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Cliff Wagenbach

Starting a new thread for 2018 Pike River Hatchery progress.

No new news today.

Cliff

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Cliff Wagenbach

I just got an e-mail from Brent Flatten in the Tower Fisheries Office stating that they hope to get the Dock in by Monday if the river clears of ice.

Will set the trap nets on Tuesday and the first net lift will be on Wednesday. They may even collect eggs Wednesday if there are enough ripe females.

Very good news!

Thanks for your update Brent!

Cliff

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Wakemup

Thanks Cliff for the update, and thanks Brett for the info too!

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Bigfatbert

Thanks for your updates Cliff . Out of curiosity , if this date holds true of Monday April 30th for the start of this years event , would you happen to know how this date sits with past late ice out years , for instance 1996 , 2013 ?

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Cliff Wagenbach

I can not remember the starting dates on those years but Brent would know!

Cliff

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guideman

I know from living on Pike pay for 27 years that this will be one of the latest, if not the latest start dates that I have seen. Good news my neighbors boat lift broke though the ice today and that typically mean that Pike bay will be open within a week. ;)

"Ace" ;) 

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VermilionGold

According to the Vermilion Lake Association newsletter the latest date the traps were set was May 3rd.  That was in 2013, the earliest was the year before March 26, 2012.

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BrianF

In 2013, the ice went out two weeks after the traps were set (May 17th).

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Cliff Wagenbach

Just checked at the Hatchery.

The egg stripping and holding net platform is in on schedule! The trap nets will probably go in tomorrow as scheduled.

Fish will be in the trap nets by Wednesday!

 

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guideman

There's my house just across the bay. ;)  I'll have my boat in on Wednesday. ;) 

"Ace" ;) 

"It's just fishing man"

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SkunkedAgain

Good to have you back on her Ace

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Roughcut

Cliff,

Have you noticed if the DNR has started stripping eggs from Eye's yet or are they just pulling suckers yet?

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dgdg

Just in time with our visit to the hatchery this morning - day 3 and they expect to be finishing up today!  It's gone very fast this year.

Curious to see what's happening?  Here's a video.        https://www.everettbaylodge.com/lake-vermilion-hatchery-may-2018/

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Bigfatbert

My wife and myself also visited the Hatchery this a.m , and yes this years run was balls to the walls , and as stated by dgdg above , they will wrap it up when done today .. the run produced record quick fish into the traps and record numbers of fish ,beating out the existing old records for both categories. The biggest girl this year was about in the ten pound range . Those Hatchery guys and gals had there hands full with this years run , hats off to all these dedicated employees in getting it all done in such a short window ..

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FishinCT

Anyone know what a fast and furious run should mean for the spawn as a whole? Is it better to have all the fish going at once to get a better hatch or should it be spread out over a couple weeks to get the best result? I know water temperature is a factor so hopefully the water will continue to warm nicely after ice out

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Cliff Wagenbach

The egg take this year was around 800 quarts! A little more then they had planned to take but they said the eggs were bigger then average and of very good quality.

I think that the lake and river spawners probably have eggs of the same quality. If so, and the water warms up fast for good survival, we should have another great year class coming up.

Cliff

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