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Fly of the Month - July 2014

Casting Tip July  2014

by: Bill Armon CCI

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President's Message

Bill Leslie

Bill Leslie

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday. Mine started off with a visit to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Thursday morning to bury my wife’s uncle, who served in the Navy during WWII. It certainly made me appreciate the holiday a little more. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, taking every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Just last fall, we were making trips to Henges to blast clay birds.
I hope you made it by our Tillis outing to partake in the food and take advantage of all the advice handed out by our Certified Casting Instructors. It was great to see so many people enjoying the evening. Thanks to all those who made it possible, from grilling, cooking, setting up, casting and everything else to made it a great event.
By the time you read this, the Current River Water Quality Monitoring Weekend will be over. If you didn’t go, you missed a great weekend. Scott Darrough has made this into much more than a simple WQM, with tying classes and talks, a bbq lunch and much more. Plan on attending the next one!
See you on the river.
Bill Leslie

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July Meeting
THURSDAY, July 24th
Queeny Park
Greensfelder Recreation Complex
550 Weidman Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
7:00 PM

Jen Girondo

Our speaker for July is Jen Girondo.  Jen is a Fisheries Management Biologist working out of MDC’s St. Louis Region, and is currently serving a 3 year term as MDC’s Smallmouth Bass Coordinator. Her job duties include management of the game and non-game fish populations in portions of the Meramec, Huzzah, Courtois, and Bourbeuse rivers.  Her background includes a B.S. in Fisheries & Wildlife from University of Missouri and a M.S. in Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech.  She has been working as Fisheries Management Biologist for MDC since 2006. She can be reached at: mailto:Jen.Girondo@mdc.mo.gov or 573-468-3335 ext. 6604

Missouri’s smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fisheries are some of the highlights of fishing Ozark streams. These important and much -sought after stream species have a long history of study and management by MDC.  Jen will talk about these species’ population trends and aspects of their life histories in various Missouri streams that will give anglers an idea of what to expect when fishing them. She will also highlight recent studies conducted on smallmouth bass movement and harvest rates in selected Ozark streams, and discuss smallmouth and goggle-eye management strategies used in Missouri.   

Hope you can join us on the 24th, see you there.
Bob Zagar

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