November 24th, 2010|
West Erie County, DWCO Randy Leighton, email@example.com
With hunting season upon us and with relatively continued low and clear trib conditions, angling pressure on the tribs has eased up somewhat. Scattered drizzle and cold nights triggered some incoming steelhead over the last two weeks although they seemed to stay confined to the lower stretches of the tribs near the mouths. The Elk Creek Access area from the boat launch north to the lake had a significant number of fish but the clear conditions made catching them tough. Most of the action was seen just before daybreak. Much needed additional rain and even a little snow are predicted this week that may provide good conditions for the holiday weekend. Anglers are doing fair at the Walnut Creek Project waters finding a mix of fresh and stream darkened fish. Anglers fishing the mouths at Walnut, Elk, and Godfrey runs have been doing good on calm days and evenings. Earlier season runs have left a good number of steelhead in the upper stretches of the West County tribs making areas of opportunity abundant. Anglers fishing the Walnut Basin are doing fair and anglers fishing the Wall at Walnut have seen a fair number of fresh fish
Good cold weather baits for the drift anglers include egg sacs, single eggs, skein, shiners, plastic worms in pink, white, and chartreuse, and small jigs tipped with a maggot or a wax worm. Fly anglers will often use single egg patterns and sucker spawn patterns in white, pink, orange, cream, and peach. Woolly buggers and minnow imitating patterns are also popular. West County tribs were on the clear side with some flow as of this writing.
A Special Thanks to Our Fellow Officers:
Yellow Perch Size Limit Changes December 1st:
Winter Fishing Tip:
Have a Great Holiday:
Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Cooler with highs in the lower 40s. North winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night...Cloudy. A chance of rain showers after midnight. Near steady temperature in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thanksgiving Day...Rain showers. Breezy with highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Thursday Night...Cloudy. Rain showers likely in the evening...then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Friday...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cooler with highs in the mid 30s.
Friday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s.
Saturday...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the mid 30s.
Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s.
Sunday...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s.
Sunday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
Monday...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.