Lots of great fish coming to the nets recently....

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This walleye was a pleasant surprise on a recent float trip with laurel highlands guide service and made some great sandwiches.

Wyoming brown trout...
Wyoming rainbow...

And another Wyoming brown courtesy of Brett.

Carping on the Chagrin is picking up speed...this pick is from Lowell who had a great day on the Chagrin last Friday.

Locally the river fishing has been good with resident smallmouth on the feed in the mornings and evenings while the mid-day sight fishing for carp has been good and getting better. Both the carp and smallies have been responding well to crayfish patterns that we have in the shop as well as clouser minnnows and big nymph patterns. The topwater bite for smallies has been good in the evenings with sneaky Pete's and crippled minnows producing fish.

Striper and trout pics, Happy Father's day...

Posted by Dan | Posted in , , , | Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010


Justin showing me how big his latest striper is. Perhaps it was Karma as this fish was to come unhooked moments after i snapped the pic.
Throwing plugs into the suds of the Atlantic, a long followed tradition.

Surf casting is a tough game but our 16 year old niece handles it well and made some nice catches.
Again, Justin hooked up with another fish..showing the spinning rod guys how its done.

Watching pods of bait seek shelter around the rocks and fishing the Beulah two handed surf rod.

The historic surf and cliffs of Gay Head. Here we encountered numerous nude bathers(not Pictured) and few fish.

Ernie sends evidence of some good fishing on the Youghiogheny

Happy faces on happy clients for Laurel Highland Guide service.

Floating the Yough and catching trout, nice way to spend the day.

It seems as though everyone has been out fishing lately which is a good thing. Numerous guys in the shop have been or will be on fishing forays that include trout, bass, tarpon, and bonefish to name a few. The old adage is true i guess about to many fish and not enough time to chase them all, oh well just enjoy the ones you do get to chase. Pa trout reports are still good and all the rain will mean very good late June and early July fly fishing in PA.

On the home front i must say i am not up to speed as lately much of my fishing has been in the salt or chasing PA trout. I will however be on our rivers and in the shop the next few weeks before its off to Montana so look for a local update with the next blog.

Hey Brant, whats up with the Wyoming trout update?????

Tight lines Dan and Pete.

Presque Isle smallmouth, kids and rainbows, clouser minnow, summertime is flyfishing time....

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010


Surfing in a Presque Isle Smallie.

Brett with a beauty taken on a Presque Isle flat.

Here's what it's all about...Little Guy with a big fly caught rainbow, must be the hat.

Clouser Minnow posted in fly Blog...we will be more diligent with fly patterns.

Another nice wild PA brownie courtesy of Laurel Highlands Guide Service, PA.

The weather has been tough for us fly fisherman this past month, during the week its been okay but weekends are very rainy making fishing time hard to come by. That being said summer time is fly fishing time. There are so many opportunities locally and within a half days drive of our area that it is a shame to not go out and do a little exploring. For instance none of the fish or destinations pictured on this latest blog is over three hours away. What that means is there is great bass and trout fishing very nearby for those willing to do a little looking. If you need some help finding a place to start stop in the shop and we will help you out, great fishing is just a cast away.

Dan and Pete

PA trout update, Local tribs update....Free spool offer, Gifts for Dads and Grads @ Chagrin River Outfitters

Posted by Dan | Posted in , , , | Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010


Angler enjoying the magic hour on PA's Spring Creek.

Trout fishing in PA remains very good though the heat and high sun slowed things down some this past week. The recent rains and cooler temps however should mean continued great fishing for anglers in search of Pennsylvania's spotted jewels. Anglers going up this week should have some sulphurs, cahills, ants, beetles, brown drakes, coffin flies, and slate drakes in good supply. For those looking for a nice day trip Oil Creek has been great again this spring and still has sulphurs popping and the Cahills have started which is a strong hatch that brings plenty of fish to the surface as well. If nothing is hatching on your favorite trout stream go deep with the appropriate match hatching nymphs or stay up top with terrestrials or attractors like a royal wulff or adams.
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Nice size wild PA Brook Trout caught on a little known spring creek.

Shop is stocked up with the latest summer gear.

Locally some rivers are high and off color due to the recent deluge we experienced yesterday and last night. The Chagrin is very high and will not fish for a few days nor will the Grand. The Conneaut however did not receive much water and should fish tomorrow for those looking to get out after some lake run smallies. The smallmouth fishing has remained pretty good for both lake runners and resident fish, hot flies have been clousers minnows, crippled clousers, full motion crawfish, and wiggle minnows. The lake run smallmouth fishing should remain strong for the next couple of weeks for those still getting out. On the carp front last weeks warm temps
had the golden bones up on the flats and tailing in pretty good numbers. Expect that number to increase as more of these brutes finish their spawn.

Tight lines Dan and Pete