23 February 2015

Menu last Saturday night's Game Dinner

The February Menu
There are no guarantees that the menu remains the same for each of the four dinners that MSC hosts each year.

Some photos from Saturday night's dinner held 2/21/15.
Course # 1 - Smoked Fish Spread















Will did a tally of "favorites" tagged on Facebook - but the rating is unscientific and may be based only on what viewers thought of the picture. That list is below ~

Course # 2 - Black Bear Carnita
      Top Choice: Pheasant Piccatta
                           Duck/Goose Wontons
              Tied:    Black Bear Carnita
              Tied:    Grilled Venison Salad
                           Smoked Fish Spread
                           Oriental Tuna Soup
                           Braised Beaver, greens,
                                carrots & Polenta

ALL entries were "liked" by the way


Course # 3 Oriental Tuna Soup





Course # 4 - Grilled Venison Salad














Course # 6 - Braised Beaver
Course # 5 - Duck Wontons

Even with a snowstorm roiling as
the guests arrived there was
a full house in attendance.

  After everyone had eaten 
the door prize raffle began

Several great gifts were passed
out including the (in)famous
Cheese Balls, a trail camera
and "IPA Beaver Beer"

Then everyone went home
filled and content and only one
vehicle had to be pushed out of
the wet slushy snow outside.


Course # 7 - Pheasant in Lemon infusion over wild rice

Some of the Door Prize Winnings
Thanks everyone. We look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming events including
  the DEEP Hunter Safety Course (March 20 thru 22) [Advance sign-up required]
the Town-wide Roadside Clean-up (April 11); the Children's Fishing Derby (May 2)
as well as our annual Shad Bake on June 21st.

09 February 2015

Tri-Lake Ice Fishing Tournament ~ Winners and weights

76 adults and 7 children took part in this year's annual MSC Ice Fishing Derby.

All winning fish came from the Moodus' Upper Reservoir.

Here are the winners & stats
 

BASS: Josh Shelberg
5.265 lbs
PICKEREL: Rusty Smith      
2.66 lbs
PERCH: Ryan Nadeau    
1.07 lbs


Afterwards, many folks came to the clubhouse for food and camaraderie. 
Thanks to everyone for a great time!


07 February 2015

Tri-Lake Ice Fishing Tournament ~ Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Moodus Sportsmen’s Club Tri-Lake Ice Fishing Derby is on!!!!

Registration is from 4pm to 6pm at the club on Saturday ~ at the MSC Clubhouse

Boat launches have been plowed but space is still limited – please car pool.

CAUTION!!!!!!!!!!: 
  • Please keep your eye on any area that has flowing water – the end of streams, the outflow of the causeway, near docks with bubbler units.  
  • Snow insulates the ice allowing it to melt underneath.  
  • Check the ice depth frequently as you proceed on the water body.  
  •  The ice is solid but watch closely and step cautiously when first stepping on to the ice from the land.
The Moodus Sportsman’s Club does not represent that the ice is safe in all places on these lakes.  All participants are responsible for their own personal safety.  Pay attention to the channel in the Moodus Reservoir and the springs in Bashan Lake.  With the lowering of the water level, certain areas may not be safe.

17 January 2015

Tri-Lake Ice Fishing Tournament ~ Sunday, February 8, 2015

Moodus Sportsman’s Club Tri-Lake Ice Fishing Tournament

Sunday,  February 8, 2015

6:30 am – 1 pm 

Send an e-mail to MSC site maintainer ~ moodussportsman@gmail.com and well send back a printable application form
Click here for a printable Tournament application form,
print it out, fill it in and send to address below.


Weather/Ice decision:              4:00 pm Saturday 2/07, pls call 873-3381 to confirm
                                                  Rain / no ice date:  February 15th

Tournament Sponsor:              Moodus Sportsman’s Club

Tournament Fee:                      $20.00 per person  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE VALID CT FISHING LICENSE  --   LICENSE MUST BE PRESENTED FOR AWARDS.
                                               
Prize Fish Types:                     Bass – Largemouth/Smallmouth, Chain Pickerel or Yellow Perch

Prizes:                                      $1000.00 total purse
                                                  First Prize $ 600.00 to heaviest fish caught of the three species

                                                  $ 200.00 each to the largest fish in the two other species listed



Registration Forms:               Available at the Moodus Package Store,
                                                 or at the Moodus Sportsman’s Club February 7th  4- 6pm


Our Mailing Address                Check or Money Order must be included with ALL applications

Moodus Sportsmen’s Club       ALL applications must be postmarked by Monday, Feb.. 2nd 2014

P O Box 11

Moodus, CT 06469                    NO REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 6 PM February 7th 2014


Locations:                                Lake Hayward                East Haddam/Colchester
                                                  Bashan Lake                   East Haddam
                                                  Moodus Reservoir          Moodus

Verification:                             The official weigh-in will be held at the Moodus Sportsman’s Club

                                                  at 1:10 pm sharp!

Party Festivities:                      The Moodus Sportsman’s Club will host lunch right after
                                                   the weigh in at 1:15 pm and a raffle to follow lunch.

Tournament Finish:                  Please return to the Club by 1:00 pm for final tally, lunch and awards.

Regulations                                 Fish must conform to all Connecticut fishing regulations for the area

CAUTION!!!!!!!!!!:                       The Moodus Sportsman’s Club does not represent that the ice is safe in all places on these lakes.  All participants are responsible for their own personal safety.  Pay attention to the channel in the Moodus Reservoir and the springs in Bashan Lake. Pay attention to ice thickness. With the lowering of water levels, certain areas may not be safe!


Send an e-mail to MSC site maintainer ~ moodussportsman@gmail.com and well send back a printable application form
Click here for a printable Tournament application form,
print it out, fill it in and send to address below.
Moodus Sportsmen's Club
P O Box 11; Moodus, CT 06469
ADDITIONAL FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT THE MOODUS PACKAGE STORE

NOTE: To get notice of next year’s ice Fishing Derby (or for future events) YOU MUST send us your e-mail address. We are trying to discontinue hard copy mailed notices by 2015.

Even if the Tournament is not held this year (due to lack of ice) your email address will help us keep you posted on  last minute condtions and for future notice of events.

02 January 2015

Club Events Calendar - January through June 2015

Monthly members meetings begin at 7:30 PM
Limited Sunday rentals from Sept. 1st to March 1st
Bold faced, underlined events are open to the public

JANUARY

4    6:30 PM - Annual Board of Directors Meeting – before the regular meeting
      7:30 PM - Monthly Meeting
24  Game Dinner - 6:00 p.m. [Limited seating]
      Snow date 25th at 4 pm

FEBRUARY

1     Super Bowl Sunday
2     Monthly Meeting
8     Ice Fishing Derby - Start at 6:00 AM
       Snow/Rain Date 15th for Ice Derby

21   Game Dinner - 6:00 p.m. [Limited seating]
       Snow date for Game Dinner - 22nd at 4 pm

MARCH

2     Monthly Meeting
14   Game Dinner - 6:00 p.m. [Limited seating]
       Snow date for Game Dinner - 15th at 4 pm
       DEEP Hunter Safety Course  [Advance sign-up through DEEP required]
       DEEP: CE/FS Program - Franklin Wildlife Management Center

       860-642-7239 - ~ dep.franklinwildlife@ct.gov
20    Friday - 6 pm to 9 pm
21    Saturday - 8 am to 5 pm
22    Sunday - 8 am to 2 pm

29    March Madness 5 Stand Shoot Off

APRIL

4     Game Dinner - 6:00 PM [Limited seating]
       Annual Raffle
5     Spring Work Party - 9:00 AM
6     Monthly Meeting
11   Town-Wide Clean-Up

MAY

3     Children's Fishing Derby
4     Monthly Meeting
17   Annual Salmon River Fishing Trip & Club Party
       Squid Fishing Trip May / June

JUNE

1     Monthly Meeting
19   Set Up for Shad Bake
21   Annual Shad Bake - Week after Father's Day

Special Sunday Work Party - January 4, 2015

MEMBERS: are invited to come Sunday morning since it is going to snow/rain on Sunday, going to start around 9am.

Work to be done

Prep for Game Dinners: Roast Bear & pork, butcher Pheasants & beaver.

Clean up and repairs: Organize upstairs cabinets & shelves, inventory materials, inventory freezers, reorganize and inventory basement, interior wall & window cleaning, floors.

If anyone is available, the help is much appreciated!

Football and Pizza & Beer for the Afternoon:

Bengals vs Colts 1pm, Lions vs Cowboys 4pm

03 November 2014

MSC Work Party - November 16th ~ Your help is needed!

Fall Work Party / Rain date Nov. 23 - Sunday morning

One person can't do it alone. Be part of the work party team!
We're certain there will be something to munch on afterwards

Full Disclosure: Yeah, this isn't from one of the work parties at the club, but from the MSC crew who went to help clean up Sunrise Resort last fall.