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!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fly Fishing School 2014

This year's Fly Fishing School was a success and everyone who participated had a great time.  Thank you to the volunteers who made each station fun and informative.  We hope everyone who attended the school will continue to enjoy our sport and we welcome our new members to the club.  Here are a few photos of the good time we had, including a rare opportunity to fish the at the pond at Schramm State Park.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fly Fishing School Update

FLY FISHING SCHOOL IS FULL, enrollment is now closed to new reservations.  Thank you everyone for their interest in our sport, please fell free to contact us about future events.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fly Fishing School

We will be hosting a Fly Fishing School on Saturday, June 14, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Aksarben Aquarium, Schramm State Park.  Lunch and water will be provided, please bring polarized sunglasses, hat, sun screen, bug repellent and dress accordingly for the weather.  The class is $15.00 and is limited to 24 participants (we currently have 17 registered).  Please join us for a great day learning a new sport.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

"One-Fly" Fly Fishing Contest

Please join us for our annual one-fly bluegill fly fishing tournament this upcoming Saturday, May 31st at Summit Lake SRA!

Lunch will be provided but please your own drinks.

The horn will sound at 2:00pm to start the contest. You and your fishing partner will keep count on each other bluegill caught. The horn will blow again at 3:50pm to let you know that you have ten (10) minutes left to fish with a final blow at 4:00 to let you know that the contest is over.

Check in will start at approximately 12:00 noon till around 1:30pm at the picnic shelter. When you check in, you will need to provide your name and the name of your partner. If you do not have a partner, just let the officials know and we will find someone to fish with you.

The Fly:
You can tie on the ONE single fly of your choice and fish it. No other fly will be allowed. You may retie the knot but only on that fly. If your line breaks for any reason, you are done. No "droppers" or second string flies are allowed.

The Score:
At the end of the competition, the scoring official(s) will record your count at the picnic area. Your  fishing partner also needs to be present. Any dead fish will result in a deduction of 10 points to your total. The person who catches the greatest number of bluegill will be rewarded the "traveling plaque" which will be engraved with he winners name, fish count, and the the name of the pattern used.

About Summit Lake SRA:
There are two boat ramps for smaller craft. Electric motor or non-powered boats are allowed. Please remember that you will need to have a PFD with you at all times. There is also a 21" minimum length limit on large mouth bass.