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Club Minutes

August 3, 2006 Club Meeting

We had a good attendance at our August club meeting. We awarded certificates to the winners of The Little River Challenge that was held on Sunday, July 16, 2006. The winners were 3rd Place Ken Womack, 2nd Place Josh Tidwell, and 1st Place Chris Jones.

We discussed the line up of guest speakers for our fall meetings.

September 7, 2006 Chris or John Scalley River Through Atlanta Chattahoochee River Guide Service

October 5, 2006 Kent Edmonds Callaway, Flint River, Striper Fisherman in North Georgia

November 2, 2006 - Captain Basil Yelverton Gulf Breeze Guide Service

December 7, 2006 James Buice Guided float and wade trips in North Georgia Toccoa River, Noontootla Creek Farms, Amicalola River, Dukes Creek, and private trophy water. Plan now to attend the fall club meetings.

Dennis Snider gave a wonderful and very informative presentation on fly-fishing in Port St. Joe, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, and St. George Island. Dennis and his wife, Shawnda, stayed in a cabin at Indian Pass Campground and Boat Launch during their trip in May. While on their trip they booked a couple of guided fly-fishing trips with Robinson Brothers Guide Service. Due to the unusual weather patterns at that time there were strong North winds that were 30 to 35 knots during the day and 20 knots at night. This made the fishing a little hard. They did some wade fishing at the St. Joe Peninsula State Park and saw large schools of Speckled Trout that were 20 plus inches. They caught more fish in the muddy brackish water at Apalachicola. While fishing St. George Island they saw schools of 200 to 300 Redfish. Dennis and Shawnda rented kayaks from Happy Ours Kayak Rental and Tours while on their trip. They saw approx. 30 Alligators in one day in both clear and brackish water. They found several places that served great food Papa Joe Oyster Bar and the Sunset Coastal Grill. Dennis told us to carry plenty of sunscreen and reapply it often. Dennis and Shawnda fished with 8 and 9 weight fly rods. Carry a good selection of flies such as Poggies, Crabs, and Shrimp. Make sure that you have some bright colored flies. Use fluorocarbon leaders and tippets. You will need wading shoes or boots and bug repellent, then have a great time.

Our club is planning another Little River Challenge for this fall (September or October, depending on the rainfall). Our next club meeting will be Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Chris or John Scalley. We will also discuss stocking our Club Trout Pond this fall. We hope to see you at the meeting.

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