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Fisheries Report

By Darryl Choronzey For starters, let‟s just say that the Ontario Steelheaders in partnership with the Lake Huron Fishing Club and Ministry of Natural Resources have accomplished one hell of a lot over the last six months. It‟s been very interesting watching things develop and in a few cases the results have even surprised me. […]

Spring Steelhead Adult Transfer

For starters, it has to be remembered that the Ontario Steelheaders have been stocking adult rainbow trout into the Beatty Saugeen for what seems to be eons. Remember, the purpose of this project is to place adult steelhead into the prime nursery waters of the Beatty so they reproduce successfully and their protégé hatch, thrive, […]

Finishing Thoughts

Now this has been one hell of year. Here’s what we have accomplished: -One great working relationship between the Ontario Steelheaders, Lake Huron Fishing Club and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources – 65,000 amazing steelhead smolt stocked again in the Saugeen River – 1,000 adult steelhead transferred to the Beatty – the new improved […]

Walkerton Fishway

By now, everyone should know that the Walkerton Fishway was given a major overhaul this past spring. Remember, the final goal is to get adult steelhead up and over the Walkerton dam and into the Beatty. The redesign meant a major overhaul. If you even think that getting the needed changes done was a simple […]

Maple Hill Finally Gets A New Fishway

  Okay, here‟s something that we can talk about now, but have been keeping under wraps until we got itdone. Again, special thanks again to Shawn Carey and Jody Schiefley for this magic act.   There‟s a brand new fishway now installed at the Maple Hill Power Dam and if that‟s not great news, then […]

Denny’s Park Project Report

Backgrounder: In 1996 The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority announced that Denny’s Dam Conservation Area would be closed to the public due to financial constraints. The possibility existed that the property may even be sold.   The Ontario Steelheaders, consistent with its mandate, approached the Authority with an offer to lease the Park and co-manage it […]

Trippin’ Down The Beatty

Like you (or like you should be!) I am an Ontario Steelheaders member. I put in my time to volunteer for the greater good of our steelhead fishery on the Saugeen River. Whether it’s helping out with fish lifts at Denny’s Dam or pulling a fish tanker full of yearling stockers, I take great pride […]

Spring Egg Taking 2011

It takes eggs to get a hatchery program going and again, in my opinion no one club raises steelhead smolt like the Lake Huron Fishing Club at both their Kincardine and Port Elgin hatcheries, but someone has to collect those eggs and milt. LHFC Trout Hatchery, Kincardine On.   Grant McAlpine and your crew, thank […]

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