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The Yahara Fishing Club’s Kid’s Fishing Day

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The Yahara Fishing Club of Madison, Wisconsin has been in existence since 1946 and the clubs motto is “Promoting Fishing Right and Responsibilities “. The club meets the second Wednesday of each month from September thru May, at 301 Cottage Grove Road VFW Hall. The meetings start at 7:00 pm and are free and open to the public. Meetings include fishing reports, a raffle, speakers, a February auction, a magazine exchange, a video / DVD library, and a fishing contest.

The June, July, and August meeting feature “On the Water” meetings with an emphasis on food, beverage, and getting out to fish. These meetings are held on the Madison Chain of Lakes. So, if you like to fish the Yahara Fishing club is well worth joining as an individual or as a family. I’ve been a member for many years and you won’t meet a better bunch of men and women who all share the love of fishing.

The Yahara Fishing Club is also involved in many community events which include a Kid’s Fishing Day in June, the Fishing Has No Boundaries event for the disabled in the summer, a sponsor of the Madison Fishing Expo, and an upcoming event that I’m going to tell you about in this column.

This coming Saturday, January 21st, 2017 will be the club’s annual winter Kid’s Ice Fishing day at Brittingham Park Shelter on Lake Monona in Madison’s triangle in the shadow of the state capital. The event runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The first 300 children will get a free ice fishing rod and reel, free live bait, predrilled holes, and instruction from the many club members. Plus, there is a hot dog and hot chocolate lunch for all who attend. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning with your children and friends. It is also a great way to get children involved in outdoor activities instead of spending the winter inside the house.

This week the weather looks to be warming up with temperatures above freezing, but as I write there is anywhere from 10 to 14 inches of ice on the bay of Lake Monona. The fishing has been very good with angler’s catching mostly bluegills and crappies. Many of the fish are small, so they have to be sorted thru to for a few tasty meals. But, there also are numerous fish between 7 and 8 inches which is worth cleaning.

If you have questions about anything pertaing to the Kid’s Fishing Day, you can call Phil James at (608)-212-2506 or email Phil at pajames03@gmail.com. There also is all the information you need at www.yaharafishingclub.org . You may also email me at gengberg@chorus.net or call me at (608)-795-4208.

Adults should be sure to talk to club members at the event if you interested in joining the Yahara Fishing Club which is a great group of fishing and outdoor minded people. I hope to see many of you at this great children’s event!

 

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