Tuesday, November 22, learn about fishing northern Minnesota’s stream trout lakes at our free public event, held at 6:30 p.m. at Wood Lake Nature Center, 6701 Lakeshore Drive in Richfield (map)
Phil Vieth will reveal the little-known lakes that hold some real lunkers, like that northern Minnesota brook trout in the photo, and how you can end up fishing for them in relative solitude. Stream trout lakes are lakes stocked with trout which normally reproduce in streams, such as brook trout or brown trout. Lake trout lakes have, you guessed it, native lake trout in them.
There are stream trout lakes right here in the Twin Cities. For a complete list of stream trout lakes, visit the DNR website here: http://dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/trout_lakes/list.html
Wednesday, November 23, and just about every other Wednesday, the volunteers in our associated Laughing Trout Fly Tyers club will show you how to tie fishing flies. They’ll give you tools and materials to try out this fun, creative hobby. They meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. most Wednesdays at American Legion Post #118, 949 Wayzata Blvd East in Wayzata (). Paul Johnson generously donates precisely tied masterpieces to our chapter fundraiser, so you’ll be learning from the best.
They don’t meet every Wednesday, so verify the next meeting, or ask questions, by email: Paulwaconia@gmail.com
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Looking WAY ahead: Friday, March 19-Sunday March 21 is the 2017 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo and Fly Fishing Film and Video Showcase! This is the biggest fly fishing and conservation outreach event in the Upper Midwest. We’re running it for the second year now, with proceeds going to support all our work.
This year it will be held at Hamline University in St. Paul. Like last year, you’ll get to meet experts who can help you tie flies better, cast better, and find more fish. Dave Whitlock is one of the presenters!
Plus, you’ll learn about the latest Minnesota fisheries research, and how to get more involved in restoring and protecting our trout waters and their watersheds.
The website is already up, so go check it out to see who will be there exhibiting: www.greatwatersflyexpo.com.