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27 inch Atlantic Nabbed in Oneida Lake…and other Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club News

Aug 21, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Minutes, Mojo  //  Comments Off on 27 inch Atlantic Nabbed in Oneida Lake…and other Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club News
Reminder: August Meeting is this Thursday, August 22nd, 7 PM at the Camden Rod & Gun Clubhouse.
This has been a very successful year for our club:
  • The Vermont Hatchery gave us 15,000 Atlantic fry, which we stocked into the East Branch of Fish Creek in April;
  • We raised and stocked about 30,000 more Atlantic fry into the East Branch of Fish Creek in June;
  • We participated in Spey Nation and received a substantial amount of money for continuing efforts to improve our capabilities;
  • We have requested assistance from Syracuse University ESF to initiate a study of survival success of our stocked fish;
  • We are continuing contact with Oneida Lake Association and Cornel Research facilities on Oneida Lake; and,
  • We continue efforts to get our message out by setting up our display at several sport shows.
When we received the Atlantic fry from Vermont in April, we discovered that the eggs could be hatched early by warming the incubator water temperature during the winter when water temperature is normally about 32 degrees.  This would be a desirable improvement for our hatchery if it can be accomplished, so it is on our to do list for this fall.
Paul Miller, would like to hear from anyone who has paid this year’s membership, but has not received their membership card, in case he has missed anyone.
Upcoming events;
  • Beaver Lake Open House, First Saturday in September;
  • Fall Migration (Great Swamp), October.
The link below is to an article from the Outdoors Section of  written by Dave Figura.  Dave was at the Oneida Lake Association BBQ Monday  night.  Jerry Lougnot caught the 27” Atlantic Salmon and was giving the Fish  Creek Atlantic Salmon Club kudos for their salmon restoration work.  Dave  followed up with the story and asked for more input.
The picture shows what a healthy fish this is.

Spey Nation Goes Bi-Coastal

Aug 13, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation Goes Bi-Coastal

Spey Nation Members Joe and Gary visited Blackwell’s Lodge on the Dean River in British Columbia for Steelhead recently.  In fact they left the Thursday after the event.  Their mission was to deliver a hat to April.


Mission Accomplished.  River Keepers April, Brendan and Ben posing along the Dean River with April Sporting her Spey Nation Beanie.

Gary had his own mission fulfilled


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