Steelhead Fishing – 9 lb Steelhead – Walnut Creek Erie Pa
I just wanted to add a couple of pictures of my 9lb steelhead that I caught on Saturday while fishing on Walnut Creek -Erie, Pa
Like I said I had a great day on the creek on Saturday.
Hope you were able to get and catch some steelhead.
Steelhead Fishing Walnut Creek Erie Pa – November 3, 2012
I decided to try the trip up to walnut today. I didn’t get up early, I arrived around 9:30. The creek looked good and alot of people were fishing. I didn’t see anyone catch anything as I walked up the road along the creek so I could enter to go past the manchester hole. I did see several stringers of fish as I walked past people who were fishing in the machester hole.
Walnut creek is running with good flow and good color. You couldn’t see the fish but you knew they were there because once I set up I saw people catching fish. I set up along the chutes just above the manchester hole. I really enjoyed it as I had about 15 or so fish on throughout the day. I left around 2:00pm. I did only land 4 but I didn’t have my netter guy there today and I had to chase several fish down to the manchester hole just to try and land them. The rapids were to tough to land the fish alone. There were several fish I tried to man handle to much and they broke off. I caught all of the fish on a variety of flies. I had to put 7 split shots on just to get the flies to the bottom. I use the blackbird split shots they come in 4 different sizes.
I only used flies today no sucker spawns, eggs sacsk or anything else and all of the flies I used today I purchased from this online store: A Day Away Fishing Adventures
Here’s a few of the flies I used today:
I had several fish bite the Signature Articulated Stone Fly ( Metallic Blue )
Articulated Stone fly #-14 Sparkle off color
Copper John sz 14
Signature Articulated Stone Fly ( Black ) Size 14
Olive Caddis w/ peacock hurl head ribbed w chartruese ultra wire – sz 14
Like I said, I had a great time fishing Walnut Creek today. At one point while I was fishing I looked up and down the creek and there were 6 people that had a fish on at the same time. I do have some pictures and some video so hopefully I will be able to get them onto the computer and get the video made. I did weigh my last fish with the scale I had and it said 9 lbs. It was a really fat and had nice color.
Of course, I did get a couple of pictures but released all fish to be caught again another day. If you get a chance get out and fish…it should be one of the best times to fish these next few days. I know today was a great day for me and I would have stayed all day if I could have. Tomorrow (Sunday) should also be good even if the creek comes down a little.
Fish on Everyone… Michelle
I did make it out on Friday morning to try and catch some steelhead. I only stayed about an hour because the fishing conditions were not my ideal conditions and I didn’t want to waste my time fighting the conditions.
I did see a couple people that had a steelhead on but I couldn’t tell if they were clean catches or snags. The water was low and clear throughout the creek. I only saw about 10 guys fishing the stop sign hole, a few guys above that in the next waterfall and maybe 10 people fishing the manchester hole. The two waterfalls above the manchester hole were holding some fish and I did see two fish catch from those holes but there isn’t alot of fish in each hole. We definitely need more rain for to bring the creeks up and keep them up so more fish can come in.
If you are dying to get a chance to fish for steelhead and you can’t wait any longer than you can try your luck at low and clear. I personally don’t like to struggle to get them to bite when the conditions aren’t ideal so I quickly exited and saved the rest of my day.
We need rain…until next time
After receiving rain for most of the day yesterday- Wedsnesday- I image the creeks will be getting close to ideal conditions for today and tomorrow. I am going to try and get out and fish tomorrow – Friday so I will hopefully have a report for you but if you get a chance, get out there. I know most reports have been saying black woolly buggers have been doing pretty good. According to the water guage for walnut…the gage height is 4.05 and the discharge is 83. I personally have this marked in my phone at good fishing so I will be out trying to get that steelhead tomorrow. If your out at all and you see me say Hi!!