This Friday, April 3rd, member Rita Patterson will give a presentation on attending the Ice Fishing University held a few weeks ago at Lake Osakis, MN. The event was hosted by Dave Gentz and other noted ice fishermen. Dave is considered the father of modern ice fishing. Rita will tell about what she learned from Dave and others and show what prizes she got for attending the event.
We will tour the Rathbun Fish Hatchery on Monday April 6th. We will meet for breakfast at the central Hy Vee at 7 AM that morning and leave for Rathbun at 7:45 AM. The tour will begin at 10:15 AM. After the tour we will have lunch at Honey Creek Resort which is located on the shores of Lake Rathbun. If you have any questions call (515-231-2932) or E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) Lee.
Instead of our usual meeting on Friday, April 10th we will go to Bass Pro Shops at Altoona, IA for a seminar on "Whats New in Fishing Lures". Bass Pro representatives will cover new and popular lures for catching bass and crappie. We will meet at the central Hy Vee at 8 AM that morning and leave for Bass Pro around 9 AM. The seminar will begin at 10:30 AM in the fishing tackle section of the store. After the seminar we will have lunch and then return to Ames.
Our annual swap meet will be Saturday morning, May 9th in the JAX parking lot in west Ames. JAX will also host a seminar, "Trout Fishing 101, between 1:30 and 3:30 PM that day. The presentation will be put on by the Story County chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Club Outings for 2015. The following club outings are being planned for 2015
Lake Waconia, MN Ice Fishing Outing. February 17-19, 2015
Lake Francis Case, SD. April 21-23, 2015
Minaki, ON Canadian Outing. June 19-27, 2015
Lake Pepin, WI. September 27 - October 1, 2015
Ashland, WI Outing. October 11-15, 2015
If you haven't signed up for the above and want more details get in touch with Lee at email@example.com .
Day trips to various Iowa lakes will be planned. Watch for details as they develop.