August 24th, 2011|
West Erie County, DWCO Randy Leighton, email@example.com
A mixed bag of reports has become the norm for the season as the skies around Erie slowly transition from the last weeks of summer. Conditions on lake Erie have frequently been rough with high wind and wave conditions pounding the shoreline early this week. With the lake temperature hovering in the high 70s, and the tribs even warmer, steelhead migration may a but slow to start as was last year. Ambient and water temperatures are a bit warmer than this time last year.Rain fall has been light this year compared to last season. Of course this is Erie, and in as little as a week, the tribs can cool rapidly and be flowing hard with a little help form Mother Nature.
Walleye fishing has been sporadic with no one location being best. Anglers are still catching a good number of short fish to get a few legal size walleye. (of course catching is half the fun). Steelhead have been hitting well in the deeper waters. As of this writing, there is still no major evidence of steelhead staging near the tributary mouths.
Perch fishing has been fair to good depending on who you talk to. When the lake is calm, anglers have been doing well in 52 feet of water due North of the Walnut Creek Access.
Current Lake Erie water temperatures is 79 degrees off Erie. Current tributary conditions as of this writing are very low and very clear.
No Luck With Perch or Walleye?
3) In moderate waves, slow your speed so you can ride atop and over a wave. Avoid driving the bow into a wave or riding
4) Remember ... the heavier the seas, the slower your boat speed to minimize strain on the vessel and maximize
5) Continue to keep the bilge free of water to prevent the rolling effects of sloshing water below.
Wednesday Night...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely... Mainly after midnight. Breezy with lows in the upper 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Thursday...Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the morning. Not as warm with highs in the mid 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night...Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around 15 mph... Becoming north after midnight.
Friday...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Friday Night...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Saturday...Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.
Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy and breezy. Lows in the mid 60s.
Sunday...Partly sunny in the morning...then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy with highs in the mid 70s.
Sunday Night...Mostly cloudy and breezy. Lows in the lower 60s.
Monday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Monday Night...Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent.