Let's go Fishing!
This Friday, March 14th, at 7 AM we will have a presentation by Scott Grummer who is a fisheries biologist with the Iowa DNR. Scott's presentation is titled "Little Wall Lake - A Lake at a Crossroads". Also, Scott will be glad to answer questions on Clear Lake. Scott is based there.The meeting will be in our regular meeting room at 2321 North Loop Drive. For directions to the meeting go to the FAQ section of this site and read point 3. This will be an interesting presentation which I hope you can attend.
We still have room for a boater or rider on the upcoming Mississippi crappie trip. The dates are March 23rd-28th. If interested contact Lee at email@example.com .
The first meeting of Ames Anglers was held Saturday morning March 1st at the Story County Conservation office's conference room located in McFarland Park. The event was a seminar format with many topics presented that were of interest to central Iowa fishermen. Fifty five anglers attended the event. Seven speakers presented. Mike Cox and Denny Baker talked about "Fishing Oportunities in Story County" with emphasis on the newest Story County Lake, Dakins. Denny Baker talked about a fish stocking fundraiser for Dakins coming up April 5th. Jeff Kopaska oof the Iowa DNR talked about "Lake Fisheries Surveys in Iowa". Jeff also made some recommendations on lakes in Iowa that may be particularly good in 2014. Five club members talked about their favorite equipment and techniques they use to catch fish locally. Allen Pattillo covered bluegill with an emphasis on fly fishing for them, Lee Huey told about using finesse equipment and techniques for catching bass, Ted Tedesco covered trolling and casting for white bass, Les Wolfe made an interesting presentation on crappie fishing and Jim Trow talked about his favorite methods for catching walleye. Coffee and rolls were provided by JAX Outdoors. After the meeting four new members signed up!
Club Outings for 2014. The following club outings are being planned for 2014, with specific details included in the Documents section under Information on Club Outings. There are also PowerPoints on the 2013 trips to Minaki, Ash Rapids and Ashland included with the details. The PowerPoints will give you an idea of what those trips would be like. The itineraries for the Mississippi and Minaki trips were updated 3-4-14.
- Mar 23-28: Mississippi Crappie Trip
- Jun 20-28: Minaki/Paradise Cove Canada trip*
- Aug 10-16: Ash Rapids Lodge, Shoal Lake/Lake of the Woods, Canada
- Oct 12-16: Chequamegon Bay, Ashland, WI
- See memorial for Dr. Dean Harms posted in the In Memorium section.
- Member Greg Geoffroy has reported in his Blog about a recent successful fishing trip to the Florida Keys. Check it out in the Blog section.
- Member Richard Janssen has reported in his Blog on fishing in Little Cayman. Check it out.
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