time Observed: 12/15/2014
Water Conditions: Elk: High, very stained. Crooked: Clear with color
Started off at Elk creek by Follys End, water was a little high and just a bit to muudy in most spots to really have a good chance at catching fish. On a whim, decided to check out crooked creek, and i'm glad I did. I landed around a dozen fresh steelies, mostly on egg pattern flies (Including this fat female). Definitely glad I explored more regional waters rather than going home.
fisherofmen376 Location: West side is da best side
Time Observed: 12/9
Water Conditions: Low and clear
Plenty of fish around but spooky. Had to switch presentations constantly to appease the fish. Overall a great day, but precipitation is needed to bring levels up.
SWPAFisherMan Location: Elk and walnut
Time Observed: 12/08
Water Conditions: Clear
Fishing was slow, saw some fish on elk but didn't catch any, didn't see anything on walnut, saw a few guys using bait getting fish but overall seemed slow
pawpawdan Location: upper elk, 7mi, 16mi
Time Observed: 12/5,6,7
Water Conditions: low, then blownout, then ideal
Fished Friday afternoon upper elk, saw VERY few fish, and caught one by the soccer field. Lamson still has an impassable beaver dam. Heavy rain blewout all streams for sat. Woke to perfect conditions sun. morning. I got 2 fish at 16mi. close to the lake, saw one caught upstream. Relatively light fishing pressure sunday at 16 mi. Could have stayed one more day, but didn't see any point. I only had 1 really good day in Erie this season.
hookedonsteels Location: Elk
Time Observed: 12/7
Water Conditions: up and stained
Fished Elk with the most disappointing trip in 8 years of steelheading. Tried everything saw very few fish caught. I caught 1 small brown. Conditions were fine and have caught many fish in the same conditions. Totally wasted trip and wasted money. Very disappointed.