Welcome to Man V Fish. A web site/blog about my piscatorial pursuits, my challenges, my adventures, and my strategies for fly fishing Steelhead Alley!

I am hopelessly addicted to Fly Fishing, and I want you to experience my pleasure and my pains, so that maybe you to will become addicted just like me, because we all know misery loves company!

"But now I will send for many Fishermen, declares the Lord. and they will catch them"

September 22, 2014

Well my friends, I am back and getting ready to head to Florida for the Winter! I will be back on Ohio's rivers and tributaries next Spring with a vengeance!! Keep an eye on the rivers, and also your lines while I tackle some more Salt Life from the banana down south! 

So many things in my life has changed that you will have to wait for the future updates and posts to find out exactly what went wrong, or perhaps what went RIGHT in my life to get to this point! I will be available for all other web updates, so drop me a line if I can assist in any way!


June 30, 2013

Walleye Season in full swing!

Walleye fishing has remained great, pockets of fish are being caught from Vermilion Weather Buoy to the Cleveland dump.


May 23, 2013

I am Redeemed!

When people make you feel unwanted, don't leave to make them feel sad or guilty, they wont. Leave because you no longer HAVE a reason to stay.....
 
Sometimes you have to be strong for yourself!
 
What's meant to be, will end up good, and what's not, wont!
 
Love is worth fighting for, but sometimes you can't be the only one fighting. At times, people need to fight for you.
 
If they don't, you just have to move on and realize what you gave THEM was way more than they were willing to give YOU, and more than they ever deserved.....

I sure am glad to know that Jesus has my back! I am Redeemed!
 

April 11, 2013

Steelhead Alley Fishing

Spring Buck on 4-10-2013
 
Chagrin River on the 10th had some fish on gravel, and many in the fast water and deeper pools. After I scouted a few holes and favorite fishing spots, I came across this Buck looking for his mate in the shale..A few anglers were having some luck at Daniels Park, but mostly on fresh spawn and jigs.....I sure don't mind fly guys casting the dropbacks, but when they target fish on gravel I tend to watch intently and see the flossing techniques they employ.....

Shaking my head in contempt I walked away with a sense of satisfaction as I left without saying a word, and decided then and there I would re-start this site to inform anglers in search of Steelhead, the "Proper Tactics" and where not to fish during the Spring Spawn...anyone can snag fish on the redds, and to me personally? That's not fishing at all....anyone who says they don't foul or floss these fish are kidding themselves, and not true sportsmen....just saying!

The recent rain and flow will give some late comers a new push, and as the flow drops, look for many more fish entering the Rivers and Tributaries of Northeast Ohio. I plan on being around for the long term so be sure to check back soon for the latest up-dates and news from Ohio's most visited web Blog for Steelhead information on the Great Lakes!

Stay safe on the water, and as always.......

Fish On!

March 18, 2013

Another Blast & Cast Spring Fling!

Hopefully today and tomorrow are the last of this white freezing stuff! I've got an itch to get out and free my thoughts from a lack of fishing, that I've found myself cleaning my rods and reels a little too much! I'm willing to bet that some of you have done the same thing a time or two?

I give thanks to the Man above for bringing me through some rough times, now that I have made that commitment it has really changed my life! Give thanks every day, and live for the word, and never worry about tomorrow for today has enough problems of it's own!

Look for the rivers to drop in the coming days, and remember it's Spring!?

God bless and Fish on!



 

February 28, 2013

Asian Carp News

CHICAGO (WTAQ) -
Just because an Asian carp’s DNA shows up someplace does not mean that the bloated fish had been there.

That’s according to a new study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
In Lake Michigan, the DNA was spotted a number of times past the electronic barrier near Chicago that’s supposed to keep the invasive carp out of the Great Lakes. And that has raised the concern of Wisconsin officials and others who are fighting to keep the carp out of Lake Michigan, and preserve the lake’s multi-billion dollar fishing industry.

But the Corps says there are 6 other ways that the carp’s genetic fingerprints can be laid down despite the actual fish leaving its fingerprint.

Fish-eating birds can leave an Asian Carp’s DNA – along with dead fish carcasses, barges, sediments, storm sewer material, and sampling gear from fisheries.

Corps biologist Kelly Baerwaldt said the purpose of the study was to improve the understanding of DNA discoveries, in order to improve the detection of actual live Asian carp.

Officials say the study will continue, and more reports will be issued.

February 23, 2013

All Things Change....

All things change, yet they stay the same. I have to rearrange some things, and it's not easy, but I'll manage like I always do. Ecclesiastes 3: 1-22

 
Prayers go out to my good friend Craig Lewis! I'm so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! I'm there for you Bro!

February 3, 2013

Have a safe Superbowl weekend

I'm not into Football that much, but I do know the outcome......KARMA BABY!
WINNERS!
because I don't like Ray! He's too good a playa ;) JMHO

Okay scratch that! Did you see the lights go out! :)

January 31, 2013

Funny how things change.....

Maybe 15 or 20 years ago I never would have looked twice at the packaging of a gift?? What for? I just wanted what was inside! Now I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one to admit that, nor the last either, but I will tell you this, it sure is funny how much things change from your own perspective as you reach another birthday...

Take this picture for example? You may see a gift bag on my desk, holding some cool piece of surprise swag for an old codger like myself, but I see the image itself on the bag and lo and behold, I'm more into the darn bag than what's inside! I mean how raw is that! It's funny how that made me smile from ear to ear!

Oh yeah the gift was sweet too, more chocolate than I need, but that bag I'll have for a very long time! I guess I'm just weird that way, and it seems as you grow older things start to change in perspective, maybe the older a fish gets, it sees bait differently too? Just casting that out there..

Fish On!
 Found this "Cool" gift bag on my desk this morning! Sweet!