WEST ERIE COUNTY, DWCO Randy Leighton, WCO Brook Tolbert|
With the Lake temperatures topping the 70 degree mark deepwater walleye action is starting to pick up with many good catches and limits reported.
Walleye anglers are doing well in a number of areas. 25 to 35 feet of water between Trout and Godfrey Runs and along the first trench Northwest of Walnut Creek in 62-68' of water have both been highly productive. Deeper diving dipseys and tandem willow leaf crawler harnesses in watermelon, blueberry muffin, chartreuse, copper, gold, and purple are hot right now along with the "stinger" spoons and reef runner lures
Steelhead are starting to hit in limited numbers in the deeper waters of the second trench Northwest of Walnut Creek and in 60 to 65' of water off the point at Presque Isle. Michigan Stinger spoons are a good choice.
Perch fish continues to thrive in 50 to 62' of water north and west of Walnut Creek with no end in sight. This past weekend found anglers coming in with either their limit or no fish indicating that location is important. Typically when Perch fishing, if you haven't triggered any strikes within a half hour or so it's probably wise to change locations.
Heat exhaustion: Heat exhaustion is less dangerous than heat stroke. It typically occurs when people exercise heavily or work in a warm, humid place where body fluids are lost through heavy sweating. Fluid loss causes blood flow to decrease in the vital organs, resulting in a form of shock. With heat exhaustion, sweat does not evaporate as it should, possibly because of high humidity or too many layers of clothing. As a result, the body is not cooled properly. Signals include cool, moist, pale or flushed skin; heavy sweating; headache; nausea or vomiting; dizziness; and exhaustion. Body temperature will be near normal.
If heat exhaustion is suspected get the person to a cooler place and have him or her rest in a comfortable position. Give a half glass of cool water every 15 minutes. Do not let him or her drink too quickly. Do not give liquids with alcohol or caffeine in them, as they can make conditions worse. Remove or loosen tight clothing and apply cool, wet cloths such as towels or wet sheets.
Heat stroke: Also known as sunstroke, heat stroke is life-threatening. The victim's temperature control system, which produces sweating to cool the body, stops working. The body temperature can rise so high that brain damage and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly. Signals include hot, red and dry skin; changes in consciousness, rapid, weak pulse, and rapid, shallow breathing. Body temperature can be very high--sometimes as high as 105 F.
Heat stroke is a life-threatening situation! Help is needed fast. Call 9-1-1 or your local EMS number. Move the person to a cooler place. Quickly cool the body. Wrap wet sheets around the body and fan it. If you have ice packs or cold packs, place them on each of the victim's wrists and ankles, in the armpits and on the neck to cool the large blood vessels. (Do not use rubbing alcohol because it closes the skin's pores and prevents heat lose.) Watch for signals of breathing problems and make sure the airway is clear. Keep the person lying down.
Wednesday night. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday night. Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.
Friday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.
Friday night. Partly cloudy. Lows around 60.
Saturday and Saturday night. Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 70s. Lows around 60.
Sunday. Mostly sunny in the morning. Then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 80.
Sunday night and independence day. Partly cloudy. Lows around 60. Highs around 80.