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NOVEMBER ARTICLE:

When Lake Erie tributaries are high and muddy, ‘It’s all about habitat’

By John Hayes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ERIE — Conneaut Creek oozed northward toward the lake like so much chocolate milk. Steelhead guide and author Karl Weixlmann stood at the edge of an Ohio roadway staring over the bridge. Even the shallows hugging the river bank were thick with mud — visibility zero. My story idea about catching fall steelhead on dry flies with droppers had sunk into the dirty water.

“Come on,” said Weixlmann, hopping back into his car. “I have an idea.”

The previous night, U.S. Geological Survey water gauges showed a stable flow. By dawn, however, an unexpected rainstorm left most of the Lake Erie tributaries high and muddy.

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