EASTERN ERIE COUNTY / WCO MARK KERR|
With the arrival of last weeks rain and cooler temperatures, the East side tributaries are beginning to receive plenty of activity.
All east county tributaries are now showing signs of Steelhead presence. Best color of choice this week has been white, regardless of what you choose to use; followed by anything in black. Egg sacs, single eggs, wooly-buggers & fly sucker spawn have been producing well; additionally, good results have been obtained by using 4-6# test, with small hooks and a flouro-carbon leader.
SIXTEENMILE FISH KILL REPORTED:
TWENTYMILE CREEK PROJECT ARTICLE:
Additionally, anglers are reminded that a parking area (within the old Penn York Center/Barber property) is now available on the Northwest side of TWENTYMILE adjacent to State Route 5. By utilizing this area, it is hoped that the majority of congestion, and inherent danger, previously encountered by parking on the roadway, can now be alleviated.
East Side Stream Clean up:
CENTRAL ERIE COUNTY / WCO TOM EDWARDS & DWCO BRYAN BRENDLEY
An interesting report came out of the California Department of Fish and Game in September. Scientists had been concerned about the decline in the sea otter population over the past five years. As they began to investigate the plunging population, they discovered that 42 percent of live sea otters and 62 percent of dead sea otters carried the antibodies for the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, meaning that they were exposed to the live parasite. Anyone who has ever owned a cat knows that a pregnant human female is encouraged not to change the litter in the event the cat may have the protozoan. Why? Cats shed live, infectious T. gondii eggs in their feces.
WESTERN ERIE COUNTY / WCO JOHN BOWSER
***Walnut Creek Boat Basin Opens for fishing this Thursday***
Another netting incident....
West Side Stream Clean Up:
WESTERN CRAWFORD COUNTY / WCO JOE RUSSELL
PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO HOLDING JOINT PUBLIC MEETING ON PROPOSED PYMATUNING HORSEPOWER LIMIT CHANGE JAMESTOWN, Crawford County (Oct. 28, 2002) -- A joint public meeting to address a proposed change in the outboard motor horsepower limit on Pymatuning Lake has been planned by Pennsylvania and Ohio conservation agencies, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced today. The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Pymatuning Valley Primary School, 191 West Main Street (Route 6), in Andover, Ohio. Residents of both states are invited to attend and comment on proposed horsepower limits changes on Pymatuning Lake. The lake is located in both Ashtabula County, Ohio, and Crawford County, Pa. Presently, an agreement between the two states prohibits use of boat motors larger than 10 horsepower. Pennsylvania this past spring embarked on a pilot program that increased horsepower limits from 10 to 18 at six state parks. They are: Lake Marburg, Codorus State Park, York County; Lake Wilhelm, Maurice K. Goddard State Park, Mercer County; Lake Arthur, Moraine State Park, Butler County; Lake Nockamixon, Nockamixon State Park, Bucks County; Glendale Lake, Prince Gallitzin State Park, Cambria County; and Yellow Creek Lake, Yellow Creek State Park, Indiana County. With the exception of Yellow Creek, all lakes involved in Pennsylvania’s pilot program are larger than 1,000 acres. At Pymatuning Lake, officials from both states now are considering an increase in horsepower limits above 10 horsepower. The purpose of any increase in horsepower would be to improve safety for boaters traveling the lake during stormy weather or windy conditions. There is no interest in changing the character of the recreational experience at Pymatuning by allowing high horsepower boats. Boaters are reminded that should horsepower changes be recommended and approved by both states, the effective date would not occur prior to joint action by both Ohio and Pennsylvania legislators. In the meantime, the 10 horsepower maximum limit would remain in effect. Both Ohio and Pennsylvania are requesting public comment on the proposed horsepower increase. Persons wishing to express views in favor or against any change are invited attend the meeting, or submit written comments, no later than Nov. 29, to: Pymatuning State Park, Attn: Horsepower Limits, 2660 Williamsfield Road, Jamestown, PA 16134. For more information on boating and other features at Pennsylvania's state parks, call 1-888-PA-PARKS; or visit DCNR's web site through the PA PowerPort at www.state.pa.us, PA Keyword: “state parks.” For details on boating regulations, safety classes, public access areas and registering watercraft, visit the Fish and Boat Commission's web site at www.fish.state.pa.us.
Pymatuning Lake- With the onset of cold weather this week and snow today the Walleye fishing has started to pick up again. Several boaters could be seen fishing the south end down by the dam and they are reportedly having luck. Bait of choice seems to be minnies drifting but I have also heard good results are being had using sonar's and hot-n-tots. Average sizes seem to be between 16" and 20". Don't expect the number of fish that you would get in the spring time but the fish are still there to be had if you can spend the time and go after them.