31 January 2012

A different kind of ice fishing

Gathering mussels under the ice, in Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec, Canada.

Closer to Moodus, Lake Champlain the liquid border between Northern New York and Vermont, has been ice-free from Crown Point to up by Rouses Point; and in Saskatchewan, only this
past Sunday [01/29/2012] a truck lost battle with the ice while trying to pull their fishing shanty off Last Mountain Lake.

A - Moodus, CT
B - Lake Champlain
C - Kangiqsujuaq, Qu├ębec, Canada
D - Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

So, we are still figuring out what will happen on February 12th, but with warm weather again the rest of this week, the ice fishing derby does not seem promising.

26 January 2012

Ice Fishing Derby again postponed ~ until February 12th

IMAGE CREDIT: US Army Corp of Engineers - Might as well be Moodus reservoir
As you can see from the predicted weather posted below, there will be no ice this weekend.  Therefore the ice fishing derby is postponed again to February 12th.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Light north wind. 
Thursday: A slight chance of rain after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Light north wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%. 
Thursday Night: Rain likely, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. 
Friday: Rain likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. '
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. 
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Here is a revised schedule of events

January 28 - This Saturday - Squirrel hunting day?  meet at the club at 7:30 and return by noon?  or let Jim V know if you are in and show up at noon for lunch. Just one rule - if you hunt, you have to help clean the squirrels!
    Lunch - venison chili, eggplant parmesan, beverages.

22 January 2012

MSC Calendar for 2012 ~ 1st Quarter

  •  2 Monthly and Annual Board of Directors Meetings 
  •  14 Game Dinner 6:00 p.m. 
  •  22 Ice Fishing Derby Rain Date – Jan 29 
  •  5 Super Bowl Sunday 
  •  6 Monthly Meeting 
  •  11 Sat. & 12 Sun. NEW ICE FISHING DERBY DATE 
  •  18 Game Dinner 6:00 pm 
  •  25 Archery Course 8 am – 4 pm 
  •  5 Monthly Meeting 10 Game Dinner 6:00 pm 
  •  23/24/25 DEP Hunter Safety Course
     Fri. 6 pm – 9 pm, Sat. 8 am – 5 pm, Sun. 8 am - 2 pm 
  • 30 Project Graduation - Friday
  •   2  Monthly Meeting  
  •   7  Town Wide Clean Up
  • 14 Game Dinner  - 6:00 pm  -  Annual Raffle
  • 15 Spring Work Party  9 am

20 January 2012

Ice Fishing Postponed BUT Squirrel Hunt is on

Ice Fishing Derby has been postponed to January 29th

Bashan Lake and Lake Hayward have just a skim coat on it now and tonight's snow will insulate the ice. Saturday's snow will further cover over what is safe & not safe. Get the word out to your friends and family.

Squirrel Hunting - Saturday am - If the snow starts according to NOAA then it looks like a good morning. Of course this is subject to change. We plan on going as long as the heavy snow starts after noon. If it is snowing hard at 6 am then the squirrels will sleep in.

We are cleaning game Friday night at the club - stop by or call if you are interested.

09 January 2012

Tri-Lake Ice Fishing Tournament ~ Reset to January 29th

Click on this and print or save to your computer. It must be MAILED TO our P O Box address for entry OR dropped off at the club before the Tournament date.

MSC's Annual Tri-Lakes
Ice Fishing Tournament

Sunday, January 22, 2012 :
6 am – 1 pm

Weather/Ice decision: 4:00 pm Saturday 1/21, please call 860-873-3381 to confirm || Rain / no ice date: January 29th

Tournament Sponsor Moodus Sportsman’s Club

Tournament Fee: $20.00 per adult || $5.00 per child under 16 years old



Prize Fish Types: Bass – Largemouth/Smallmouth, Chain Pickerel or Yellow Perch

Prizes: Adult Division $1000.00 total purse; First Prize $600.00 for heaviest fish of the three species || $200.00 each to the largest fish in the two other species listed
       Children Division Trophies to be awarded in all three categories

Registration Forms:
• Available at the Moodus Package Store
• Right-click on the image to your right, save as a JPG file, print it, fill it out and mail it.
• Send an e-mail to MSC Webmaster who will e-mail a PDF document back to you that you can print out and mail to us ||
•   Snail Mail applications must be postmarked by Monday, January 16, 2012
•   Email applications must be received by Thursday, January 19, 2012
Hand Deliver to the Sportsman’s Club Jan 21st 4-6pm


      • Lake Hayward || East Haddam
      • Bashan Lake || East Haddam
      • Moodus Reservoir || Moodus ~ [You can still fish there, but see note below]

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 one of it's famous lunches after the weigh-in [1:15 pm] with prizes and our usual activities to follow.

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

Regulations: Fish must conform to Connecticut fishing regulations for the area being fished
         • Click here for the CT DEP lakes regulations

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.

NOTICE: Pay attention to the channel in the Moodus Reservoir.
With the lowering of the water level, certain areas may not be safe!