NEWSLETTER HURON VALLEY SPORTFISHING CLUB PO Box 1192 Southgate, MI 48195 www.huronvalleysc.org Fe b r ua r y , 2 0 1 5 Vo lu me X XXI , I ssu e II February Jigging The River AMERICAN LEGION HALL 11800 Michael Street Taylor, MI MEETING STARTS AT 7:30 PM I February Speaker-Matt Sell-Hotbite Charters Page 2 Huron Valley Sportfishing Club WHO'S IN CHARGE ? INSIDE THIS ISSUE From the President On the Cover Great Lakes News Executive Director’s Report Mich-Ohio Expo Flyer Contact Newsletter Editor at: [email protected] 3 3 4 9 10 PRESIDENT ................................ Ron Delk VICE PRESIDENT .................... Dennis Kovacs SECRETARY ......................... Cody Backhaus TREASURER ........................ Steve Gardiner MEMBERSHIP ......................Andy Tepfenhart STATE REP ........................Andy Tepfenhart MUCC CAMP .............................. John Popp PUBLICITY ...................................... Open VISION IMPAIRED ....... Dave & Cody Backhaus & .......................................... Bob Steffes TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN..........Tom O’Harris SPRING SHOW . Steve Gardiner & Dennis Kocacs JULY FISH FRY ..... Gerry Sickon & Carroll White CHRISTMAS GIFTS ....................... Bob Semak COOLER RAFFLE... ............................ OPEN GUEST SPEAKERS......................... Bob Bilski TACKLE PURCHASING .................. Jeff Bustos TACKLE RAFFLE ........................ Tom Brown 50/50 RAFFLE ........................... John Popp SHIRT & CAP SALES .................. Chuck Beatty Taylor Fun Fishing Day........Tom Cunningham FISHING AWARDS ..................... Tom O‘Harris WEBSITE MANAGER ................. Dennis Kovacs NEWSLETTER ................. ......Steve Gardiner MUCC Rep ................................ John Popp 2015 MUCC KID’S CAMP MUCC Camp is available for all member’s children and grandchildren for half price. Contact a director Page 3 Huron Valley Sportfishing Club FROM THE PRESIDENT We just had our Christmas party a couple of weeks ago. Now we are talking about February. January was the start of our show season. One down and two more to go. The Ultimate Fishing Show turned out great thanks to some members doing double shifts, double days, and even triple days. We had a great speaker for January, Roger Hinchcliff from Metro-West. Great job Roger! He sure knows how to catch those steelhead. I was scheduled to attend our annual state meeting for chapter presidents in Lansing on January 17th but due to the passing of one of my best friends ,Doug, was unable to. RIP Doug, you will be missed. Our own Mich-Ohio Expo is the 7th & 8th of February. We still need help. Outdoorama is scheduled for February 26th thru March 1st..We need at least 36 members. This is the last chance we have to raise funds for the coming year. We will pay your parking, we can work around your schedules, and you can bring your wife, girlfriend, son, or daughter as we can really use their help. Now I cannot make it any better. Free entry. free parking and you get to walk around and see the show. My phone number is still the same as last month. 734-497-4187. I would like to say a “BIG THANK YOU!” to all the members and their wives, mothers, and grand-daughter that helped make the Ultimate Show a success. YOU PEOPLE ROCK! Thank you. See you at our Mich-Ohio Expo Ron Delk February Speaker Captain Matthew Sell Tips and Tactics for jigging the Detroit River Captain Matt guides on " The D" for 6 weeks every year. He will be sharing info on the equipment, tactics and locations that he uses to keep his clients happy. Page 4 Huron Valley Sportfishing Club GREAT LAKES NEWS Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Act to Protect the Great Lakes from Asian Carp Asian carp remain one of the greatest threats to the Great Lakes, and lawmakers recently introduced bills in both the US Senate and House to further safeguard the region from the invasive fish. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Representatives Dave Camp (R-MI) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) introduced the Guarding Our Great Lakes Act last week, which will direct the efforts of federal agencies towards vulnerable waterways in Illinois. “The Great Lakes are part of our way of life and fuel our economy,” said Senator Stabenow in a joint press release. “We must stop them from being destroyed by Asian carp and other invasive species. This is an emergency, and the time has come for decisive action before it’s too late. This bill will call on the Army Corps [of Engineers] to begin work on projects that will help prevent the spread of Asian carp and require the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force to move us closer toward a long-term, permanent solution that will keep Asian carp out of our Lakes for good.” The bills call for the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force, which is made up of 11 federal agencies, to work with state and local departments to find a permanent solution in keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. The bill also focuses specifically on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, Illinois. The dam is only five miles downstream from the electric barriers keeping carp out of the canal and is one of the most vulnerable spots in the region. However, the Associated Press reported that experts also view it as a vital choke point to prevent the carp from entering the Great Lakes. The bill will reinforce the site, which according to the US Army Corps of Engineers may include additional electric barriers or a new type of lock to treat water for carp eggs. “After years of study, we must begin making tangible progress to safeguard the Great Lakes ecosystem and the $7 billion economy it supports – and that is exactly what this bill would do,” said Representative Camp. “The Guarding Our Great Lakes Act would take the next necessary actions to prevent the spread of Asian carp. Focusing control efforts at Brandon Road Lock and Dam and beginning to improve the Chicago Area Waterway System are vital steps that need to be taken as we continue working to find a permanent solution.” Asian carp are an aggressive, adaptable, and fast-growing group of invasive species that can outcompete native fish and push them out of the ecosystem. Since the first Asian carp escaped aquaculture farms in the early 1970s, the fish has spread widely across the Mississippi River and now are close to entering the Great Lakes. Earlier this year, the US Army Corps of Engineers proposed a number of methods to prevent the fish from entering the lake system, with some options costing as much as $18 billion over a span of 25 years. “The federal government’s response to invasive species over the years has largely been reactive, not proactive, and we have paid a dear price,” said Representative Slaughter. “We have to take this problem head on, which is why I’m proud to introduce with my colleagues the Guarding Our Great Lakes Act— to stop Asian Carp before they destroy the native ecosystems of our beloved Great Lakes. REPRINTED FROM OUTDOOR HUB Page 5 Huron Valley Sportfishing Club Schedule of Event Board Meeting February 5 Mich-Ohio Expo February 7&8 Membership Meeting February 19 Mich-Ohio Expo Meeting February 23 Outdoorama…………………………February 26,27,28 March 1st Members Operating Fishing Charters _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________ Captain Jim Karr THERAPY TOO 37' Tiara Ludington, Lake Michigan Salmon Phone: 800-845-6095 Cell: 231-690-1795 therapytoo.com _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________ Captain Ron Levitan, Jr. PASSIN' TIME 31' Tiara Toledo Beach, Lake Erie Walleye and Perch Handicap Accessible ~ April - November 248-684-4237 Email: [email protected] _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________ Captain Mike "K" FREE SPIRIT 28' Bayliner Toledo Beach, Lake Erie Walleye and Perch 734-281-9752 Cell 734-818-0439 1965+/- Johnson 2stroke 9.9 Outboard. $350.00 Call Steve 734-586-2438 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________ Captain C.J. Baker PUDDLE JUMPER 25' Grady White Brest Bay Marina, Lake Erie Walleye and Perch Cell 734-904-0386 Page 6 Huron Valley Sportfishing Club Mich-Ohio Expo Pics Big Fish Awards for 2015 Steelhead Brown Trout King Salmon Coho Salmon Lake Trout Salmon/Trout, Other Walleye, River Walleye, Lake Captain of the Year Walleye Captain Points # of Tournaments None Entered None Entered None Entered None Entered None Entered None Entered None Entered None Entered Crewman of the Year Crewman Points # of Tournaments Page 7 Huron Valley Sportfishing Club IT PAYS TO BELONG Take advantage of our “IT PAYS TO BELONG” program. Enjoy our family parties and take advantage of our local businesses offering club discounts. When doing business with these merchants, be sure to tell them how much we appreciate their support. Family Fish Fry Family Christmas Party MUCC Youth Camp Boat US Membership Dues Angler’s Marine Anchor Marine Damark Marine Dick’s Sporting Goods Lockeman’s Hardware & Boats Mike K’s Auto Service Complete Hitch StageCoach Café Insta Launch Dunham’s Monroe Marine Rescue The Fifty’s Pennzoil Service Free Free (gifts for children and grandchildren of members) Half Price $15.00 NAPA Auto Parts, Southgate Discounts vary by manufacturer, ask for discount code 2995 during checkout 10% 10% 10% 10% off on parts of on new parts off on parts off coupons 10% off on over the counter parts 10% off on parts 10% off on parts 10% Discount 10% off merchandise 10% off merchandise one free tow to a member in a club function Discount Cards (available at Membership Meetings) If you know of any additional merchant that would offer members discounts call Carroll White at 734-626-3112. Crews List Need another crew member for a tournament or just open fishing? Check our CREWS LIST Rudy Baldini Jim Behrendt Tom Hickman Ray K Carroll White Al Opipari John Popp 734-955-7145 313-382-1513 734-834-7227 313-570-7388 734-626-3112 586-945-2942 313-408-4715 To get on our Crews List contact Carroll White at 734-626-3112. Page 8 Huron Valley Sportfishing Club Memberships Expiring in January Juan Baez Rick Bell Will Wells Tom O’Harris Chris Beatty Walter Fifer Tom Hesch Chris Posa Steven Peper Memberships Expiring in February Scott Bazzani Bob Bilski Dennis Kovacs Albert Opipari Ken Semak Evan Souva Jim Behrendt Ray Koslakiewicz Stanley Machnak Bob Salamon Owen McCalister Brock Souva Officers & Directors Board members Office President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Name Ron Delk Term Exp. 2017 Phone 734-654-2847 Dennis Kovacs 2017 313-570-2807 Cody Backhaus Steve Gardiner Bob Bilski Tom Cunningham Tom Brown Ray Koslakiewicz John Popp 2015 2017 2015 734-626-3584 734-586-2438 734-379-5049 2015 313-388-0937 2017 734-289-3326 2016 313-570-7388 2016 313-336-7649 Bob Semak Pat Stevens 2017 2017 734-671-6852 313-386-4914 Gerry Sickon 2016 734-246-4509 2017 313-318-0274 2015 2015 734-671-1676 734-968-6143 Andy Tepfenhart Chuck Beatty Jeff Bustos Page 9 Huron Valley Sportfishing Club Executive Directors Report By D. Eade Dennis is working on the November edition of GLSFN. An article about our MSSFA President, (Ken Merckel) receiving the Pistas Award from the Michigan Charter Boat Association will be included. This is the highest of MCBA awards given to someone who exemplifies a career of dedication to the preservation of Michigan natural resources. 2015 advertising agreements for the GLSFN continue to be distributed. Big Jon signed on for a full pager in the show edition. Met with attorneys (Steve Schultz, Chris Patterson) of the Amici group and was impressed by their knowledge about achieving an equitable final agreement with the tribes. I met with the new executive director of MUCC (Dan Eichinger) to share our concerns about advocating for the fisheries with the legislature and the DNR. I also met with Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator (Dan O'Keefe) to seek assistance with facilitating our strategic planning process. The MUCC Conservation Coalition met with DNR deputy director (Bill Moritz) and DNR staff on October 22nd. An invasive species initiative will receive $5 million in FY 2015 from the general fund. $3.6 million is available for FY 2014 grant cycle. The due date for FY 2015 applications is Dec.5, 2014. Moritz committed to providing a comprehensive DNR budget report at the January NRC meeting. There is keen interest in how the new DNR licensing program and funding mechanisms are shaking out. The Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development will apply for $88 million in federal funds to finance 6 proposals in the new "Regional Conservation Partnership Program" that was part of the federal Farm Bill. Some of the proposals could help to mitigate the agricultural runoff that is polluting streams and watersheds. Fall returns for Chinook and Coho were down significantly and 3 year olds were nearly nonexistent. What is left of the 2010 and 2012 alewife classes is all there is to eat. The 2011, 2013, and 2014 alewife classes were dismal. Forage base fish are not able to sustain themselves without zooplankton. The available zooplankton is being consumed by a mass of Quagga mussels blanketing the lake bottom. There is a new molluskacide called Equanox that creates a fatal bacterium in mussels but does not harm other aquatic organisms. Unfortunately, it is prohibitively expensive to treat large areas of a lake bottom. Pot Shots From the Editor. The Newsletter is an opportunity for everyone in the club to share their photos, experiences, items for sale, or anything else that would be of interest to the members. Please take the time to contribute and help to improve our newsletter. E-mail items to: [email protected] Page 10 Huron Valley Sportfishing Club 8th Annual Mich-Ohio Sportfishing Expo Presented by: Huron Valley Sportfishing Club www.huronvalleysc.org Feb 7th 9am-6pm & Feb 8th 9am-4 pm MBT Expo Center, Monroe, MI $5.00 Admission Tackle deals from local and major vendors Large and small fishing boats Food and soft drinks available Professional charter captains Crawler harness tying demos Free Seminars !!Fishing information at a family oriented fishing expo!!! Free Parking Kids 12 and under FREE Free Door Prizes---must be present to win Free Fishing Simulator Free Walleye Lure to the first 100 paid admissions Saturday and Sunday SEMINAR SPEAKERS SEE SCHEDULE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE Seminars will be on Walleye and Perch Fishing in Lake Erie and the Detroit River and Ice Fishing in Lake Erie and Surrounding Lakes Capt. Ronnie Rhodes from Fintastic Walleye Charters on Lake Erie Trolling Tactics Mark Romanack Well known for his “Fishing 411” and Precision Trolling Data” on Saginaw Bay Walleye Capt. JEROME DORLACK of Reel Naughty on Big Walleye in Lake Erie Ed Stachowski Pro Walleye Angler on River reading tips in ‘River Walleye-Get Current’ Capt. ‘Big Dave’ Warnica sharing insights and tips on perch fishing in Lake Erie. Capt. Jake Romanack from the “Ice Force” national pro team focusing on ice fishing opportunities in and around the Great Lakes Page 11 Huron Valley Sportfishing Club th MICH-OHIO EXPO The 8 Annual Expo is coming soon and is one of our most important events. We depend on this show for promoting our club and getting new members while sharing our interests in fishing and the outdoors. We need the support of everyone in order to make this event a success and although we seem to have plenty of help at the event we do not get much interest in the planning stages. There is a need for help in getting new vendors and sponsors and finding ways to promote the event (advertising) These are things that everyone could and should help with if we are going to be successful in this endeavor. Please come to the show. To volunteer to help call Steve Thanks Steve Gardiner 734-586 2438—[email protected] Complete Auto Repair Service Same Day Service Most Cars Mike K’s Auto Repair. Inc. Steelheader Members Receive Discounts Please Call For Appointment 734 281 9752 734 283 2360 New MemberRenewal Reg. Senior Name_______________________________ Address__________________Date________ City_______________State____Zip_______ Boat Name____________________________ Boat Size_______Boat Make_____________ Membership dues are $40 per Year $30 for Seniors, $5 for Youths (No New Seniors after 2003) When mailing your dues, please mail to: Huron Valley Sportfishing Club PO Box 1192 Southgate, MI 48195 Please do not mail to MSSFA. You will receive your receipt by return mail and we will forward the MSSFA portion of your dues. The yearly dues are $40, $15 of which is allocated to chapter dues and $25 is the MSSFA portion. The senior rate (only for those who have turned 65 prior to December 3l, 2003) is $30, including chapter and MSSFA. Youth Membership is $5 and includes MSSFA only. Huron Valley Sportfishing Club PO Box 1192 Southgate, MI 48195 Upcoming Events February 5 Board Meeting February 7&8 Mich-Ohio Expo February 19 Membership Meeting February 23 Mich-Ohio Expo Meeting February 26-March1 Outdoorama General Membership Meetings Held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Post 200 11800 Michael Street Taylor, MI. Bring a friend. This is the official publication of Huron Valley Sportfishing Club. All articles may be reproduced if credit is given to Huron Valley Sportfishing Club and the author. Articles from other publications must also be given proper credit.
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