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If your goal is to learn more about fly fishing or advance your skills or just be around other anglers having great conversation and fun, come join the Lower Columbia FlyFishers.
LCFF Club Raffles
A Word About Raffles
You are encouraged to donate items of value, preferably fishing oriented, to become raffle items offered at monthly LCFF meetings. This has been determined to replace the traditional January club auction as our primary fundraiser. Not every month will feature an auction, they will occur as items become available
Annual Bluegill Outing and Fish Fry
Thursday, May 26, has been identified as the date of our annual Bluegill Outing and fish fry. Yes, it is a Thursday - selected as vast majority of the club is retired and we avoid the weekend crowd competition.
If you plan to attend, please get on the sign-up sheet at next week’s meeting or call Jerry Schroeder so we get a head count for groceries. As in past years, weenies are the back-up plan should the bluegill catching be a bust.
Pick your start time to hit Swofford Pond to see if you can snare a few of the tasty morsels but plan to bring them and your filet knife to Mossyrock Park about noon, maybe 1. After you clean your own catch Chef Schroeder will be pleased to fry them up for your culinary delight.
On the occasional year you may well be challenged to a casting contest. Now should the weather not cooperate and the ‘Gills not yet be on their beds or bite, outing sponsor Jerry may reschedule. It’s not unheard of but not taken lightly. Jerry does a great job of monitoring likely success so you will get adequate notice should a change in date become necessary.
Take US 12 (White Pass Highway) east from I5 to the town of Mossyrock. At the light (as you reach Mossyrock) turn right from US12 and go through town to a “T” in the road. Turn left at the “T” and go about 2.5 miles to Swofford Rd. Turn right on Swofford Rd. to the lake, about 3 miles. To get from the lake to the park for the picnic, go back on Swofford Rd to the intersection (3 miles) and turn right rather than left to go back to Mossyrock.
Or, ask Siri to navigate to Swofford Pond and submit your manhood to her whim and fancy. In the words of Porky Pig closing all the Bugs Bunny cartoons…..th-th-th-th-th-th-th-that’s all, folks
Lower Columbia Flyfishers
President’s Message -
2022/2023 LCFF Officer and Board Elections
Per LCFF bylaws, President Sowders appointed a committee to nominate next year’s officers and board for consideration.
Terry Frost, Ron Pihl, and Doug Stafford are pleased to offer the following slate for your consideration.
President; Jeff Sowders
Vice President; Doug Stafford
Treasurer; Dave Houten
Board; Terry Frost, Lyle Barker, Dave Johnson, John Kenagy, Hal Mahnke, Jerry Schroeder and Bob Buchman – Ghillie
We want to offer our thanks to Jim Williams for his many years of officer and board service. Jim is stepping away from the board this year but has offered to step back in and serve should any of our nominated slate become unavailable.
Following introduction of the recommended slate you are welcome to make nominations from the floor for consideration in the vote. Once all nominations are identified election will take place by voice vote. The newly elected officers and board will assume responsibility at the October 2022 general meeting (LCFF club year is October 1 – September 30).
Area’s Lowland Lakes
Wet Fly 6:00 pm
Longview Country Club
41 Country Club Dr
Board Meeting -
Next Board Meeting -
Thursday, May 19th
Longview Country Club