Pennsylvania Fly Fishing – Steelhead Alley
The streams and rivers that drain into Lake Erie from Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania make up the explosive fishery known as Steelhead Alley. Unnaturally large runs of fish rival or exceed those of native steelhead fisheries and provide anglers with one of the best opportunities in the region to catch trout of Jurassic proportions. This is our most popular regional trip and space is limited so we will offer additional trip dates as we fill trips. This season was nothing short of excellent with some clients already rebooked for next year!
Steelhead Fly Fishing
Join us as we fish the steelhead streams of Pennsylvania once again in search of these hard charging, acrobatic, drag melting fish. Trib fishing is mostly sight fishing in shallow riffles and runs with the occasional deep pool. The tribs are extremely wader friendly and most of the time you’ll be knee deep or less. Fishing is done with rods from 6-8 wt, floating lines, and a reel with a good drag system. The average fish ranges from 7-10 lbs and can tip the scales as high as 20 lbs! Lake effect weather this time of year is unpredictable at best but our experience shows that November and December are prime time for big runs without the barrage of leaves and other debris that often chokes the streams out in October. In most cases Steelhead fishing is simply nymphing or streamer fishing, wet fly swings can sometimes be effective, with standard trout nymphs, streamers, or egg patterns such as the sucker spawn or glo bug. The key steelhead tribs in Erie are Elk Creek, Walnut Creek, Seven Mile Creek, Twelve Mile Creek, Sixteen Mile Creek, and Twenty Mile Creek.
Rates and Policy
Erie Steelhead Trip:
Dates: Starting in October – $895 per angler
Minimum 2 anglers. Based on double occupancy
- Transportation from our New Ringgold location
- Two-and-a-half days of guided fishing
- Three nights lodging
- 3 Continental Breakfasts
- 2 Lunches
Prices do not include guide gratuities.
A 50% deposit is required to secure your trip dates. Balance is due on arrival.
Cancellations and Rescheduling: Cancellations and rescheduling will be accepted no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled date. If possible, we will try to reschedule the trip for all those who are able, if rescheduling is not possible we will issue a refund.
Remember, we do not enjoy fishing in poor conditions any more than you do. Our goal is for you to have a memorable trip. Also keep in mind that snow, sleet, and rain are a normal part of steelhead season. If you cannot handle winter weather this trip is not for you.
All prices are subject to change with out notice. Rivers is not responsible for typographical errors.