[nggallery id=397]I thought I would take a few hours to personally check-out the conditions of the famous Cataraugus & Eighteen Mile Creek that flow into Lake Erie in Upper NY. To my surprise, both are iced-up pretty well. There is limited open water and it is dangerous to try and fish it properly, even in waders. I headed all the way up to the Springville, NY dam on the Cattaraugus, but conditions were just as bad there. I let my pup Mulligan walk out on the ice, but kept a close watch on her and held her leash tight. There were no steelheaders out on either tributary so I have a feeling that unless temperatures go above freezing (which I doubt right now), they will freeze over completely. Maybe it will be time soon for me to get my ice fishing gear out!!
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