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Location: Presque Isle
Time Observed: 4/4/2020
Water Conditions: High
4/4/2020
Water levels in the bays are high with the creeks dumping out. Fishing action is hit and miss, but the perch seem to be hitting minnows. Guys fishing around me caught a few pike and small bass, but only one decent pike.
Location: 20 mile and chatauqua creek
Time Observed: 4/1/2020
Water Conditions: perfect
4/1/2020
We only caught 1 chrome, several suckers,numerous steelhead smolts and (1 sturgeon it is April Fools!). Get the boat ready!!!!
Location: Erie Tribs
Time Observed: mar
Water Conditions: OK
3/21/2020
Well if you did alot of stream walking you would catch fish, we probally caught mor than 50 small ones, but still fun, we dint get any real big ones. but have in the past, Hey Filletandrelease, nice fish I bet that was good in the smoker, in fact I know it will be. If it already hasent been smoked, Gregs guppy guide service strikes again, The kind of guys I like to fish with, Me and the boy did see first hand how rude some fisherman can be, but we overlooked the fools, any how Gregs guppy Guide are a great group of guys. Would fish with them anytime. and yes it is ok to keep a few for the smoker.
Location: Erie
Time Observed: today
Water Conditions: Folger's
3/20/2020
Thanks. For those confused by the fake news, Elk is open to fish with a minimum size of 15 inches to protect the stockies. It closes to all fishing for about a day and a half prior to opening day. From opening day to Sept 7, the minimum size is 9 inches to allow harvest of the stocked trout while protecting the smaller steelhead smolts. The stocked trout taste better so let a few steelhead go to return in the fall!
Location: Erie tribs
Time Observed: When ever we want
Water Conditions:
3/19/2020
Well said chrome. Some people dont like to read the nice book we get now for free or check out the website ;). Also about the fighting over holes it gets silly. Good luck all!
Location: Elk Creek
Time Observed: 3/19/20
Water Conditions: up and clearing
3/19/2020
Fished upper elk at follys camp ground and caught numerous smolts and many jacks. Landed a one hen that was 18 inches. She ate a size 12 squirmy wormy in the chocolate milk water. Checked up above follys and found the water to be clearer up at the swing bridge and talked to several anglers who were catching fresh fish that swam up from last nights rain. As for all the other post regarding covid 19 and closed trout waters I haven't had a problem and the fish wardens haven't said anything to me so fish on until a fish warden says it is closed till opening day. Have a great day and tightlines
Location: Northeast PA tribs
Time Observed: Last week
Water Conditions: Perfect
3/19/2020
First off, Elk not closed. Secondly, I'm in the healthcare field and fishing on a stream is a perfect activity during this crisis to maintain "social distance." I use flies, I pay at the pump and use hand sanitizer after I fill up. No worries here. Stop posting selfish reports there may be someone in you favorite hole when you get there. Get over it!
Location: Elk
Time Observed: 3/19/2020
Water Conditions: great
3/19/2020
Last I checked, Elk was trout stocked water and closed to all fishing from March 1 to opening day. Enjoy the sunshine!
Location: Elk Creek
Time Observed: 03/18/2020
Water Conditions: low
3/18/2020
If you were willing to walk you will find plenty of fish. Caught well over 50 smolts over the course of the day along with 17 big steelhead. All we caught on a black egg sucking leech and a small squiggle worm on a size 16.
Location: Erie tribs
Time Observed: When ever we want
Water Conditions:
3/18/2020
How about you stay home in your toilet paper fort an let the rest of us worry for ourselves. If you want to buy in to this hype then stay home. As for me I'll be out enjoying the weather. Plenty of Fish but also lots of smolts. Minnows an sucker spawn produced most Fish. Fish on AMERICA.
Location: Erie
Time Observed: Today
Water Conditions: Sniffling and coughing
3/18/2020
Look everyone I’m glad you are enjoying the fishing but traveling to Erie is a bit selfish. A world wide pandemic is no joke. Put the rods up for a season if you have to travel and or buy bait, don’t be selfish now. You’re 100% more likely to pick up the virus and pass it on by leaving your house and especially making a run up to Erie to catch some fish. Don’t plead with yourself, like oh I’m just going up to fish. You don’t know who picked up the fuel pump last and you should definitely should not trust that the guy before you washed his hands before walking in the bait store to pick up a dozen minnows. At the end of the day one person can impact thousands. Don’t be that guy that negatively makes an Impact for a couple fish, just isn’t worth it. So I ask, please respectfully look out for one another, our country that so many brave men and women have fought and fallen for. At the end of the day it’s not about ourselves and as sportsmen and women that should be instilled in us. Look on the bright side. A few less fish for the smoker means a few bigger fish in the Fall. It will be fall before we know it and let’s all pitch in for a healthy USA. We all want to get things straight for all the great fishing that is in store between now and fall. God Bless the USA be safe be smart!
Location: Elk Creek
Time Observed: 03/16/2020
Water Conditions: low and ultra clear
3/16/2020
Most of the major holes I fish had tons of steelhead mixed in suckers. Managed to land one fish and accidentally foul hooked another 5. Fish were chasing small minnow patterns when retrieved but they were lazy and not moving a lot. Rain will help get the streams up and in better fishing conditions.
Location: Erie tribs
Time Observed: Mar.12-15
Water Conditions: Good
3/15/2020
Little smokeys
Location: Erie tribs
Time Observed: Mar.12-15
Water Conditions: Good
3/15/2020
Had a pretty good trip GGGS did it again lots of fish brought to the net between 5 of us keep a few for the smoker and let a lot go love Erie
Location: Erie tribs
Time Observed: 3/12-3/15
Water Conditions: Good
3/15/2020
Definitely had to put the miles in to find em but rewarding. Gregs guppie guide took a newbie out again an he landed 7. Hooked for life lol. Be safe an fish on.
Location: ELK AND CROOKED CREEK
Time Observed: 3/12/13/14
Water Conditions: OK
3/15/2020
Saw more firsherman than big Steelhead, caught alot of small ones, the fishing was not that great, not like it is advertized, and we know how to catch them, some anglers were dounright rude or like get out of my way, cause I want to push your kids out of the way cause I dont want your kids to catch any. if you call that fishing go ahead, I call it a complete JOKE.
Location: Erie trib
Time Observed: 3/14-3/16
Water Conditions: Tad of color
3/15/2020
Stayed away from the big holes and fisherman. Fished where we believed a steelhead could lay. Old man hooked 4, only landed 2.
Location: Elk Creek
Time Observed: 3/14/20
Water Conditions: Two days after rain
3/15/2020
First year fishing for Erie Steelhead, did a good bit of reading. Went up with my old man hooked up on 15, only landed 12. Hand tied flies seemed to the best.
Location: Lake Erie and Tribs
Time Observed: 3/13/20
Water Conditions:
3/13/2020
There is a good mix of Fresh and drop back fish in the Lake Erie creek systems. Jigs and minnow flies this time of the year can really produce. Beads and sacs can also work considering fish can be on gravel during the spring. Anglers have also been getting a decent number of pan fish in the bay. TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON!-JOSH
Location: Lake Erie and Tribs
Time Observed: 3/11/20
Water Conditions: Good
3/11/2020
Local streams around Erie are looking adequate for some good fishing! With proper flow and good color, today should come with some good fishing. With spring just around the corner, Presque isle is quite literally heating up! As the water temperature starts to warm up, the perch, crappies and bluegill should be making a move shallower. The pike should start cruising the shallows also! Goodluck and stay safe on the water-Jake from the FishUSA Proshop