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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Couple Of Great Days On Steelhead Alley!

This past Monday and Tuesday we had the pleasure of fishing with Dave and Chris Miller from Indianapolis. The river was still up alittle, but the water color and clarity was decent as we started out each morning. We had to work hard for them each day, deal with a few pairs of cold hands and icy feet, but we found plenty of fish willing to eat our bugs and distract us from the numbness.

Yesterdays rain set back a few of the Ohio tributaries by a couple extra days, but the PA Tributaries seem to be holding there own with higher than usual, but fishable flows. Water color and clarity can be an issue so watch for those bumps on the flow gauges. The best producing fly patterns for us this week were Orange and Chartreuse egg patterns and sucker spawn, White and pearl estaz buggers, and black/chartreuse leech patterns.

At this point we did not locate many fresh steelhead in the stream, but with the warmer weather they were starting to move in. We did however locate plenty of pods through out the river, most of which were deep in the larger and slower moving pools. We will be out pretty much from here on out as long as the weather cooperates, so we will have more for you later...  

Chris and Dave pose with a hefty Lake Erie Steelhead.

Dave with a nice Buck Steelhead of his own.

The majority of our fish came on one of Brett McCrae's Custom Buggers.

Chris hooked up on a hot fish! 

Chris poses for a quick shot with a good sized Lake Erie Steelhead.

Even though it was pretty chilly, the fish were full of fight!

Chris releases another nice Lake Erie Steelhead.

Dave with a nice Hen Steelhead.

I'm so glad spring is finally here!

Chris with another Lake Erie Steelhead to end the day on a good note!

If you are interested in spending a day or a few days fly fishing for Lake Erie Steelhead, we would love to hear from you! Our guide trips include all rods, reels, flies, leaders, tippet, stream side lunch, a great guide, and a good time. Please feel free to contact us at anytime 419-466-9382 or

Tight Lines!
Greg Senyo
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

1 comment:

Roger Williams said...

Could you please post a fly tutorial for Brett McCrea's custom bugger. Thank you!!!