Summer is for Fishing

I hope you all have had a chance to get some fishing in this Spring. It is time to start thinking about our Unofficial meetings. As usual, we will meet at the Colorado Steakhouse at 6:00 for dinner. So, it is time to tell us all about your 24” smallmouth and 1 pound + bluegill all from local waters!

The date for the summer meetings are:

June 19th

July 17th

August 21st

Sept 18th

The first Official meeting will be October 16th.

Hope to see you all next Tuesday…


FISH REPORT: Lake Monroe is finally down to near normal levels,  and the creeks have cleared out a little so maybe we can get some local fishing reports coming in. I do know almost everything is biting well now and the mulberry hatch is going on if you are into that sort of thing. The first unofficial meeting of the HFF is a good time to  get unreliable fish reports.  . If you are into good food and like to talk fishing then stop by Bobby’s Colorado Steak House on the 19th and join us. Meetings are always open to anyone interested in fly fishing or fly tying.

MAIL BAG:  Fahad fishing somewhere in Texas. Nice fish! Can’t wait to hear all about it. I bet it was taken on a clouser minnow of the appropriate color.

Fahad fishing somewhere in Texas
Fahad fishing somewhere in Texas


April Meeting 2018

Snow on April 1st and Lake Monroe up 10.1 ft. this morning. Looks like a typical Indiana spring.

The April meeting of the HFF will be on the 17th, Tax Day this year. The program for this meeting is the Annual Auction!! If you hear some strange melodic sounds drifting around town, my guess is that it is auctioneer Kernal Kevin warming up for our grand event. Kevin needs wonderful stuff to auction, so sometime during the next two weeks gather up some wonderful stuff and bring it to the meeting. And yes, bring some of that extra cash from all those tax refunds. Time permitting, there will also be a tying demo.

The HFF picnic will be May 20th. Once again, the Clarkes have generously offered their home for the venue. More details to follow soon. Save the date!

I am off to gather some gems for the auction…see you at the Colorado Steakhouse on the 17th. Dinner at 6:00 auction at 7:00. As always, the auction is loads of fun and Kernal Kevin will convince you to carry home more than you brought.

Fishing Report:Friday the 13th!!! Maybe not such a good day to go fishing. Monroe was up to 12.8 ft this morning. My guess is that is a factor with the wipers coming in close enough to fish in the parking lots of our usual places.

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