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Tuesday, 03 November 2009 18:45

walnutcreekSteelhead fishing in Erie isn't good totally by accident. You might even say it has been getting a great deal of help, especially since 1966.

That's the year local Conservation Officer Norman Ely got some local sportsmen together and formed what is now the largest Pa. Boat & Fish Commission's cooperative nursery in Pennsylvania.

The 3C.U. derives it's name from club names of original franchises. 3C.U. in 2005 stocked over 140,000 of the 900,000 trout put into the lake's many tributaries. Finding a good hole or that secret spot, is a lot easier thanks to 3C.U.

The clubs charter members, Bob Hetz, Jimmy Dallas, Gordon Bannister, Jerry Honard have been serving the community on a volunteer basis for the past 40 years. Other original charter members, who are now deceased are: Wolfe Stromeyer, Norman Ely, John Snyder, Marty Sinare and Jimmy Dallas.

The gracious financing organizations like Gem City Outdoorsmen, Erie County Sportsmen, Wesleyville Conservation and Trout Unlimited, the Sons of Lake Erie, and the Pennsylvania Steelhead Association have contributed to the good fishing that we have today.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 01:01


A plaque was dedicated Tuesday Nov 22nd, 2009 to the late Jimmy Dallas at the Walnut Creek Access Area.

Jimmy, who died in February at age 90, was one of the driving forces behind several of the most important sportsmen issues over the past several decades. If you fish or hunt in Erie County, you have benefitted from Jimmy's work.

See Pictures from the Ceremony HERE

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