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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
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February Speaker-Matt
Sell-Hotbite Charters
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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]
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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
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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.
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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
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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
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Captain Jim Karr
THERAPY TOO
37' Tiara
Ludington, Lake Michigan
Salmon
Phone: 800-845-6095 Cell: 231-690-1795
therapytoo.com
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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]
[email protected]____________________________________________
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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
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Captain C.J. Baker
PUDDLE JUMPER
25' Grady White
Brest Bay Marina, Lake Erie
Walleye and Perch
Cell 734-904-0386
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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
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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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
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Huron Valley Sportfishing Club
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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 [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
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New MemberRenewal
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.