Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November Club Meeting

The club will hold its regular monthly club meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30) at Aksarben Aquarium, Schramm State Park.  We will be holding our annual election and voting for 2015 Executive Board Members.  After the ballots are cast, we will welcome our guest speaker from Gavin's Point National Fish Hatchery.  There has been a slight correction to the program and the Army Corp of Engineers is sending Mr. Craig Bockholt to give us a presentation on the hatchery.  We still have some raffle tickets available for the wading staff, but we are hoping to draw for them soon, so please get your ticket(s) if you haven't already.  We have an exciting evening planned, so please brave the cold and join us for the fun.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fall Bluegills

Look at what is still biting this fall!  This beautiful 9" bluegill was caught by Joe Smith on Tuesday, October 4.  He reported that he caught 7 others in about an hour of fishing.  The fishing this fall continues to be fine, so please grab your rod and fly box and head out for time on your favorite water.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fish In At Holmes Lake

Several members of CFF came out to enjoy a fine fall day fly fishing at Holmes Lake in Lincoln on Saturday afternoon.  The lake has recently been stocked with seasonal rainbow trout and one of our new members managed to catch a couple of those beautiful fish.  Also caught were several bluegills, black crappie and a couple bass.  Kenneth Whisenhunt landed the trophy of the day with his  fantastic 26" catfish, pictured above.  What a great day on the water with great friends!

Monday, October 13, 2014

October Club Meeting

The Cornhusker Fly Fishers will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Aksarben Aquarium, Schramm State Park at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30).  Our guest speaker for the evening will be Mr. Branden O'Hare of O'Hare Taxidermy in Omaha.  He will be giving us an over view of his work, how we can prepare our trophy for delivery to a taxidermist, and he has some deer hair that he is donating to club members.  You may check out his business at the link below.

I hope to see you all there for an interesting and informative evening.  Please remember that we still have $2 raffle tickets for the Folstaf Wading Staff available.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

2014 Casting Competition Results

We had a lot of fun at our annual Casting Competition, and we had the added bonus of introducing the sport to several spectators as well.  The weather was certainly hot, but the wind was not too difficult this afternoon.  We had six different casting stations set up, three for accuracy and three for distance.  The total points possible were 18.

1st Place:   Ken Whisenhunt (15)

2nd Place:  Ed Swantner (11)

3rd Place:   Alan Berk (8)

Thank you to the other members who competed and to those who helped set up the course and acted as judges.

Pictured above is Ken Whisenhunt, this year's winner and Ed Swantner, last year's winner.

Fish In at Memphis SRA

The Fish In at Memphis SRA is cancelled for Saturday, August 23, due to the storms in the area.  The Tie In and Casting Competition at Aksarben are still on.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Carp Fest 2014


Carp Fest 2014 was held at Two Rivers State Recreation Area this year on Saturday, July 19.  There were quite a few people camping in the park, but not many fishing, so we didn't have to look far for a nice place to fish.  Some of our club members were out early and enjoyed some fishing before we had lunch.  It was a beautiful day and we used a picnic shelter shaded by a huge old sycamore tree for our meal.  We feasted on fried carp, grilled hot dogs, coleslaw, fresh fruit, zucchini bread, deviled eggs, cake pops, cookies, chips and soft drinks.  After we ate, several club members went fishing for a couple hours.  I must say the members gave it their best efforts, but no carp were caught at this year's carp fest.  Several bluegills were, and just after lunch a nice catfish was landed.  We did all have fun out there fishing and eating together and I'd say it was a pretty great day all around.  Thanks to everyone who came out a participated!