Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon
PO Box 67, Sylvan Beach, NY
design courtesy of Tom Lenweaver
Atlantic salmon since
photo courtesy of Jim Commentucci
- On Friday November 12,
members met at the old hatchery to
demolish it. See Hatchery
- On Saturday, April 24, the
club stocked 63,000 Atlantic Salmon
fry into the Fish creek watershed. The weather cooperated and
everyone had a good time.
June 26 we lost another club member. Mike Mercodie
will be remembered for his work and enthusiasm. See Memorial
May 2020, a large
Atlantic salmon was
the East Branch of Fish
Creek by Thomas Fleming. See Honor
April our very own member, Ted Collins
was inducted into the
New York State Outdoorsman Hall of Fame.
future of the club was
discussed at the March meeting. For some of the options we
Schneider was inducted into the New York Outdoorsman Hall of Fame on
April 27 at
Theodore's restaurant previously known as the Rusty Rail.
Nation will hold its next stream side seminar on June
May 23, 2019 club members assisted the students from the
Heart Central School stock Atlantic salmon that were hatched and raised
in the classroom see. IHCC-
May 17, 2019 club members assisted the sixth grade class
at Camden Middle school with stocking fish (both brook trout and
Atlantic salmon) that was raised in the school.
April 29, 2019 volunteers and members of the club stocked
57,000 Atlantic salmon fry into Fish Creek and its tributaries.
The fish were obtained from the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station
June 22, 2018 club members met in McConnellsville to
stock some 20,000 Atlantic salmon raised in the club's hatchery.
May 26, 2018 members of the club assisted students from
the Camden Middle School in stocking of the fish raised by the sixth
grade class. To see the update go to Camden
Oneida Lake Association published a history of the club
in its Fall Bulletin written by Gene Carey. To
version click on A
20 Year Perspective.
honored as " Sportsman
of the Year
" at the Central New York Sportsman
Show on February 4, 2017 held at the Kallet Civic Theater in Oneida,
- Spey Nation
its annual seminar on using Spey rods on June 25. The event
continues to be successful and well attended. It was a sunny
warm day and the club again benefited from the raffle for which we are
June7, 2016 club members assisted students in the Camden
Middle School to stock fish they had raised for the Trout in the
Classroom project initiated by Trout Unlimited.
luck did not hold this past season as the water line to the incubator
got plugged up and all of the fish died. Luckily the Dwight
D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatchery
in Vermont came to our aid and gave us their surplus Atlantic salmon
(see above). The Adirondack Fish Hatchery also had surplus fish and
gave the club 10,000 Atlantic salmon. In total the club stocked
approximately 25,000 Atlantic salmon in 2016.
St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive
Species Management published a report on fanwort in Kasoag Lake.
See it at Fanwort
- A guide
to access points for Fish Creek has been added to
the website. See Access to Fish Creek above.
Nation made a video
about the club's work. To view the video
April 25 club members
the Atlantic salmon fry to the hatchery.
eggs arrived safely on Jan 22 due to the efforts of Paul
and Dick and placed in our incubators. Members are attending
the eggs daily and the eggs are doing nicely.
the December 4 meeting, a new slate of
officers were nominated. The officers for 2015 are as
President - Jim Lawler, Vice President - Tom
Treasurer - Paul Miller, Secretary - Gene Carey.
July 26 members stocked 1500 Atlantic salmon in Little
Roaring Brook which is in the headwaters of Fish Creek.
June 26 members stocked the remaining salmon from our
hatchery downstream from Blossvale.
Nation contributed the proceeds from their 2014 raffle
to the club. Thanks again guys!
June 4, 2014 club members assisted Camden
students who stocked
trout and salmon in the Mad River that they had raised.
May 10, 2014 volunteers met in Taberg and stocked 24,000
Atlantic salmon in Fish Creek in and around the hamlets of Taberg and
Blossvale. See Stocking May 2014
above for details.
April 22, 2014 Atlantic salmon alvin were transferred
from the incubator in the pump house to the tanks in the hatchery.
All went well.
own, Paul Miller
inducted into the Sportmen's Hall
Fame on April 26.
Atlantic salmon eggs arrived at the hatchery on February
27 and were placed in the egg incubator that is set up in the pump
house at Harden Furniture. Paul Miller and Jim Morris
Maine the previous day to pick up the eggs. Arlie's idea of
a heater to raise the temperature works even better than anticipated.
the club installed an egg incubator. See Egg
above for more
Jim Lawler produced the club's Annual
Report for 2013.
October 23, 2013 Paul Miller
installed two aquariums with chillers in a class room in the Camden
Middle School for the purpose of raising brook trout and Atlantic
from eggs. This is conjunction with the Mohawk Valley Chapter
Trout Unlimited's project "Trout in the Classroom". See link
club received the good news that on May, 2013, a 27 inch
Atlantic salmon was caught and released back into Oneida lake.
June 29, 2013 club members stocked the 35,000 Atlantic
salmon fry that members had raised into the West Branch of Fish Creek.
April 6, 2013 members stocked 15,000 Atlantic salmon fry
given to the club by the Ed Weed Fish Cultural Station in Vermont (see
club is very thankful for Harden
Furniture's help in
building a new hatchery on the West Branch of Fish Creek.
The club also appreciates Spey
Nation for contributing
the profits of their
stream-side seminar to the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club. And lastly, the club
is grateful for the continuing support of fellow sportsmen,
without which the club would not be able to continue with our
efforts to restore Atlantic salmon to their native waters.
Click here for information of Spey Nation's next stream
On April 30, 2011
Outdoorsmen of the Year Award
was presented to our
club at the Rusty Rail, Canastota, NY. The club
appreciates the recognition of our efforts.
club has a speakers program. We would be glad to
make a presentation at a meeting or an event sponsored by your
group. Please contact Paul Miller at 315 337-4079 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
of the Club
Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club, inc was formed in
1997 for the purposes of:
- Restoring/re-introducing native Atlantic
salmon and Brook Trout to Fish Creek and the Oswego River system as
self sustaining species.
- Cooperate with federal, state and local
agencies to maintain and restore habitat critical to fish restoration
including water quality, substrate quality, riparian condition, and
adequate fish passage throughout the system.
- Collaborate with other groups,
organizations, watershed stake-holders in order to exchange information
and minimize duplication of effort.
objective of the club is to develop a coordinated,
informed and supportable restoration effort for Atlantic salmon
in the Oswego River system, using the best available technology
and science with participation by interested individuals, Native
Americans, non-profit, governmental and non-governmental agencies
and groups. For more information on the club contact one of the
Club meetings are
held on the fourth Thursday of the month
at the Camden Rod and Gun Club at 7:00 PM
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site was last updated on November 14, 2021