Save Our Native Species Inc.
S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Fishing Club
(A 501 C (3) not for profit organization)





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Contact Information:
Jerry Skrypzak

Vice President
Ed Kissell

Don Tombaugh

Terry Pfeffer

Mail: PO Box 3605
Erie, Pennsylvania 16508

Phone/Fax: 814-453-2270


S.O.N.S. Take Vets Out Fishing

For five years in a row the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie has provided a free fishing trip to some of our local veterans. The event is a partnership with the Vets Center and our local Veterans Administration Hospital. Donations from many of our local social clubs, especially our vets clubs make our veterans fishing trips possible.

This year there were four trips, two on August 23rd on the Edward John and two on August 30th on the Perch Pirate. Over 100- vets went on the trips. The fishing was very slow on the 23rd but was  a little better on the 30th. Perch fishing in general was very slow this year. You had to be right over the perch in order to be successful with the preferred bait being emerald shiners.

When asked, the veterans all raved about the great time that they had. S.O.N.S. volunteers who were also vets went along to help. A lunch was provided by the Vets Center. Each of the participant were given a commemorative T shirt.

On September 12th a group of vets came to Liberty Pier from the Vets Hospital. They enjoyed an extremely beautiful day and even caught a few fish. We provide a picnic lunch for them. There were some young kids on the pier with their parents who were invited to fish also. Watching them fishing made me reflect that because of our brave veterans those kids are able to live in a country where kids can grow up safe and secure. VETERANS-- THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!