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

Yerry Pfeffer

Mail: PO Box 3605
Erie, Pennsylvania 16508

Phone/Fax: 814-453-2270


Gannon University Fishing Club
"Reel in the Community"
Kids' Outing

In early February we were contacted by Jacob Schrift Gannon University student and president of the school's fishing club who was planning a fishing outing for inner city children. He was looking for both financial and physical support. The program was intended to provide a hands on experience for this group of kids who sometime fall into a forgotten demographics. His plan to engage the SONS of Lake Erie as well as DCNR staff from Presque Isle State Park and Sister Pat Lupo to partner together to make this happen.

On April 9th this planning came together and 20 SONS Volunteers, DCNR Environmental Educators and Gannon Fishing Club members along with 23 inner city children gathered at the waterworks Pond area. The kids were given hands on experience and demonstrations how to catch  fish as well as the safety and use of fishing gear.

The weather was not great but tolerable. Some nice fish were caught including trout, bluegill, bass and crappies. one which was huge. After the program the participants were each given a brand new fishing pole which was provided by the SONS as well as a bag of fishing tackle. 

Scroll down to see some pictures from the day