Our program this coming Friday, October 21st will be a co-presentation by members Max Rothschild and Spike Speicher on "Lake Of The Woods Walleye Fishing". Max and Spike were in a group of anglers that fished out of Ash Rapids Resort in mid August. As an amateur walleye angler, Max learned a lot from professional walleye angler, Spike. They would like to share that experience and Spike would like to share several new lure combinations he tried for the first time in 2016. The meeting will be at 7 AM in our regular meeting room in the CPMI Building at 2321 North Loop Drive in the ISU Research Park.
The annual Ames Anglers Fish Dinner will be the evening of Thursday, November 10th at 5:30 PM (dinner at 6 PM) in the CPMI Event Center at 2321 North Loop Drive in the ISU Research Park in Ames. If you haven't signed up for the dinner please do so by Friday, October 28th. Walleye will be the main course with a special shrimp hors d' oeuvre prepared by Chef Stewart Hinerfeld. The shrimp will be Iowa raised. Allen Pattillo, who is an aquaculture specialist with Iowa State, will give a short talk about this new Iowa Industry. The rest of the menu will be pot luck. I will send out pot luck assignments a week before the dinner. Water and coffee will be provided. If you wish any other type of drink, including wine and mixed drinks, please bring it. The tickets are $15 each. Let me hear from you. I hope you can attend.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 Lake Pepin, MN/WI Friday, October 14th through Tuesday, October 18th.
Outing to Truman Lake, MO. Monday, October 24th through Friday, October 28th.