Thursday, October 11, 2018

Highway 62 Litter Pickup



Highway 62 Litter Pickup

This Friday, October 19, will be a litter pick-up day.

Please meet at McDonald's in White City at 9:00 AM.

At that time, you will be given the necessary equipment and assigned a section of highway to glean.  It is always wise to bring your own gloves.

Any member is urged to join the effort as the club has made quite a difference along this stretch of the highway.

If more information is needed, please call Chairman Greg Hart at (530) 643-3235



Reservation Reminder

Please make your dinner reservation for the October 17th meeting

RSVP's need to be in by this Friday, the 12th
Please email your RSVP to icrsrd303@gmail.com (give your name and how many for dinner)
For those who do not email, call (661)742-5835.  Call in the afternoon only.

For special dietary request: email Theresa at tms1910@icloud.com or call (541) 702-2153 by the Tuesday preceding the meeting.

Centennial Gold Club
1900 N. Phoenix Rd.

Wet Fly Social Hour: 5:45-6:45
Dinner and meeting at 6:45
Raffle to follow
Program 7:45-8:45

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Newsletter is Out!

Newsletter Available

The Rogue Flyfisher's Newsletter for October
is now available on the internet.

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Mark McGinnis

This is copied from the website perlfuneralhome.com.

Mark Patrick McGinnis

MARCH 18, 1948 ~ SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 (AGE 70)
Monday, September 17, 2018, Mark Patrick McGinnis, adored husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away suddenly at the age of 70. 
Mark was born to Rod and Betty McGinnis on March 18, 1948 in Portland, Oregon. He attended Southern Oregon State College studying Business Administration until he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served in Korea as a Movement Specialist and Freight Traffic Agent.  He married his best friend and “catch of his life” Sheila Hutchinson on April 25, 1970 and immediately moved to Fort Eustis, Virginia until his service in the Army was completed. Once they returned to Oregon in 1971, he began his 38-year career in Telecommunications. He worked as an Installer, with various positions in between, and retiring as Managing Outside Plant Engineer and Contracted Engineer with Pacific Northwest Bell, US West Communications, Quest, and CenturyLink. His Fiber-optics work can be found in projects in cities up and down I-5.
Mark’s encore career as a Fly Fishing Guide on the Rogue River was a huge joy for him, allowing him the opportunity to share with others his love of the great outdoors and the art of catch and release.   He was a member of Rogue Flyfishers and Fly Fishers International and received several awards including 1st Place in the Rower Guide Award for Oregon State Steelhead Championship & Fly Fishing Challenge.
 A gentle soul with a witty sense of humor, Mark had warmth that was welcoming to all.  He loved Jesus; a country song with a good story; the sound of the river; target shooting; a big black lab named Hoppy; fine scotch; his shop full of family treasures and his greatest joy, his grandkids. As a big guy with an even bigger heart, his friends were his family.  Mark was an avid landscaper and was known for his meticulously well-kept roses that he always said were “for Sheila.” He honored his fellow Veterans by donating fishing trips and supporting the Wounded Warriors. He was a member of the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Rifle Association. He had a profound respect for his country. He loved his church, Ashland Christian Fellowship, and his role as an usher. His love ran deep for his daughters, sons-in-law and his grandchildren. He spared nothing when it came to investing in them with his time, love, laughs, and lessons.
He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 48 years, Sheila McGinnis, his daughters and sons-in-law, Lee & Brian Aguilera, Laurie & George Puente, and his grandchildren, Austin and Beau Aguilera, Gracen and Ella Robinson and Harrison Puente. He is also survived by brothers Neil and Scott McGinnis and their families.

A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Ashland Christian Fellowship 50 W. Hersey Street, Ashland, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to his favorite charity, woundedwarriorsproject.org

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wildfire and LNG Pipelines

This has already been sent to the Mail Tribune and the Daily Tidings.  Feel free to rewrite it and use it to send to anyone and everyone that might be influenced to oppose the pipeline.


The wildfires in our area have been very destructive and disruptive for all of us.  Lives have been lost.  Homes, businesses, infrastructure and forests have been lost or damaged.  Some people may never recover their former lives.  Forests will take decades to come back as they were.  The fires are still burning and we are faced with the Canadian Corporation that wants to put a natural gas pipeline through Southern Oregon. This is a 36 inch high-pressure pipeline filled with invisible and odorless deadly gas.  After breathing smoke all summer and watching endless destruction on television every single day, how can anyone with a lucid mind think this pipeline is a safe and plausible idea?

Here is another thought starter.

Unanswered questions---sample letter---For the newspaper, politicians etc.

Today a problem area of my mind is the proposed LNG pipeline.  I try to imagine what Southern Oregon will be like if the pipeline is really built.  I really don’t like that image.  A large area of Southern Oregon would be permanently damaged forever.  What happens down the road when the natural gas is no longer profitable? What would happen if they decide to sell the pipeline? What would it be like if they decided to run another parallel pipeline along the same easement?  What would happen if they decided to convert it to crude oil.  We need to ask a lot more questions and demand some truthful and realistic answers. Maybe, just maybe we could all work together to get those answers.

Monday, September 10, 2018

RSVPs Needed




Reservation Reminder

Please make your dinner reservation for the September 19th meeting


RSVP's need to be in by Friday, September14th.

Please email your RSVP to icrsrd303@gmail.com  (give your name and how many are coming for dinner)


For those who cannot do email, call (661)741-5835 in the afternoon only.

 Pay when you arrive with cash or checks only.

Special dietary request:  email Theresa at tms1910@icloud.com or call (541)702-2153 by Tuesday preceding the meeting.




Centennial Golf Club
1900 N. Phoenix Rd.
Medford, 97501

Wet fly social hours: 5:45-6:45
Dinner and meeting at 6:45
Raffle to follow
Program 7:45-8:45







Sunday, September 2, 2018

Newsletter Available


The Rogue Flyfisher's Newsletter for September
is now available on the internet.

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Project Healing Waters

A new PHW class will start on September 7, 2018 at the "Dom" in White City.  Click on the tab at the top of this blog page for details.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

BBQ



BBQ – Don’t Forget to RSVP!!
SEPTEMBER 8TH, TOUVELLE PARK
The Event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a riverside Steelhead Clinic presented by David Haight.
This will be followed by a Casting Clinic and Instruction for single hand and two handed casting presented by John MacDairmid.
Fly Tying Demonstrations and Instruction will be provided throughout the Event by several Club Members.
The meal will be served around 2:30 and will include BBQ’d Tri-Tip, beans, salads, roasted jalapenos and tortillas.
Chilled bottled water will be included.
RFF is hosting this Event for RFF Members and family at no cost.
RSVP’s must be made by September 4th to Steve Day by calling (661) 742-5835 (afternoons only) or by emailing to icrsrd303@gmail.com.
Come join the fun! 



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Rogue Climate LNG Repost


Members of the Rogue Climate Action Team show off their art forthe upcomming rally.
Come Help Us
Over the past three months, tens of thousands of people have submitted comments to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) demanding our agency denies permits for the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. This is a record breaking number of comments EVER submitted to DEQ!
This Thursday at the Medford DEQ office, impacted landowners, tribal members, youth, anglers, rafters, business owners, health professionals, local elected officials, and allies from across the region are gathering for a rally to ask DEQ to protect our home by denying the Clean Water Act permit Jordan Cove needs to move their project forward. Can we count on you to be there on Thursday? 
WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
WHERE: Medford DEQ office (221 Stewart Ave)
The rally includes energizing speeches, chants, beautiful art, and a celebration of the tens of thousands of comments submitted to DEQ. 
Smoke or clear skies, we’ll be there and we hope you’ll join us too. See you on Thursday!
Allie and the “No Pipeline Team”
P.S. Don’t forget to submit your comments before the August 20 deadline online here!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Wine Dinner Cancelled

The annual Wine Dinner scheduled for August 18 has been cancelled due to the extremely unhealthy air and smoke in our valley.  According to our sources, the air quality is only going to get worse with the added smoke now coming from the California fires.  We don't see it clearing up any time soon or in time for our event which is held outdoors.

Those who paid for reservations and who's check has already been been processed will be mailed a refund.  If your check was mailed within this past week, it has not been deposited.  Those checks will be shredded and you will be notified by email.

We apologize for the inconvenience and regret having to cancel this event, but it is done in the best interest of those attending, as well as the caterer and those working at the winery.

We will try again next year!

Fall BBQ


ROGUE FLYFISHERS and SOUTHERN OREGON FLYFISHERS

FIRST ANNUAL FALL BBQ

SEPTEMBER 8TH, TOUVELLE PARK

The Event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a riverside Steelhead Clinic presented by David Haight.

This will be followed by a Casting Clinic and Instruction for single hand and two handed casting presented by John MacDairmid.

Fly Tying Demonstrations and Instruction will be provided throughout the Event by several Club Members.

The meal will be served around 2:30 and will include BBQ’d Tri-Tip, beans, salads, roasted jalapenos and tortillas.

Chilled bottled water will be included.

RFF is hosting this Event for RFF Members and family at no cost.

RSVP’s must be made by September 4th to Steve Day by calling (661) 742-5835 (afternoons only) or by emailing to icrsrd303@gmail.com.

Come join the fun! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Newsletter


August Newsletter

The August newsletter is now available on the website.

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

FIRST ANNUAL FALL BBQ !!!!


ROGUE FLYFISHERS and SOUTHERN OREGON FLYFISHERS

FIRST ANNUAL FALL BBQ

SEPTEMBER 8TH, TOUVELLE PARK

The Event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a riverside Steelhead Clinic presented by David Haight.

This will be followed by a Casting Clinic and Instruction for single hand and two handed casting presented by John MacDairmid.

Fly Tying Demonstrations and Instruction will be provided throughout the Event by several Club Members.

The meal will be served around 2:30 and will include BBQ’d Tri-Tip, beans, salads, roasted jalapenos and tortillas.

Chilled bottled water will be included.

RFF is hosting this Event for RFF Members and family at no cost.

RSVP’s must be made by September 4th to Steve Day by calling (661) 742-5835 (afternoons only) or by emailing to icrsrd303@gmail.com.

Come join the fun! 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Wine Dinner Reservation Reminder

This is a reminder to send in your reservations for the
Annual Wine Dinner at Daisy Creek Vineyard

Saturday, August 18th

The time is approaching fast!
The DEADLINE to get your reservations is August 10th
Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Some of you signed up for the Wine Dinner at our June meeting but have not yet
mailed in your payment.  Please do so as soon as possible to reserve your seat.
We cannot accommodate walk-ins or late comers.

Payment is due in advance.  The cost is $25.00 per person

5:30: Social Hour       6:30: Dinner
Social hour will include a light appetizer

The main entree will be Roast Pork Loin with apple,onion and cider sauce.
The vegetarian entree, for those who prefer it, will be stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with
spinach and cheese.  You must specify if you prefer the vegetarian entree when you 
mail in your reservation.

Both entrees will have access to the buffet with rosemary red potatoes, garden vegetables, green salad, fresh bread and peach cobbler. 

See our website at www.rogueflyfishers.org for more details

Please mail your payment to:
Rogue Flyfishers    PO Box 4637    Medford, OR 97501

Indicate "Wine Dinner" on your check memo



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

LNG Letter

The following is a letter sent by one of our members.  Feel free to use it as is or modify the center paragraph or replace it.  Please confine your concerns to the water related concerns.  Share how the project would impact you and your water related activities.  Use the old school snail mail.  A paper letter is harder to ignore as compared to an email.  Send two letters since we want booth entities to deny this project.

(mail to both please)
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
North Bend Field Office
2201 North Broadway Suite C
North Bend, OR  97459-2372

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
165 E. 7th Ave.  Suite 100
Eugene, OR  97401
Attn:  401 Water Quality Certification Project Manager, Chris Stine

Dear Mr. Krug and Mr. Stine:


I strongly oppose the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Pacific Connector Pipeline project (NWP-2017-41) because it will significantly harm southern Oregon’s rivers, streams, wetlands, and estuaries. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality should deny the Clean Water Act 404 and 401 permits because the project does not comply with the Clean Water Act and it is not in the best interest of Oregonians.
The state of Oregon has expended a great deal of money and effort to improve the quality of its waterways. The Rogue River is one of them. As you may be aware, the Rogue River is currently expected to have a very good run of fall chinook salmon.  It is one of the few rivers in CA, WA and OR that is doing well with regards to salmon and steelhead.  Why in the world would anyone approve of a project in which a pipeline will be buried in the Rogue River?  The damage done to the river by the construction of a buried pipeline would be immense and would certainly cause irreparable harm to its ecosystem. There is no way that this project could be completed without doing severe damage to the Rogue.  For this reason alone, the case for denying the permits should be clear.  The Rogue fisheries are improving, perhaps due to the removal of several dams that impeded the spawning of salmon and steelhead.  It would be madness to pursue a project that would harm the improvements that have been made. This project is not in the public interest.
There are many other reasons as to why the necessary permits should be denied.  I will not detail them because the problem outlined above is so very clear that this alone should make the denial the rational choice.
I strongly oppose this project and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality should deny the Clean Water Act 404 and 401 permits. 
Thank you for your time and consideration on this important issue.
Sincerely,
(insert your name and address)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Message from Oregon DEQ


Statewide, OR—The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has extended by 30 days the public comment period on an application for water quality certification from the Jordan Cove Energy Project. DEQ received a large number of public requests for an extension. The project proposes building a liquefied natural gas facility on the North Spit of Coos Bay near North Bend and a connecting roughly 230-mile pipeline near Malin that would cross Klamath, Jackson, Douglas and Coos counties.
View the full news release at: https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=2810.
Learn more about the proposed project at: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/Programs/Pages/Jordan-Cove.aspx.

This email was sent to thomascollett@yahoo.com using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
700 NE Multnomah St., Suite #600, Portland, OR 97232 · 503-229-5696

Monday, July 2, 2018

June Newsletter

Newsletter

The Rogue Flyfishers newsletter for June is now on the internet.

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Time Is Short

Sorry about the bad link in the last blog post.  The correct link is nolngexports.org.

Belog is a repost from Rogue Riverkeeper.  Thank you for all your good work.


IMPORTANT: 3 more weeks to submit your comments!

On May 22nd, a public comment period began for important Clean Water Act permit applications for the Jordan Cove LNG project. These permits are required for Pembina, a Canadian energy company, to construct and build the 229-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline and associated Jordan Cove LNG terminal. Rogue Riverkeeper and the coalition to stop this project are working hard to submit technical comments and assist YOU in writing your own. The time to speak up is now!
The state of Oregon has the opportunity to stop this project in its tracks by denying these permits. Submit your personal comments and concerns regarding impacts to waterways like the Rogue and Klamath Rivers. 
Help stop the pipeline by submitting your own personalized comments! Comments are due Friday July 20th, 2018. 

Or Attend our Upcoming Comment Writing Workshop! 
Join us to write your personal comments and concerns regarding important Clean Water Act permits for the Jordan Cove LNG project.
Medford: Clean Water Act Permit Comment Writing Workshop
Monday July 9th, 6 - 8PM
Medford Library, Large Meeting Room
205 S. Central Ave
Medford, OR 97501

Rogue Riverkeeper staff will be on hand to assist with detailed specifics, talking points, letter templates and more. There will be a short presentation about the permits, what they mean, what they do, and how denials of these permits will stop this project in its tracks. Feel free to bring your laptop or we will have letter templates that you can fill out and we will mail in for you.
Your voice is needed if you......
  • Raft or fish on the Rogue;
  • Are a landowner with a well or wetland on your property;
  • Like to go clamming or crabbing in Coos Bay;
  • Live in Medford and get your drinking water from Big Butte Springs;
  • Fish on the South Umpqua;
  • Own or guide for a rafting company on the Rogue;
  • Enjoy spending time at Lake of the Woods;
  • Are concerned with blasting, diverting, and construction impacts to small streams;
  • Don't want to see fresh water from the Klamath River used to test a massive pipe; or
  • You simply value healthy, clean, scenic, quiet, beautiful rivers, streams, and wetlands. 
We have the opportunity to stop this project by raising our voices for the health and well being of our clean water resources! Please lend your voice by submitting comments or attending an upcoming comment writing workshop. 
Thank you.
For the Rogue!
Robyn

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time is running out



Today in Astoria, Oregon a comment writing workshop is being hosted by nolngexports.org.  This coalition of conservation minded organizations knows that if this pipeline and terminal are built, then more are soon to follow.  Most of us do not want to live in what Oregon would look like with a network of pipelines and terminals.

On Monday, July 9th, Medford and Coos Bay will have their own comment writing
workshop.

Thursday, July 12th, Grants Pass and Portland will have their own comment writing workshop.

This is a state-wide coalition effort.  Go to nolngexports.org to see what this is all about.  

The Comment period for DEQ is slipping away.  Urge DEQ to deny this pipeline and terminal.  Come to the workshop on July 9that 6:00 in the Medford Library or July 12th at 5:30 in the Library in Grants Pass.

Join the crowd

Friday, June 22, 2018

http://www.nolngexports.org


This is a website everyone in Southern Oregon needs to see.  Watch the short video for a quick oversight and explanation of what this is all about.  Explore this website for ways to take action.

click here http://www.nolngexports.org

Saturday, June 16, 2018

NO LNG PIPELINE

Rogue Riverkeeper has taken on the LNG pipeline with the goal to stop the pipeline once and for all. One of the ways we can help is to write letters and make phone calls.  Come to this workshop to get ideas on how to write an effective letter.  Below is their message.


Robyn Janssen invited you to NO LNG Exports's event
 
Medford: Clean Water Act Comment Writing Workshop
Monday, July 9 at 6 PM
Medford Library in Medford, Oregon
 
Going
   
Interested
   
Not Interested
 
Join the "No LNG Exports Campaign" on Monday July 9th in Medford, OR to write comments to stop the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export terminal! When: Monday Ju...
Lesley Adams and Will Johnson are also on the guest list.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Yard Sale - Saturday - June 16th




Yard Sale!!


Saturday - June 16th


9:00 am to 3:00 pm



Jim Harleman's widow is holding a yard sale tomorrow at their home.  I assume there will be rods, tying supplies and other fishing equipment for sale, as Bob Claypool has been helping.  Probably other items as well.  Check with Bob if you need to know.


Address is 3436 Blueblossom, Medford, near Anna Maria Creekside.

I am sure she would like to reminisce with Jim's many friends from the Rogue Fly Fishers!


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cast for a Free Dinner

Cast for a Free Dinner

Your Fly Fishing Club Casting Chair (John McDiarmid) is sponsoring a friendly target casting competition at the next general meeting (June 20) at 5:00 PM.

The event will be held on the Medford side of the club house.  All members and guests are welcome to enter and to learn about target casting, as well as having a little fun.

Three targets will be set up within 30' with one additional at 40'.  There is no need for "hero" distance casting.

Yarn flies and five wt. rods will be available, or you can bring any rod you fish with.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Reservation Reminder

Please make your dinner reservation for the June 20th meeting

RSVP's need to be in by Friday, June 16th.

Please email your RSVP to icrsrd303@gmail.com  (give your name and how many are coming for dinner)
For those who cannot do email, call (661)741-5835 in the afternoon only.

                              Pay when you arrive with cash or checks only.

Special dietary request:  email Theresa at tms1910@icloud.com or call (541)702-2153 by Tuesday preceding the meeting.

Centennial Golf Club
1900 N. Phoenix Rd.
Medford, 97501

Wet fly social hours: 5:45-6:45
Dinner and meeting at 6:45
Raffle to follow
Program 7:45-8:45

Time to take action

Public Comment Period on Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline


On TuesdayMay 22, 2018 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers kicked off a 60-day public comment period for two critical Clean Water Act permits required for the proposed fracked gas Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project. 

On Saturday, July 21, 2018 the comment period ends. 
Click on this, Read the Notice Here.  This is 16 pages of vital information and numerous maps and charts.
This hugely complex project would cross the Rogue and more than 400 waterways across our region. Join others like yourself to make a difference and stop the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline project!
Add your voice and ask DEQ and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the comment period and hold public information sessions in each of the four impacted counties!

When you click on this it takes you to a very good letter that is easy to send and someone has done all the work for you.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION

Friday, June 1, 2018

Help Needed
As all of your aware, the primary mission of the Rogue Flyfishers Club is to improve conservation of our fish and the habitat they live in so we can enjoy the continuing benefits of a healthy fish habitat.

Ryan Battleson, Assistant Biologist at ODFW has been working very closely with the rogue Flyfishers to assure that the Holy Water is improved as a great fishery for our use.  In addition to staffing our Holy Water committee that is co-chaired by Jack Patterson and Will Johnson, Ryan has been very actively involved with club members in trapping fish in various tributaries around the Rogue Valley that support the steelhead we like to catch in the Rogue River.

One of these projects, located in Galls Creek just outside of Gold Hill, has been undertaken by Ryan and a few club members.  They need our help in tending a fish trap at Galls Creek so Ryan can use the data gleaned to improve the steelhead fish habitat in the area.  Currently Kirk Kowalke, John MacDiarmid and myself are helping to trap fish for this project, but Ryan is in critical need of additional club members to volunteer on Tuesdays, Saturdays or Sundays of each week so he can have two-person teams each day of the week.

If you are interested in volunteering for this project, which takes no more than 1-2 hours per assigned day, please contact Ryan at the email or office phone noted below so he can put the rest of the team together.  This project is very important to our club.

Thank you.  Harry Foster

Ryan Battleson    541-826-8774 ext 226      email: Ryan.D.Battleson@state.or.us




Newsletter

The June newsletter is now on the website.

Find it at: rogueflyfisher.org

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Public Comment Period on Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline




On Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers kicked off a 60-day public comment period for two critical Clean Water Act permits required for the proposed fracked gas Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project. Read the Notice Here.
 
This hugely complex project would cross the Rogue and more than 400 waterways across our region. Join others like yourself to make a difference and stop the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline project!
 
Add your voice and ask DEQ and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the comment period and hold public information sessions in each of the four impacted counties!

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION

Friday, May 25, 2018

Diamond Lake Outing - June 9th

DIAMOND LAKE OUTING JUNE 9TH
The Diamond Lake Outing will be held June 9th and hosted by Steve Day and Keith Hardcastle.  We will meet at the Diamond Lake South Boat Launch at 0700, where coffee and breakfast burritos will be served.  A brief fishing report will be provided prior to heading out to fish. 
Historical weather for this date shows highs in the mid 60’s to mid 70’s with lows ranging from the low 30’s to mid 40’s.  Thunder showers are always a possibility.
Diamond Lake is primarily a boat or personal watercraft fishery.  If you don’t have a boat, make plans to be in one.  There is limited shore access at various locations around the Lake however being on the water is a huge advantage.
The bugs at Diamond can be quite daunting.  While on shore and around the campgrounds and resort, mosquitoes can be a hassle, so bring your bug spray.  Once on the Lake, the mosquitoes are no problem, however a heavy midge hatch can be challenging if the wind is not blowing.  I recommend bringing a buff or other head gear that has bug netting. 
With regard to gear, a single handed rod of any size with floating line and the necessaries for indicator style fishing in 5 to 14 feet of water will do well.  Chronomid patterns, pheasant tails, hares ears and calibeatis nymphs in sizes 14 to 20 and small balanced leeches often times work well.  For those that prefer to strip or wind drift, a rig with an intermediate or hover line will serve well.  Wooly Buggers, leech patterns and soft hackles are favorites.
For those folks attending the barbecue on Saturday evening, we will meet at our campsite in the Diamond Lake Campground along the east shore of the Lake around 6:00.  We will be in spaces G31 and G34 which are located at the far south end of the campground and adjacent to the South Shore Pizza Parlor.  To access the campsites simply park in the Pizza Parlor lot and take the trail at the north end of the parking area north into the campground.  It’s a very short walk.  Bring a beverage of choice, a piece of meat that you would like to have grilled and a side dish for potluck and we’ll have a great time by the fire.  We will provide plates, utensils, napkins etc.
Any questions e-mail Steve at icrsrd303@gmail.com