Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lake Erie Steelhead Fishing Report 12/27/13

          First off, Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to everyone. It has been a great year of fishing for everyone; and I hope more is to come! Our family went up to Buffalo, NY for a couple days after Christmas to visit family. The location of Buffalo cannot be any better for someone targeting some steelhead or brown trout. Lake Erie has many tributaries right around the Buffalo area that produce mass fish, such as the famed “Cat” or Cattaraugus. Most of the Erie tribs lay to the south of Buffalo, but fishing is just as good to the north. Here the Lake Ontario tribs can be fished. These are not only famous for their steelhead and salmon fishing, but they have an unbelievable run of browns. Browns in the 20-25” range are the norm here. Browns are caught that easily exceed 20lbs!

One of the smaller guys, but great colors.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mad River Fishing Report 12/18/13

          Yesterday Nick and I headed north to the Mad River to do some trout fishing. The temperatures stayed very low all day. Our guides never melted all day, we were constantly picking ice out of them all day. The river was in pretty good condition. It was running a little clear but the flows were great. The USGS station at Urbana was registering flows at 123 cfs. The sun was out all day and the winds stayed down for most of the day too. All in all, we had a pretty good day.

Mad River gold

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

December 15 Upland Hunt

       I got to spend part of the day Sunday hunting with Bob Schiff at Shags Run. We shot Chukar and Pheasant since the day was a bit wet. Quail don't fly as well under these conditions. Even though Bob was a seasoned shooter, he was new to upland bird hunting. I hope we gave him a good introduction to this pastime. Bob shot very well. Since it was just the two of us I had Billy put out some birds for me as well.
        I still have spots available January 18th, February 8th, and March 16th. I'd love the show the farm off to you. It is one of my favorite places.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saltwater photos of the week

why not come to the Bahamas with us in February?  contact Chip for information (513-871-FISH) or click here