WCO Report for Erie County 8/02/2006: Erie area, PA,
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Posted by DWCO Randy Leighton on August 02, 206 at 05:35:55:

August 2nd, 2006

West Erie County, DWCO Randy Leighton, WCO Brook Tolbert

Conditions:

Walleye fishing remains the story. Its often said that 10% of the anglers catch 90% of the fish, however, regarding the walleye fishing this year its more like 90% of the anglers are catching 100% of their limits. Anglers continue to bring in limit upon limit with schools spread all along the lake shore. This is the year to experience Lake Erie fishing at its finest. Current Lake Erie water temperatures are 78 degrees off Toledo, 75 degrees off Cleveland, and 78 degrees off

Erie Support Your Local Sportsmen's Clubs:
The first meeting of the year for the PA Steelhead Association ( A sure sign that the season is just around the corner) will be held Wednesday August 9th at the American Legion Post on Route 5 just East of the Airport. This should be a great kickoff meeting for the club. John Simmons, and Scott Bollinger of the PFBC with a tentative commitment by Dr. Austen are scheduled to be in attendance to discuss progress on the easement program and other issues. Tickets will be available at the meeting for the annual "Big Run Banquet". Your support at this meeting will be appreciated and as always, the public is welcome. This should be a great meeting with a solid agenda and an opportunity for questions.

Perch Tourney a Great Success:
Captain David Jelley reported that the 3rd annual Yellow Perch Tournament held in Northeast was a huge success. The popular event was hosted by the Northeast Marina with proceeds used to benefit the Northeast School District's "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs Program. The event included a priceless children's division.

2006 Walleye and Steelhead Pro Am Team Tournament Coming Up:
The 2006 Walleye and Steelhead Pro Am will be held in Erie on August 11th and 12th beginning at the Sloppy Duck/Jr's by the Bay off of the Bay front in Erie, Pennsylvania. The fee is 400.00 per boat for professional anglers and 275.00 per boat for amateurs. For more information go to 2006 Walleye and Steelhead Pro Am.

Celebrate Erie:
Celebrate Erie (formerly, We Love Erie Days) takes place August 18-20th. 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 years music headliner will be the legendary Beach Boys. The gala fireworks display over Presque Isle Bay takes place Sunday Night at 10:00 PM (A change from last year). 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 2006

Boating Safety Tip of the Week:
Carbon monoxide gas is a potentially deadly byproduct of your boat�s engine. Each year boaters are killed or injured by carbon monoxide. Stay away from exhaust areas and do not swim near exhaust vents. Never enter an enclosed area under a swim platform where exhaust is vented. Only one or two breaths of the air in this �death chamber� can be fatal.

PFBC Access Area Reminder:
Individuals are reminded that swimming is prohibited on Fish and Boat Commission property. With the recent hot weather, folks have been spotted swimming in the Walnut Project Water holes and along the lakeshore off the Walnut Creek Access Area parking lots. Although this may be tempting, it is a violation of regulations and can be dangerous due to hooks and other terminal tackle that may be strewn along the bottoms of these areas.

Local Weather:
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Muggy. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Thursday
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Humid with highs in the lower 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Much cooler with lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Friday
Partly cloudy. Highs around 80.

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

Saturday
Partly cloudy. Highs around 80.

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

Sunday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.

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

Monday
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.




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