Eastern Steelhead Trout

Steelhead Trout
At Karen's prompting I finally got up to the Erie tribs this past w/e for our first go at eastern steelhead.  That's right, she practically had to drag me.  The horror stories I'd always heard about combat fishing had always kept me from even considering exercising this option, but with the arrival of truly cold weather, snow, the Steelers playing (and losing! to Oakland!!) at home, and with deer season still under way I thought that as long as we did a little walking and stayed away from the more popular, big-name tribs we could carve out some semi-solitude in which to finally try out this fishery.  All I can say is "WOW", and this while the consensus view was that the catching was kind of off (fairly clear-ish, low-ish, 37.5F flows).  We will definitely be doing this again.  Its a four-hour, but very easy drive straight up I-79.
Steelhead Trout
My better half is duly jazzed as well.  A couple of pics are attached.