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.