Upcoming Events

 

General Meeting - 

TBD

Wet Fly 6:00 pm
Meeting/Dinner
7:00 pm

Longview Country Club
41 Country Club Dr
Longview, WA 

 Board Meeting  -

            

​Next Board Meeting - 

TBD
Longview Country Club
Longview, WA  

6:30 pm


Welcome

Lower Columbia Flyfishers

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Whether you are a novice or an advanced fly fisher, we welcome you to explore our site. If you are interested in becoming a member or need more information, feel free to attend one of our monthly meetings or complete the enclosed form by pressing the Membership link listed above.
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.

President,
Terry Frost


​​​2021/2022 LCFF Officer and Board Elections


LCFF Officer and Board Elections are coming up fast.

Becoming part of the board offers you the chance to give something back to the club and make a difference to the membership. We Like to see a new face or two each year, so opportunity is there. Time commitment is minimal with one added meeting each month, likely a few minutes on phone or email communications.

If you have interest in serving the club, please let me know. Thanks.

Terry Frost
(360) 431-3078

 

LCFF Bluegill Outing Thursday, May 27th!


LCFF Bluegill Outing Thursday, May 27th!

This is your chance to start your Memorial Day off with fishing, sign-up for the big day, Thursday, May 27th, at Swofford Pond is our annual combined Bluegill Outing and Fish Fry.

Water is at a good temperature, fish are ready and, I have heard the catching has been great. Bluegill is one of several "panfish" species in Washington which is very popular, they are easy to catch, and they make excellent table fare. Bluegill are distinguishable by a darkened blue spot on the posterior edge of the gill plate.  

Fish areas of overhanging trees, mud flats and shallow water (1-2 feet) near the shore, where you may see Bluegill nesting. If you don’t catch them right off, move to a different spot. The sides of the head and chin are often a dark shade of blue and there are 5–9 vertical bars along the sides.

Get out as early as you desire and put a few ‘gills into your pail but be sure to get down to Tacoma City & Light, Mossyrock Park about noon or so to skin your catch in time for a fish fry lunch about 1:00 pm.

Don’t forget the parking fee, $5/vehicle at my last recollection but might bring a couple more in case inflation hits the park. We will be meeting all the way down, near the boat launch parking area.

Directions are; US 12 (White Pass Highway) east from I5 to the town of Mossyrock. At the light (as you reach Mossyrock) turn right 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

Bright colored poppers (See tying Norms beetle, below)—should buy you lunch. Please reply to this email if you are planning on going for an accurate lunch/beverage count. These bugs work well. Fish areas of overhanging trees, mud flats and shallow water (1-2 feet) near the shore, where you may see Bluegill nesting. If you don’t catch them right off, move to a different spot.

Check out Norm’s Bluegill Bug.
https://youtu.be/aseiqP6eofU


If you are planning to attend, please let us know, by replying to this email or call me. We need an idea of how many to plan on. Thanks.


Terry Frost
(360) 431-3078