Monday, April 29, 2013
The Lake Huron Fishing Club & the Ontario Steelheaders were busy on Saturday driving from Kincardine Hatchery to different locations around Walkerton & started to Release the 58,000 Rainbow Trout they raised, the Eggs were collected last April & they were taken care of by a Dedicated bunch of Hatchery Volunteers until they reached 6" to 10", the Water Temperature was right & their journey to the lake has started & this years Rainbow Eggs are already collected & will be taken care of until next years Release. Both organization are always looking for new Members. membership form can be found on their websites.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Well over 110 students and parents came out to release the fish Saturday morning. Every student had a fish to release. Great success. Several parents and their children toured the salmon hatchery afterwards. Shoreline Beacon and Saugeen Times covered this event. Northport also video taped it and it will be on their web-site.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A beautiful day for Realeasing the Salmon & our Partners from Libro Financial Group Directors Wanda Inglis & Marg Beard jumped right in to help by standing in the water & finding out what the Salmon's name were.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Another cool wet day to release the Salmon but everyone seemed to enjoy it, after the release the schools split up, Goderich started with the Lighthouse Tour while Brookside headed to the Trout Hatchery first. Al Wilkins did another great job of informing the students about the Brown & Rainbow Trout & how the Hatchery is run & the Invasive Species that have moved into the Great Lakes.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Schools started to release their/our Salmon on Friday April 19th, Starting at 10am the 1st school arrived released the Chinook Salmon then the Students headed to the Trout Hatchery for a tour & it couldn't be a better time, we just collected 61,000 Rainbow Trout Eggs, our Brown Trout are 4 months old & we still have the Rainbows from last year as they will start releasing them on Saturday. I walked into the river to get the Students on Video & found out I have a hole in my Chest waders, water was 47 degrees F, over the next 2 weeks all the Schools will be Releasing their Salmon. ENJOY. After the Release Al set-up a Light House tour to finish off their day.