Past Newsletters

May  2018  Edition

The General Meeting took place Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00pm in the Quinte Conservation Building. Vice President, Chris Brant chaired the meeting. Plans were finalized for our upcoming Spring Walleye Derby scheduled for Saturday, May 26th. For information contact derby chairman Chris Brant at 613-849-2515 or email daddytris@gmail.com . Entry fee can be paid to Chris. If you have not paid in advance please be at the dock by 6:30 the morning of the derby and pay Chris. For more information see poster.

 

Except for the few members who do not have email the newsletter will now be by email only. Please make sure the club has your current email address. It will also be on our web site at http://closa.ca and on facebook.

 

We also have a Lake Trout Derby on Saturday, June 2nd. If weather is bad the derby will be moved to Sunday, June 3rd. Entry fee is $20.00 per rod with a 6 rod limit per boat. This derby is open to the general public. Weigh in is at the boat launch at the end of Ontario Street in Brighton. Prizes will be given 1st and 2nd for the biggest fish. For more information contact Troy Davis at 705-924-9614 or email podiumtackle@gmail.com .

 

Winner of the 50/50 draw at the April meeting was Herman Baughman.


April  2018  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, April 18th  at 7:00pm in the Quinte Conservation Building on Hwy 2 west of Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd. Al VanDusen will give a talk on Lake Trout techniques. We have a lot of things to discuss relating to the financial situation of the club and possible ways to raise money. Our dues haven’t increased since 2006. In the early years well under 50% of our dues went to OFAH. Now we send 70% of the $60.00 to OFAH ($41.45). The Newsletter basically eats up the other 30% with cost of stamps, photocopying and envelopes. So we are raising them by $10.00 to $70.00 regular or $80.00 family.

We thank Andy Todd, Lake Ontario Manager for his excellent presentation on fish movement in Lake Ontario and it’s tributaries. We also thank Erin Brown for her insight into Walleye movement in the Quinte area.

We thank Chris Brant who has volunteered to be our Vice President. This spot on the executive has been vacant for some time.

Winner of the 50/50 draw was yours truly, Bill Ross. Mike Caine also donated 6 Rockets for the draw.

Don’t forget our Fish Tackle Yard Sale to be held Saturday, May 12th . Details are still being worked out but it is planned for Swicks Island Park in Belleville. Cost to vendors will be $10.00 per table. Dig into your boat, tackle box or basement and enter a table.

Our Annual Spring Walleye Derby will take place Saturday, May 26th. Entry fee is $20.00 per team of two which must include at least one CLOSA member. More information to follow.

Don’t forget the Lake Trout Derby on Saturday, June 2nd. Entry fee is $20.00 per rod, six rods max per boat.


March  2018  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00pm in the Quinte Conservation Building as the United Church is being sold. The conservation building is located on Hwy 2 going to Belleville just West of Walbridge-Loyalist Rd. Guest speaker will be Andy Todd from MNRF in Glenora. Andy will talk about tracking fish movement in the Great Lakes including trout and salmon, bass and walleye. He will share some surprising results that may provide insight into fish behavior.

 

They will be releasing 40,000 Browns into Athol Bay on March 16th and 19th.

 

 

Time is not confirmed, but our fish for the pens will probably arrive during the first week of April. For those not familiar with the project, we feed the fry 3 times a day. We load the automatic feeders in the morning and evening and hand feed at the same time as well as at noon. A few volunteers from the area have cancelled due to age and health problems. If you know of anyone that could donate a half hour a week let Al know at 613-847-4398 or e-mail vandusen.al@gmail.com This is a worthwhile project and we would like to see it continue.

 

We are planning a Lake Trout Derby for Saturday, June 2nd. Entry fee $20.00 per rod. 6 rods max per boat. Weigh in at 4:30 pm at the Ontario St. boat launch in Brighton. Further information and more discussion at the General Meeting.

 

We are planning A Fish Tackle Yard Sale tentatively for May 12th. Cost to vendors will be $10.00 per table.

 

Pro Tackle off Hwy 37 North of Hwy 401 in Belleville will give 10% off all tackle to CLOSA members.

 

 

Eve Brant has graciously volunteered to take over as our Secretary. We thank Virginia Baughman for her many years of doing a super job of keeping the minutes. Unfortunately all her records were lost in their recent house fire.


November  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. We thank Jim Hoyle for his excellent presentation on the acoustic tracking of Walleye in the Bay Of Quinte. Some of these fish move great distances in a short time and in unpredictable ways.

 

We had 14 entrants in our Fall Walleye Derby. It was windy but the rain held off till weigh in. Well over a dozen walleye were caught. The rules were changed a bit this year. A prize for the biggest fish over 63 cms. And a prize for the biggest under 63 cms. The team of Gavin Giroux, McKenzie Millar, Roger Millar & Angela Millar took the biggest fish over 63 cms. - 6.9 lbs. The team of Gene Frederick & Rick Weagant took big fish under 63 cms. -  4.9 lbs.


October  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. Jim Hoyle (MNRF) will give a presentation on acoustic walleye tagging and tracking.

 

This is a good time to enter the Fall Walleye Derby scheduled for Saturday, October 28th. Fish from daylight till 2pm. BBQ at Al VanDusen’s if we get a decent response. Entry fee is $20.00 per person. There must be at least one CLOSA member on the boat.


September  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. We will discuss the upcoming Fall Walleye Derby.

 

We thank Lake Ontario Manager, Andy Todd for his enlightening presentation on what’s happening in Lake Ontario.


July  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. Al will give a demonstration on tying salmon flies.

 

We thank Dan Hoyle for his excellent presentation on fish identification. The mouth of an Atlantic goes to the eye whereas a Brown goes past the eye. The tip of the anal fin of a Laker goes past the base whereas that of a Chinook stops short of the base. A Coho has spots on the top of the tail only whereas the whole tail on a Chinook is spotted. The mouth of a Rainbow is white whereas that of a Coho is darker. The tail of a Brown is square whereas that of an Atlantic is slightly forked.

 

The Salmon Search was postponed due to unsettled weather. It has been rescheduled for August 26th & 27th.


June  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, June 21st at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place.

We thank Tom Brooks from OFAH for the latest MNRF strategic bait policy. This will greatly affect those who use live and frozen bait. If you wish to comment access the EBR by going to Google and enter OFAH Baitfish. The reference number is 012-9791.

The Spring Walleye Derby was cancelled due to the high water at the launch sites.

We did manage to pull off a Lake Trout Derby which took place June 3rd. 30 participants entered at $20.00 per rod. First place went to Jesse Hagan with 21.9 lbs. for a purse of $420.00. Second was won by Greg Harris with 18.5 lbs. and a purse of $180.00. Thanks to all who entered.

Our 32nd Annual Salmon Search will take place Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd. You must register by 6:00pm June 30th and you must have a weigh-in form to enter. Weigh-in and BBQ times and location pending. For more information see attached rules or come to the General Meeting.

Winner of the 50/50 draw at the May meeting was Virginia Baughman. Frank Shelton and Dave Paro won salmon spoons. Jesse Hagan won rod holders and a anchor plaque. Stacey Ash won a bait bucket candle while Herman Baughman won a shopping bag. Congrats and thanks to all.


May  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. Preceding the meeting will be a presentation by Tom Brooks from OFAH on the latest MNRF strategic bait policy.

We thank Colin Lake from Lake Ontario Management Unit in Glenora for his excellent presentation at the April meeting. He informed us that Chinook and Atlantics will be raised for stocking in the Ganaraska River. These fish will be identifiable by a clipped adipose fin.

Gene Frederick has volunteered to be our PR man. If you have any pertinent news pass it on to Gene. We also thank Tyler Phillips and Dan Gates who are our newest Board Members.

The Salmon were released from the pens in Wellington on May 4th. When placed in the pens they weighed in at 3.76 grams. When released they had grown to 7.75 grams in one pen and 7.65 grans in the other.

Don’t forget the Pro Tackle Seminar in Belleville on Saturday, May 20th beginning at 9am with a lunch break at noon. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be on sale by CLOSA. The location is off HWY 37 on the right just across the 401 at 43D Putman Rd.

Our Spring Walleye Derby will take place Saturday, May 27th on Wellers Bay. For more information see the attached poster.

We are planning a Lake Trout Derby on June 3rd. Stay tuned for more information.


April  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place.

 

Our Spring Walleye Derby will take place Saturday, May 27th in Wellers Bay. Stay tuned for more information.

 

We are proposing a Lake Trout Derby for June 3rd. Stay tuned for this one as well.

 

The Brown Trout were released in Athol Bay March 23rd and 27th.

 

The baby chinook arrived for the pens on April 4th. Check the pens in Wellington to see their progress.

 

We thank President Troy Davis’ wife Margie Dingwall for volunteering to be our Treasurer. We also thank Jackie for her many years of this service.