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Rocky River Steel..

Discussion in 'Cold Water Species Fishing' started by Knockoff64, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. Fished the Rocky Saturday 12-27.

    I saw about 10 fish caught, most on minnows under a bobber. I went 1 for 2. Heard of about 10 more caught throughout the park.

    This nice hen came on spawn bounced off bottom.


    The other hit came on a white streamer under an indicator. I missed the hookset, as I was trying to teach myself to mend a floating flyline.

    As you can see in the pic, the water was nicely stained, and there were fish in the holding water. The riffles were too shallow to hold fish, and I saw none moving all day. The slush was horrible in the morning, but cleared up in the afternoon.
  2. Steve

    Steve Staff Member Admin Mod

    Congrats,... what park is this in?

  3. correction...Friday 12-27

    You know what Steve, I'm not sure of the name of the park. It is a Metro Park. Unlike here there is no charge to access Metro Parks, but I paid $6.20 for the Turnpike. It was real easy to find, lots of parking, easy access to the river, room to fish and an easy to read River.

    Think of Hines Park, but with a little bigger river and STEEL!

    If you need any info PM me on M-S and I can fill you in.

    I will probably head back that way next week if the weather holds, and we don't get a push of fish.
  4. Thanks D! (didn't want to spell it out and have to pay you royalties) :D

    It was a really nice trip, most of the people I met were really cool. The area was nice, but urban. I think the fishing will be even better next time, now that I know the water a little. The shelf ice and snow made moving around a little tough.

    I might as well get my monies worth out of this Ohio license in my wallet, the Walleye fishing was non existent for me this year!

    Where in the heck is Pataskala?
  5. Rocky


    Nice fish. You were fishing in the Rocky River Reservation portion of the Cleveland Metroparks. I live about 5 minutes from where you took that hen. Give me a shout the next time you are coming this way and I will let you know of a couple of spots on the river that are a little more secluded than the one you were at.

  6. How far of a drive was it for you Knockoff?
  7. Thanks Wes, I fished another spot downstream too. I did a little exploring, and talked to some people, who were very helpful. I have a couple stretches I'm gonna fish next time, but I will take you up on the offer.

    I spent a considerable amout of time below Rockcliffe flailing my arms around and cleaning ice from my guides! LOL. Thats where I lost #2.

    Pat, it's about a 3 hour drive, 150 miles(130 e-way). The speed limit is 65 on the e-ways, I did about 67(I-280 has construction,slow). The last 7-8 miles is 25 mph, but it's not a bad drive at all!

    P.S. Bring Felt soles or Corkers, that shale is slippery!
  8. Thanks John, if the ice goes out for next weekend I might consider the trip down there. I'm about halfway to my perch dinner. Two more days if I keep pluggin' along at this pace.:D
  9. Knockoff,
    Nice steelie!;)