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General RegionNorth east Ohio
Specific LocationSections of Conneaut Creek & Ashtabula River
Time of DayHalf a day 4/22 & 4/25, all day 4/23 & 4/24
Fish CaughtSteelhead, dropbacks and prespawn hens
Conditions & HatchesIdeal flow - a bit off color 4/22, rest of trip perfect greenish color with about 18" visibility. Egg Hatch and lots of emerald shiners in the stream.

Details and Discussion

WbranchApril 29th, 2019, 6:33 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2505
My buddy from NJ and I weny up last Monday, April 22, we fished half a day Monday and Thursday and 8 - 9 hours Tuesday and Wednesday. Nice weather, although very windy Tuesday, large numbers of dropback steelhead but also some pre-spawn fish. I hesitate to say how many we hooked because most will say "impossible". So I'll just say how we did fishing from 7 - noon on Thursday. I landed 14 and my buddy landed 17. All were between 22" & 25". Trout beads and an emerald shiner pattern fished dead drift and swinging were equally effective. I also caught three awesome smallmouth 17" - 19". Great trip and it will give me and my buddy something to think about until we get back in October.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfApril 29th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2911
Some good looking fish there, Matt!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
PartsmanApril 30th, 2019, 3:23 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 239
Love chrome!

Mike.

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