Steelhead Alley-04-13-2018

Stream Fished: Steelhead Alley

Date: 04-13-2018

Angler Name: Skip Nault

Angler Age: 78

Angler Home: Wooster

Fishing Tackle: Fly Fishing

Fish Caught: Steelhead

Steelhead Caught: 11

Comments: Another great day on the Ashtabula with 15 hookups, landing 11. The water temperature was 46F whereas on Monday it was 36F. The steelhead of the same size fought much, much harder in warmer water, frequently jumping, running out line, and taking longer to bring to the net. The water was also lower and clearer than it was 4 days ago. The best fly was the white death accounting for 10 fish landed as well as at least 2 that broke my 2X tippet. Many more anglers out today, with at least 8 others besides the 3 of us who were fishing a mile long stretch of the river.