May 11, 2011|
West Erie County, DWCO Randy Leighton, email@example.com
Conditions Spring Bass and crappie season is picking up as Bay temperatures slowly rise. Most area launch ramps are in and boaters are taking to the bay and even the Lake when the weather permits. Area temperatures are still on the cool side. As the Lake temperatures slowly warm, and it has been slow, it wont be long before the perch schools form and the migrating walleye move in from the Western Basin. Perch and Bass fishing has fair to good along the North and South Piers as has perch. Bass anglers are reporting the action is getting better throughout Presque Isle Bay. There are still a few steelhead remaining in the area tribs, but the numbers are low having been replaced by suckers, small mouth bass and few catfish.
Walnut Creek Access: The docks and launch ramps are back in at the Walnut Creek Access and the Channel is being dredged this week. The Walnut Creek Access office is now open on a full time basis. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Friday and Saturday from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Sundays from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. New and longer launch ramp docks are in place and dredging of the basin and channel have been completed. The Walnut Creek office can provide fishing licenses, ice, weather information, and most PFBC publications and literature...Vending machines and restrooms are available.
Fish for Free Days
Copies of the Anglers Summary booklet can obtained at most area bait and tackle shops and at the Walnut Creek Access office free of charge (or view/print the On Line Version ). The Erie area offers a bonanza of fishing opportunities for the new angler. Plenty of shore fishing is available to new anglers along the Bay Front Highway on Presque Isle Bay as well as much of the shore line at Presque Isle State Park. Fish for fee days are the opportunity for the inexperienced angler to try his luck as well as a great opportunity to introduce a friend to fishing. Click here for more information. This is also a great opportunity to get that spouse involved as well.
Support Your Local Sportsmen's Clubs: The PA Steelhead Association will have its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post on West 12th Street (Route 5 near the Airport). The public is welcome to attend. Guest speakers include PFBC Commissioner Ed Mascharka and Biologist Chuck Murray.
The SONS of Lake Erie will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Polish Falcons Club, 431 E. 3rd Street, Erie, PA. The public is welcome to attend. Please note that this will be the last general membership meeting until September.
Wednesday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming east after midnight.
Thursday...Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Thursday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Friday Night...Showers likely. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Saturday...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.
Sunday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.
Monday...Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.