Our program this coming Friday, September 30th will be a presentation by member Daryl Strohbehn on a recent outing he organized to Lake Minnitaki, ON. He and several club members spent a week, with some staying 10 days, fishing for walleye out of Donnely's Resort near Sioux Lookout, ON. They caught lots of walleye and generally had a great time. Come at 7 AM this Friday and learn about this outing. It will be in our regular meeting room in the CPMI Building at 2321 North Loop Drive in the ISU Research Park.
The Truman Lake fall outing date has changed. Instead of going Sunday, October 2nd to Thursday, October 6th we will reschedule to Monday, October 24th to Friday, October 28th. If you can go that last full week in October let me know if you will be a boater or rider.
I am scheduling two - one day outings, Red Rock on Wednesday, September 28th and Little River on Tuesday, October 11th. If interested in either or both and haven't already signed up let me know if you would be a boater or rider.
The annual Ames Anglers Fish Fry will be the evening of Thursday, November 10th at 5:30 PM in the CPMI Event Center at 2321 North Loop Drive in the ISU Research Park in Ames. Put it on your calendar. Details will be sent later.
We are beginning to run short of funds to keep our Web site going. It costs approximately $5 per site member per year to keep it going. If you have subscribed to our Web site I would appreciate a donation of between $5 and $20 to replenish our Web site fund. Send your check made out to Ames Anglers, % Lee Huey, 800 Phoenix Circle, Ames, IA 50014. I would appreciate your consideration of this request.
A future program that has been suggested is "What were/are your favorite fishing destinations in the upper Midwest and/or Canada". The request was made by some members looking for new destinations to try. I will let you know when this presentation will be given so you can contribute to it.
Jim Trow will lead an ice fishing outing to Webster, SD in early January of 2017. The dates are to leave Ames Monday, January 2, fish Tuesday and Wednesday, January 3 and 4 and return to Ames Thursday, January 5th. He has reserved the lodge at Boomers Outback that sleeps 15. It has 15 beds, 4 bathrooms and a gathering place on the main floor. The cost will be $27.79 per person at full occupancy. The cost of the guided daily trip on the ice is $150 per day per person. They pick you up at the lodge, set you up in a portable ice shelter with all equipment provided and will clean your fish at the end of the day. If you are not catching fish in 20-30 minutes they will move you to a new location. If you haven't signed up and wish to go let Jim know at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will see if he can fit you in.
If you are fishing anywhere please note your success or failures in the Forums section or on your Blog page. Doing this will help fellow anglers choose productive fishing destinations.
Anglers meet every Friday morning for breakfast at Hy Vee Central (L way and Grand in Ames) between 7:30 and 8 AM. If we have a regular meeting at 7 AM we will then meet at around 8:15 -8:30 AM. Come join us for some fish stories and bring along a few of your own.
Club Outings for 2016
Ice Fishing Outing to Lacrosse, WI., February 16-18, 2016.
Little River Outing (Leon, IA.) , Tuesday, April 26th and Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Truman Lake, MO. Outing May 1 - 5, 2016 with a possible side trip to Lake Stockton, MO.
Green Valley Outing (Creston, IA.), Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Clear Lake Outing (Clear Lake, IA.), Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Outing to member Chuck Beck's Canadian Point O' Pines Outpost June 5-10, 2016
Outing to Minaki, ON., June 17-25, 2016.
Outing to Red Rock, July 19th, 2016.
Outing to Red Rock, August 23rd, 2016
Outing to Lake Minnitaki, ON. (near Sioux Lookout), September 9-17, 2016
Outing to Lake Red Rock, Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Outing to Little River Lake near Leon, IA., Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Outing to Truman Lake, MO. Monday, October 24th through Friday, October 28th.