WEST ERIE COUNTY, DWCO Randy Leighton, WCO Brook Tolbert|
Conditions: Above average temperatures for the season have finally melted off most all remaining snow. Light rain over the past week has kept the tribs at high, but very fishable levels with good color and flow. There has been plenty of elbow room in most areas. Many anglers are indicating that the catch rates seem down, but so are the number of anglers. Fish are widely spread and holding in most of the popular areas. The nursery waters at Trout Run are loaded with fish, and a good number of them fresh. This is often somewhat of an indicator as to the movement in the adjacent tributaries. The Manchester Hole has not had any significant angling pressure and is still holding many large fish. Anglers have been having fair success off the Wall at Walnut Creek with a number of fresh fish caught. Bottom line is there are good numbers of fish to be caught, maybe not the numbers that have been seen in past years, but plenty none the less. Current Trib conditions as of Tuesday afternoon were high and flowing with some stain. The Walnut Basin is ice free for now and Presque Isle Bay is a mix of soft ice and slush and standing water and should be generally be considered unsafe.
Support Your Local Sportsmen's Clubs: The next Pennsylvania Steelhead Association meeting is Wednesday January 11th, at 7 PM. Meetings are held in the main banquet room on the ground floor the American Legion Post 773 at 4109 West 12th Street, Erie, PA. 16505. This is on the south side of West 12th street (route 5), just east of the Erie Airport. Food and legal beverages are offered at reasonable prices. The public is welcome.
Local Weather: Wednesday Night Cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening...Then a chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Thursday Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Breezy with highs in the upper 30s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday Night Snow showers likely. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Friday Snow showers likely. Highs in the upper 20s. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Friday Night Snow showers likely. Lows around 20. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Saturday Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s.
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid 20s.
Sunday Partly cloudy in the morning...Then becoming mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s.
Monday Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Monday Night Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s.
Tuesday Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of snow 40 percent.