Mad River Access and Thank You from ODNR

COFF recently received a thank-you letter from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for making a contribution toward the purchase of 1.2 acres along the Mad River. This land is adjacent to existing Division of Wildlife-owned property along the river, near the intersection of state Routes 29 and 296, just north of Urbana. 

Read more about this purchase in the Urbana Daily Citizen:…/where-mad-river-meets-kings…

COFF Member Mike Mehrle

I hope everyone is ready for some spring fishing if you haven’t been out lately.

Steelhead fishing is upon us and warmwater fish have been moving. It won’t be long

Before spring is here!  

Our speaker this meeting is none other than our own Mike Mehrle. 

Mike is well Known for his smallmouth fishing expertise. 

Mike will be talking about hunting smallmouth bass in small creeks, how to find public access points, how to hunt the smallies down, and the flies he uses to catch trophies.

This is a topic you won’t want to miss!

We will also be hold another short raffle at the meeting. We will raffle off some of Mike’s great smallmouth flies as well as 2 tickets to the upcoming Fly Fishing Film Festival.

The Film Festival is March 5 at Studio 35.  Raffle tickets will be $2 each.

I hope to see everyone at the meeting Tuesday!

Steve Parker 

 President COFF