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April 26, 2012 Fish Creek ATL Club Minutes

Apr 30, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Minutes  //  Comments Off on April 26, 2012 Fish Creek ATL Club Minutes

Our April 26, 2012 meeting was called to order by our President Jim Lawler at 7:10 PM:Secretary’s Report:  March minutes accepted as sent out.

Paul would like anyone who has paid this year’s dues and not received their membership card to notify him so he can send the card, just in case he has missed anyone.
Vermont fry:  Jim Lawler reported that the Vermont hatchery will not have any fish for us this year, but they will keep us in mind for next year.  Their extra fish have all been purchased by the Federal Tennison Lab to replace fish that would have normally been produced by the White River hatchery.  Hurricane Irene had caused damage at the White River Hatchery, destroying this year’s supply of fish.Salmon ID poster:  Jim Morris submitted a new sample of an Atlantic salmon identification poster printed on tyvec sheet with permanent ink.  Also available an option would be to laminate the poster in clear plastic.  Another possibility would be a bright orange poster to explain our effort to stock Atlantic salmon, minimum length and catch & release recommendation.    A motion was made and passed to buy 50 of the tyvec posters with 25 of them laminated in plastic for posting along Fish Creek at access sites.  Some more work will be done on the orange poster to get the message clearer.  Copies of the ID poster will be made to be handed out at the Oneida Lake Association Meeting.

This year’s fish:  Our fish are doing very well, beginning to eat food and growing.  The transition to eating has gone well this year, with a minimum number of fish lost.  Daily visits to the hatchery by members are logged and dead fish are removed from the tanks and recorded in the log.  The automatic feeders are refilled and maintained daily.  Our older belt type feeder in Tank #1 is in need of updating soon to a new solar powered unit like the other 2 tanks have.  We plan to submit a sample for testing as soon as they grow to 4 cm in length.  Testing will take about 4 weeks after the sample is received by the testing laboratory, then stocking can be scheduled if everything is ok.Respectfully submitted, Arley Morey, Club Secretary

Spey Nation update hitting mailboxes NOW!

Apr 21, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation update hitting mailboxes NOW!

The new update can be seen in your inbox, or click here
Look for some exciting new announcements May 1st…or as close to it as I can get around to announcing…It’s going to be a great year!

Lessons the Sunday After Spey Nation V

Apr 7, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Lessons After the Event, Like Minded Mofos  //  Comments Off on Lessons the Sunday After Spey Nation V

Sunday July 15, 2012, the day after Spey Nation V, the following instructors will be giving lessons


Simon Gawesworth:  Full Day 4 anglers max:  $250/person  Contact

Topher Browne:  Full Day, Inquire for Price  Contact

Peter Charles:  4 hours $150/person  contact

Mike Barrand:  Inquire for Price  Contact


Please contact the instructors directly to secure a spot

Minutes of the March 27, 2012 meeting of the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club

Apr 5, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Minutes  //  Comments Off on Minutes of the March 27, 2012 meeting of the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club

Minutes of the March 27, 2012 meeting of the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club;
Jim Lawler called the meeting to order at 8:15 PM
Gene Carey read the minutes of the February meeting

Jim Morris suggested that he knows someone in Hamilton who can print a sign on Tyvec for the purpose of posting along the stream so people can be made aware of our stocking.  Gene asked if the inks would be water and ultra-violet resistant.  Jim will inquire.
Jim Lawler then talked about the Vermont fish.  We will get whatever is left after the Tunison Labs get there fish.  He will call Kevin in Vermont to see when the fish will be ready, which is expected to be end of May time frame.
Jim Lawler added that our fish need to be 4 centimeters long before they can be tested.  All of our fish have hatched but still have the egg sacks attached.
Spey Nation recently sent us a flyer saying that the entire funds raised by them, after expenses, would go to our club.
Tom Schneider said that the big hatchery sign was done and installed by the hatchery. (See attached photo)  A small sign to be put out by the road is not done yet.
Upcoming Shows:
April 14 – Herb Phillipsons, Utica
April 21 – Mohawk Valley TU, New Hartford Ice Rink
May 2 – Oneida Lake Association, CNS High School
On April 3rd, soon after coming home, I went to the hatchery to see how this year’s Atlantic salmon are doing.  I got a candid photo of Dave Miller inspecting the fish in one of the 14 egg hatching baskets. (see attached photo.  It is nice to see this dedication in caring for our fish.)  The eggs are all hatched and the fish are swimming and still living on thr remains of their egg sacks.  This is the stage where our last year’s crop was when the hatchery was flooded on April 28, 2011.  It looks like this year’s fish are about 3 to 4 weeks ahead of last year’s.  It will soon be time to remove the hatching baskets and start feeding them in the tanks.  So, all is well at the hatchery, and if our performance and good luck continues, we should be stocking a lot of fish in June.

Respectfully submitted,
Arley Morey, Club Secretary

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