May 2021 President’s Message
Top Left: Barry Palmer presenting plaque to winning Chucker Lou Thomnas for the Bass Tournament
Picker Warren Rasmussen was not present.
Top Right: Bob Heinbach presenting plaque to winner of the Casting Tournament Dave Rambow
Bottom L-R. Mike Carragher organizer of the Davey Ferris Fly Swap, Russ Kucinski winner this year, and Davey Ferris
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Barry Palmer Invitational Bass Tournament on April 16th.
It was a fun time and we had 20 teams.
There were a lot of positives about the tournament:
The number of members involved (35) was fantastic. We never had that many involved in a tournament before.
2 weeks before the tournament we had 7 members signed up. It took beating the bushes Calling, going to members homes, website announcement, and many email reminders to get a response. It was worth it!
if the forecast would have come true we would have been wiped out with thunderstorms. The front stalled and we were blessed with great weather.
After a very slow start we actually caught fish. Lou Thomas was the winner as the top team chucker for the tournament. His picker was Warren Rasmussen. They also won the alternative species
We ended the tournament in the Bistro for a nice lunch and drawing for several prizes.
The winning bid for Dick Curtis”s kayak was made by Paul Thomas.
Mike Carragher announced the winner of our Davey Ferris Fly Swap. It was a close competition among 11 members tying a snook pattern. Congratulations go to Russ Kucinski for taking home the prize. There was a drawing for a package of each of the flies tied for this 2021 competition and the 2020 competition.
A special thanks to all those who came to watch. We had over 40 people enjoy this event.
What’s happening over the next few months??
We will have our regular Business and 3 Evening Presentations In May
Mark you calendars with these club meetings
May 3 monthly fly tying. 2-4pm. Bridge rm
May 5th Board meeting 9-10 Bridge Room
May 5 Morning Business meet. Bridge rm 10-11am
May 11th & 12th. Evening Presentation Art Palmer 6-7:30 rod building and repair Bridge room
May 19 Evening Presentation. Dave Rambow Knots for Fly Fishing
Bridge rm. 6-8pm
June, July, and August
No Regular morning Board/Business meetings and no Evening meetings are scheduled
These are very slow months. WE WILL HAVE:
June, July, and August twice monthly fishing events:
Monthly Tilapia Derby at Freedom Pointe between 9-11am as the ponds heat up. Dates to be determined. They will be posted in Russ’s weekly club news and fishing planner email.
Bass, Bistro, and Beer A monthly Evening Fishing/Social at Grand Oaks June,16th July 13th, and August 19th. Come and fish the early evening hours and the winner gets a beer at the Bistro. If you don’t fish you can still come and have a beer or dinner and socialize.
We will restart our Morning Business meetings and our Evening Presentation Meetings.
We will update you when our guest speakers are rescheduled.
Oct 13. Fall Picnic. 11-2pm Ribs and stuff with Baked Bean cook off with Celebration of Life for Ed Rapisardi
Nov 10th Fall Fest. 5-8pm. Bridge Room this is a catered event