Keep on Fishing
New Extended season regulations
Many of you know Fishing catch and release for trout continues through December 31st in three southeast Minnesota State Parks: Forestville, Whitewater and Beaver Creek. However more water is now open. Trout streams in four towns in southeast Minnesota (Preston, Lanesboro, Chatfield and Spring Valley) are open for trout catch and release within city limits. I gave it a try in Preston almost two weeks ago. It was the first cold snap. I was dressed warm but It was a bit cold. I got a rainbow on a streamer but did not land it. I quit when the sleet started. The great thing about being in town is it is so easy to find a place to warm up with warm food. There is great trout water in all of these towns and no crowds (actually no people on the stream at all) in this extended season.
We had a great weekend at the Expo. Thanks again to all of those who helped out at the booth. Also, KSTP did a great story about the Expo, shining some light on the amount of women getting into the sport. Check it out below!
Fly Fishing Women of Mn held our annual Spring meeting May 26, 2016 at the Urban Growler Brewery in St. Paul. 19 members attended of which 25% were new members. It was a great time to socialize, meet new folks and just talk fishing. Monta lead the meeting. She acknowledged present board members and encouraged others to consider running for board positions that will be open in the fall. Activities and club accomplishments from Nov. 2015 – May 2016 were noted with increased membership being highlighted! Members were encouraged to use the web site, bring in new members, watch the web page’s Events and Forum to stay aware of upcoming activities. T-shirts were sold. The evening was quite enjoyable!
On February 27, several members from FFWMN, two gals from a Wisconsin TU group, and two gals from the U of M entomology dept., met several Girl Scouts at an elementary school in Menomonie, WI. The Girl Scouts had a great time learning about trout streams, the insects they eat, how to know what brook, brown and rainbow trout look like, and even how to tie a woolly bugger. Not sure who had more fun…the scouts or adults! The FFWMN are looking forward to teaching the scouts how to cast on a real stream later this spring.