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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Saved For A Rainy Day...

The rains have come, Thanksgiving is gone, and the change over to winter is underway. The bad news is that all the streams are blown as big as we have seen them all fall. The good news is that fish have been coming in with every push of water we have had in the last two weeks. At present, we have more fish in our streams than we have had the entire season. A lot of bright, chromed out fish are being caught in between the storms when water levels allow and we are totally jazzed about it!!!

I have been so busy in the last couple of weeks, that I haven't even had a chance to get a blog done, so while I take a couple of days off to wait on the rivers to redial, I thought I would get us caught up. Greg has been doing his best to keep things rolling on the blog and for that we thank him, but every once in a while, it is good for me to get on here and write a bit for myself.

This blog will highlight some of the photos from our world-class team of fly fishing professionals in the last week or so. In the next few days however, I am going to try to write up a blog or two highlighting a handful of my clients from the last couple of weeks and share some stories in a bit more detail. I don't know about you, but I like to hear stories from time to time!

Mike shares a bright fish with a bright smile!

SAO guide Mike Schultz poses with a client and
a dime bright fish.

Another memory is shared and cherished!

Big fish = Big smile

Fish like this warm the soul on a cold day!

This young man was happy to have Schultzy as his guide!

Yet another fish to be proud of.

Eric poses with a fresh fish.

Vince smiles with a heavy shouldered hen!

Vince and Eric share a nice double on the day!

Vince nails a nice fish while fishing with
SAO guide John Miller

Vince and Eric double down and fill the net yet again.

Vince busted this big buck to put an
exclamation point on the day.

Mike hits a nice hen.

Todd puts a nicely spotted buck in the bag with
SAO guide Tim Hess.

Blaine with a nice chrome buck...nothing like a
fresh chrome buck to give you a run full of aggression!

In closing, keep your eyes on the fly shop page as holiday specials will be posted soon. If you are in need of some custom ties or some of the old stand by's, we can have you covered for Christmas...and at holiday season pricing! Order soon to beat the rush.

Also, don't forget that a lot of fresh fish have pushed in and Ohio is finally fishing good numbers of fish. Pennsylvania is fishing very well as it has most of the fall. If you are interested in getting out before ice up, give us a shout. Now is as good a time as we have seen all season as far as numbers are concerned, so don't miss out. Give us a shout at 419-466-9382 or email us at

I'll be back in a day or two with some new stories from the waters of the Alley.

Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Head Guide
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family To Yours....

You really can't ask for anything more going into the holiday! There will be good fishable water, lots of good food, and quality time spent with friends and family! If you are like me, don't forget to add in a few turkey induced comma's and the week will be complete. The guide staff at Steelhead Alley Outfitters would like to personally thank each and everyone of our guests for the lasting memories, the great stories shared, and valued friendships that were built while stream side together so far this fall. From our family to yours we wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Here are a few more of our fall trip pictures, we are a bit behind, but will be working feverishly over the holiday to get caught up.

Austin proudly holds one of the Lake Erie Steelhead
he caught while fishing with his father and uncle.

Craig poses with an impressive fall Steelhead.

Eric takes a quick shot with one of his catches.

Randy poses with his first fly caught Lake Erie steelhead.

Todd is all smiles with this solid chromer!

Treg with a nice lake run hen Brown Trout.

Treg poses with this solid buck!

Todd and Treg team up on a pair of Lake Erie Steelhead
while fishing with SAO guide John Miller.

Vic landed this impressive buck on an epic
day with SAO guide Brett McCrae.

Connor always finds the big fish!

Mike is all smiles with this nice steelhead.

Mike with a solid Lake Erie Steelhead.

Mike with a beautiful Chrome Lake Erie Steelhead.

Anthony poses with a heavy buck!

Anthony is all smiles with this huge Chromer!

Keith with one of the Steelhead he landed on the Alley.

SAO Guide Tim Hess and Keith pose with this
large and in charge buck Steelhead!

Fresh fish have been pushing in and chrome is being caught. If you have been waiting for fish, now is the time. We still have a few openings available in December if you are interested in spending a day fly fishing on Steelhead Alley! If you are interested in a day or two on the water, email us at or call 419-466-9382

Happy Thanksgiving and may your lines be tight and your bellies full!

Greg Senyo
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Once In A Life Time!

Every once in a while luck comes together just perfectly to create a memory that will last a life time! Ken and Keith Young have fished with me for many years and have had many memorable trips. To be stream side with this family has become more than just a guide trip for me. To see Ken Young at age 82 land the largest brown trout of his lifetime, and his son Keith Young land his largest Steelhead ever, at the same time from two different pools was more than I could handle. I do know that Tim Hess and I were privileged to be a part of such a special feat, and I doubt we will see it duplicated the remainder our guiding days.....

We are guiding steady everyday and will have more of our trip photos and river stories very soon...


Greg Senyo & Tim Hess
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Smile We Have Water! Steelhead Alley River Report...

The Pennsylvania tributaries are starting to look good and fresh steelhead are on the move! I am sure it will be crazy with anglers starting tomorrow, but who cares it's just nice to see good flows and a fresh push of new fish. We still have some rain in the forecast, and a chance for a little snow falling tonight. Hopefully the streams will maintain steady flows for a couple of days.

The Ohio tributaries are on the drop, but several of the streams are along way off from being fishable this weekend. Check the flow gauges on the smaller tributaries and make your plans accordingly. Ohio has been very challenging this fall and we are hoping this is the water needed to entice a good push of steelhead into the systems.

We have been very busy as a team, and it's another early day tomorrow, so we will keep this short and sweet. When we have a bit more time, we will share a good story with you. Until then, here are some more highlight photos from our trips the last couple of days.

Carter is all smiles after landing this nice steelhead.

Scott and Carter share a photo together with this colored buck.

Scott and Carter with another good fish.

Scott with another solid fish

Anthony swings a nice run.

Anthony with a nice Ohio hen on an egg pattern.

SAO guide Mike Schultz and Bruce share a quick grab and grin.

Matt poses with a good Ohio Buck.

Aaron with a bright Ohio steelhead.

Aaron and Matt share a memory on the water.

Bruce is all smiles with another good fish.

Gene poses with this thick Ohio buck.

Ken with a fresh PA hen steelhead.

Ken hits another good fish.

Josh is doing it right and enjoying a nice stogie at the same time.

Matt holds a solid fish.

Tom with a good hen early in the morning on the Alley.

Troy poses with this nice kyped buck steelhead.
What beautiful colors....gotta love it!

Steve poses with a good buck of his own.

Axel releases his catch.

Axel and Steve share in the experience! There is nothing like
sharing the experience with friends and family!

Reid poses with a solid Ohio Steelhead.

Paul with a nice Ohio buck.

We will have more for you soon, until then good luck this weekend!

Greg Senyo
Steelhead Alley Outfitters