Redd Survey on South Branch of the Au Sable We members of the Mershon Chapter are asked to help with brown trout redd survey on the south branch of the Au Sable again this year. This survey on the south branch is coordinated with a similar survey on the main branch by the Mason Griffiths Founders Chapter of TU, and another survey on the north branch by Anglers of the Au Sable. The purpose of this message is to let you know our tentative plans for the south branch survey. There are no redds on the south branch yet, this year, therefore it is difficult to set a date. Usually we conduct the survey in the last week of October or the first week of November. Please contact Chapter director Howard N. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org , or 989-280-0381 if you wish to have more information as it becomes available. If you have not helped with this project in the past… here is what we are asking for help with: wade (with other volunteers) a one to two-mile section of the south branch to inventory brown trout redds. Each redd location will be measured and the GPS coordinates will be recorded. It will take about one-half day to complete the survey in each river reach. The location and size of spawning trout redds provide: · DNR Fisheries an estimate of the female trout population · Yearly averages of redd sizes identifies trends of fish size · Identifies protective cover needs · Identifies productive and non-productive river reaches The survey on the south branch will follow the same guidelines and procedure that Gerry Lake has been doing on the north branch for decades. Gerry will be helping with training of new volunteers, and others from MGFTU Chapter will give us a hand, too.
Again, if you wish to have additional information, including the survey date once determined; contact Howard at email@example.com or 989-280-0381.
Please tell anybody you know who might be interested in this project, and thank you. Fall Outings are back. When: Thursday October 4th Where: Saginaw Gun Club, 9540 Gratiot Rd. Saginaw (M-46 one mile east of M-52) Shooting starts at 4:00 p.m. Skeet and Trap is $5 per round (25), Five Stand is $5.50 (25), Sporting Clays $16.00 (50) Eye and Hearing protection required for all shooting Bring your own ammunition or purchase it from Saginaw Gun Club. Casual Fun... all for $10.00 Donation Supper: hot-dogs, hamburgers, and beans, buns, potato salad and condiments, will be furnished. Pop and water will also be included. If you want a steak bring your own, and everyone will be asked to put their own meat on the grill, so it's prime when you want to eat it. No alcoholic beverages will be provided: Bring your own beer, wine or whatever if you wish. (BYOB) Questions: call Dave Case at 989-793-9700, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bring your friends, enjoy the sport, and enjoy making new friends.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour, F3T, is coming to the State Theatre in Bay City on Tuesday, September 11th , at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6. You may buy tickets in person, but to assure yourself a seat you can purchase online. Full information about F3T, and the link for ticket purchases, is on the State Theatre’s website, http://www.statetheatrebaycity.com/ : scroll down several entries to “Fly Fishing Film Tour 2018,” and hit the “More Information” button. Please pass this news on to everybody you know who is interested in flyfishing, exotic destinations, or just good fun. As an added bonus, you’ll get a swag bag of goodies for attending, and Scientific Anglers will have some prizes. Meet with friends and members of the Mershon Chapter at Gs Pizzeria before the event to extend the fun. G’s special for that night is a 14” two item pizza for only $10.00. Wash it down with the drink special - Long Island Ice Tea for $4.00.