WCO Report for Erie County 07/30/2008: Erie area, PA,
WCO Report Posted: July 29, 2008

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Posted by DWCO Randy Leighton on July 29, 2008 at 18:03:03:

July 30th, 2008

West Erie County, DWCO Randy Leighton, WCO Brook Tolbert


Walleye and Perch fishing on Lake Erie remain good to excellent. Perch have schooled heavily in 62 to 64 feet of water north and northwest of Walnut Creek. Catch rates have been good with limits reported in as little as an hour.
Walleye fishing has been good in the deeper water although good catches are still being reported in the 30 to 40 foot depths/. Bass fishing is hot in and around Presque Isle and pan fish have been abundant all along the south side of Presque Isle bay along the bayfront. Current Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 74 degrees, off Cleveland, 74 degrees, and off the Port of Erie, 76 degrees.

Youth Field Days for Erie County, August 9th, 2008:
The Erie County Youth Field days event will be held at the Gem City Outdoorsmen Club. This is an action packed event for the kids that includes instruction for rifle, fishing, canoeing, archery, fly tying and more. The event includes lunch for the kids, free tee shirts, door prizes along with a variety of outdoor demonstrations. All kids are welcome and although the event is free, pre registration is required. To register, call (814) 432-3187 after 6:00 PM.

Youth Field Days are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Pennsylvania Deer Association, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Pennsylvania Trapper's Association, the Friends of the NRA, and the Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association along with a number of local sponsors.

Celebrate Erie Takes Place August 14th - 17th:
Celebrate Erie (formally, We Love Erie Days) takes place August 14th -17th. This is the largest summer event in the city and combines the Arts, Music, great food, and a wealth of Downtown events and activities. This year the event will take over State street from 4th street to 12th street. The gala fireworks display over Presque Isle Bay takes place Sunday Night at 9:30 PM. The view of hundreds of boats dotting the Bay combined with the largest fireworks display in the area is breath taking. A marked safety perimeter around Dobbins Landing will be maintained by area law enforcement during the fireworks display. Boater cooperation will be appreciated. For more information on this great weekend and for a weekend schedule go to Celebrate Erie 2008

Try Edinboro Lake:
Located south of Erie in Edinboro, this 245 acre lake can be a great afternoon getaway and offers a variety of great angling opportunities. The lake offers two free boat launch ramps with public parking, a fishing pier designed specifically for persons with disabilities, and a major playground complex for the youngsters.

The lake is unlimited horsepower rated, allowing water skiing and the use of personal watercraft. Fishing Edinboro Lake can be a real smorgasbord, with the local species including large and smallmouth bass, muskie, pan fish, and walleye. A section of trout stream water below the Edinboro dam is designated fishing for 12 year olds and under, as well as handicapped individuals. The Borough has public dock spaces available, which can be rented on a daily, weekly, or annual basis.

Local Weather:

Wednesday Night...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Thursday...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.

Friday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

Saturday...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s.

Saturday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

Sunday...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

Sunday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.

Monday...Partly cloudy. Hot with highs in the lower 90s.

Monday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

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