Activities of the
Since 1997 members of the club and other
volunteers have been active in the field. Volunteers have braved
wind, rain, snow, cold waters and slippery rocks to perform the
activities listed below. All agree however, that the effort is
worth it. At times it is difficult to arrange schedules around
the fish. When fish are ready be stocked, they cannot be delayed.
To all of the members and volunteers who have taken time to
participated in these activities, the club would like to give
To see some of club's activities, just click on
the highlighted areas below.
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- June 9, 2004
Club members transported Atlantic salmon fry
from the Grand Isle Hatchery in Vermont to Camden where
they were placed in 10 different sites in the Mad river.
- June 5, 2004
Club members packaged the fish at the Beaverkill
Trout Hatchery, transported them to Taberg where they met
other members to help place the fish in 11 different
sites on the East Branch of Fish Creek.
- March 27,28,29, 2004
Club members set up its booth at the Camping and
Outdoor Sports Show held in Utica.
- February 26, 2004
The club met with representatives from Save Our
Streams. The club will be help the project by helping
monitor Fish Creek. Further meetings will be held.
- January 2004
Club members assisted the
Camden Rod and Gun Club by working in the kitchen for the
Sunday morning breakfasts. Many thanks go to the Camden
Rod and Gun Club for allowing the club to use its
- January 31, 2004
The club set its booth at the Fragile Wilderness
Show held in Watertown, NY.
- January 2004
About 40,000 eyed (fertilized) eggs were
delivered to the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery. Another 1500
were delivered to Paul Miller who placed them in the tank
installed at Tkachuks.
- January 2004
The club's stainless steel tank was installed at
Tkachuks. An experimental 1500 eggs will be used to test
the water quality from the spring. Water was diverted to
flow through the tank.
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- December 18, 2003
The club voted to change the name of the club
from The Atlantic Salmon Fish Creek Club to the Fish
Creek Atlantic Salmon Club.
- November 20, 2003
The club held a banquet for its members.
- October 30, 2003
Members met with Milt Franson to iron out some
details of the sale of his print.
- October 23, 2003
Milton Franson, a commercial artist,
attended the montly meeting and proposed that he share
the profits of the marketing of one of his prints of Atlantic Salmon. The club agreed. Details
will be worked out later.
- October 18, 2003
Members met at Allen's again and finished waxing
- October 11, 2003
Club members met at Allen's home and worked on
the Adirondack guide boat project. Three coats of wax was
applied to the mold. Fixtures were made to hold the rails
that will support the seats.
- October 4, 2003
Members met at the shop where the mold for the Adirondack guide boat was being
repaired. It was placed on a trailer and moved to Allen's
- August 12, 2003
Club members toured the Adirondack Museum
located in Blue Mountain Lake. The club had a guide tour
of the warehouse with the emphasis on Adirondack Guide
Boats. The club toured the main museum afterwards.
- June 18, 2003
Club members set up its booth at the Fish Creek Salmon
Restoration meeting held at the
Verona Beach State Park. Club members made presentations
to the group and several lively discussions
- June 11, 2003
The club stocked some 20,000 Atlantic salmon fry
donated by the hatchery in Vermont. Club members went to
Vermont to transport the fish to Taberg. At the end of
the week one of the club members took a tank back to
Vermont used to transport eh fish.
- June 7, 2003
Club members and volunteers stocked some 35,000
Atlantic salmon in Fish Creek. Three members went to the
Beaverkill Trout Hatchery on June 6 to package the fish
- May 25, 2003
Club members stocked the Atlantic salmon from
Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery. Due to tragic
circumstances, not many of the original fish survived.
- May 22, 2003
The club held its monthly meeting at the Cornell
Field Extension at Shackleton
Point on Oneida lake. Members toured the facility with Ed
Mills. Ed explained the work being
done at the facility and what
the future plans might be.
- May 17, 2003
A few club members traveled to Cornell
University's Little Moose Research station near Old Forge, NY. The club met with Daniel
Josephson, Research Associate with the Adirondack Fishery
Research Program of Cornell University. Dan was very
cooperative and supportive of the club's activities.
Members were shown the hatchery
facilities and Dan explained
the operation as the group toured the facility.
- April 24, 2003
The club pulled the winning tickets to the club's raffle.
Congratulations to the winners!
- March 27, 2003
Because of the number of reports being received about
Atlantic salmon being caught by fishermen it was decided
to distribute posters of area bait shops identifying
- March 21, 2003
The club set up its booth at the CNY Camping and
Outdoor Show held in Utica, NY.
- Mar 5, 2003
About 15,000 Atlantic salmon eggs were
delivered to the Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery in
Elbridge, NY. Club personnel were on hand to assist the
operation. A schedule has been set in place for club
members to pick out bad eggs.
- March 1, 2003
The club set up its booth at the Trout About
held at the Sheraton Inn in Liverpool, NY. Members sold
raffle tickets and explained the club's work.
- Feb 17, 2003
Reports continue to flow in about Atlantic
salmon being caught through the ice on Oneida lake.
- Feb 12, 2003
About 35,000 Sebago strain Atlantic salmon eggs were
delivered to the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery.
- Feb 1, 2003
The club set up its booth for the Fragile
Wilderness Show in Watertown.
- Jan 25, 2003
The club installed its stainless steel tank at Carpenters
Brook Fish Hatchery. Complications arose getting the
protective paper off the tank. Installation completed Feb
- Jan 23, 2003
It was reported that an Atlantic salmon
was caught through the ice on Oneida lake. Raffle tickets
were sent out to club members. Club members received
copies of the stocking permit.
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- January 2002
The Catskill Trout Hatchery received 20,000 Atlantic
Salmon eggs to hatch for the club. The eggs arrived in
- February 1, 2002
About 20,000 Atlantic salmon eggs were delivered to the
Carpenter's Brook Hatchery.
- February 2, 2002
The club manned a booth at the Fragile Wilderness Show in
Watertown. Members sold raffle tickets.
- March 23,24,25, 2002
The club manned a booth at the Utica Outdoor Show and
sold raffle tickets to pay for Atlantic Salmon eggs.
- March 28, 2002
The club drew the names of the winners for raffle. The
club authorized payment of $1610 for the 40,000 Atlantic
salmon eggs delivered in 2002.
- June 1, 2002
Club members gathered at Taberg to help stock 20,000
Atlantic salmon fry into the East Branch of Fish Creek in
10 different sites. Two members went to the Catskill
Trout Hatchery to package and deliver the fish.
Afterwards, club members gathered for a picnic on the
- June 19, 2002
Club members went to Carpenter's Brook Hatchery and
packaged 10,000 Atlantic salmon fry for stocking into
Fish Creek. Some of the fry went into Point Rock Creek.
- June 27, 2002
Club members caught a number of Atlantic salmon, inserted
an identification tag and released them into the East
Branch of Fish Creek. The size of the fish ranged from
157 to 206 millimeters long.
- July 25, 2002
Club members met on the East Branch of Fish Creek to
catch Atlantic salmon for the purpose of inserting tags
for our on-going study. A total of 12 fish were caught
and released. None were tagged as they were judged to be
too small to be tagged. All of the fish caught were
- August 18, 2002
The club recovered an Atlantic salmon netted by the
Cornell Extension at Shackleton Point in 30 feet of
- September 26, 2002
Club members voted to purchase a canoe for the raffle.
Paul Miller placed an order of 50,000 Atlantic salmon
eggs from the Maine hatchery. The perferred strain is
Sebago although Grand Lakes strain would be acceptable.
- September 28, 2002
Club members manned the club's
booth at the open house at the
- Oct 17, 2002
It was reported that a fisherman had caught an 18 inch
Atlantic salmon in Oneida lake at the mouth of Scriba
creek. The club sent a letter to the hatchery in Maine
that we would like to buy 50,000 salmon eggs this year.
The club kicked off the guide boat project.
- Dec 5, 2002
The club kicked off its annual raffle. The raffle will be
held at the club meeting on April 24, 2003.
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- January 6, 2001
Club members installed a stainless steel tank at the Beaverkill
Trout Hatchery. This tank will
be used to hatch Atlantic salmon eggs. The eggs will be
delivered during the first week of February. We will be
getting the Grand Lakes strain. If everything goes well,
the club expects to place the fry into the water in May.
- February 3, 2001
Club members attended the Fragile Wilderness Show in
- March 24, 2001
Club members attended the Trout About.
- April 23 & 24, 2001
Club members attended the North East Fish and Wildlife
Conference in Saratoga. New at the conference was a booth
designed and built by club members.
- May 12, 2001
The club realized one its goals when club members and
members from the Iroquois Chapter of Trout Unlimited
stocked 10 different sites on the East Branch of Fish
Creek with Atlantic Salmon fry. Club members traveled to
Lewbeach, NY to bag and transport the fish to Taberg. The
fish arrived in good shape. In spite of some rain
everybody seemed enthusiastic and the stocking went
The club started this project in January 2000 when it was
decided to investigate our own sources of Atlantic salmon
fry rather than depend of an agency. Eggs were
purchased by the club from the Maine Department of Fish
and Wildlife. The fry was hatched at the Beaverkill Trout
Hatchery for the club.
- May 30, 2001
The club placed another 20,000 Atlantic salmon fry into
the East Branch of Fish Creek. The fry came from the
Vermont Fish and Wildlife department.
- June 6, 2001
Members of the club
electro-shocked one of the sites that were stocked on May
30. A number of Atlantic salmon were
- July 9, 2001
The club was notified that someone had caught an Atlantic
salmon below the Caughdenoy
dam. A member of the club obtained the fish for further
study. The fish was photographed for verification and
scale samples were taken to determine the age of the
fish. This fish is probably one of the fish stocked in
Fish Creek by the club.
- July 14, 2001
Club members participated in a "Fish
day" on the East Branch of Fish Creek. The aim was
to catch Atlantic salmon by angling for the purpose of
tagging fish for later identification and study. No
salmon were caught but fun was had by all. Another
"Fish day" will be scheduled in a different
section of the river.
- August 10, 2001
An Atlantic salmon was caught by a gill net off
Shackleton Point on July 17 by workers for the Cornell
Extension. The fish measured 303 mm and weighted 227
grams. A club member has obtained the fish for further
- August 23, 2001
It was reported to the club that three more Atlantic
salmon were caught in the Oneida river system. Two were
electro-shocked by federal employees in Cowaselon creek
which flows into Oneida lake via Canaseraga creek at
Lakeport. The fish were first identified as rainbow trout
but were corrected by someone with knowledge of Atlantic
- September 22, 2001
The club set up and manned a booth at the open house at
the Atmar Hatchery.
- October 13, 2001
Club members went to the Carpenters Brook Hatchery to
discuss the hatching of salmon eggs for the club.
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- January 20, 2000
Alan in our monthly meeting said that he made contact
with the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery. They volunteered to
hatch eggs for the club if we could supply the eggs and a
stainless steel tank.
- March 16, 2000
Bruce said in our monthly meeting that a surplus
stainless steel tank was surplused and that we could
possibly get it if we applied for it. A trip to the
Beaverkill Trout Hatchery is planned for April 8.
- April 20, 2000
The tank from Griffis AFB is ours if nobody in the Air
Force needs it. Allen talked about his trip to the Beaverkill
Trout Hatchery . The hatchery (home of the famous trout herding dogs) is
privately owned and operated and is the only private
hatchery licensed in New York able to place fish in
public streams. Club members viewed the room where the eggs are to be hatched.
- May 23, 2000 and May 30, 2000
The club stocked 30,000 Atlantic salmon fry in Little
Salmon River and Little Sandy Creek and 30,000 Atlantic
salmon fry in the Mad River, the Little River, Fall Brook
and Point Rock Creek. Margaret Murphy and her associate
conducted a drift study. This showed that some fry will
drift downstream from the initial stocking site. The
second stocking had fish that had been marked by the
hatchery. The temperature of the water was changed while
the fish were in the tanks. This produces a ring on the
developing ear bone of the fish which can be seen when
examined under a microscope.
- July 27, 2000
For our monthly meeting, the club met at Margaret
Murphy's laboratory. Margaret reported that the fish
electro shocked in Point Rock Creek were 4 times as big
as the ones she raised in the lab from the same batch of
- October 7, 2000
The tank is ours! The club met to move it to a place so
that needed modifications can be made.
- November 29, 2000
Modifications to the tank have been completed.
Installation is tentatively scheduled for December 16.
Discussions were held at our monthly meeting about how to
raise money to buy eggs. Eggs from the hatchery in Maine
are $40 per 1000.
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- June 1997
Approximately 11,000 Atlantic salmon fry were placed in
tributaries of the East Branch of Fish Creek.
- August 26, 1997
D.E.C. personnel electo-shocked a section of Point Rock
Creek and found 15 Atlantic salmon. Average length was 97
millimeters (3.4 inches).
- November 7, 1997
The club hosted the "Atlantic Salmon Workshop"
held in Camden, NY.
- November 22, 1997
The club placed 80 Whitlock-Vibert boxes, each containing
approximately 250 Atlantic salmon eggs into the Mad
River, a tributary to the West Branch of Fish Creek.
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