Less than a week to go! Lots of good stuff has come in for the silent auction. The BBQ is ready to roll thanks to marina staff and Snug Harbour restaurant. About 200 people have registered. Here's the Agenda:
Lake Ontario Salmon Symposium 2016
April 2, 2016 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Port Credit
Waterside Inn - 15 Stavebank Road, Mississauga, Ontario
Local Hosts: Port Credit Salmon and Trout Association in partnership with the Lake Ontario Management Unit - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
8:55 am Welcome from John Ozolins (MC)
9:00 am Opening Remarks, Brian Lambie, PCSTA
9:15 am Lake Ontario - 2015 â€“ Year in Review from U.S. lake manager, Steve LaPan, NYSDEC
9:45 Chinook Salmon Fishery Management , Ontario Lake Manager, Andy Todd, OMNRF
10:15 am Coffee Break and chance to gather information from exhibitors and place bids on Silent Auction items.
10:45 am Prey Fish Dynamics from Brian Weidel, USGS Oswego NY and Jeremy Holden, OMNRF (what are they eating and how that's going)
11:15 am Tagged Salmon - What the tracked salmon are doing. Aaron Fisk, University of Windsor and Tim Johnson, OMNRF
11:45 am Chinook Fishery Dynamics Overview. The lake has changed and it will keep changing. What does that mean for anglers? Brian Lambie - Port Credit Salmon and Trout Association
12:00 pm PCSTA BBQ at the Port Credit Village Marina (run by City of Mississauga staff and Snug Harbour Restaurant)
1:00 pm Chinook Fishery Dynamics - Randy Scottâ€™s 30 Year Angler Diary Revealed and Panel Discussion. (The diary logs 12,000 of the fish he caught, where he got them and how. Spoiler Alert, Randy caught a lot of monsters and his diary is a map of how the lake has changed over 30 years.) Mike Yuille OMNRF with anglers Randy Scott, Jerry Felluca and Al Van Dusen.
2:00 Break -- and last call for Silent Auction bids.
2:30 pm The Future of the Chinook Fishery - Lake Huron Perspective Frank Krist, Chair of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Lake Huron Citizens Fishery Advisory Committee.
3:15 pm The Future of the Chinook Fishery - Panel Discussion Lake Managers, Scientists and Anglers.
4:00 pm Wrap up and 9.9 HP Mercury Outboard Draw by John Ozolins (MC). Ticket for the draw will be on sale at the Symposium.