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 Thirty-Five Years 1981-2016

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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 over 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.

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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 (We Go Fishing!)

 

 S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Members Only Perch and Walleye Summer Event

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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!

L.E.A.F. Festival

Outreach Fish Fry

Emmaus Fish Fry

LECOM Seniors Fishing Outing

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 June 2019

Kids from the John Horan Housing complex

Erie School District Summer Program

Union City's Family Support Center's Camp Smile

Boys and Girls Club of Erie

Cub Scout Pack 182

2018-19 Hatchery Operations

Waterford YMCA Kids

General McLane Third Graders

Harborcreek Kids Trout Fishing Event

Waterford Kids' Life Skills Outing

Girard  Life Skills Kids Outing

S.O.N.S. Sponsor 2019 Presque Isle Clean-Up

2019 First Day of Trout Season

2019 Ice Out Party was a great success

Cascade Creek Clean Up April 6, 2019

Winter 2019 Events- (Ice Fishing Clinics and Winterfest)

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

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

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

2018 Officers and Directors

ERIE GETS WEATHER BUOY

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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
E-Mail
sonslakeri@aol.com

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Latest Great Lakes Sportfishing Council Newsletter
September 2019
Lake Erie
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PFBC 
Presque Isle Bay
Fish Survey
 Updated:
October 6, 2019

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Adopt a Stream

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Handicapped Access

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