What’s been happening in this heat.
Larry had the first fly tying meeting at Grand Oaks since the shutdown.
All went well with 3 members present. We will continue these monthly meetings. The next one is July 6th, 2-4pm in the Bridge Room . If you go please wear a mask and continue social distancing.
We had our first evening presentation on June 17th and 22 members were there. Proper social distancing was maintained.
Dave Rambow gave a great talk with an introduction to fly fishing.
His next presentation is planned for July 15th and will be in the Bridge Room. The subject will be “Fly Line Leader Strategy and Knots” We will continue to maintain proper social distancing.
July 1st Tom Warrnier VP of GOR had Fish stocking of the ponds.
They stocked 600 small Warmouths in the ponds. These are in the sunfish family. They are very similar to rock bass and green sunfish only they get a little bigger. They were placed to give us another fish to catch and hopefully provide another food for the largemouth bass. We are working on an article with video of the stocking and some of our plans for the ponds.
warmouth can grow to 10-12 inches.
We are not having any business meetings until September. At that time we will present to the members our updated By Laws proposal done by Barry Palmer and his committee.
The bass fishing has really slowed down in central Florida. We still have a few die hards getting a few. Other options in this heat are fishing waters near springs or saltwater for snook. Pond fishing for Tilapia is always an option in this heat. Blue Tilapia do well in water up to 104 degrees! So, in our hot ponds they are not stressed like bass when caught. Red Tilapia can survive in water up to 108 degrees. Have you ever been in a hot tub with water over 103?
For those of us still in Central Florida:
Remember while Tilapia may like 104 degrees, we may not do as well. Stay safe and fish when it is cooler in the early mornings and evenings. Keep well hydrated, cover up and don’t forget your sun block! Or, just stay home and tie flies:)
For those of us who went north….from us still here. We are very jealous.