Minutes from January 5, 2012 meeting

This was the first meeting of 2012 and several new members attended.

Attendance: Colin Broberg (president), Jim Epp (vice president), Jennifer McDonald (treasurer), Terry Taylor (acting secretary), Lars Kjaer, Dan Patten, Jeff Nutting, Phil Gorman, Niraj Shrestha, Chris Mackenzie, Kent and Anton Sware, Keith Upshall, Ken Black, Kerry Paslawski

Jim Epp presented a draft schedule of meetings and events for the early part of 2012. This can be discussed and changes made as required.

Some items noted for discussion were: Swan Lake clean-up on May 19 weekend, Spring Club Trip on May 26 weekend, and April 14 Spey Days trip to Chilliwack BC for those interested. (talk to Chris Mackenzie)

Jim Epp did presentations and demonstrations on three favorite flies:

Wet Dream – a dragon fly nymph imitation, # 8 – 2 hook

Bunny Leech – a blood sucker imitation, #8 – 2 hook

Coronomant Superstretch Floss Pupae – pupae imitation, #14 – 8 hook

The new schedule and poster for next weeks meeting will be forwarded to you .

Note: Meeting on January 12 is about Equipment maintenance.  Bring your gear that needs cleaning, fixing or set up for this coming season!

I hear Ice fishing is going well – get out and enjoy the season!

NOTE: THE MEETING THIS WEEK IS ON THURSDAY 4 th November

This weeks meeting will be on THURSDAY  4 th November at Muskoseepi Park Pavillion at 7 pm    At the last meeting Craig Johnson the area’s SRD chief biologist gave  achst on GRAYLING along with some other stuff.  He apologized for not have put any browns in the local lakes for many years…
It was a very productive meeting, I hope we can get Craig back to discuss other items dear to our hearts.
 Club Minutes
I am now the Club Secretary,   and because Jennifer didn’t duck fast enough, she is going to be the Club Treasurer.  There was some talk about getting Jennifer access to the Bank account (Jim, Al, and Colin).       I don’t remember if any one proposed, seconded, or voted on this stuff.
Next WEDNESDAY its rainbow trout time.  Colin will be tying a prince and a dragon fly nymph.
I read that a 52 buick is a dragon fly pattern !
Ian Campbell
Prince Nymph
Rainbow Foam Dragon
52 buick
Dragon Fly

NOTE: THE MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY 26 THIS WEEK-Craig Johnson the area’s SRD chief biologist

This weeks meeting will be on WEDNESDAY 26 October at Muskoseepi Park Pavillion at 7 pm    Craig Johnson the area’s SRD chief biologist will discuss with us his department’s agenda, and also attempt to answer our questions.

I am interested to know if SRD would be more liberal with the supply of fish to various bodies of water as Craig suggested at the first meeting.  He suggested that SRD might consider stocking Cutbank Lake – even though the fish there won’t usually survive the winter. The lake probably would need grass carp to get rid of the massive summer weeds.

Maybe you can think of other ponds (v small lakes) in this area that could benefit from a dose of rainbows next spring.

How about Crystal Lake in GP ?
I bet there are fishers who wouldn’t mind spending a day and a picnic trying to catch a fish there.

If you want to know why all the browns have gone from our lakes – Craig is the man to ask.

The last time he showed up it was a very productive meeting – so make sure you write up next WEDNESDAY evening on this week’s dance card.

Ian Campbell

SRD FIsh Stocking report
http://www.mywildalberta.com/Fishing/documents/FishStockingReport-Jul12-2011.pdf

SRD Lakes potentially subject to Summer and winter kill
http://www.mywildalberta.com/Fishing/documents/WinterKillPotential-AlbertaLakes-2011.pdf

Ian Campbell

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