Following up on our successes earlier this year, we've decided it will be very worthwhile to send some teams out in August. Recently we've had several more adult grayling captured on Dismal Creek. One batch above the log jam had several re-captures of previously tagged fish, and one trip last weekend (below the logjam) had several adults, but none were previously tagged. Water temperatures were much cooler this weekend and fishing was good.
We are planning third Blitz on Saturday August 15. Our objective is to capture as many Arctic Grayling on Dismal Creek as possible. Teams will be paired up for PIT tagging and recording fish that have been tagged in the past. We will record data such as size and location for each fish caught as well as collection of fin clips.
There will be some difficult locations (such as the log jam) and some easy locations at bridge crossings.
Our club members may be joined by ESRD biologists from Edson (and maybe some from Red Deer) for this event.
On Saturday, we’ll be meeting at the Tim Horton’s in Spruce Grove – the one by Canadian Tire and Staples on Highway 16A. We will meet at 7:45, distribute maps and radios and plan to leave at 8:00. (Come earlier for coffee or breakfast).
The club provides fuel cards for drivers on this trip.
Please let us know if you are available. We`ll establish some groups and prepare map kits ahead of time.