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Cowboy Location: Way up Elk; I-79
Time Observed: throughout October
Water Conditions: Low but fishable
10/31/2014
Lots of fish daily - most people walking past fish in riffs.
CUThere12 Location: mouth of Elk Creek
Time Observed: 10/28/14
Water Conditions: surf calm early
10/30/2014
started out beautiful warm day with southern wind, no waves able to fish lake. Husband landed 27" Steelhead. Used silver/blue spoon. But conditions started to change as cold front moved in, waves developed. Took break, went to car, come back and someone took my tan handmade fishing bag that was hanging on a stump on beach eastside of creek around 11am. Anyone have it? Really can't believe a true fishermen would now be a thief! Really hurts!! I made that bag and used it for over 30 years and can't believe someone would take something that didn't belong to them! I hope Karma gets you!
yoruready Location: Crooked Creek
Time Observed: 10/27/14
Water Conditions: low and clear
10/29/2014
Terrific time to be on the water, fished 3 different sections of the Crooked Creek, probably walked about 3 miles in total. Fish scattered in pools/deep runs. Had plenty of hookups; landed over a dozen fish, took a few home for the smoker. All fish taken using single eggs, noodle rod & 6 lb Pline. Tried Elk in late afternoon on the way home, more people than fish, and the fish were very easily spooked. Need a lot of rain to get the creeks in better shape.
Steel Head Junkie Location: 20 mile
Time Observed: 10/27
Water Conditions: low & clear
10/28/2014
great day to be on the water...parked at the Tomato Patch and found two holes holding fish, one above and one below the walk-in...otherwise very spotty...tough conditions...landed fish though...worked hard for them...hoping for more rain...much needed
Cowboy Location: Walnut, Elk, East Side
Time Observed: All weekend
Water Conditions: Good
10/27/2014
Lots of fish on stringers by most everyone.
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!