Monday, March 9, 2009

Steelheading: Week #22...Again...Late

Yes...it's late...sorry...but I Bring Pictures...First a little explanation....

Saturday was the only day to fish the weekend...and with mom coming in from CT on Friday...I got her in and settled, hit the sack, and was up by 6 to meet Conklin. We were river side by 7:30 (after a license epiphany), and he was tied in by 7:45. After that we went without for a few hours. After some moving around, we were surprised to spook some bedding fish…amazing for March…

Conklin was able to score a few more hook ups with a black bugger, but went without for landings…

Overall a gorgeous morning. We were both sweating with just base layers…again, amazing for March…

Water was low, but fairly cloudy. It was flowing on the lower end with only about 12” of visibility…Anyways, here’s the picture of the day. Water is definitely on the rise. We talked with one spey guy who managed 5 swinging and also, considering most of Conklin’s hook-ups were on buggers, it’s time to focus on the big uglies…



Sunday was bad. Rain started early Saturday evening. Mom and I had nothing to do but kill time…so why not scout…

We started towards PA with the notion of seeing state parks, and didn’t end until we were able to see a good old viewing trib to Erie…one we can’t fish, but merely admire nature in it’s finest…

Below were some pictures taken with rivers starting to reach flood stage…


Fish stacked in both back eddy's....left and right...

Steel rolls in muddy-as-shit water...
Lake with ice on it...
Things learned on trip...
  1. Fish do push up in muddy water. I did see quite a few roll with fresh, chrome backs...making me even more antsy on the trip...
  2. They don't retreat back to the lake...as some people along the Erie Tribs have mentioned in the past...
  3. Big ass flies can mean fish...just look in the obvious high water places...something to consider when the only two days you have to fish are high and muddy...

Anyways, the upcoming weekend is AMY IN TOWN...so I can't promise first hand reports...however I'll gather up the info...and share what we can manage...

Although if I did wake up early one morning, and was back by...

1 comment:

mikeschmidt said...

This is perhaps the one situation that if you are up early next week you should have other things on your mind than fishing...