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Lake Erie & Tributaries
        Lynne @ East End Angler; filed 10/22: There are decent numbers of steelhead in the East Side
        streams, including Four Mile (lower part accessed on golf course side); Twelve Mile at the
        Tubes; lower part of Sixteen Mile; and upper Twenty Mile in the Tomato Patch. They are also
        catching some steelhead in the North East Marina. I’m also hearing from customers that perch
        in 7 to 10 inch range are being caught in PIB at Liberty Park and Conventions Center dock.  And
        there are a few anglers working blade baits off the end of the South Pier and catching walleyes

        – hot colors are orange/gold and blue/silver.

        Jeff @ Poor Richards; filed 10/22: A week ago after the rain we had good movement of steel-
        head into the streams and the caught them pretty good last Saturday through Monday until the
        stream level dropped. With recent rain over the weekend, streams came up and we expect
        more fish came in. Fishing should be good this week as streams clear and drop a bit. Single eggs

        and live minnows (or minnow patterns & egg patterns if fly fishing) for low clear water.  When
        the streams are high and dirty, go to bigger baits and brighter colors. Last year the steelhead
        seemed to be running smaller than normal. But so far this season we are seeing many more 6.5
        to 8.5 pound fish.

        Dan @ Elk Creek Sports; filed 10/22: Given the wild weather of rain and wind, fishing has been
        okay in the streams. This should be good week with recent rise in water, then more rain coming
        in for weekend. Of course not everyone is catching fish, but those who apply themselves and
        adjust presentations to the conditions are doing okay. There are good numbers of fish in all the

        West Side streams – not just Elk. Check out Crooked and Raccoon.

        Pete Cartwright @; filed 10/11: Back on October 9 , we fished Erie,
        and got some nice smallmouth and a few walleyes late in day in shallow water 8 feet deep. We
        were using 412ubes from 412 Bait Company; water temp was 68 degrees. (See photos below)

        Keith @ Dutch Fork Custom Lures; filed 10/10: On October 9 , I joined Bob Henton of Big Head
        guide Service and buddy Ken for a day of walleye fishing Erie. Fishing 74 feet of water we boat-
        ed 18 walleyes in one hour and 10 minutes using Dutch Fork Custom painted Renoskys and
        Bombers off Dipsys. We made one trolling pass from Trout Run to Walnut for steelhead but no
        action. Water temp was still 69 degrees. (See photos below)

                              Pete Cartwright photos                                      Dutch Fork Custom Lures
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