Tax day has come and gone, now we can give our attention to important matters. The next important matter is of course the next meeting of the HFF. The meeting will be April 21st at the Colorado Steakhouse. This month the program will be Mike Exl of Wildcat Creek Outfitters. He will be talking about Smallmouth fishing in Indiana. (http://www.wildcatcreekoutfitters.com.)
I am sure a number of us had hoped to be Wiper fishing at Monroe. However, I checked the water level this morning and the lake is up by 8.7 ft. My guess is that would make wading a bit of a challenge. So much water and no room to put it down stream and it is supposed to rain again on Sunday.
Hope to see you all on the 21st at the Colorado Steakhouse. Dinner will be at 6:00 and the program will start at 7:00. Dont forget 2015
Fishing License, State Park Pass and Trout Stamps are needed now. You can get park passes,permits and other great things on line at Mother Nature Mercantile, and Licenses at the DNR website. Look for the updated links to those websites under our list of Local Websites.
The next meeting of the HFF will be April 21st at the Colorado
Steakhouse. This month the program will be Mike Exl of Wildcat Creek Outfitters. He will be talking about Smallmouth fishing in
From their web site: Mike has been fly fishing most of his life. He has traveled to destinations such as the Bahamas, Alaska, and even Chile. Mike is one of our guides and also instructs our fly tying classes and is one of our two Carp guides. Be sure to visit their website to learn more about fly fishing Indiana and how Wildcat Creek Outfitters can help you.
The fly tying demo this month will be Barry Clarke tying an H and L
variant. Although this is a trout pattern,I am willing to bet the odd
Bluegill might gobble one of these. The annual picnic may be a good
chance to test this theory but remember, this is just a theory. There
is a nice video on tying this pattern available at http://thefeatherbender.com/2014/07/12/tying-the-h-l-variant/
Future Events: The annual HFF picnic will be May 9th. Stay tuned for more information on the picnic coming soon.
Fishing Report: The weather is sotra kinda getting OK and it sure looks like it is about time to go fishing. However,Paul and I drove down to look at Clear Creek on Friday. Lots of water,one might even call it a flood. As of this morning Lake Monroe was up 6.9 ft. I guess we will have to wait for a while to chase Carp and Wipers in the lake. The water at Fairfax is up to the parking lot so if you are hungry for some action you could cast out of the back of a pickup in any of the numerous parking spots open now. Water temperatures are in the mid to high 40’s and rumors of crappies and bluegills biting have been heard.
Hope to see you all on the 21st at the Colorado Steakhouse. Dinner will be at 6:00 and the program will start at 7:00. Get those rods and reels in good shape, you will be needing them soon . Don’t forget 2015 Fishing License and Trout Stamps are needed now. Fishing time is here, get out and enjoy it.