COFF Swap Meet! Yes, you read that right. Our next meeting on 5/8 is a Swap Meet.

It has been asked for by many.  It is a long time coming….Bring your used and new fishing and fishing-related goods to trade and sell.  Or bring some flies to sell.  Mike, I’ll buy some of your awesome poppers!  Get rid of that SUP or float tube you will never use.    Alum Creek below dam area, 6:30pm start.  Sandwiches provided, bring a side/dessert and drink!

We are going to try this out.  It is new for us, so let’s see how it goes!!!

CENTRAL BASIN OF LAKE ERIE SPORTFISHING STATUS

Wednesday, May 26-8pm
The Trout Club is pleased to present Ms. Janice Kerns, Ph.D., Supervisor of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, Fairport Fisheries Station. Dr. Kerns will provide an overview and summary of the recent Great Lakes Fishery Commission meeting of several agencies who discussed conditions affecting sportfish population in Lake Erie’s Central Basin. Current state of fish populations, Lake Erie “dead zones,” stocking information and trends, as well as monitoring and management strategies will be covered. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about what is happening at present in Lake Erie’s Central Basin and what is planned for the future of the Lake Erie steelhead fishery and more. Please join us in the Museum’s Rare Book Room for this interesting and informative presentation. Cost is $20 and includes light refreshments and a cash bar. Registration required as space is limited. To register go to www.cmnh.org/troutclub.

Carpe Diem!

Join us on 2/13/18 for an evening with MRO’s Andy Jensen.  Andy has been guiding local waters for carp for quite some time, and will share his knowledge of Central Ohio Carpin’ with us.

The meetings and presentations have been excellent lately.  This is another one you won’t want to miss.   @Smokehouse Brewing in Grandview.

Jan 9 meeting with River Smallmouth Guru Steve Coomer

Happy New Year!

It’s time to renew memberships for 2018!  We have many exciting things happening in COFF this coming year with local outings, regular tyings, trips –both near and far, and education events to accompany a monthly slate of speakers/meetings.  We hope you will join us –and invite your friends in 2018!  Membership is still just $25 -cash or check greatly preferred.

Our January 9th speaker is an absolute river smallmouth nut – Steve Coomer!  Steve is a native of SW Ohio, who has spent decades fine tuning techniques for fishing rivers –focusing especially on smallmouth. If you fish river smallies in Ohio, Steve is a foremost resource.    He’ll focus his talk on fine tuning your fly selection based on the rivers and river sections you fish.

Links to Steve’s work:

http://stevenoutside.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/stevecoomerfishing/

https://www.greatmiamioutfitters.com/Steve-Coomer-s-Little-Miami-River.html

Links for Steve’s Talk:

http://epa.ohio.gov/dsw/document_index/psdindx.aspx

http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/dsw/gis/npdes/index.php

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=ILN

https://gis.ohiodnr.gov/MapViewer/?config=OhioDams