WEST ERIE COUNTY, DWCO Randy Leighton, WCO Brook Tolbert|
Hot and sticky weather seems have been the catalyst needed to restart the perch action. Anglers have been doing very well with good schools of perch now off Walnut creek in 42 to 45 feet of water West to Trout Run. Walleye action has been very good. The lake has cleared after the storms from a few weeks ago. Anglers using planer boards and keeping the lines away from the boat seem to be having the greatest success. August is typically the month for the hottest action for both perch and walleye. When trolling for eyes, try varying your depths in search of suspended fish. Good action has been seen in the first trench north and west of Walnut Creek in 55 to 62 feet of water with many catches being reported at depths of only 25 to 40 feet. Harnesses with live crawlers are still the most consistent. Current average Lake Erie water temperatures as of this writing are 77 degrees off Toledo, 76 degrees off Cleveland, and 78 degrees off Erie.
2005 Erie County Youth Field Days:
Erie County Youth Field Days, sponsored by the Northwest Sportsmen for Youth, will be held this Saturday, August 6th at the Gem City Outdoorsmens Club, 6701 Van Camp Road, Fairview, PA. This well organized action packed kids fest features free T-shirts, hats, door prizes and lunch with outdoor demonstrations of all types through out the day. There is no charge for this kids event. Activities include fishing, archery, shotgun instruction, 22 rifle instruction, and canoeing. All equipment is provided Pre registration is necessary and can be done by calling 814-432-3187 after 6:00 PM. The generous sponsors for this fabulous event include the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Deer Association, Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pennsylvania Trappers Association, Friends of the NRA, Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association, and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. See you there!!
Boating Safety Tip of the Week:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encourages the maritime public to report information concerning suspicious activity to their local Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) office, https://tips.fbi.gov, Local Border Patrol enforcement, or to any other appropriate authorities
Partly cloudy. Muggy. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.