Minutes from the September 26th Meeting
Since only members were present, President Cliff began our meeting with Fishing Reports.
Kids Fishing Coordinator Wayne Avery said salmon and browns were active for shoreline anglers. Avery is using a 10’ fishing rod with fly line and a monofilament leader with a streamer fly.
On Lake Michigan, 120’ of water is producing 2 to 3 year old salmon.
The club outing on Lake Winnebago had slow action, but there were enough fish for a terrific shore lunch. In the frying pan were perch, a walleye and white bass expertly cooked by Editor Chuck Fischer.
Sergeant at Arms “Big” Dave river fished the “Blue Hole” area. This is ¼ mile north of Capitol Drive where he caught fish including walleyes between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Secretary & Media Director Larry had smallmouth action in the Oconomowoc River. The fish were hitting Dick Smith’s Panfish Grubs.
The Mississippi River gave up white bass, crappies and sauger for back-up secretary Ray Letourneau.
Vice-President George fished his lake and boated a smallmouth and 4 walleyes.
Per President Cliff, Bob’s Bait has been offering good prices on fishing items so Cliff has been getting a number of door prizes from this store. Bob’s Bait has been contributing the bait used in the Kids Fishing Clinics.
The secretary’s minutes were read and approved by secretary & media director Larry Van Veghel.
Treasurer Dan Freiherr reported that we have $1255.00 in our bank account. The report was approved as stated.
After a general discussion on various forms of energy production including the cons of windmills in the Lake Winnebago and Alaskan skylines, pollution of certain fossil fuels and more, Cliff gave us a rundown on upcoming meeting highlights.
Oct. 10- Bass pro Justin Newkirk will discuss “Fall Bass Fishing,”
Oct. 24- Lowrance Rep. Gary Vanderhill will discuss their products with emphasis in using GPS units,
Nov. 14- No meeting. Watch the Green Bay Packers. The meeting has been moved to November 28,
Nov. 28- Al Hutchinson will talk about custom rod building. His talk has become a club favorite, since it is coupled with a later scheduled rod building get together. Hutchinson is a past president of the Rod Builders Guild.
Dec. 9- Christmas Party Time.
Dec. 12- Back by popular demand. Jerry Opicka gives us his annual ice fishing talk. He emphasizes safety.
Dec. 26- No meeting. Play with your new Christmas fishing toys.
Jan. 9- Andy Stuth on “Whitefish Fishing.” This talk has become another club favorite, as it is combined with an outing now termed “Gary’s Outing.”
Ray Letourneau has thankfully taken on the task of getting our website going. Secretary Larry is computer literate, so he will assist. He’s used computers to design industrial refrigeration units for Vilter Mfg. Corp., has 4 blogs, and writes an online southeastern Wisconsin fishing column for examiner.com out of Denver. Larry used to enter the fishing reports on our former website. Ray’s son will get us going on the website, and Ray will do the website after some training.
For your club roster info., add President Cliff’s cell phone at (414) 388-6888 and secretary Larry’s at (414) 801-1222.