Steelhead report <,b>
Single eggs, egg sacs, hare’s ears tied with gold ribbon, size 14 black nymphs, waxworms and minnows were catching steelhead in Lake Erie’s tributaries this past week.
Steady rain mixed with mild temperatures have brought fresh fish into the streams on a regular basis, and anglers have been reaping the benefits.
According to reports from the area, the fishing was good to excellent. Fishermen were finding good action throughout the Walnut Creek project waters, at the Manchester Hole and at the Girard Borough Park, Folly’s End and McKean Holes.
Fish were a common sight in the tailwaters of just about any hole on any stream. Those willing to park at some of the most popular spots and walk upstream were able to find some good fishing without the usual crowds.
The Walnut Marina Basin was hot during the early morning hours. Shoreline anglers also have been faring well at the mouths of Trout and Godfrey runs.
— By Bob Frye
is a former freelancer.