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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Things are heating up! Steelhead Alley River Report

The weather has been beautiful the past few days, but just too darn hot! Water temperatures are on the rise with 60-62 degree readings already in some sections. We have had a few short rain showers to cool it down a tad, but it basically was short lived and just gave the local streams some much needed color.

Cooler and more seasonable temps are in the forecast and we need it badly to carry our steelhead through the rest of April. Most of the small streams are very low and clear and are not worth fishing right now, these steelhead are way too spooky and stressed. The Larger Lake Erie Tributaries have better conditions and opportunities to catch decent fish.

We have been out every day on all the local streams and we are seeing very few fish moving in, and no major runs of any kind. Most steelhead being caught right now are still older dark bucks or drop back hens. We have been lucky enough to still find what few fresher fish there are around each day and have alot of fun.

Flies of choice have been Small Micro Nukes in Cream, chartreuse, and yellow to match the sucker egg hatch. Senyo's Ice Man Minnows in Creek Chub and Darter color versions. Robinson's Chicken Littles, Small black stone flies, BH Prince nymphs, Golden Stones, Micro Emerald Shiner colored Clouser Minnows, and Green Caddis.

Here are a few more of our trip pics from the past couple of days. We hope you enjoy them...

Nice Fish Dave!

Another decent Ohio steelhead.

John with an early bird steelhead...

Jack with an Ohio buck steelhead.

Fresh vs Old; Ohio steelhead are real troopers.

Great Day to be on the river...

Our retreat season kicks off this week with our first guests of the season... I am looking forward to spending some time catching trout while the rest of the SAO gang will be working hard guiding the for steelhead on the tributaries.

All Retreats are full for 2010 and we are already taking RSVP's for the 2011 Brook Trout retreats season. This is a fun and affordable way to introduce fly fishing to friends and family, or to use simply as a much needed get away. Please see the side bar of this blog in the popular trips we offer for more information.

Our stream side cabin over looking the trout stream.

A 20+ Brown Trout from cabin pool.

Another nice brown trout from the home pool.

Mike Schmidt trying on one of his creative bugs, during an afternoon of fishing.

Hooked up with a decent trout in boulder pool.

Brook Trout on a Ice man Minnow tube.

I will be unavailable until Tuesday April 13Th if you need to book a trip or have any questions please contact Head guide Patrick Robinson at or call and leave a message at 419-348-7199 and he will return your calls promptly in the evening after he returns from the river.

Until Next Time!


Greg Senyo

Owner/Operator SAO

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