The steelhead don't seem to be coming in like expected. The boats trolling in front of the creek are not having much luck. The only thing I can think of it that they are still out in the trenchs. We have had a few come in but the "big run" hasn't happened yet. Here are a couple fish that were brought in either by shore fishing or by boat.
|Ed Hetrick of New Castle came in with this 11 pound 11 ounce beauty. He caught it trolling in front of Walnut Creek on an orange Thunderstick.|
|Alson W. Crow of South Park, PA came in with this 10 pound 1 ounce male Steelhead. He caught it off the North wall at Walnut on an old dull green rusty Cleo.|
|Three year old Ron Rusch III of Pittsburg came in with this 10 pound 5 1/2 ounce female. It was caught on an orange Thunderstick in front of Elk Creek on the maiden fishing voyage of his granddads boat.|
Jerry Kardos of Lower Burrell came in with a 9 pound 15 ounce - 33 1/4 inch male Coho Salmon. He caught it in Elk Creek on a minnow on a #18 hook.
The dredging is done for this week. They cleaned out the channel as best as they can but you know when we get those West and NorthWest winds, it usually brings some materials back in. They worked on it for two weeks and then last Thursday we had 10 ft waves from the NorthWest bring all they did back in again. They stayed and re-dredge the mouth out again.