June 9th, 2010|
West Erie County
DWCO Randy Leighton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bass angling along the lake shore is still good although starting to slow down as the spawning period comes to a close. Walleye catches are starting to pick up although limits are not common yet. Most walleye are still being caught near shore in 20' to 35' of water. Small dipseys or even flat lining may be all you need this shallow. Dawn and dusk are the peak periods for Walleye. It is often said that 10 percent of the anglers catch 90 percent of the fish and that 90 percent of the fish are caught before 10:00 AM. Anglers are beginning to try the trenches with limited success. Perch fishing is getting better with limits coming in frequently. Typically, perch will turn on after the sun is up and mid day can be the peak period when the sun is high in the sky. Just west of Walnut Creek in 47' of water has been a recent hot spot and off the point at Presque Isle. Current Lake Erie water temperature is 70 degrees.
Pennsylvania / Ohio Line:
Pennsylvania has no reciprocal laws with Ohio on Lake Erie regarding regulations and a resident license is required for the state's waters that you are fishing. If on the Pennsylvania side of the line you must have a valid Pennsylvania license and all PA regulations apply. If on the Ohio side of the line, you must have and Ohio license and Ohio regulations will apply. If fishing along or near the state line (GPS 80 degrees, 31.1 minutes West) be sure you have the proper license and know the regulations for the waters you are on. For example, if you are from Ohio and have drifted well over the PA line, you must have a PA license, and all PA regulations will apply.
Regular Bass Season Opens This Saturday, June 12th:
Erie Safe Boating Day -- June 12, 2010 -- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Two thirds of victims that die in boating accidents die from drowning. 90 % of these victims were not wearing a life jacket. Eight of ten boaters who drowned were using boats less than 20' in length. 70% of reported fatalities occurred on boats whose operator had not received boating safety instruction (National Safe Boating Council)
Attend one of three life jacket and visual distress programs (9, 10, and 11AM), to be eligible for the FREE adult and child's lifejacket exchange (3 maximum as supplies last), and flare exchange program (3 maximum as supplies last).
Tour law enforcement and safety vessels dockside; US Coast Guard, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Lakeshore Towing and others
Active in the Erie community for the last 20 years, this group is comprised of US Coast Guard, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron, PA Fish and Boat Commission, PA Sea Grant, Hamot Medical Center, Lakeshore Towing, Commodore Perry Yacht Club, Erie county Drug and Alcohol Commission, Erie County Drug and Alcohol Council, Bayfront Center for Maritime Studies, Sail Erie Club, and the Flagship Niagra League.
Wednesday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Thursday Night...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. North winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Friday...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Friday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Saturday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Sunday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Monday...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s.
Monday Night...Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.