West Erie County, DWCO Randy Leighton, WCO Brook Tolbert|
Bass anglers, Walleye hunters, and those targeting Lakers, especially off the Northeast Marina area have been doing well, as evidenced by the near record Lake Trout recently brought in by Shane Hackworth of Harborcreek. This lunker weighed in at a mean 27 LBS. 12 1/2 ounces. Small mouth fishing has been good to excellent in 25 to 35 feet of water off the old Hammer Mill site on the east side of Erie. Catches in the four to six pound range have been common with anglers reporting a variety of baits bringing success. Tube jigs are always popular this time of year along with different varieties of the rattle trap baits and vertical jigging spoons. Live baits would include shiners and live crawfish when available. The perch have not really begun any serious schooling yet and although a few are being caught, there has been no consistency yet. Presque Isle Bay has been productive for slab crappie taken with shiners off the South shore of Presque Isle State Park and now is a good time to target pike in and around the lagoons area of the park and throughout the west end of Presque Isle Bay. The lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 57 degrees, off Cleveland, 54 degrees, and off Erie, 51 degrees.
Walnut Creek Sunset Garden Memorial Recognition Wall Update for April 2006 from Christie Ferrier:
Its Spring again and while the garden is still asleep, we have been receiving requests for more wall pavers to be engraved! Most of you who regularly log on to this web site know about the garden and the wall. For those of you who are new, the purpose of this community garden is beautification and education for the visitors to the Marina. The wall is a means to preserve memories and recognize important persons or events in the lives of people who use this beautiful Marina to fish, boat, walk their dogs, watch the sunsets, take walks even fly kites!
The sale of the pavers brings in the money needed to maintain the garden and the wall, and when it reaches $10,000 (we are at $9,000), it will be put into the Erie Community Foundation so that the garden and wall will be maintained into perpetuity.
The wall is now structurally finished the large cap stones are in place and several have already been engraved. There are still 6 sides of these stones available, one of which can be yours to engrave as you wish. These are very special and would make wonderfully meaningful memories for your family or business. Think how exciting it would be for your grandchildren great grandchildren to see their family name on this wall in 50 to 100 years from now!
I now have about 6 new orders for pavers, and they will be processed when the weather becomes warm and dry. So, if you are interested, either contact me at the address below or see the ladies in the Administration Bldg.
For more information contact Christie Ferrier at 814-474-2577 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Boating Season is Here for Many, Are You Ready:
General: Do a general cleaning of hull, deck and topsides using a mild detergent
Decks and Fittings:
Below Decks: Check, test and lubricate seacocks
Electrical Systems and Components:
Required and Recommended Equipment:
Inboard Engines: Change oil and have spare filter on board
Galley: Fill propane tank, check electric & manual valves, check storage box vent to make sure it is clear
Mast and Rigging:
Local Weather: Wednesday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Showers and thunderstorms in the morning...Then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph...Becoming west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.
Friday Night Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Highs around 60.
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy in the evening...Then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Highs around 60.
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Monday Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.
Monday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.