Steelhead Alley-04-09-2018

Stream Fished: Steelhead Alley

Date: 04-09-2018

Angler Name: Skip Nault

Angler Age: 78

Angler Home: Wooster

Fishing Tackle: Fly Fishing

Fish Caught: Steelhead

Steelhead Caught: 11

Comments: What a day on the Ashtabula! We fished from 10am until 1:30pm along a single long run and hole. I had 20 hookups, landing 11. My fishing partner did even better with 25 hookups landing 19. The fish ranged in size from 2 to 6 pounds, thus they all were likely 2016 and 2017 stockers. Water temp was 36F with 20 inches visibility. Air temp was 32F with no wind, but our guides kept icing up. Our best fly was the white death (see fly gallery) with a few caught on pink sucker spawn or bead head black stoneflies. With cold temps, the fish slowed down after the first 30 seconds of hard fighting.