Badger Fly Fishers, a local non profit fly fishing club
● Join us at one of our monthly meetings – Sept. to May. We meet at the Maple Tree Supper Club in McFarland,WI. Join us for dinner at 6pm; meetings begin promptly at 7pm.
● Join us for the May meeting featuring Paul Ladell. Paul Ladell presents the adventures of his first time trip to wild Alaska – from combat fishing in Anchorage to the wildlife and mountains in Denali National Park to deep sea and salmon fishing on Kodiak Island. In addition to the fishing there are close-up encounters with Kodiak Island bears that are amazing!!! By airplane, train, bus and the infamous bush plane “The Beaver” Paul traveled throughout Alaska. With his final stop on Kodiak Island Paul met up with four other Madison fishermen to top off his fabulous trip. You’ll want to make sure to attend this Alaskan adventure presentation!!!This will be on the 21st of May, it starts at 7:00, like always at “The Maple Tree” in McFarland.
● The Kinnickinnic River was added to the most endangered list. The Kinnickinnic River (the “Kinni”) is an Outstanding Resource Water and one of the best trout streams in the Midwest. Two dams disrupt a full mile of the Kinni in the heart of River Falls, Wisconsin, destroying habitat and warming the river by more than 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Removing these dams would revitalize and restore the Lower Kinni’s cold water habitat, resurrect an entire mile of this world class stream, and fully restore the historic Junction Falls waterfall in the heart of the city. The City of River Falls must remove these dams before the river deteriorates under another 20 or more years of hydropower operation. Click “Here” to go to the website with more information.
● UW-Extension is conducting this survey to understand anglers’ use of and opinions on wader cleaning stations designed to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin trout streams. Participation in this survey is voluntary and you may exit the survey at any time. No risks are anticipated with survey completion and your responses are completely anonymous. The results of this survey will be used to inform a future strategy for the creation and placement of wader cleaning stations around Wisconsin.
● The U.S. EPA sent a letter to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) objecting to numerous issues in Aquila’s Wetlands Permit application. The EPA with substantial input from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the State of Michigan has 90 days to resolve all the issues with the mining company or deny the permit.Click “HERE” to download the review.
● The Badgers would like to thank everyone for making the “Spring Opener” a great success. The presentations from Pat Ehler’s were fantastic, the quality of the vendors, the talented fly tiers, the great bucket raffle prizes and auction items. This along with all of the great attendees made this a wonderful day – Thank You! The picture on the right shows Curt Diehl passing on the “Joan Wulff Conservation Award” to the next recipient, Tim Landwehr.