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We had a very good Quad City chapter meeting Sunday evening April 11. About 40 people attended. About 25 were members from the Hawkeye Fly Fishing club. 15 were existing or prospective ISA members. Signed up three new members, (applications and checks are in the mail). Karen Rivera, Illinois DNR, spoke for 45 minutes regarding the surveys last summer on the Middle Mississippi Tributaries and Green River watershed. Karen also reviewed the 2008 Rock River smallmouth bass survey. Karen also spoke a bit about the 2009 fish kill on the Rock River. Mike Jacobs demonstrated tying a new smallmouth fly. Meeting lasted about two hours.

 

We plan to have several joint meetings each year to jointly recruit new presenters. The Hawkeye Fly Fishing club was a most gracious host and good to work with. Next winter we will try to schedule several fly tying meetings with the Hawkeye Fly Fishing club to focus on SMB flies.

 

Prior to our meeting Dave Jones, Ron Price and Matt Schroeder fished the Duck Creek tributary for several hours. A handful of SMB were caught, the largest being 16 1/2 inches by Ron.

 

Dave Jones

 

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Mike,

Not alot. Karen really would not comment much in front of the group. Seems that DNR employess are careful not to be on record with any comments prior to a ruling. She did say that the railroad is claiming that most of the fish kill took place some 50 miles downstream from the spill. It takes time for ethanol to breakdown, but when it does, it depletes the oxygen content.

Dave

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whata day , you caught some smallies, talked about smallies and tied a smallie fly. what kind of fly was it? rich

 

 

Not sure. I was in the hall taking to new members and missed the fly tying session.

 

Dave

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