After a very disappointing trip to the Niagara earlier this week I decided to deviate from my comfort zone and try something completely new. I have recently been keeping my eyes on the Ohio tribs and they were calling me. Recent precip events left the big players unfishable so I opted for a smaller system that had received its largest rain event this season earlier in the week. This river was on a major drop for the first time this season and I anticipated a fresh push of fish. I did my homework and decided on a starting point based on a kind tip from a fellow steelheading fanatic. I arrived at a beautiful access point to find the river all to myself. The sky was dark and full of snow and the wind was moderate and crisp.
The flow appeared to be decent but was off colour with a vis of approx 8-12". Enough to catch fish but not my personal preference. I did manage a few fish but was unable to fill a void I have been feeling this season. I miss my Huron fish :0( On a positive note I can now add OH to my list of steelheading accomplishments. I look forward to my next trip to the Buckeye state for it will most certainly be a Grand affair.