Past Newsletters

 

January  2017  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. January has been traditionally our annual meeting when we vote in a new executive. Lately the executive seems to go on forever. Troy Davis has graciously volunteered to take over as President. Come to the meeting and give him your vote of approval. Al is working on an all new salmon fishing presentation for the spring Pro-Tackle seminar. He would like to run thru the first part at the meeting.

 

We thank Colin Lake for his excellent presentation at the September meeting on the state of salmon, trout and preyfish in Lake Ontario. The future of fishing looks good if it is managed properly.

 

Our annual Fall Walleye Derby was cancelled due to bad weather.

 

 

The winner of the 50/50 draw at the September meeting was Jim Ling. Good to see Jim at a meeting. Reg Tivy was the winner of a hunter orange cap.


September  2016  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, September 21st in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. The meeting will be preceded by a Pot Luck at 6 pm. Following the meal Colin Lake, MNRF Biologist at Glenora, will give a presentation on the state of salmon, trout and preyfish in Lake Ontario. Colin will also outline proposed 2017 Lake Ontario stocking targets. He will then open the floor to discussion.

      Following Colin’s presentation we will hold a “rap session” on what was hot this summer and and what was not.

      Could anyone who still has boat diaries please return them to Al.

 

The Cops For Kids fishing derby held in Belleville was a big success with every kid getting a prize. The smallest fish caught was 2 inches and the oddest catch was a cell phone. We thank Ken Claus for displaying his boat and representing CLOSA.

 

The winners of our Salmon Search held June 25-26 were:

 

1ST   -------  Chris Brant & Eve McArdle-------------- Fish On----------- 84.78 lbs

2nd ------ Jean-Marie Lafleche & Brigitte Daigle-------- Marilo---- 84.06 lbs

3rd ------Al VanDusen & Gene Frederick---------- Grand Slam------- 76.88 lbs

Biggest Other -------Ike Jorgensen----------- 18.16 lb Lake Trout

 

4th Gary Cooper----------- High Noon---------------- 74.74 lbs

5th Stan Smaggus----------- Fish & Chips------------- 67.38 lbs

6th Kingsley Hawes-------- Salmon King-------------- 61.80 lbs

7th Kevin Gibson---------- Ole Henrey--------------- 50.98 lbs

 

A total of 19 teams  were entered.

 

We are proposing a Fall Walleye Derby for Saturday, October 29th. Note the date is a week later this year in hopes more fish will cooperate.

 

The winner of the Sunshine 50/50 draw at the June meeting was yours truly, Bill Ross (finally) !!!


June  2016  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. Al VanDusen will give the second half of his presentation on Salmon fishing in Lake Ontario.

 

We thank Scott Walcott for his excellent presentation on Walleye techniques. Scott’s favorite presentation is a purple Scatter Rap Minnow. If this is not working he goes to a bottom bouncer and worm harness.

 

Our Annual Salmon Search will take place Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th. For more information see attached poster.

 

The annual Cops For Kids Fishing Derby will take place Saturday, June 11th at Victoria Park in Belleville from 9am to noon. CLOSA is going to set up and display a boat with downriggers, rods, etc. to promote the club and Salmon fishing on Lake Ontario. We would welcome volunteers to hand out brochures and give information on CLOSA.

 

A total of five teams participated in our Spring Walleye Derby. It was a long day with only one Walleye around 2 lbs. caught. The winning team was Ken Claus and his grandson Logan on board Tight Lines. We thank President, Gene Frederick for cooking the hamburgers at his place afterword.

 

The winner of the Sunshine 50/50 draw at the May meeting was Richard Dew.


May  2016  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. Scott Walcott of West Lake Willows will give a presentation, which was postponed from last meeting, on Walleye techniques.

 

Our baby Chinook were released quickly in record time into Lake Ontario Wednesday, May 4th. They weighed an average of 3.47 grams when placed in pens and 7.26 grams when released.

 

For those who knew him and did not hear, Captain Roger McKnight passed away April 11th after a lengthy illness. Roger will be greatly missed and it has been very tough for his family.

 

Our Spring Walleye Derby will take place Saturday, May 28th in Picton. This will be followed with a BBQ at Gene Fredericks. For more information see attached poster.


April  2016  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. Scott Walcott of West Lake Willows will give a presentation on Walleye techniques.

 

Last week 30,000 baby Chinook were placed in the pens at Wellington. 42,000 Browns were released at Atholl Bay.

 

On Monday, April 18th Belleville Fish & Game Club will give a presentation regarding Bay Of Quinte/Lake Ontario fisheries. Learn about the stocking of fish and what fish are available in local lakes. Guest speakers, Jim Hoyle and Mike Yuille will update our assessment netting and angling survey programs. Mike Yuille will speak on the effects of weather on Lake Ontario’s Salmon and Trout fishery.

 

The Annual Cop’s For Kids Fishing Derby will be held June 11th at Victoria Park in Belleville from 9am to noon. As a promotion on Lake Ontario Salmon fishing and techniques. Herman Baughman is going to park his boat completely set up with downriggers, rods, etc. We are looking for volunteers to hand out brochures and give information on CLOSA.


March  2016  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. Al will show a DVD by Best Chance Too tournament team on Lake Michigan.

This team has won over 30 tournaments on Lake Michigan. The only team to win a tournament in all 4 states on the Lake. All time money winner on Michigan.

  After the DVD I will answer any questions that you have about the DVD. 

Troy, Gene and I saw Dave Engles presentation last week at the seminar in St. Catharines. We have some new tips and tricks to share with you.

Also we need to discuss the pen project and who is going to help get the pens ready.

 

There will be a Salmon Symposium April 2nd at the Waterside Inn Missassuaga. This symposium has been developed in partnership with the Lake Ontario Management Unit, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry -- but we've been able to hold them to the principle that all the topics should improve catch rates for those who attend.

Here's the line-up:- Randy Scott turned 30 years of his log books (angler diaries) over to the MNRF to analyze. I personally consider Randy to be one of the top anglers on Lake Ontario. I have been asked to help with a presentation and indicate to the Ministry staff what they should present from an angler's point of view. Randy's log books are very extensive and even cover data like wind direction, wave height, sunlight etc. along with the normal data like lure depth, speed, lure type, etc. During the 30 years Randy has logged in 12,000 salmon and trout and 50 kings over 35 pounds.

Lake Ontario's Trophy Chinook Salmon Fishery: Prey Fish and Chinook Salmon Dynamics with Perspectives from Lake Huron and Michigan

- Tagged Trout and Salmon: Tracking Fish Movement in the Open Lake

- State of the Lake: A look back at 2015 and ahead to 2016

- Frank Krist: Chair, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Lake Huron Citizens Fishery Advisory Committee.

Board Member, Hammond Bay Area Anglers Association

- Participating Speakers From: University of Windsor, United States Geological Survey, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, New York Department of Environmental Conservation and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

- Silent Auction - BBQ social. Admittance - FREE 

All proceeds will help fund the work of local association projects, and beyond.

Space is limited. Please Register at  http://bit.ly/OntarioSalmonSymposium

Al VanDusen


October  2015  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00pm in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. We are going to try and get a guest speaker for the meeting.

The Fall Walleye Derby will take place Saturday, October 24th from 7am to 1pm. Launch at Picton or McFarland’s. Entry fee is $15.00  per person. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Weigh in and BBQ at Al VanDusen’s. Please let Al know if you plan to participate. Phone 613-399-5553 or cell 613-847-4398

or e-mail vandusen.al@gmail.com or register at the General Meeting.


September  2015  Edition

The General Meeting will take place Wednesday, September 16th in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. The meeting will be preceded by a Pot Luck at 6:00 pm.

Winners of our Salmon Search were; 1st – team Grand Slam with 54.74 lbs.; 2nd – team Fins & Feathers with 33.36 lbs.; 3rd – team Tightlines with 26.02 lbs. 18 teams participated with 5 boats weighing in Lake Trout and 7 boats weighing in Salmon. It was a tough bite for the two days.

Winner of the Sunshine 50/50 draw at the June meeting was Al VanDusen. Other winners were: Gene Frederick – bottle of wine donated by Jackie VanDusen; John Triemstra – roll of wire and fly; Gary Parliament – fly, Wendy Martin, Herman Baughman, Andre Lalonde and Ken Claus each won lures.