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#21 Tom

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:17 AM

Hmm I did not know this about the recent rains. I still really don't feel like driving 8 hours to erie to catch trout. Stoney creek is stocking some 5 pounders on friday and its only 30 minutes away  :)

I understand, it is one long ass drive. 8 hours though? I need to show you a shorcut or something...I have done it in 5:15. To be fair though, that was really pushing it.

As long as people get to fish somewhere, that is what matters eh? This trip will be my only real trip this year, so I plan on making it count.

Stoney is an interesting place, but man that whole scene there creeps me out. My sister was an nursing intern there and shared some creepy ass stories about the place with me. Being there on a cold, cloudy winter day by yourself is an experience, but the brookies can make it worth it. Good luck!

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:25 AM

Yea I'm not really feeling stoney creek either. Been there a few times around the farm park and it was OK. But there are plenty of nutjobs that fish up there- especially when they stock fresh pellet heads.

And seriously Tom 5:15 to get to erie? Was that the time you got that speeding ticket for going 125?
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:38 AM

evan when we take our time its 5.5 or so, 6 max.

lol to the speeding ticket, that would be me coming home from fairmont, shad fishing ;D
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:41 AM

What the hell way did we go that it took so long  ???
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#25 mr.fish

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:36 PM

You guys hit that on the head, stony creek is freaking weird. There is just that vibe being back there in the dead of winter fishing with nuthouses a stone throw away. The last past 4 years I have fished the fall stock, and never once seen a trout over 12". Not sure where you guys heard of 5lbers, but the fall stock is strictly fingerlings bought and raised through the summer by the stony anglers hatchery. They do put pig trout in there, but only in the spring tournament. The rest of the year it's the normal 10" pellet heads. Last year you were only allowed to keep 3, and I had read this year it's down to 2. Best time of year for me to fish locally. I can walk to the creek if I wanted to.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 04:54 PM

I agree with Mike, the biggest Stony Fall trout is like 12-13 inches.......

As for Erie, It took me 6.5 to get home with my two kids yesterday which included lunch and gas stops plus two piss stops....I woulda made it in under 6 by myself.....best way is Tpk west to 322 to 80West to 79 North...we also made it up in 6.5 hours too....

As for conditions, the run has been late due to lack of rain, and from what I saw coming in from the Lake at Trout run, there will be a slaying next week ;D....goo luck with the stripers =) ;D

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:15 PM

I agree with Mike, the biggest Stony Fall trout is like 12-13 inches.......

As for Erie, It took me 6.5 to get home with my two kids yesterday which included lunch and gas stops plus two piss stops....I woulda made it in under 6 by myself.....best way is Tpk west to 322 to 80West to 79 North...we also made it up in 6.5 hours too....

As for conditions, the run has been late due to lack of rain, and from what I saw coming in from the Lake at Trout run, there will be a slaying next week ;D....goo luck with the stripers =) ;D


It might be the quickest way but I'd rather take the scenic way which knocks off 45 miles yet only adds about 10 minutes  ;D ;D  I forget the exit off the top of my head but it takes you through the heart of elk country  ;D ;D
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#28 Tom

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:50 PM

Heck, you can take Route 322 all the way from Chichester to Erie if you want. I did a big chunk of that drive once when I was in college. It took forever but I did get to see some interesting stuff.

We do a variation of the WG commute, but hop off 322 before State College and pick up I 80 at Bellefonte.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 03:04 PM

Heck, you can take Route 322 all the way from Chichester to Erie if you want. I did a big chunk of that drive once when I was in college. It took forever but I did get to see some interesting stuff.

We do a variation of the WG commute, but hop off 322 before State College and pick up I 80 at Bellefonte.


Yep thats my shortcut too! ;D  getting rain today!

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 01:30 PM

Bill, no pics???
countdown begins!!! 
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 02:04 PM

Good luck taint chuckers, hopefully your lifting is tiresome :D

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:05 PM

Good luck taint chuckers, hopefully your lifting is tiresome :D


Thanks Matt. Still sorry you won't be there but we will try and save some of Erie's finest (fill in the blank here) for you when you come up.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:15 PM

Great stuff guys........Tight lines no matter what body of water!
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 06:39 PM

Bill, no pics???
countdown begins!!! 


Plenty of pics, no time to download......I will show you in person Tuesday AM! :D

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 08:22 AM

Tough, tough, tough year!!!!
Not alot of fish, but still had a good time. Always good to get away for a few days. I have a few shots, but i have not downloaded them yet, i will try to do more tonight.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 09:30 AM

HEAVY rain on Monday and Tuesday prevented the late arrivers from ever getting a hit...Tom and Doug at least got a few when the water was low and clear........BROWN chocolate milk streams flowing over their banks sucks.......we cut our losses after 1 day and headed home......I will be back in 2 weeks to exact my revenge ;D

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:01 PM

Nice shot of the wings & beer.  At least you caught a buzz.

FYI.  I was up there a few years ago with my Dad during a heavy blow out, and we managed to actually find fish in a very very tiny trickle tributary coming from a private nursury in someones back yard along the Elk.  A ton of steelheads were stacked up at the mouth of the trickle with a few square yards of somewhat clear water.  I guess they were originally born in that nursery and using their instincts to go back.  ???  We caught fish on jigs and skein, way too dirty for eggs.  The probelm was not hooking them, they were plenty willing to bite, but it was landing them, once they ran out into the main Elk current, it was near impossible to turn and land them on light line.  We had to go out and upscale to 8 pound test line and we then got a bunch to the bank.  Saved the day in an otherwise worthless situation.  I think I told WG where this place was. 

Did you guys try any of the lake/presque isle spots?

I been so busy lately, I will still try to get out there for a weekend before years end.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:07 PM

Louis will be up there Sunday 12/19 - Tuesday 12/21 for a couple days of burbotheading!!!!!

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:52 PM

Nice shot of the wings & beer.  At least you caught a buzz.

FYI.  I was up there a few years ago with my Dad during a heavy blow out, and we managed to actually find fish in a very very tiny trickle tributary coming from a private nursury in someones back yard along the Elk.  A ton of steelheads were stacked up at the mouth of the trickle with a few square yards of somewhat clear water.  I guess they were originally born in that nursery and using their instincts to go back.   ???  We caught fish on jigs and skein, way too dirty for eggs.  The probelm was not hooking them, they were plenty willing to bite, but it was landing them, once they ran out into the main Elk current, it was near impossible to turn and land them on light line.  We had to go out and upscale to 8 pound test line and we then got a bunch to the bank.  Saved the day in an otherwise worthless situation.  I think I told WG where this place was. 

Did you guys try any of the lake/presque isle spots?

I been so busy lately, I will still try to get out there for a weekend before years end.

I know the spot you are talking about. There were some fish holding there in the pre flood conditions. Doug got one in that hole on the first day. I got a few just above it earlier too. Once it rose though the river was utterly unfishable anywhere. All creeks, even tiny unnamed tribs were completely brown and roaring. We did try Presque Isle and the marina but there were no fish to be found there either.




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