Save Our Native Species Inc.
S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Fishing Club              
A 501 C (3) not for profit organization
Working To Improve the Fishery for Forty Years 1981-2021

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Who Are The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie?

The S.O.N.S. (Save Our Native Species) of Lake Erie Fishing Club is an active organization of nearly 3000 members. Established in 1981, we are dedicated to the improvement of fishing on Lake Erie and its Pennsylvania tributaries. The organization has supported regulations that promote the growth and health of the Lake Erie fishery. We are a member of the Cooperative Nursery Branch of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Through this alliance we have established a fish hatchery that annually produces and stocks approximately 1 million Walleye and 2 million Yellow Perch into Presque Isle Bay. Steelhead and Brown Trout are also produced in the hatchery. The S.O.N.S. also participate in the P.F.B.C. adopt-a-stream program. We were active in the clean up and stocking of Cascade creek, a previously polluted stream which was a receptor of industrial out fall. The Club, partnered with the P.F.B.C., has annually built and placed appropriate structures in the waters of Presque Isle Bay which provide habitat for the fish that call these waters their home.

The S.O.N.S. have stood in the forefront to support free public access to the waters of Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. As a result of the clubs encouragement, ordinances and regulations have been enacted in the City of Erie that provide for free public access in all new developments on Presque Isle Bay.

The S.O.N.S. are always looking for more members and support. Please tour our web site for more information on how to become a member and for details on our current and past projects.

Click here for PDF of SONS History

Click here for a PDF file of the SONS Fortieth Anniversary Magazine

The General Membership Meetings are held at 7:30 PM  At the Polish Falcon's Club 431 East 3rd St.  Erie, PA on the fourth Monday of the month (unless in conflict with a national  holiday or the first day of deer hunting season). We do not meet during June, July and August instead:

 (We Go Fishing!)

WEB CAM ACTIVATED AT TROUT RUN
The SONS of Lake Erie Fishing Club has entered into a partnership with Fairview Township, PA,
Fish USA and the Pennsylvania Steelhead Association and have installed a web cam at the mouth of Lake Erie tributary stream, Trout Run at Avonia Beach. The camera is available for viewing 24/7 at:

THIS LINK-AVONIA BEACH WEB CAM

 

Recent Activities

For the first thirty eight years of our club's history we have been a very active organization. We built, taught, helped, hatched, stocked, served, advocated and enjoyed activities and interests that were directed to the improvement of fishing and the fishery of Lake Erie. Then in 2019 Co-vid19 came into our lives as well as yours and put up a stop sign in our path causing us to curtail our public activities but we were still able to operate our hatchery, attend meetings via Zoom, publish our monthly newsletter the "Bucket"and conduct raffles.

As the pandemic eases a little we are slowly getting back to normal with many public activities being organized  including holding in person membership meetings as permitted by the dictates of the Erie County Health Dept., family and children's fishing clinics.

The Friends of Fish Foundation Continues Their Support for the 17th  Year in a Row

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Kids Fishing Events-See Your Picture Here!

Blessed Sacrament Grade School

Home Schooled Students' Fishing Outing

Harborcreek Kids Trout Fishing Event

Gannon U. Fishing Club"Reel in the Community" program

Scout Fishing Outing April 30, 2022

S.O.N.S. Sponsor 2022 Presque Isle Clean-Up

2022 First Day of Trout Season

2022 Ice Out Party was a great success

Winter 2020 Events- (Ice Fishing Clinics and Winterfest)

2021 Officers and Directors

2021-2022 Hatchery Operations

2020-2021 Hatchery Operations

2019-2020 Hatchery Operations

2018-2019 Hatchery Operations

S.O.N.S. Build More Fish Habitat

Emmaus Fish Fry

Holland St. Pier Completed and Dedicated

SONS Sponsor Harborcreek Park Pavilion

S.O.N.S. Volunteers' Picnic

S.O.N.S. Take Vets Fishing

8 Great Tuesdays Family Fishing

Edinboro YMCA Day Camp Fishing Fun

Discover Presque Isle Family Fishing Clinic

Neighborhood Art House Fishing Outing

Erie Housing Authority COPPS program

Kids from the John Horan Housing complex

Erie School District Summer Program

Boys and Girls Club of Erie

Cub Scout Pack 182

Waterford YMCA Kids

General McLane Third Graders

Waterford Kids' Life Skills Outing

Cascade Creek Clean Up April 6, 2019

S.O.N.S. Volunteers build more fish habitat

S.O.N.S. Receive Prophet of Peace Award

 

ERIE GETS WEATHER BUOY

MORE NEWS

S.O.N.S. Past and On-Going Projects

Hatchery

Adopt a Stream

Habitat

Education

Handicapped Access

Safety

Adopt a Park

Schedule

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Newsletter

SON'S. Stuff

Links

Photo Gallery

News

 

Contact Information:
 President
Jerry Skrypzak

Vice President
Ed Kissell

Secretary
Don Tombaugh

Treasurer
John Krupinski


Mail: PO Box 3605
Erie, Pennsylvania 16508

Phone/Fax:
814-453-2270
E-Mail
sonslakeri@aol.com

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Latest Great Lakes Sport fishing Council Newsletter
2022
 Updated
May 16, 2022