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     River Reports: Elk Creek Steelhead Madness

    Great Lakes Fishing Reports  flyguy writes "

    On the week of 11/10/02 I stopped in at Flymart to see what was" biting" and was talking to John, (owner) about some choices on fishing in the next few days. He knows I love fishing the Big Manistee and some other local rivers and creeks but he suggested that I check out a place in PA. named Elk Creek. He made it pretty easy by giving me a detailed map. I was amazed to find out that this place is the same distance that I normally travel to get to Wellston, he also mentioned that because the weather had been pretty rainy the last few days that  I might want to get there soon. That was good enough for me so I gather up 3 buddy"s and our gear and headed for Elk Creek.


    Note: Thanks for the feedback flyguy! We love to hear from our readers. Sounds like you really had a wonder of a time. We are very pleased we helped you get into the zone. I spoke with other anglers whom did the same and had a great time.
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     River Reports: Fly Fishing for Steelhead - Elk Creek - Nov 2002

    Great Lakes Fishing Reports  

    If fly fishing for Steelhead is something you can't resist then we would suggest heading over to one of our sister states - Pennsylvania right now. Things have been quiet on most of the local rivers here in Michigan, with anglers working very hard and being skunked or rewarded with a fish as a result. The Pere Marquette is running low and clear, and the conditions for "the" fall Steelhead run on the other rivers like the Big Manistee, Muskegon and Betsie have not been much better this week. Rain is the key ingredient needed right now and we only got a trickle of it.

    The Elk Creek and Walnut Creek, on the other hand,? received some much needed rain this last weekend that really seemed to stir up the activity. Reports of fresh fall Steelhead,? that are eagerly taking offerings,? are coming in strong.? The water level drops quickly on many of these streams and may change the conditions fast. Most of the leaves have fallen already and the rivers are clearing up. Steelhead Alley, as coined by Rick Kustich author of Great Lakes Steelhead,??is made up by about 40 rivers in three different states. Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.

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     River Reports: Trout Season Ends - Au Sable river below Mio

    Great Lakes Fishing Reports  In an effort to avoid the Salmon crowds and take advantage of the end of trout season on many Michigan waters, Laurent and I headed up to fish the Rifle on Sunday.

    We had some luck with Steelhead. But these were smolts. We managed to get the attention of a few native browns on BWO's and some wets. It was beautiful as the trees are just starting to show their fall colors. Another week and the colors should really begin to turn.

    Fishing was slow on the Rifle and we decided to change our destination and move on up to Mio. There we would fish the Au Sable river below Mio pond. This turned out to be a great choice.

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     River Reports: Hex fishing the Huron River for Smallmouth

    Great Lakes Fishing Reports  Jeff Selser shares an outing on the Huron river chasing smallmouth during a late August hex hatch with the crew from the old Flymart.

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