Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SAA Fishing Report 9-24-13

The rain received on Friday night and Saturday morning gave us a big jump in flows and kick started the steelhead fishing season.  All rivers in the Ohio Valley area got a good dose of the rain that was very much needed.  The fish responded well to the rain and a push of fish entered the stream systems.  

The name of the game during early season is watching the radar and figuring out which rivers are the best candidates for fishing based upon past experience and first hand knowledge.  Even if it is raining, the fish are already wet so get out there and give it a shot.  Rain often deters anglers from going fishing so you might just find yourself having most of the river to yourself.

As quickly as the rivers come up to fishable levels, they tend to fall just as fast.  Being able to get out and do some fishing during prime time is a small window of opportunity.  While most anglers don't have the luxury of fishing prime days often, being able to adjust to what mother nature gives you is critical.  Low and clear conditions are being seen once again out on a few of the streams.  Beads, streamers and small flies are great choices during the low and clear times.  

It won't be long and we will be into the October fall run of Steelhead Alley fishing.  Soon we will be firing on all cylinders.  Based upon the water temps and rain forecasts, we should be seeing some great action here in the near future.  Hot chrome chasing down your presentation.  Get out there and enjoy the great outdoors!

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2013-14 SAA Kickoff

The 2013-14 Steelhead Alley Season draws near.  The cool nights and shorter days signal the start of the steelhead run.  Mother nature has yet to release her summer grip though.  This week the region will see highs in the 90’s and lows in the 50’s.  Lake Erie water temps are slowly decreasing.  Low stream flows are slowing the early migration and in return fish are being reported near the mouths of the streams.

While fishing for chrome on the home front is not officially started, anglers are traveling North and West in search of King Salmon.  Many are reporting good numbers and size.  It won’t be long and the Alley will once again be the focus of anglers looking to feel the head shaking, chrome jumping action.

Whether you are a pinner, spinner or fly guy Team SAA will be at it again this year.  Things should begin heating up soon and you can be sure we will be there on location.  We wish you a happy, healthy and successful 2013-14 Steelhead Alley fishing season.

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