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GrannomNovember 21st, 2007, 5:06 am
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
Yesterday was my last day of school for a few days, so I hit the stream and celebrated with some steel...





Mike
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach
Chris_3gNovember 21st, 2007, 12:24 pm
Posts: 59Beautiful fish Mike! Rainbows are by far my favorite of the lot. What did you catch them on?

Chris.
GrannomNovember 21st, 2007, 1:59 pm
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
Egg Patterns...sucker spawn, glo-bugs...

Here are the results from Day Two:







I landed five with at least five more hook-ups
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach
GrannomNovember 21st, 2007, 2:00 pm
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
Maybe I'll make the drive to Ithica next fall to fish some fingers tribs...I would imagine that it is very similar to the Erie tribs.
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach
JADNovember 21st, 2007, 5:01 pm
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362



Hi Mike
Sounds like you had a good trip,lots of fish in streams now. My friend and myself fished Tuesday with similar results. Great weather lots of fish and good company hard to beat.

JaD

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cocks wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
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GrannomNovember 22nd, 2007, 6:06 am
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
I live here in Erie, so not much of a trip, but yes the break has been nice
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach
MartinlfNovember 23rd, 2007, 8:25 am
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3119
Great to see the photos. My brother-in-law went up on the spur of the moment the day before Thanksgiving and brought back some good steelhead stories for the holiday table. John D, glad to hear you're catching some.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
SmallstreamNovember 23rd, 2007, 8:52 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
nice fish!, the coloring of those fish is very nice, they almost look like wild rainbows and not steelhead at all
GrannomNovember 24th, 2007, 4:23 pm
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
They do look very wild... white fin tips, bright pink and red sides and cheeks...
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach
DavezDecember 7th, 2007, 5:17 am
Pennsylvania

Posts: 59
grannom...

PSU Behrend, Gannon, Edinboro or Mercyherst?

I lived 3 miles behind PSU Behrend my entire life and went to school there in the late 80s-90s. I always planned my fall schedule so i had a decent break between classes so i could run over to 16 or 20 mile to catch a few steel.

nice fish. pretty nice "resource" to have isn't it?

great job.
GrannomDecember 7th, 2007, 3:55 pm
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
Haha, I wish... High School :) And yes it is a very nice "resource". Elk is only a mile or two away from me.
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach

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