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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Steelhead Alley River Report and Update...

Well, it has definitely been a busy fall thus far! We have had the pleasure of spending time with many great people and a lot of memories have been made. Below are some photos of some of our clients from the past couple of days.

Zack was all smiles after landing this nice buck!

Rick poses with a nice buck of his own...

Zack with another Solid Lake Erie Steelhead!

Eric with his prize after a good battle!

Joe with his first Lake Erie Steelhead! Great catch Joe!!!

Here at Steelhead Alley Outfitters, we have never been about numbers, but strive to focus more on our overall customer care and service. That means we will do what needs done within the ethical and moral boundaries that we abide by. Having said that, due to the worst river conditions we have seen in the month of November in years, Steelhead Alley Outfitters and all of the fly shops we represent across the region, have suspended our guide trips until river conditions improve.

Currently there is only one river fishing and that is the Grand River. It is low and clearing, but some fish can be caught if you are willing to go after it and deal with the mounting fishing pressure. In the past couple days, there have been more people and guide operations on the Grand than I can ever remember. In fact just yesterday I had 14 people in my stretch of river with 2 other guides and 6 clients below the 14 I could see. Simply put, we want better for our clients than what the conditions offer at this time. Therefore, we have made the tough decision to suspend all guide trips until some precipitation hits our watersheds and brings things back to normal November flows.

Until then, keep your eyes on our fly tying blogs. More tutorials will be going up in the days to come. To all of our clients, many thanks for your understanding during this low water period. When the waters rise, we will fish on!!!

Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Head Guide
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

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