January News for The Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club

Jan 28, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Minutes  //  Comments Off on January News for The Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club
January 2013  News:

Preparations for 2013:  Paul Miller has ordered 45,000 eggs from  the facility in Maine, which has been supplying the Sebago strain of Atlantics  for us.  Paul drove to Maine and  picked up the eggs last year because we had concerns about  the rough handling the eggs had received in previous air shipments.  Transporting the eggs by car is the  better way to get the eggs to our hatchery without damage.  I plan to go to the Maine hatchery to  get the eggs this year as soon as we are told that they are ready.

Hatchery update:  Our hatchery tanks have been lowered a  few inches to assure proper water flow throughout the time that the eggs/fish  are in them.   The pipes and  valves have been reconnected and water is flowing through the tanks, awaiting  the eggs.  I checked the hatchery  after the below zero temps, lately, and everything looked ok. 

Hatchery Work Schedule:  Paul Miller is developing our hatchery  work schedule, for taking care of the eggs once they arrive;  and, we need more workersIt  is very rewarding to be able to watch the eggs hatch out and then grow and get  stronger, week by week, until they are big enough to be released.  If you are  able to help out, give Paul a call on315-225-8501.

Membership  Renewals:  Tom Schneider is mailing out the membership renewal forms and raffle tickets to prospective  members for 2013.  This is the  beginning of our annual membership drive and money raised is used to support the  work of our club.  Your  participation is appreciated, and if you know of friends or relatives, who might  be interested, please encourage them to join us.  Membership applications are available at  our booth at local sport shows and also on our website also at http://fishcreeksalmon.org/Membership-form-2010.html

Local  Sport Shows:  We are planning to set up and man our  booth at these shows:

  • Oneida Show – Feb. 2, 2013, Saturday, 9AM – 4PM
  • Herb Phillipson’s – Apr. 13, 2013,  Saturday
  • Mohawk Valley – (date to be  determined)
  • Oneida Lake Association – (date to be  determined)

Atlantics  in Oneida Lake:  An ice fisherman recently sent a photo  to Paul of what he believes to be an Atlantic salmon, which he caught through  the ice in North Bay this winter.  It appeared to be a healthy adult, 18 inches or longer, probably not  measured before release.   Atlantics over 15 inches in length  are only in season from April 1st thru October 15th.

Our next meeting will be at 7PM Feb. 28th at the Camden  Rod and Gun Clubhouse, members welcome.

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