Welcome to the Saco River Salmon Club!
Check out the newsletter updated the beginning of every month for the latest on what's happening.
The runs have started. Please view our fish count page for the latest on how many salmon, shad, and herring are returning to the Saco. The counts are updated on a regular basis during the run and as information becomes available.
Total salmon count for the year:
See The Salmon for details.
Bar Mills Re-Licensing:
Recommendations for the Bar Mills Environmental Assessment Applicant: FPL Energy - Maine Hydro FERC Project No. 2194
Comments of the Saco River Salmon Club Hatchery on Scoping Document - 1 for Environmental Issues - Bar Mills Hydroelectric Project No. 2194-020
The tentative stocking schedule and volunteer help needs follow:
BOAT STOCKING--MAY 12th: We need two more river canoes (wide or flat bottom) and three paddlers. Meet at the hatchery about 8:00 a.m.
MAJOR STOCKING--MAY 14th: We need volunteers to help place the fish into the coolers and to accompany team leaders to do the actual stocking. You do not need a canoe or previous experience to help with this. Meet at the hatchery about 8:00 a.m.
LEFT OVER STOCKING--May 15th: If all fish are not stocked on the 14th, we will need a few crews to finish on the 15th. Please hold that date open.
****CONTINGENCY PLAN****--MAY 21st: Water flow in the Saco River watershed is presently way too high for stocking. If this high water persists, we will need to do the entire stoching starting on the 21st. Please call the hatchery (282-6985), Nick Sibilia (294-6311), Mark Woodruff (929-5300), John Blunt (282-5264), or Skip Paolini (283-1220) Tuesday or Wednesday of next week to see where things stand. Thanks in advance for your help---this is what the whole year's work is about. Volunteer help will be needed on February 9 - EGG DELIVERY DAY. John Blunt, Nick Sibilia, and Skip Paolini will be returning from Green Lake with 700,000 to 800,000 eggs. Members will need to be at the hatchery no later than 4:00 p.m. to help disinfect and transfer the eggs to the trays. Your help will be appreciated!