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Old 09-03-2013, 08:27 PM
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I pretty much enjoy all the different local holes that I fish but would like a taste of something new. I've never really paid attention to salmon and steelhead fishing since its obviously not local. So where's the best places from Harrisburg area? I would have no issues driving a couple hours and shacking up in a motel for a night or 2... or consider a real trip sometime.
I was never much interested in lake fishing so I'd most likely be more into a river setting.
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Never tried it, but have heard the Salmon River @ Pulaski, NY or up in the Erie, PA area tributaries both has some Steelhead & Salmon fishing opportunities. Either would not be extreme distances from Harrisburg.

Perhaps someone has experience they can share for either!
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Default Re: Help out a noob :)

Jim nailed my first two suggestions, those are likely the closest to Harrisburg. Couple of others would be the NY tribs to Lake Erie (steelhead) or the Ontario tribs between Buffalo and Rochester for salmon. Ohio's fish are generally spring run fish but their tribs do get some of PA's Steelhead migrating into them. I'm more familiar with Erie's tribs than any of the others.

If you like solitude, any of these places are probably not for you. Yes, you can walk and find some open space but generally speaking it's full on combat fishing. Guys and gals like to hunt big fish.
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If you like solitude, any of these places are probably not for you. Yes, you can walk and find some open space but generally speaking it's full on combat fishing. Guys and gals like to hunt big fish.
That's not necessarily a problem. .. if need be, I could wear Zubaz pants, jimmy buffet tshirt and a sombrero. People would clear away
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That's not necessarily a problem. .. if need be, I could wear Zubaz pants, jimmy buffet tshirt and a sombrero. People would clear away
You could try that I suppose but you may be overdressed for some of the yokels I've seen on some of those tribs. Just sayin...
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I contacted a friend in Rochester hoping he'd know something... and of course he claims to know absolutely nothing about fishing
(I may have to unfriend him on fb for that..)
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