Prime fishing season is in full swing, and it's just over a week until our final Grayling Blitz of the year. It is very important for us to record the PIT tag numbers of re-captured fish this month. In August, one of our volunteers re-captured a grayling that had traveled approximately 35km downstream - and through the log jam. We suspect the fish will be staging in the lower sections of Dismal Creek and we'd like to recapture as many as possible!
We are planning our final Blitz for Saturday September 12. 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 AEP 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.