Monday, November 16, 2015

Trout Tails - November 16, 2015

Seems like we pick the worst times to head to Erie/NY to chase steel.  Last year it was the blizzard of the century, this year, it was high winds, hail, and rain.  Thursday wasn't too bad, and we caught a couple nice browns, but rain overnight and on Friday, blew out all the creeks on both sides of the border.  By Saturday afternoon, they started coming back into shape a little, but fishing was still pretty slow.  We managed a few fish each day, but it wasn't much to write home about.  You know the fishing is bad, when you have the place pretty much to yourself.  We did catch some fish, but most of the steelhead we caught were on the small side, and the one nice one I had on, threw the hook in about 2 seconds.  There were some pretty impressive waves on the lake, and I saw some guy fishing what has to be the largest rod/reel combo I have ever seen used for steelhead on a 20 foot wide creek! 

Until next year I guess.  Now its time to gear up for South America! 


Fish of the trip


mud

The photo doesn't do it justice, the reel is the size of a softball

Think this might have been the same fish from the first day, caught 3 days later.

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