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Lake Erie Steelhead Reports - Dec 2019
« on: December 03, 2019, 09:11:50 AM »
Dec 2, 2019

Lake Erie tributary flows came up a bit on Wednesday and peaked Thanksgiving morning, but levels have been falling rather quickly over past 24 hours. The smaller creeks are in good fishing shape at present. Streams such as Cayuga, Buffalo, Eighteenmile and Chautauqua Creeks are running slightly high and stained today, but should be in prime fishing shape this weekend. Cattaraugus Creek is too high to fish at about 900 cubic feet per second. Flows under 500 cubic feet per second are best on Catt Creek. Anglers report decent steelhead action on the streams lately. Fish are spread throughout the creeks' reaches, however recent concentrations and catches have been better in the lower sections. Fly anglers typically target steelhead by drifting egg patterns, trout beads, nymphs and woolly buggers or by swinging streamers. Egg sacs, trout beads, pink plastic worms and jigs are common offerings by spinning or center pin drifters.

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Re: Lake Erie Steelhead Reports - Dec 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2019, 10:55:21 AM »
Dec 14, 2019

Lake Erie tributary anglers have recently seen fair to decent steelhead action when conditions permit. All creeks were running high and peaked on Tuesday, with most creeks dropping back into good fishing shape by Thursday. Conditions today are prime or near prime on all streams except Cattaraugus Creek, which remains a bit high at 760 cubic feet per second. Rain is expected to hit the region tonight and into Saturday, with higher amounts forecasted for Chautauqua County. Watch the stream gages and rainfall amounts before heading out this weekend. Fly anglers typically target steelhead by drifting egg patterns, trout beads, nymphs and woolly buggers or by swinging streamers. Egg sacs, trout beads, pink plastic worms and jigs are common offerings by spinning or center pin drifters.

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