PVFF Outings and Trips

2016 PVFF Outings and Trips

Dan Neuland is coordinating the 2016 outings.
Dates will be provided as soon as they are available.

Steelhead information provided by Dan for future trips:

Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters (CCO Fall Steelhead 2015) 5 min

Steelhead Streams in Western New York

The Do's and Don'ts of Fall Steelhead Fishing by John Nagy

USGS 04213500 CATTARAUGUS CREEK AT GOWANDA NY - Real-time water data

Pennsylvania Steelhead

ID - Steelhead vs. Rainbow (identifying steelhead)

Trip Information:

PVFF Spring steelhead April 9-10
The Catt is currently running high at about 700fps (2.5 feet). It would need to drop to at least 600fps but the weather doesn't look promising for next weekend. Snow and rain showers throughout the week with low overnight temps in the teens although Sunday looks like the best day. My experience tells me that the water will not drop much this week based on the predicted precip throughout the week. At this point, I don't think I will be heading up there on Friday. We will have keep our eye on the water levels through April. - Dan

In January, I did a presentation for PVFF on how to plan for steelhead outing. Each year, many PVFF members target PA streams mainly Elk and Walnut creeks while I prefer the opportunities in NY state (Cattaraugus, Canadaway, Chautaugua or Oak Orchard). Anytime, now through April is the time to go. The weekend I have targeted this year for a PVFF spring steelhead trip is the weekend of April 9, 10 - leave Friday return Sunday. The spring steelhead trip is difficult to commit to a date due to the fickle nature of the water conditions in the spring in western New York. If the conditions are not good, I will cancel the trip.

This trip is a good way to learn to fish steelhead without paying a guide, however my neighbor charges $35 a day to fish his section of the river which we may do, again if the conditions are right. If this trip is a go, I will offer my cabin on the Cattaraugus as a base camp. Keep in mind my cabin is simply a dry place to set-up a cot. I have electricity but no running water. There is plenty of room to set up a camper. Some may stay in the Microtel in Springville or reserve a cabin through Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters (http://www.ccoflyfishing.com/index.html) which is just downstream of my property. Anyone interested in the April outing should contact me, I will add you to an e-mail list for updates. Feel free to contact me with any questions. - Dan

Town Hill Trout Fishing - Date: ? -Leader Larry Forte - Date ?. This trip will be to Town Hill Creek in western Maryland. We will fish a private section of the stream for Rainbow Trout.

Deer Creek Shad - We have a sign-up sheet for those interested in fishing for Shad in Deer Creek. This year we will not have a scheduled 'Outing', but will be notirying those signed up when the Shad are in the river.

West Virginia Trout Trip - Date: ? - Leader ?
This outing will be held at Harman's Cabins on North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. You must provide a non-refundable down payment of $35 to reserve a spot.

Home Waters Outing and picnic - - Date: June ? - Leader Jon Thames - This outing will be held at our Home Waters in Catoctin Creek Park and include a picnic after fishing Catoctin Creek.

Lower Monocacy River Float - Saturday, July 2nd - Contact person - Karen Baker (kbcbab@aol.com) 301-613-3047

Potomac River Lander to Point of Rocks Saturday, July 9th- Contact person - Paul Dobson (Paul.dobson@verizon.net) 301-528-6562

Upper Monocacy River float - Saturday, July 23rd - Contact person - Bill Kulp (Howard.Kulp@JHUAPL.EDU) 410-937-9495.

Fly Fishing Trip North Branch of the Potomac - Date: ?
- Leader Dan Neuland (danneuland@verizon.net) Barnum area - for trout

Fly Fishing Float Trip - Potomac - July/August - Date: ?
- Leader Dan Neuland (danneuland@verizon.net) Harpers Ferry to Brunswick float - for smallmouth

Salmon River, NY - Date: ? (king, coho salmon) Leader Dan Neuland Selkirk Shores Campground - Contact Dan Neuland (danneuland@verizon.net)

Oak Orchard Brown & Cattaraugus Creek, NY - Date: ? - Leader Dan Neuland
Fishing for big Brown Trout and Steelhead. Contact Dan Neuland (danneuland@verizon.net)

We will have sign-up sheets at the every meeting. If anyone has any ideas for outings, or would like to sign up for one please see Dan at the meeting.

If anyone has any ideas, please contact Dan at: