Extreme Steelheading. Fishing "Steelhead Alley"
can push both angler and his gear to the extreme.
Drag melting runs are the norm. Snapped rods,
frozen eyes, broken reels, shredded tippets,
straightened hooks. I
have seen it all. It's what keeps me coming back. I love
it. So if your ready to go to the extreme.
Give me a call and let me show you what steelheading the
Lake Erie Tributaries is
of truth approaches as a fish is brought to the net on
Ohio Steelhead Fishing guide since 1998
Licensed Pennsylvania Fishing Guide
Licensed New York State Fishing Guide
Permit holder Lorain Metro-parks
Instructor Steelhead School
First Aid Certified
Water Safety Certified
use quality made in the USA Scott Fly Rods on my
trust Orvis Fly Reels on my guide trips.
My name is Jeff Novak. I live in North Eastern
Ohio. I don't play with little fish. I like my
fish to be big and mean and "Steelhead Alley" is the
place to find them. Our Ohio fish had wild parents
and they fight like bulldogs. I fish all the streams
From Buffalo NY to Cleveland Ohio. We have the highest
steelhead catch rate in the Great Lakes region and
possibly the world. This is due to massive
numbers of young fish being stocked by the
surrounding states. They are put into the streams that
Lake Erie. The young implanted steelhead smolts migrate
out to lake Erie and feast on its abundant forage. They
spend their summers in the lake getting fat.
October and November rains trigger their biological
clocks and they return to the rivers to spawn.
Instincts and smell guide them back to the stream they
were originally stocked into. When they come back to
the streams as mature three year olds they are 24" long and
full of attitude. Unlike Salmon, our steelhead
continue to feed as they migrate through the stream.
They readily take flies or bait. The fish remain
in the stream until warming water temperatures in May
force them to return to the lake. Steelhead do not die
after spawning. They return to Lake Erie and
repeat the spawning cycle yearly. Unfortunately
due to high summer water temperatures there is no
natural reproduction in our streams.
It can be
challenging finding fish everyday. Water conditions are
constantly changing and the fish are migratory. My goal
is to make
sure you are on the best sections of stream for the day
of your trip. This requires us to be mobile and
chase the runs of fish. I network with the team of
SteelheadSchool.Com . We work together
each day. Staying in contact via cell phone.
Networking with a group of guys who are on the stream
everyday has definite advantages. Simply put it makes my
job easier putting you on the fish. This group of guys
will go to the extreme to make sure you have an
productive day on the stream. They are the best guides
on the Alley. We are so sure you will
catch a fish that we guarantee it. ..
When it comes to steelhead gear I have
found that the bitter pill of poor quality remains long
after the sweet taste of low cost. You just can't
cut corners on your gear. These hard fighting fish
require butter smooth drags and dependable rods.
Bring cheap tackle to our steelhead stream and you will
leave it in a garbage can when you go home. I
don't expect you to have the right gear. That's
why everything will be provided for you on our guide
trips. All you need are waders and a good attitude
and I'll put you on the fish. I will bring coffee
in the morning and a streamside lunch with desert.
I will have boxes of well tied flies and the freshest of
bait. I have close to five hundred dollars
invested in each of my fly outfits you will use. No
corners will be cut on your steelhead adventure.
guide will shorten your learning curve. I have
spent a lifetime studying the streams and the secrets to
continuous success on the Alley. In groups of three or
more anglers the price is just $125 pr man. I
guarantee you will catch an adult steelhead or your trip
is free. More importantly I guarantee you will
enjoy your day on our streams. Lets go to the
I have also
been an instructor at the
Steelhead School for the last fourteen years. If
your serious about learning the steelhead game then our
school is right up your alley. It is an EXTREME three
days of steelheading. It includes two nights lodging and
breakfast, a nine hour tour of the streams, casting
instruction, fly tying, knots, and a full day of guided
fishing. All three days for the bargain price of
$350. Your sure to come away a better fisherman
after spending the weekend with this group of guys..!!
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