We enjoyed a fantastic day of fly fishing for Smallmouth bass on the Mississippi River Sunday on July 26th at Ellison Park in Monticello north of the Cities
We fished from 10:00 – 3:00 with a break for lunch. Member Grace Glander graciously provided tips and techniques for catching smallies on the Mississippi.
What a beautiful day of fishing on the Rush River in Wisconsin with one-on-one instruction on May 16 from a group of talented fly fishers! We had some specialized instruction from 9:30 to 11:30 followed by potluck lunch and then fishing with a mentor on the river until 3:00. We met at the Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club, Ellsworth WI May 16, 2015 and were able to fish there and make use of their picnic tables and facilities. This has been such a popular event we plan to have another One-on-One next spring. So, stay tuned for the date and location for 2016.
Members of the club taught two fly fishing classes for Dakota County Parks and Recreation in April and May. One was the two-day Fly Fishing Workshop held April 7 & 14 from 6 to 8 pm at the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center. The other was Fly Fishing for Women held on Saturday, May 9 from 10 AM to noon, also at Lebanon Hills Visitor Center. Check out the classes Dakota County Parks offer if you are interested for next spring.
Our annual fly tying lessons and practice were held, once again, at Fort Snelling State Park.
We have held this event here for several years since several of our members are DNR and Park employees and the facility is very user-friendly for our group.
We are lucky to have several mentors that have helped through the years.
Bass Camp, 2013, started at the park in Chatfield, MN, so that we could meet our mentors and volunteers for the day and get out on the Root River for a day of some bass fishing (and whatever else we might catch!).
It was a gorgeous morning and appeared that it would be a sunny and not-too-hot day.
There were seven of us and five mentors–an excellent ratio. Vaughn and Grace would be in one boat, Dan and Jodie and Sally in another, and Mike and Joan and Monta in the third. Ellen and Marlene would be wading and casting as would Mike and Trish.
It was a great day to be out and it was fun to do some “catching!”