Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Green Bay Area Great Lakes Sportfishing Club October Speaker

Greg Ellison of Traxstech will speak about boat rigging.. This could be a very interesting topic and good for new boat owners as well as old seasoned owners looking for an update.

The meeting will be held on Thursday night, October 21, at 7:00 PM at the Stadium View Sports Bar & Grill located at 1963 Holmgren Way in Green Bay.

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Open-House" at C.D. “Buzz” Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility

Attached is a short bonus video showing the process used to get the salmon eggs needed for the hatcheries. The fish that are hatched are eventually planted back into Lake Michigan.

John E.Durben video

DNR Hosts Open House at C.D. “Buzz” Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility

By John E. Durben
(Kewaunee, WI.) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) hosted an "open-house" at C.D. “Buzz” Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility on Saturday, October 9. Activities at the open-house included guided tours of the the facility, underwater viewing windows to watch the salmon jump the man-made fish ladder, fly tying demonstrations, fly casting lessons, tee-shirt stamping, Lake Michigan trolling with a boat set up for the sport, various activities for the kids, a chance to learn the salmon egg collection process and more. 

The Hatchery is located near Kewaunee, WI., and the open-house was carefully planned to coincide with the salmon spawning cyle. There were many anglers there with visions of catching some of those big fish, I know because I was one of them.

  • Top Left: One of the workers in the hatchery sorting the fish that have just been released from the fish elevator.
  • Top Right: Stripping the milk from the maile fish to mix with the eggs.
  • Middle Left: Mona gets a free fly casting lesson
  • Middle Right: The lobby area of the building where guests can view what's happening in the hatchery.
  • Bottom Left: Photo of one of the viewing windows where guests can watch the Salmon as they try to make their way up the Kewaunee River.
  • Bottom Right: Salmon staging in one of the pools as they rest before trying to make another attempt at getting on more step closer to their spawing area.
All photos by John E. Durben

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WCSFO Fall Meeting

Date: October 16, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Walleyes for Tomorrow Office, 224 Auburn, Fond Du Lac WI

Club Delegates are urged to attend - All Club Members are welcome

Meeting Agenda:
1. Call to order / Introductions / sign in
2. Minutes from March 20, 2010 Spring Meeting (L.A. Van Veghel)
3. Treasurers Report (Cornell Stroik)
4. Organization Update
  • Treasury – Transition Update
  • Membership
5. Dues Notices (2011)
6. WDNR Updates – The DNR was unable to provide a representative to attend our meeting this fall however, Mike Staggs provided us with some updates in the attachment that accompanies this notice. (We will review them at the meeting.
7. Online newsletter (Need email addresses/subscribers and newsletter content info to disburse). This ties together, but if we want to provide info – we need contacts and info. Majority of info at this time is being provided by the WDNR via news releases and other material from L.A. Van Veghel.
8. WI Wildlife Federation Update (George Meyer)
9. Lake access news (Ted Lind)
10. B.A.S.S. Federation News (Cornell Stoik)
11. Tournaments/C.A.S.T. – Updates/News
12. “Kids Fishing Klinics,” Update for 2011
13. Old Business:
  1. WWF/WCSFO Tournament-Seminar Sept./Oct. this year (Stevens Point? Good Idea but never happened.)
  2. Kids Fishing Book
14. New Business:
15. Adjourn