Fishing Outings, Activities and Trips, 2020
Southwood Pond, Robert Gillespie, Siouxland Fly Fishing
Saturday January 25 -- Regular monthly meeting. Program: Bob Gillepie will present two short programs: (1) Gyotaku Printing -- making a black and white print of a fish using the fish itself; and (2) How to tie Loop Knots and their various uses.
Saturday February 29 -- Regular monthly meeting. Program: We will create the 2020 calendar of programs, outings and trips.
Saturday March 21 -- First Club outing in 2020. We will fish for Rainbow Trout at Crystal Cove in South Sioux City, NE. Nebraska fishing license required. 3:00 pm - 6 pm.
March 26-28,2020 -- The Annual Sowbug Roundup, Mountain Home AR.
Saturday March 28 -- THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING FOR MARCH IS CANCELLED because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Program: would have been Lefty Kreh's excellent DVD on casting techniques. We will reschedule it for a future date.
Tuesday April 21 -- The Club will do a midweek outing, fishing Verdigre Creek near Royal, Nebraska. It is suggested that those who fish this outing car pool. Given the distance to the creek, this will be an all day affair. Those interested should contact Bob Gillespie or Charlie Thoman for further information. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Bring a sack lunch.
April 25 -- Regular monthly meeting. Program: Larry Myhre will give a presentation entitled, "Framing Flies", describing how to mount for display presentation quality flies.
Friday May 1 -- Casting for Recovery at Ponca State Park. 8 am to 2 pm. this is an opportunity for interested fly anglers to work with and instruct breast cancer survivors in the art of fly fishing.
Wednesday May 6 -- Our first Pond Night. The Club will fish the pond located just south of C-80 between County Road K-22 and US Highway 75. Iowa fishing license required. Members can expect to catch Blue Gill, Bass and Crappies. The Gate will be open at 5:30 pm. Fish until 8:00 pm. The best (and maybe only access) will be via K-22 because of ongoing construction on US 75. This is a privately owned pond. The Club has permission to fish it.
Saturday May 9 -- Crystal Cove cleanup. Member Craig Broyhill and club volunteers will meet at Crystal Cove at 9:00 am and finish the cleanup between 10:00 and 11:00 am. Tools and trash bags will be provided. Wear boots. Fish the Cove afterwards if you are so inclined.
Saturday May 16 -- Fish the Broken Kettle ponds. Meet at the shed at 8:00 am sharp. Fish until noon. These are privately owned. The Club has permission to fish the ponds on this day only.
Saturday May 30 -- Regular monthly meeting. Practice fly casting at Riverside Park 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Meeting and Program at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Program: We will finish the Lefty Kreh flycasting DVD.
Sunday May 31-- The annual One Fly Fishing Event for the coveted Corn Guppy trophy. This event will be held at the pond in Little Sioux Park, just south of Correctionville Iowa, beginning at 3:00 pm and concluding at 5 pm. Bring a sack lunch. For more information on this event see the One Fly/Corn Guppy page on this website.
Wednesday June 3 -- Pond Night C-80 -- fish 5:30 pm to dark.
Saturday June 13 -- The Club will fish Kramper Lake, just southeast of Hubbard, NE. This is a very short drive from Sioux City. 8 am to11 am. A park entry fee of $8 per vehicle is due from non-Nebraskans. Car pooling is encouraged
Saturday June 27 -- Regular monthly meeting. Fly casting at Riverside Park, 9 am to 9:50 am. Program: Dennis Dasher will discuss fly fishing the Black Hills and Wyoming.
Wednesday July 1 -- Pond Night at C-80 pond -- fish from 5:30 pm until dark.
Saturday July 11 -- The Club will fish Midway Park Lake, 3 miles northeast of Moville,IA. It's an easy drive from Sioux City, so an early start: 8 am to 11 am.
Saturday July 25 -- Regular monthly meeting. Fly casting 9:00 am to 9:50 am at Riverside Park. Program: The Naturalist from Ponca State Park will update the Club on Park features and offerings.
Wednesday August 5 -- Pond Night at C-80 pond --fish from 5:30 until dark.
Saturday August 15 -- Club outing to fish the pond at Heenda Hills State Preserve, about 2.5 miles north of the west entrance to Stone State Park on highway 12. There is a small pull off for parking on the east side of highway 12. This is our third new fishery for Club outings. Again we are fishing nearby and early to avoid the heat of the day. 8 am to noon.
Saturday August 29 --Regular monthly meeting. Practice fly casting at Riverside Park 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 p.m. Meeting and Program at Dorothy Pecuat Nature Center. Program: To be announced.
Wednesday September 2 -- Pond Night C-80 -- fish from 5:30 pm to dark-- Last Pond Night of the year.
Saturday September 12 -- The Club will fish the ponds at Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve. This is rescheduled from May 16, 2020. Meet at the machine shed at 8:00 am sharp. Fish until noon. These are privately owned ponds The Club has permission to fish the ponds on this day only.
Saturday September 26 -- Regular September monthly meeting. Program: To be announced.
Saturday October 31 -- Regular monthly meeting. Fly tying 9am to 10 am. Program: To be announced.
Saturday November 28 -- Regular monthly meeting -- Program: Show and Tell (bring fly fishing equipment, materials and ideas for discussion).
Saturday December 5 -- Holiday Party in lieu of regular monthly meeting, 10 am to noon. Coffee will be provided by the Club. Volunteers will bring treats.