Solitude Steelhead Guide Service is Steelhead Alley’s premier Steelhead fly fishing guide service covering Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. Based out of Girard, PA, Captain Bob Packey offers walk and wade trips as well as float trips to all skill levels – from first-time fly fishermen to clients who have fished around the world. Bring a party of up to 4 anglers and have a memorable day fishing in beautiful nature.
Typically, the crew’s guided Steelhead trips begin in mid to late October, depending upon water flows and temperature, and last until the fish has retreated back to the lake – in mid to late April.
The fall season (October-December) is arguably the most scenic time to be on the Steelhead rivers. The cool, crisp mornings and changing leaves mean one thing – fresh chrome Steelhead! Pennsylvania is known for its massive fall run, which rivals some of the best runs in the entire world.
As the area moves into late December through early March, Steelhead can be found throughout the rivers and streams in its typical winter holding areas. This is the crew’s favorite time to be on the water. It might be cold, but there is just something magical about landing beautiful Steelhead against a snow-covered landscape.
Early March and ice out signals the spring run. Ohio is famous for its incredible spring run fishery. Action can be fast and furious during the spring and you can expect to see a mix of fresh fish as well as fish that has been in the system all winter.
Captain Bob provides lunch and all the high-end equipment for you. All you will need is clothing appropriate for the weather conditions and chest waders.
Regardless of which season you prefer to fish, one thing is for sure – you will have a great time and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Come spend a day on the water with Solitude Steelhead Guide Service and let it show you some of the finest Steelhead fishing the Lake Erie tributaries have to offer.
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
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If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.
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FAQs about Solitude Steelhead Guide Service
- $550 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip–Guided Walk and Wade (8 hours)
- $650 per group - Full Day – Guided Floating (MAX 2) (8 hours)
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Fly Fishing Equipment
- River Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Brown Trout
- Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)