So I can imagine most of you rolling your eyes wondering why this schmuck is going to fish Erie about a month or so too early???? Ah….. alas it is true, we are not going up for Steelhead. (back to that in a moment) We are heading up to Presque Isle for some late season bass and carp and I could not be any more psyched about it! The thought of 3 solid days of fishing is making my blood boil with anticipation. Sadly, I have not had a ton of time to be on the water lately and I think it is starting to effect my personality. Ok, maybe I am an asshole anyhow but it is wearing on my never the less. A wise man once told me the very best time to fish is when you can.
Back to Steelhead. I am a virgin. I have yet to go up to Erie or anywhere else for that matter for the Steelhead run. Do I want to? Absolutely! The thought of those big strong steelie’s in such small water…. who wouldn’t? But I have an issue. I have seen the video, the pics, and heard the stories. I refuse to fish in a line of anglers that looks more like a bunch of guys waiting in line for Skynnard tickets in camo than it does fishing. I am sorry…… I like being able to work a stretch of water…. I like my solitude…. my escape from the crowded world…. that is part of the appeal of fishing for me. I do not like green egg’s and ham! I do not like them Sam I Am!!! Ok… I will try it just once… but I can already tell you I am not going to like it!!!! 🙂