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Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 12.6.2023
Water Conditions: Good
It feels great to finally have some water! The tribs are in good shape today, with plenty of fish from top to bottom in all systems. Beads, egg sacs, and egg pattern flies have been the most successful tactics as of late. If you’ve been out recently share your photos in the comments!
Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 12.1.2023
Water Conditions: Rising
Yesterday’s snowmelt had tribs on the rise but not blown out, however today’s rain will soon have them unfishable. This photo was of Walnut this morning, it has since risen and gotten a lot more colored up.
Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 11.29.2023
Water Conditions: Cold and Slushy
A frigid couple of days leading up to this morning have the tribs slushy with some ice around the edges in certain areas. Hopefully, some sunshine will have it burned off by the afternoon. If you’re willing to brave the cold and work around the slush pockets, color and flow are not bad and there are fish to be had!
Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 11.27.2023
Water Conditions: High, Muddy, and Leafy
STEELHEAD REPORT 11/27/23: Rain turned to snow last night and tribs are still on the rise. Looks like we may get a much needed blow out to get rid of all of the silt and remaining leaves that are still settled on the bottom. There’s potential for a very large amount of snowfall through today and tonight. Use caution when traveling!
Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 11.24.2023
Water Conditions: Low and Clear
A chilly day on the tribs with low and clear conditions. It looks like we'll be faced with more of the same tomorrow, with some potential rain in the forecast for Sunday. It will likely be a grinder of a weekend, but there are certainly plenty of active fish around that will bite if you dial them in!
Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 11/22/2023
Water Conditions: Clear, Moderate Flow
Yesterday's rain didn't do much to flows, and today is forecasted to just be a light misty drizzle for most of the day. However, compared to the conditions we've had most of the year, today is looking quite good. There is an adequate amount of flow, but water is quite clear. There is no shortage of fish, though! Happy Thanksgiving and good luck out there!
Location: East Side
Time Observed: 11/11/2023
Water Conditions: Clear (before rain)
Made the daytrip up, despite low and clear conditions, found plenty of fish ready to bite on finesse presentations. Squirmy wormies, mop flies, small nymphs, and black wooly buggers all produced fish. https://youtu.be/jzO4RlPtOa0?si=BVsyAI26lMJu5qvn
Location: Elk Creek
Time Observed: 11/18/23
Water Conditions: high
hello everyone. took a spill in elk creek this morning a little downstream of Elk Park Road. lost my cell phone (in a black waterproof case), rod tip, 2 fly boxes and other assorted items. if you happen to find any of these please shoot me an email matt@starkeyphotography.biz. Thank you!!
Location: Walnut
Time Observed: 11/172023
Water Conditions: High and fast
Well guys and gals we finally got the rain we so desperately needed. Water is currently moving very fast and high. Close to a blow out if not a blow out I’d say. However it’ll let many fish into all the streams and produce a great run of fresh fish. It’s looking to be an amazing few days of fishing. Temps are also dropping as well as the leaves so hopefully everyone catches their share instead of leaves. Good luck to all and tight lines
Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 11/17/2023
Water Conditions: Rising
It's raining! And forecasted to continue to do so for most of the day. Gauges are beginning to rise, but we'll need quite a bit of rain for a good blowout, which looks to be possible. At the very least, we'll get some good flow and color to the water to inspire some fish movement.
Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 11/15/2023
Water Conditions: Low and Clear
Mid 60's air temp, bright sun, and extremely low and clear water for today and tomorrow... you wouldn't guess it's November 15th! Half an inch of rain and a cold front forecasted for Friday... fingers crossed.
Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 11/13/2023
Water Conditions: Low and Clear
Water is extremely low and clear with next to 0 flow and it's not looking like we're going to get much rain in the near future. Challenging conditions to say the least! Can't remember the last time we have seen such consistently low flows for an entire fall like this.
Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 11/10/2023
Water Conditions: Low and Clear
The good news: -There are plenty of fish in the tribs from lower to upper -The lake should be calm enough to fish the shoreline this weekend The bad news: -There is very little flow in the tribs and the water is gin clear If you’re planning on fishing this weekend, bring your light line, single eggs, or other small finesse presentation. Winds look light tomorrow and Sunday as of right now, so fishing the lake shore with spoons, spinners, and floating egg sacs or powerbait could be a good option to avoid the challenging conditions in the tribs. Good luck! Stop in the shop for more tips and all the tackle you need to be successful on the water
Location: 16 mile creek
Time Observed: 11/7/23
Water Conditions: Clear
Found a fly box at rt5 bridge. You can contact me to ID. mtimko4@yahoo.com
Location: Erie Tributaries
Time Observed: 11/8/2023
Water Conditions: Low and Clear
Plenty of fish, not a lot of water. Next to no flow and gin clear water is the story of today. Your best odds are to try to find deep holes with good numbers of fish and grind it out with light line and finesse techniques.