Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On your mark, get set, Mudshark!

On your mark, get set, Mudshark!

 The cooler weather and recent rains in the northern regions has triggered the first main run of King Salmon for the 2012 season.  Good reports are coming from those in Canada of some big fish being landed.  Anglers in the alley still have a bit of time until we are to see any significant run of chromers.  There are a few fish around the alley, but nothing worth waking up at the crack of dawn for at this point. 

 Those itching to get the season started off are heading north into Canada in search of the "mudsharks" as they call them.  Fellow SAA Angler Mr. Sellers and his son ventured up north of the border late last week and were able to lands some nice pigs.  Congrats to Donny on his first venture up to Canada and landing the hogs!  I am sure you father was proud and happy to be there to share that moment with you.  

As August comes to a close, we should start seeing the cooler nights make way for the steelhead to start gathering around the mouths of rivers and piers that jet out into Lake Erie.  Typically, the first good rain received in September opens the gates for the fish to begin their venture into our home tributaries.  When that happens, you can be sure we will be on the water to experience it.  Early season pier fishing is a great way to introduce someone new into the sport of steelhead fishing.  

Chagrin River Outfitters has gone through a recent store renovation.  For all those fly and spey anglers out there, Dan and Pete are stocking the shelves with the latest goodies for all your fly tying and gear needs.  This weekend, Greg Senyo from Steelhead Alley Outfitters will be at the shop to introduce anglers to some new products and patterns that are sure to be hot on the rivers this year.  Congrats to the CRO crew, the new shop is looking fantastic!

If you are not headed north for mudsharks, then this is a great opportunity for you to be walking the rivers that soon will have chrome in them.  With the low and clear conditions, most all rivers in the area are easy to walk and give you as an angler the opportunity to see where the deeper holes are before the flows being to rise.  It is also a great time to land some smallmouth bass.

Until Next Time...
Fish Hard...Fish Often...

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