Yesterday, during a break from fishing Elk Creek near Erie, PA, our guides took my buddy Mark and I on a little tour of the area and we ended up at the mouth of Walnut Creek. As we marveled at the amount of anglers surrounding each little pool, a conservation officer pulled into the parking lot and one of our guides flagged him down. He wanted to report a guy he and other locals suspected of snagging steelhead. He had even written down the man's plate number. It was then that the officer (below) reached into his truck's cup holder and pulled out a handful of homemade snags hooks. "I've collected these just in the last few days," he told us. "I'll have a lot more by the end of the weekend."