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Steelheading on the Great Lakes Tributaries

A November 2005 trip to Erie by fishinghabit

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Quote: The Lake Erie fall steelhead run creates an ideal fishing opportunity for the fly-fisherman who loves the outdoors in all forms of weather. This fall the snow fell early creating classic conditions with clear run-offs and anxious rainbows fresh from the lake.

Steelheading on the Great Lakes Tributaries

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Overview

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The Great Lakes waterfront is loaded with creeks that host an annual run of Steelhead, starting in late October/early November through late April. For the beginning angler there are easy access areas with plenty of fishing opportunities within an easy drive of major cities. For the more adventurous experienced angler, many miles of the lake front offer long creeks that are "off the beaten path" allowing many hours of fishing with barely another fisherman to be seen.Quick Tips: Local tackle shops (like Poor Richards http://www.poorrichardserie.com/) are extremely helpful with the latest stream flows, Steelhead runs and fly patterns. They also have a "fish exchange" allowing fisherman to exc...Read More

Steelheading on the Great Lakes

Attraction | "Steelheading on the Great Lakes Tribs"

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Great action. Catching (or attempting to catch) a steelhead on a medium action fly rod is like trying rockets on a kite! These fish will run up and down the stream while you struggle to play out line, reel in slack, and keep your footing as you try to catch up! Just when you think you have won them over, they will get a second wind and catch you completely off-guard!

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Steelheading on the Great Lakes
20 Mile Creek Near Erie PA
Erie, Pennsylvania

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