This week’s fishing report for the Erie area from Randy Leighton, western Erie county waterways conservation officer for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission:
Wind and wave conditions have been marginally cooperative this past week. The recent rains had clouded things up a bit near shore and slowed down the action a bit. Anglers are still bringing in the perch and walleye, but in lesser numbers. The season is by no means over. Forecasts for the weekend are fair to good at this time and things should be back to normal. The hot and humid conditions Erie has been experiencing have generally pushed fish to the colder depths.
The perch are moving around somewhat but are still staying schooled up. Look for the “boat packs” north of Walnut Creek and off the Point. Drift for the perch until you locate them and then settle in for your limit.
Bass fishing in Presque Isle Bay is still good but has slowed somewhat. Anglers are picking up bass and rock bass along the North and South piers.
Current Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 77, off Cleveland is 76 and off Erie, 78 degrees.
More regional reports here.