Saturday, February 20, 2010

Burning River, Cold Steel

Despite the long cold spell in northeast Ohio, there are still some fishing opportunities around. The Cuyahoga River can provide welcome relief for winter-weary anglers. Yes, this is the same River that caught fire many years ago. Although it is not stocked, stray steelhead do move into the Cuyahoga. Spend some time exploring and you may hook a fish or two, but don't expect many. A good portion of the river flows through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, so there is plenty of public access.

Here dog friend John Rhoades shows a hefty hen that he caught during the recent sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Still Winter Here

We are still in the full grip of winter in northeast Ohio with no end in sight. Temperatures have not been super cold, but cold enough and enough snow to keep most of the water locked up and unfishable. Time to do the warm dance and start to get things moving again.


I have had my named spelled a lot of different ways over the years, but this is a new one. Here is the program schedule from a recent fly fishing show I was at. Wonder if they were trying to tell me something.

Castapalooza and Riverfest!

I'm happy to announce a great fly fishing event coming to northeast Ohio! On April 24, 2010, the first Castapalooza and Riverfest will be held at Lake Metroparks Hidden Valley Reservation. This will be in conjunction with the annual Grand River Canoe and Kayak Race from Harpersfield to Hidden Valley. The event is free and open to the public! There will be fly casting demos, fly tying demos, equipment displays, and just a whole lot of fun. C'mon out and have a look around!