February 23rd, 2011|
West Erie County, DWCO Randy Leighton, email@example.com
Conditions: A winter blast hit the Erie area Monday leaving up to a foot and a half of wet snow with the expected this week. The area tribs had melted down, jamming the mouths with the large broken ice flows. Although there is some open water on the tribs, they have begun to quickly refreeze.
The ice has been thick enough on Presque Isle Bay to withstand the spring temperatures late last week and was crowded with ice huts this past weekend. Ice thickness has been reported anywhere from 4 inches up to 10 inches depending on what part of the bay you are on. Catch reports at Presque Isle have been sporadic with mostly blue gills filling the buckets. There have been reports of good size perch catches and the occasional steelhead.
Pennsylvania Steelhead Association Meeting: The Pennsylvania Steelhead Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday March 9th, at the American Legion on West 12th street (route 5 just east of the Tom Ridge Field) at 7:00 PM. The public is invited.
County Guide to Alternative Angling Opportunities in the Erie Area: We get a many inquiries this time of year as to the location of other popular fishing areas in Erie when the tributary conditions are constantly changing. The PFBC Interactive County Fishing Guide can provide alternative locations to fish in our area. Locations for areas such as the Gravel Pit Pond, Lake Pleasant, and the Waterworks ponds can be found here when trib conditions are high and rolling or ice jammed to help save that trip from out of town. Many of these waters are part of the 2010-2011 Winter Adult Trout Stocking Program
SONS Annual Ice Out Party: The SONS of Lake Erie's annual Ice Out Party is scheduled for April 10 from 1-5 p.m. at Perry Highway Hose Co., 8281 Oliver Road. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free for toddlers. Enjoy hot dogs, refreshments and door prizes. This is a terrific family event with something for all ages
Erie Outdoor Sport and Travel Expo:
Thursday...Cloudy...snow...sleet...rain and freezing rain likely in the morning...then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs around 40. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Thursday Night...Rain...sleet and freezing rain likely. Snow likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Friday...Rain...sleet and freezing rain likely in the morning...changing to snow during the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Friday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows around 20.
Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.
Saturday Night...Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s.
Sunday...Cloudy with a chance of snow. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Sunday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
Monday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Monday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Lows in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.