WCO Report for Erie County 06/15/2005: Erie area, PA,
WCO Report Posted: June 15, 2005

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Posted by DWCO Randy Leighton on June 15, 2005 at 08:18:52:

WEST ERIE COUNTY, DWCO Randy Leighton, WCO Brook Tolbert


Its now all about the perch and recently the hot and humid weather. The recent heat has jumped the Lake temperature and average of 10 degrees. Perch have begun to school and are hitting hard. Anglers have been having great success in 38 to 41 feet of water due North of Trout Run and off the point at Presque Isle. Fish counts at the Walnut Creek Access this past weekend found many anglers bring back their limits in only a few hours. Live emerald shiners are always the bait of choice.

Walleye fishing on the lake has still been hit or miss for most anglers although the local charter captains have been bringing in a number of limits so they are out there. Finding them can be difficult. Best bets for Walleye right now are to stay in shallow water... 25 to 40 feet. Crawler harnesses trolled behind small dipseys or flat lining are all that's needed at these depths.

A few catfish have been pulled in off the Walnut Access Wall near the mouth. Fishing at night in muddy conditions at both Walnut and Elk Creeks can be productive. Crawlers fished on the bottom were successful.

Bass fishing continues to thrive in the Bay and along the lake shore on the East side of the Peninsula. Anglers fishing the South wall this past weekend were having a bass bonanza with a good number of lunkers reeled in. Shiners and leeches were the baits of choice.

Current Lake Erie water temperature is an average 70 degrees as of this writing

Boating Tip of the Week:
If a boating accident occurs, it must be reported in writing by the boat operator or owner to the Fish & Boat Commission when:
A person dies or disappears.
A person is injured and requires advanced medical treatment beyond first aid.
Damage to the boat and other property totals more than $2,000, or there is a complete loss of the vessel.
There is an accident report form in the back of the PA Boating Handbook, or one can be downloaded from the Commission's web site, or one can be obtained from any Commission regional law enforcement office as well as the Walnut Creek Access Office.

Update - Walnut Creek Sunset Garden Wall, June 2005 from Christie Ferrier

We have been receiving requests for new pavers for the wall, including location requests for these. We will be doing the engraving around the end of June. There are still pavers open for engraving, and you can check this out at the Marina Garden Wall site. These make wonderful recognition or memorial gifts for your family, friends, businesses even your beloved pet or boat. So, if you are interested, please stop at the Walnut Creek Access Office or call me 814-474-2577 or drop an email to cbfbeach@aol.com.

Local Weather:

Wednesday night.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Windy. Cooler with lows in the mid 50s. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Decreasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight.


Partly cloudy in the morning. Then becoming mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers. Breezy. Not as warm with highs in the mid 60s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Thursday night.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.


Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Friday night through Saturday night.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday and Sunday night.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 70. Lows in the mid 50s.


Mostly sunny in the morning. Then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.

Monday night and Tuesday.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 60. Highs around 80.

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