November 21st, 2007|
West Erie County, DWCO Randy Leighton, WCO Brook Tolbert
Off and on drizzle around the Erie area has been common, although as of Tuesday afternoon there had been little effect on the tribs. Although the weekends are still busy, the crowds have dropped a bit with the cold weather and hunting season upon us. Trib conditions are still up from the the last good rain we had a week or so ago, but in general, conditions are clear and on the low side. Flow has been moderate on Elk and Walnut. Patient anglers have been doing fair to good in the Walnut Creek marina basin. Catches along the Lake Shore at Trout and Godfrey Runs have been very good when the lake is calm. There has been enough precipitation to allow fish movement on Crooked Creek and anglers have been taking advantage of this. Perch and Crappie have been biting in the Bay and off the North and South Piers and few Steelhead have made their way into Cascade Creek. Current Lake Erie temperature as of this writing is 44 degrees. Current trib conditions as of late Tuesday afternoon were generally clear with slow to moderate flow.
Worth Mentioning Again:
Open Fires: With the colder weather setting in, anglers will often be tempted to gather loose wood and start fires. Starting, tending, building and especially abandoning an open fire without landowner or land lessee's permission is a violation of the law. This law applies to PFBC controlled properties and Presque Isle State Park as well. Since nearly all fishable land along the tribs and lake shore is privately owned, open fires should not be started unless you are able to provide proof of the specific landowners permission to do so.
Have a Safe Holiday:
Wednesday Night...Rain. Cooler with lows in the upper 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Thanksgiving Day...Rain or snow in the morning...then snow showers likely in the afternoon. Light snow accumulation. Much cooler with highs in the upper 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Thursday Night...Snow showers likely. Additional moderate snow accumulation possible. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Friday...Snow showers likely. Highs in the lower 30s. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Friday Night...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid 20s.
Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.
Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 30.
Sunday...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.
Sunday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Monday...Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s.
Monday Night...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.