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May 24, 2012 Meeting Fish Creek Atl Salmon Club

May 29, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Minutes, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on May 24, 2012 Meeting Fish Creek Atl Salmon Club


Our May 24, 2012 meeting was called to order by our President Jim Lawler at 7:10 PM:

Secretary’s Report:  April minutes accepted as read.

Spey Nation July 14, 2012: We understand that the Atlantic Salmon Federation may have a presence at Spey Nation this year.  We discussed the possibility of inviting them to share our shelter, since our mission is similar to their mission.  There were no objections from our group and we feel their presence would be good for Spey Nation and our club as well.  So our invitation is out there. Lets pass the word and help our friends at Spey Nation get a large crowd; it’s a great event.  Jim Morris has agreed to bring his shelter and we will have volunteers to help with the setup of the shelter and our booth.  Setup will start around 7 AM.

Salmon ID posters:  Jim Morris brought the finished posters and showed them.  The salmon ID posters, printed on tyvec and laminated will be available to be put up along the Creek when we stock our fish.  Additional posters in bright orange and laminated giving information about our stocking program, the legal size, our recommendation for catch and release and our request for fish parts for testing from any fish taken will be posted along with the ID posters.  Additional copies of both printed on regular paper are prepared for handing out at future shows when we set up our display.  Nice job, Jim.

New tank and feeder:  A blank stainless steel tank has been donated to the club at a time when we would like to have it in service to relieve the crowding in our 3 existing tanks as the fish get bigger.  It is presently at a local fabricator to have a drain installed.  In order to install a new tank, we will need a new feeder.  The motion was made and passed to buy a new solar powered fish feeder similar to the ones that we now use in tank 2 & 3.  Paul agreed to order it.

This year’s fish:  Our fish sample has been sent for testing.  We have been offered a new option this year to go with the 14 day turn-around if we need it.  Our concern is the higher than usual temperatures and lack of rain.  We will be watching how things are going at the hatchery over the next 2 weeks in order to determine if it will be better to get the fish in the creek at the higher testing cost or not.  We will email and/or phone as many helpers as possible if we go with the earlier stocking date.


A Spring Steelhead trip to Spey lodge

May 25, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on A Spring Steelhead trip to Spey lodge

A Spring Steelhead trip to Spey lodge


Trip dates are TBD, all-inclusive five
days on the water six night’s accommodations, for one angler.

Airfare and travel expenses not included

The lucky angler just has to get to Terrace,BC…everything else will be included.

Courtesy of The Spey Lodge

Spey Lodge is strategically situated on the Banks of the Skeena River, just east of the Skeena/Copper river confluence.

Airfare not included

Check out Rick’s Video from 2 years ago: 


Brian, 2011’s Spey Nation Winner of the trip also looks like he enjoyed himself


Grande Ronde River…Oregon

May 24, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Grande Ronde River…Oregon


One Lucky Spey Nation Attendee will have the chance to win an Oct 24-28th float down the Grande Ronde River from Minam, Oregon to Troy, Oregon.  The winner will be responsable for all travel expenses to the launch in Minam, OR and back.  Once at the launch Jad Donaldson of Opportunity Fly Fishing will take you on a 42 mile float through a Wild and Scenic River. 


The lucky winner will be camping each night


The Fishing will be Spey Fishing For Steelhead of course 

  Insert Your Face Here!


And the best (Or Worst) part is…You get to fish with me!  I will also be floating this epic adventure with the winner. 

5 Days of trips Day 4

May 22, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on 5 Days of trips Day 4

2 nights on the West Branch of the

Delaware River for a Grandview cabin party of 2

Dates expire 12/31/12

Courtesy of

The West Branch Angler Resort

Hancock, NY

West Branch Angler Resort’s upscale log cabin accommodations are nestled in a sprawling 300-acre park like setting along a 2-mile private section of the West Branch of the Delaware River. Known as the Gateway to the Catskills, the surrounding mountain scenery and grounds are marvelous. Bigger and better than ever the West Branch Angler was completely renovated in 2007 with 12 new cabins and new amenities such as wireless internet access and a new pavilion. Whether you’re fly fishing on the East’s most productive wild trout fishery, shooting a round of sporting clays or taking a riverside hike on one of our groomed trails, it’s no wonder that the West Branch Angler is known as The Premier Outdoor Destination in the East, located only a few hours from the major metros of the Northeast.

5 Days of Trips Day 3

May 20, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on 5 Days of Trips Day 3

Float Trip on the Salmon River

Courtesy of

Row Jimmy Guide Service

5 Days of Trips Day 2

May 15, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on 5 Days of Trips Day 2

Float Trip for 2 on the Salmon River

Courtesy of Paul’s Guide Service

Come experience the famous Salmon River fishery west-coast style drift boat. We will quietly cover a broad area of the river to put the fly or lure into the strike zone.

Floating the beautiful Salmon River by Driftboat is a wonderful thing. You will learn many holding spots that all the fish frequent, by covering miles of the river. By using the boat as a taxi in many cases we can get away from the crowds. Along with this you can bring extra rods, cooler and clothes.

My Driftboat, is a 2010 17 foot, Willie. Its is comfortable to fish in or out of the boat. In the colder month’s it’s equipped with a propane heater to take the chill off. Floating in a Driftboat is a great way to see the river and wildlife around the river.



Dispatch From BC

May 9, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Dispatch From BC

Just another day, lost a huge steelhead as it cartwield off a water fall.  Had wolves all around me.  And a giant eagle flew down and grabbed a dolly off my line from 3 feet away.  I like traveling in an A Star helicoptor.  Oh btw, Wally is giving us another trip.

Never Coming Back…I feel like Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now

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