July 18th, 2007|
West Erie County, DWCO Randy Leighton, WCO Brook Tolbert
Conditions: Varied reports have come in over the last week which would be consistent with the variety of wind and wave conditions we have been experiencing. Generally, lake fishing has been good to excellent for both perch and walleye. Locating the moving walleye can be tricky at times and often necessitates a change of tactics, presentations and location. Anglers are reporting good catches both shallow and deep in the trenches with the smaller fish generally closer to shore and the lunker walleye in 65 to 70' of water in and along the trenches north west of Walnut Creek. Perch fishing has been good in 48 to 52 feet of water due north of Walnut Creek and off the point. Current Lake temperatures as of this writing are 72 degrees off Toledo, 73 degrees off Cleveland and 72 degrees off the Port of Erie.
America's Waterway Watch: America's Waterway Watch (AWW), a combined effort of the Coast Guard and its Reserve and Auxiliary components, continues to grow, enlisting the active participation of those who live, work or play around America's waterfront areas. Coast Guard Reserve personnel concentrate on connecting with businesses and government agencies, while Auxiliarists focus on building AWW awareness among the recreational boating public.
If you are a tow boat operator, a recreational boater, a fisherman, a marina operator, or otherwise live, work or engage in recreational activities around America's waterways, the United States Coast Guard wants your help in keeping these areas safe and secure. You can do this by participating in its America's Waterway Watch (AWW) program, a nationwide initiative similar to the well known and successful Neighborhood Watch program that asks community members to report suspicious activities to local law enforcement agency.
Suspicious activities may include but certainly not be limited to the following:
People appearing to be engaged in surveillance of any kind (note taking, shooting video/photos, making sketches, or asking questions).
Unattended vessels or vehicles in unusual locations.
Lights flashing between boats.
Unusual diving activity.
Unusual number of people onboard.
Unusual night operations.
Recovering or tossing items into/onto the waterway or shoreline.
Operating in or passing through an area that does not typically have such activity.
Fishing/hunting in locations not typically used for those activities.
Missing fencing or lighting near sensitive locations.
Anchoring in an area not typically used for anchorage.
Transfer of people or things between ships or between ship and shore outside of port.
Anyone operating in an aggressive manner.
Individuals establishing businesses or roadside food stands near sensitive locations.
Small planes flying over critical locations.
People attempting to buy or rent fishing or recreational vessels with cash for short-term, undefined use.
To report suspicious activity you can call 1-877-24WATCH or if there is immediate danger call 911 or the United States Coast Guard on Marine radio channel 16
For more information go to AmericasWaterwayWatch
Walnut Access Area:
Wednesday Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night Becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
Saturday Becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Saturday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
Monday Partly cloudy. Highs around 80.