Hello Fly Club Members: A few notes from our last meeting for the summer and some important changes. First is our Summitt Lake outing that was supposed to happen 11, 12th of May is now moved one week later to the May 18, 19th weekend. Main reason is the Gov’t campground will be open on 15th and no sooner. It was voted on and changes made. Remember the Potluck is always on the Saturday about 5:00 pm at the large,open air, covered log structure. See you all there.
Second, important news is our next years meetings will be held at the Sandman Inn in Castlegar. Sandman has offered us rooms for all our meetings next year. Starting in October, first thursday, 7 pm, Castelgar Sandman Inn.
Other news, we sold all tickets for the hand built net, Brian Brisco model. The winner was Steve Sandusky. Steve can come by and collect the beautiful net built by Brian.
Other news, Garry and Mike brought back results of WhiteSwan lake envir. meeting and at this point all information has been collected and can now be compiled and proceeded upon. Our input was well recieved, many thanks to Garry and Miike for going over to Cranbrook and participating in the meeting on our behalf.
Matt Newfeld was the speaker last meeting and he reported on the Gerard Rainbows in Kootenay Lake were at healthy numbers and the spawning chanells were at a records highs for the Gerards this past two years. He also mentioned the Burbot are making a slow comback in the Kootenay and Arrow lakes. Kookanee levels in Kootenay lake are at good levels and a little down for the Arrow lakes. Matt had some good news on small lakes stocking so should be a great year of fishing all over the Kootenays.
This concludes meetings till next October, good fishing to you all and please, take a kid fishing this year. Till next time, tight lines and bent rods. Rod Zavaduk.
Hello to you all.. Yes, fishing is upon us again and we had a good turn out at White lake. Weather was not our best friend, it seemed to want to ruin the weekend but alas, we beat her. Those that went a bit early , Thursday, had a bit better weather and a couple good days of fishing. We that went Sat. had a good day of wind then Sunday had a great day of fishing with a bit of wind. Then Monday was real cold and windy. Some fish were caught but it was cold…. All in all a great weekend was had by all. Pot luck was definately worth the trip… Those that went to secret lake, Philip i believe, caught some great fish. 5-10 lbs.
Next business of the day is our meeting this coming Thursday, 7 pm, Robson School. We have Matt Newfeld speaking. He is one of our kootenay biologists who works hard at keeping the fishery in as good as the monies allow it. He worked extensively on the kootenay lake rainbow issues, and will give up his information at the meeting.
At the meeting we have an ongoing draw for a hand built net. We have only about 15 to twenty tickets left so if all sold will draw and give it away.
Next item we have to discuss is our Summitt lake outing. The government campground will only open on the 15th of May. We have our outing booked for the 11-12th. We will discuss and vote on changing to the next weekend. As for weather and fishing it probablly would all be better a week later.
Last information is Lake conditions. White Tail opened April 19 and fishing well, Wilgress opened over a week ago and is fishing well. Summitt lake opened around the 19th also and is fishing well and should be over its turnover period soon and back to great fishing as well.
Premier and Lazy and Grundy were fishing well last weekend also. Its just the weather that is putting a damper on all our fishing. Rosebud is back on to chrony’s if anyone wants to know. Ok, see you all at the meeting this thursday. Tight lines, Rod Zavaduk…