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MarkHansen 12-27-2009 10:35 PM

Winter Steelie
Fished this morning on a stream on the PA/NY border - 20 Mile Creek. Air temps were 25 at 7am, warmed to 30 by mid-day – a few snow flakes. Stream conditions were good – great color and flow, but the fish really did not corporate. Went 1 for 5 – landed the first one at 2pm. Nice fat fish. My brother in-law fished for a few hours in the in morning – missed 2. Tried many colors, depths, and speeds. It felt great to get out in the weather. Here’s my one pic.

Expecting 6-12 inches of snow in the next 2 days. I'm going to try to get out for a few hours each morning.

JohnH0802 12-29-2009 11:55 AM

I do not see the picture, but would love to.


MarkHansen 12-29-2009 07:36 PM

Sorry. I'm having some trouble with Photobucket and Flickr. I'm going to try again.

MarkHansen 12-29-2009 10:07 PM

MarkHansen 12-29-2009 10:26 PM

I planned on steelhead fishing all this week, but mother nature had other plans. The temps in PA did not get above 22 degrees for the last 2 days. I tried to get out before the ice started on the streams, but did not have any luck. I met 3 other guys that had the same idea as me. We all left after 30 minutes. This is what we saw Tuesday morning. I did not try on Wednesday b/c I knew the streams would start to freeze solid (slower moving holes).

Too much ice to get any kind of a drift. I do not mind the cold, but I could not fish b/c of the ice. When I fished on Sunday, I did not take a temp reading, but I knew the water was close to freezing.

I hope the temps get to the mid 30s by the end of the week. I may have a chance to get out 1-2 more times depending on the water conditions.

BlueRaiderFan 01-01-2010 04:11 PM

Looks like a ton of fun.

gutshot 01-11-2010 10:13 PM

Nice fat Erie Steelhead! Are you driving from Knoxville? If so, how long of a drive for you to get up there?

fishingman62 01-17-2010 07:43 PM

gutshot its a 10 hour drive from the knoxville area to get to erie pa ...i am orignialy from there... steelhead fishing is great fun generally starts in oct and fishes through till mid april.....the erie tribs can get very crowded and you will be fishing shoulder to shoulder alot.... the best bets are after the fish get up in the tribs after some good rainfalls and have a chance to spread out...once you do it you'll be hooked ...nothing like 28 inch fish on 4-6x tippit that takes off up or down stream like a frieght train.....there are alot of small motels that you can get rooms at for reasonable rates as its off season from summer tourism....i haven't been up home in the fall for several years but i do miss the steelhead can check this website.... is a fishing report section and is usually all steelhead reports starting in oct till the streams freeze over....the bait shop that would have up to date info would be poor richards they have a website ....... good luck if you ever decide to make a trip up

AKSkim 03-09-2010 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by MarkHansen (Post 75344)
... Tried many colors....

Let me know when I get close.

MarkHansen 03-15-2010 09:57 PM

I LIKE IT !!!! Someone's been busy.

In your second pic, what's that pattern called?

In the second pic from the bottom, in the 2nd and 3rd rows of egg patterns, is that black/pink and black/white? Have not seen or used that color.

Where do you use all those?

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