It has been quite awhile since I posted here, but I would like to get back to it more regularly. I figured what better way than some steelhead!
My friends and I took a 3 day weekend to fish some tribs near Erie. We stayed in Northeast, Pa, as we have for the past 3 years since we started going. We normally stick to the smaller streams in that area, rather than messing with Elk and Walnut.
Day one was about a half day. We got to Northeast around 12pm, grabbed some lunch, and hit the water. Weather was good, just 53 degrees with no wind or rain. The creek we chose was very low and clear. With about 10 people in the only pool with fish in it, we headed out to the lake. I ended up grabbing 2 on a gold Little Cleo spoon, but that was it.
Day two was brutal. Rain all day, and the creeks got fairly dirty in a quick period of time. This would have been great, but the fish still hadn't moved to many pools in these smaller streams yet. The ones that were in the creeks seemed to be few and far between compared to past years. The lake was too rough to fish, and we ended up on about 7 streams that day. No luck for anyone.
Day three started out about like day two. Luckily, that changed after lunch. We hit the lake again and I managed 4, and both of my friends managed 2 a piece. Right at the end of the day I got my only creek fish of the weekend
It was much more difficult to fish this year than it was last year, at least for me. I caught every fish of the weekend on a spoon, where as last year I only caught one. In any case, it's always a blast to get up there and spend some time with friends catching some chromies!
I have 2 videos from the weekend for anyone interested: