I was out in the morning fishing on Walnut Creek up by the chutes. There were some people catching steelhead but the bite was slow. The one guy next to me caught 4 while I was there and a few people in the pool caught some but it wasn’t like it was the other day with atleast someone having a “fish on” as some point in every direction you looked. I know the stop sign hole was lined with people and I saw them catching some fish. I did see some fish on stringers but not a lot. I left around 11:00am. The water was still high and you could not see the fish moving upstream at all due to the dark water color. I’m betting that today, Saturday, October 29 will be a good day as the creek will have came down and more fish should be moving through the chutes.
Steelhead Fishing Walnut Creek Erie Pa October 25, 2016
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I made it up to walnut creek in erie pa on Tuesday October 25, 2016. I fished above the manchester hole above the chutes in the small fishing hole. There was a lot of action up there as fish were actually being caught. I did film some of the action with my new polarized sunglasses camera and I also had my new gopro hero 5 strapped to my should to try and film the fishing action as well. I put together a video of the film I got from my sunglasses camera and I am currently uploading it to youtube. I still need to put together the gopro video and then upload it to youtube.
Overall it was a good morning of fishing as I know just with the people that were around me that they probably had 4-5 hook ups each and landed a couple of them. I did land one and I was hoping I got it on tape but for some reason my camera decided to throw an error when I was saving it so I didn’t get it filmed. I did get it on tape with the sunglasses camera but it didn’t tape the entire thing as I only got it filmed when it was in the water. I did enjoy the fishing and being on the creeks even though I only caught and hooked up a few times. I know the majority of people were using egg sacks, single eggs, minnows, sucker spawns. I caught one on a green blood dot egg. I actually ran a tandem rig for the first time in a while.
I will post the video of both the sunglasses and gopro as soon as I edit it.
Let me know what view you like better. I know with the sunglasses that I need to do a better job of not moving my head as much so that it tapes the catches with less movement and shakyness.
Got Rain? That’s what everyone is hoping and waiting for…the rain. The forecast is calling for rain possibilities on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week and it is definitely needed. I know the creeks are low and clear. I have read many reports that the steelhead are ready to come into the creeks with a good soaker. I will hopefully be able to make it up to the creeks this week and get some good video with my new gopro hero 5 camera. I will keep you guys posted if it does rain and the conditions of the creeks as we progress through the week.