elk creek

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2008/02/05 20:43:52 (permalink)

elk creek

Hey, First off being new to the board I would like to say wow!  This is one incredible forum and fisherie is one hell of a site!  For my post hopefully someone can help.  I'm from western, NY and plan on making the trip up to fish elk for the first time.  After the drive and getting my license I was wondering if there is any shot of getting out on Elk come friday.  I know no one is a fortune teller, however from the looks of things and if we don't get punished with much more rain do you think the trip will be worth while friday being every stream out here is passing the flood stage.  I appreciate the help and if anyone plans on makin a trip to fish any of the streams in NY or nearby Ontario I would be more than happy to help share conditions and weather updates.  Thanks again guys I'm looking foward to my frst trip to Elk.
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    IUP30
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/05 21:35:50 (permalink)
    I think the streams should be okay by Friday.  Elk was high and blown out today when I passed over it but if we don't get much more rain, they should be good.  There's been a good amount of fish just about anywhere so you can spread out from the crowds and still find good numbers.
     
    Good luck on your first trip up.
     
    By the way - how familiar are you with 18 mile or the Oak?  Planning to make a trip up for browns next year.
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    flirod4evr
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/05 21:43:22 (permalink)
    looking at the weather I would say it should be phenominial. If the projected snow and rain showers are far and few in between then all the creeks should be perfect and the forecast for friday dosnt look to bad. Id say go for it.
     

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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/05 23:17:57 (permalink)
    1-2 inches of rain forecast through tomorrow night.
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    erieguy
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/05 23:23:52 (permalink)
    I'm very familiar with 18 mile and the oak.  Awsome run of browns and kings.  Thats about my backyard and I'll keep you in mind and let you know how the spring is turning out.
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/06 08:20:48 (permalink)
    Thanks - I'm looking to get into some big browns up there.  I've caught plenty of kings out on the lake and in the river of the Oak down by Narby's but wasn't with a fly rod.  That's what I want to do next...
     
    Sorry, but I'm going to have to say that I think Friday might still be a little high and brown.  The rain kept falling last night and is still coming down in spots today with forecasts into this evening. 
     
    Saturday would probably be better I'm guessing.
     
     
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    erieguy
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/06 11:03:17 (permalink)
    Thanks a ton for the reports!
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/06 12:00:04 (permalink)
    What's it look like today, coming up tomarrow!!!
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/06 15:06:05 (permalink)
    I would definitely believe Elk will be high tomorrow.  We got over an inch of rain last night and there is a chance of more this afternoon and evening.  The temperatures are supposed to drop, so that might help to lower the creek a bit, but expect it to be high.  You can check the local weather at the following - http://yourerie.com/content/weather.  Good luck when you come up.

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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/06 15:13:19 (permalink)
    carpin - I know you're jokin, right ?
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/06 18:09:06 (permalink)
    Elk has been as high as I've seen it in awhile the past two days.  I'm guessing maybe Friday at the earliest.  Looks like some cold temps on the way though.

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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/06 18:34:57 (permalink)
    stay home raining hard here right now.  another 1/2in tonight.  Elk is more than likely well over flood stage.  Tomorrow is OUT of the question.
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    carpin05
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/06 19:28:25 (permalink)
    Thanks Bug,Snobrder,I wasn't jokeing, but now we will settle for virginrun or twinlakes or something??LOL
    Next time!!!
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 09:00:44 (permalink)
    2/7 AM @ mckean elk is dropping, choco brown and fast but dropping. last 2 days it was insane like said above - high as I've ever seen it. probably dropped 3 feet since yesterday AM.
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 10:26:35 (permalink)
    Thanks for the update. Is there any chance you can give another one tomorrow morning?

    Do fish pee?
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    Katty
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 13:22:48 (permalink)
    I stopped at the access area at 1:00 PM 2/07/08.

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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 13:27:01 (permalink)
    Here are a couple more
     
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    Katty
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 13:28:26 (permalink)
    Steelhead,
    The creeks might be a little high but they will be verry fishable.
    Good luck
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 13:36:50 (permalink)
    You cant fish that! You'll never be able to see them in that water. If you cant see them how will you know where they are?
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 13:40:45 (permalink)
    Just look nice green color. Will go down a lot by the week end.
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 14:55:10 (permalink)
    It's fishable, nobody said its gonna produce a catch, but certainly fishable. 
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 16:39:12 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: swinger

    You cant fish that! You'll never be able to see them in that water. If you cant see them how will you know where they are?

    Who says you have to see them to catch them. I prob. wouldn't fish that but you could and might pick up 1 or 2.
     

    I'm very familiar with the terms "RUN AND GUN" and "FISH ON!"

    "They're in here I can smell 'em"
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 18:15:35 (permalink)
    ..... or 20.
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 19:27:45 (permalink)
    The drift will make them make a choice real fast.....not much time to turn down your offering...
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/07 20:08:17 (permalink)
    fished them dirtier than that and had great days.
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/08 08:34:09 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: steelehead

    Thanks for the update. Is there any chance you can give another one tomorrow morning?


    friday 8:00 AM mckean 31degrees, light snow, little hazy, perfect green water with fast flow. looks like a perfect steely day to me. if I wasn't working I'd be in the water already.

    couple guys out already this AM good luck if you go.
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/08 08:53:04 (permalink)
    see this is what a reports page should look like.  nobody spilling beans for 26 posts I think thats some kind of record.  and the fact that somebody posted a pic of the access is truly helpful as well, just a reminder so we can keep good things like this going, is just to report from publicly "known" access areas.  Good job all.
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/08 10:08:32 (permalink)
    I fished yesterday(thursday) on upper elk, it was high and dark, but dropping very quickly and I caught more fish than I expected too.  Today and Saturday should be incredible.

    The Lord has blessed us all today... It's just that he has been particularly good to me.
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/08 10:30:06 (permalink)
    stay away from most of the lake O tribs then if you like to sight fish ... just some advice
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    RE: elk creek 2008/02/08 12:32:04 (permalink)
    jl, thank you VERY much.

    Do fish pee?
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