November 10th, 2010|
West Erie County
DWCO Randy Leighton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishing conditions have been very challenging. With little rain over the last week, conditions have been low and clear in all areas although good numbers of fish are easy to find. Putting it all into perspective, many anglers may remember that a number of years ago we had conditions that put literally put Walnut Creek at barely a trickle. When the fish can be seen, they can see you and inducing strikes can be tough but definitely not impossible. Four, and at times two pound line or tippets is almost a necessity. Anglers getting the strikes are using hooks no larger then a #14 and as small as a #18. Pale colored sucker spawn patterns, single eggs, small woolly buggers and micro jigs are all good choices now. Often times working a small jig can trigger a reactionary strike when the fish aren't biting. With the water levels we have had, fish have moved throughout the tribs at will and we do not have the huge backlog of fish at the mouths that we have had in the past few years. The marina basin at Walnut Creek is not packed with fish this year for the same reason. Anglers have been doing well at Crooked Creek and the upper stretches of Walnut and Elk Creeks. Current lake temperature is 49 degrees as of this writing.
Support Your Local Sportsmen's Clubs:
Night Time Temps Will Be Hitting the Freezing Mark All Too Soon:
Hunting Season: Once again, hunting season upon us and deer season right around the corner, anglers are reminded that wearing some type of bright clothing especially in the remote areas of the tribs will help keep you out of hunters sights. There is no special rule or regulation on this but a little blaze orange makes good sense in any wooded area this time of year. Many of the upper areas of Elk and Crooked Creeks run through prime hunting areas.
Winterizing Your Boat: Harrisburg, PA - Now that the recreational boating season is over and the cold weather is approaching, the PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding boaters to take the time to properly winterize their boats. Boat winterization is essential to maintaining the life and longevity of a boat.
Regardless of whether a boat is stored inside or outside, there are several important steps that have to be done to prepare a boat for winter storage:
Fill the fuel tanks and add the appropriate amount of stabilizer. Run the engine long enough to get the treated gas into the fuel line and engine. Most fuel now contains ethanol and if your fuel is left untreated over the winter it will deteriorate and cause engine problems.
Wednesday Night...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Veterans Day...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming southeast after midnight.
Friday...Mostly sunny. Highs around 60.
Friday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
Saturday...Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Saturday Night...Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.
Sunday...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Cooler with highs in the lower 50s.
Sunday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.
Monday...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.
Monday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.