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S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Fishing Club
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 President
Jerry Skrypzak

Vice President
Ed Kissell

Secretary
Don Tombaugh

Treasurer
Terry Pfeffer


Mail: PO Box 3605
Erie, Pennsylvania 16508

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

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NEWSLETTER

Newsletter The S.O.N.S. publish a monthly newsletter, ('The Bucket") that is mailed to its members. It contains articles and information that is of interest to our readers. 

July 2019 Bucket

NO MEETINGS UNTIL SEPTEMBER- HAVE A FUN AND SAFE SUMMER

Fishing Report: Walleye fishing has been phenomenal. Perch ok when you can find them.

SONS VOLUNTEERS PICNIC SET FOR AUGUST 5th

Since July 2018 our super team of volunteers has generously donated their time and hard work on at least 55 different occasions.  166 different individuals volunteered at least once during that 12 month period working over 5000 hours at family fishing events, hatchery operations, shows, habitat building, kids’ events and more. Our member volunteers are the greatest bunch of people that I have had the privilege to work with. I am so proud of what we have accomplished thanks to them and the rest of our membership. As an expression of our gratitude we would like to invite those individuals listed below to attend our Volunteers’ Picnic on Monday, August 5th starting at 5:00 PM at Shade’s Beach in Harborcreek Township. The list below contains the names of those volunteers who have participated at least 3 times since last July. There are some special guests included on the list who have gone out of their way to help our club.


 

Alex

Pete

Bolash

Ron

Beck

Ed

Benczkowski

Don

Bock

Carolyn

Bock

Jack

Brady

Sam

Brine

Nancy

Brine

Rich

Brown

Bill

Brown

Bill Jr

Brown

Sandy

Brugger

John

Camp

Bert

Campbell

Jim

Capela

Steve

Capela

Sue

Carpenter

Jim

Carpenter

Sue

Cass

Rich

Cauvel

Kieth

Chase

Marshall

Chase

Sue

Chmielewski

Joe

Christensen

Jim

Cole

Debbie

Collins

Don

Corvaglia

Joyce

Corvaglia

Ralph

Daugherty

Don

David

Bob

Dolak

Larry

Donnelly

Dick

Felege

Donna

Felege

Mike

Ferraro

Doc

Friend

Cindy

Friend

Ralph

Grabinski

Kelsey

Hackworth

Shane

Halt

Ray

Haraburda

Cas

Hartman

Halleigh

Hartman

Jack

Henderson

Bill

Henderson

Jane

Heubel

Brittany

Heubel

Gary

Heubel

Shanon

Holtz

Paul

Janosko

Kevin

Jaruszewicz

Barb

Jaruszewicz

Joe

Joslin

Bill

Kabasinski

Mike

Karle

Dave

Kazmaier

Bob

Kazmaier

Gary

Kazmaier

Xavier

Kelley

Dick

Kightlinger

Herb

Kightlinger

Midred

Kissell

Ed

Kissell

Mary

Klapthor

Jack

Klapthor

Kathy

Kovacs ?

John

Krahe

Mark

Kraus

Vic

Krupinski

John

Krupinski

Katie

Larese

John

Licsko

Frank

Lipinski

Larry

Lipinski

Sharon

Lijewski

Sindee

Lubak

Ally

Lubak

Audrey

Lubak

Ava

Lubak

Doug

Lubak

Emily

Lubak

Kevin

Lubak

Leslie

Lubak

Ron

Lund

Larry

Mascharka

Ed

Mascharka

Tom

Mattson

Jim

Mattson

Justin

Mikeska

Dave

Miller

Becky

Miller

Chuck

Miller

Dave

Miller

Diane

Minns

Ken

Morrow

Ron

Muse

Rich

Nielsen

Bob

 

Nyberg

Rich

Olson

Norm

Olszewski

Paul

Oshinsky

Bill

Pamula

Ben

Pastore

Dan

Perry

Mel

Pfeffer

Linda

Pfeffer

Terry

Piotrowicz

Dave

Plonski

Alexis

Plonski

Ken

Pruzenski

Tom

Pyle

Nolan

Richardson

Will

Ridge

Dave

Rogers

Max

Rula

Mike

Runser

Mary

Rupp

Jamie

Russell

John

Schmidt

Dave

Schultz

John

Scott

Jeremy

Skellie

Mason

Skinner

Abby

Skinner

Tom

Skrypzak

Alma  J

Skrypzak

Jerome

Skrypzak

John

Skrypzak

Steve

Skrypzak

Tom

Smith

Doug

Skellie

Mason

Skinner

Abby

Skinner

Tom

Skrypzak

Alma  J

Skrypzak

Jerome

Skrypzak

John

Skrypzak

Steve

Skrypzak

Tom

Smith

Doug

Smith

Rich

Springer

Joe

Springer

Mary

Stadler

Elisa

Stewart

Bill

Stewart

Jason

Stewart

Tammy

Stoddard

Donna

Tombaugh

Don

Tombaugh

Sue

Toskin

Frank

Vest

Doug

Vincent

Mike

Young

Wendy

Yurcak

Buddy

Yurcak

Ray

Zawadzki

Bob

Zawadzki

Jane

 

 IF YOU VOLUNTEERED AT LEAST THREE TIMES SINCE LAST JULY AND YOUR NAME WAS LEFT OFF OF THE LIST CALL 814-453-2270.  IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE PICNIC PLEASE CALL 814-453-2270 NO LATER THAN AUGUST 1

GOVERNOR APPOINTS LOCAL SPORTSMAN TO FISH & BOAT COMMISSION

On June 3rd  Governor Tom Wolf appointed Dan Pastore as the PA Fish and Boat Commissioner for District 1 replacing recently retired Ed Mascharka. District 1 covers Erie, Crawford, Forest, Mercer, Warren, Venango Clarion, Butler and Lawrence Counties.

Dan Pastore is an attorney and co-founder and chairman of FishUSA. He is an avid fisherman and has provided immeasurable support to our fishery. Dan has been a great supporter of the SONS and we are looking forward to working with him. We are fortunate to have our last four commissioners for District 1 who know the needs of this unique fishery. Dan’s appointment was confirmed by the State Senate on June 18th. State Senator Dan Laughlin who is a member of the Fish and Game Committee endorsed Mr. Pastore’s appointment.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is an independent administrative commission consisting of ten competent citizens of the Commonwealth who are appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of a majority of the Pennsylvania Senate. Commissioners serve for terms of four years.

Two members of the Commission serve at large and are experienced in boating and water safety education. The remaining eight members each represent a specific geographic district. They are persons well informed on the subjects of conservation, restoration, fish and fishing, and boats and boating.

Also appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate were:

Charlie Charlesworth of Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County, was confirmed as one of two boating-at-large commissioners on the board.

William Gibney of Honesdale, Wayne County, was confirmed as the District 7 commissioner, representing Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Eric Hussar of Lewisburg, Union County, was confirmed as the District 5 commissioner, representing Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties. Hussar served a previous 4-year term representing District 5 and served as board president.

Richard Kauffman of Leesport, Berks County, was confirmed as the District 8 commissioner, representing Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties. Kauffman previously represented District 8 for two years, filling the remaining term of a former commissioner who had resigned

FISH STORIES from Jeremy Scott - Attached is a picture of a Walleye my dad John Scott caught on 06-23-19 while fishing with me in 47 feet off the point using a #4 Bagley Bango in Silver & Chartreuse Green on 12lb mono line 120 feet back off of big boards going 2.4 mph. We did not measure or weigh it but I estimate it to have been over 30” long and 10lbs. We limited out w/ 18 fish from 630 am to 10am and threw back another four while trying to clear lines at the end.

John Scott

Another Story by Jeremy Scott-Jack Klapthor and I were out fishing last weekend and one of the fish we caught was a 31.5 inch walley that we caught in 40 feet of water off the Lighthouse  on the planer boards with 12# test line and a #4 Bango lure 120-200 feet back going 2.3 mph.

Jack Klapthor

FISH USA– AFTCO JOIN FORCES IN SUPPORT

On June 19th at a special media event FISH USA’s president and CEO announced that his company and the American Fishing Tackle Co.(AFTCO) have joined together and contributed $10,000.00 to the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System (GLATOS). This is not new for either company. It is all part of their plans to support our fishery. If you recall, the SONS of Lake Erie, the Erie Charter Captains Assoc. and the Erie Sport Fishing Assoc. as well as others contributed initially contributed to the program to get it started. The PFBC followed up this year by purchasing more transmitters and receivers.

The Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System (GLATOS) is a network of researchers on both the American and Canadian borders of the Great Lakes who study how different fish species behave in these expansive bodies of water. Through various projects, researchers work to track the movements and understand the migration patterns of sport fish and other species in the Great Lakes. This information is used by fisheries managers to set fishing season dates, creel and size limits to create a sustainable fishery for anglers.

Twenty more walleye were implanted with transmitters and tagged and released on April 23rd this year. Coincidently fish #21 (the first fish tagged this year) was caught in 45 foot of water off of the Brocton Water Tower out of Dunkirk New York on a fishing Charter.  This male has traveled roughly 57 miles (if it were a straight line) in 56 days! Another fish was caught last year off of Raccoon Creek within weeks of bein released. The transmitters were recovered and will be re -deployed. The receivers were pulled and data recovered in June of 2018.They “pinged” our walleye more than 3000 time however it was too soon to really give us a firm picture of the walleye’s migration. We should know more when the receivers are pulled this year. The whole purpose of the program is to track migration and determine whether we have a local population. For more information go to the GLATOS web site at: https://glatos.glos.us/

Lto R President and CEO of Fish USA Jeff Parnell, Glatos Director, Chris Vandrrgoot, AFTO Regional Rep., Rob Ruckman an FISH USA Community Outreach Manager, Justin DiRado pose with a facsimile of the $10,000 check

FIN AND FUR WINNER GOES FISHING on the Charter boat, the ‘Water Bok’ along with Captains Steve Skrypzak and Tom Mascharka. Scott Esser of Gibsonia, PAwon the third prize at our 2019 Fin and Fur drawing. It was for a fishing trip donated by Captains Steve and Tom. On Fri June 21 Matt Esser boarded the Water Bok along with 5 companions. By the end of the day they caught 30 walleye.

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Photo of Fin and Fur Winner Scott Esser and his guests taken on the Water Bok prior to departure.

CURRENT LEADERS IN SONS SUMMER FISHING EVENT

As of July 8th the following fish are leading in the SONS Summer Fishing contest;

Senior Division
Walleye Weighing: 10 lbs 5 oz Caught by:  Don Tome
Perch Weighing: 1 lb 5 oz  Caught by:  Joe Egnot

Junior Division
Walleye Weighing: 7 lbs 8 oz Caught by:  Colton Barto
Perch  None entered yet
For an update of contest leaders check our web page at sonsoflakeerie.org


Upcoming Events:

Fri. July 19th 10-2 Waterworks Pond PISP Union City family Support Center Outing Vol. needed
Tues. July 23rd 10:20-12 Liberty Pier Neighborhood Art House Fishing Volunteers needed
Fri. July 26th     10-12 Lawrence Park Public Library National Fishing Month Vol. needed to do casting
Sat. July 27th 8-12 Waterworks Pond PISP Discover Presque Isle Family Fishing Volunteers needed
Mon, July 29th 12-2 Waterworks Pond PISP Edinboro YMCA Kids fishing Volunteers needed
Mon.  Aug. 5th   5-? Shade’s Beach Volunteers’ Picnic
Mon. Aug 12th 1-3 Waterworks Pond PISP St. George’s Summer Day Camp Volunteers needed
Tues. Aug 13th 5-8 Liberty Pier 8 Great Tuesdays Family Fishing Volunteers needed
*Sat. Aug. 24th 8-12 Gem City Outdoorsman Club Youth Field Days Volunteers needed
*Thur.Aug.29th 11-2 Waterworks Pond LECOM Senior Center Fishing Volunteers needed
* These events were just added to the list since our May meeting

 

Watch for changes in the upcoming summer issues of the Bucket

FOR SALE:
Boat:
1990 Carver Montego 26 ft  Model 2557, Fiberglass hull, Merc Cruiser 350, galley, head, shower, radio, power trim tabs, AC/DC refrigerator, nice, low hours, $8,500.00 or best offer Call Dennis at 814-450-0190 Can be seen at Lampe Marina.

Boat: 1988 Penn Yann, model: Game Fisher 180, 4.3L Mercruiser I/O, Bimini top and fish finder included, 624 hours, very good condition, Shorelander trailer included, all fiberglass inside and out $4750 call Dave 814-602-4461

Boat: 16 ft Bass boat w/ 40 hp Merc & trolling motor and fish finder Call Dan 814-881-8567

Cottage
on Crooked Creek in North Springfield, PA Call David at 814-882-2927. More information and photos can be seen on line at
http://www.infotube.net/search_detail.php?photo=1&Adnumber=264667

Dock Grip: Attaches to boat dock to aid getting on and off your boat. See web site at dockgrip.com. Used 2 years. Asking $100.00. Please call 814-833-4581 for details.

 WANTED:

Boat Trailer for 16 ft deep V boat call Dan at 814-881-8567

Wanted Old photographs of Erie’s Waterfront-Ships, Boats, Buildings, Fishing, and Fishermen, Railroads etc. Call Jerry at 814-452-6291. I would like to borrow and scan them for my slide presentations.

 

 

 

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