Presidents Message

 Well guys, quite an interesting and busy month of January for our chapter to start off the New Year. Our flea market that has grown to become an “Expo” was well attended. Our dynamite list speakers saw their seminars packed, our vendors were busy selling their wares and a steady stream of fisherman came through the door. It was pleasing to see many of our members this year walking around, buying and shootin some good ol’ bull around.

A huge thanks goes out to everyone who stepped up to make this event, in our minds, the best show on earth. Again, thanks to everyone who spent their time and energy to help setup, control traffic and help clean up after all was said and done.

As you know, the annual dinner dance was postponed and rescheduled for March 1st. Many of you have yet to get tickets, so make sure you see Bob Pellicott at Wednesday’s meeting. It will, as always, be a great night of food, fun and camaraderie with some really nice raffle prizes. The Rivers bend Band will be playing a great list of country music, good ol’ rock-n-roll and many of our favorite songs. Make sure you pick up your tickets and hope to see everyone there.

Finally, there has been a lot of hoopla going through the angling community regarding the 3 rod limit that went into effect last year. An update has been issued by the DNR that this law has been repealed. So, opening day will be here before we know it, get your 30 rods cleaned up and get the boat ready. Start making your plans for our chapter spring rockfish tournament because signups will begin at our March meeting.

 Fish Hard!      

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