Monday, November 27, 2023
7601 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
The current limits are 12" minimum size (no slot) and a daily creel of 25 fish east of Mermentau River and 15 fish west of Mermentau. The new regulations will be statewide.
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RSFF monthly general meeting
Monday, November 13, 2023
7:00 pm - meeting
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries
2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
Join us Monday evening as Jim Wright shares a report from his recent visit to Belize.
In addition we will have elections (appointments) for officers for the new year. Also, changes to the by-laws and budget will be available for review and approval. Hope to see everyone there.
Murray sent in a list of fish he thought were worthy of nomination for our infrequently used Fish of Month feature so let's take a minute to highlight a few of our RSFF anglers and fish that have been caught by the club this year:
February 2023 - Redfish - Ben Roussel
I caught a few nice redfish on a trip to Leeville back in February, the biggest went 34.75". It fell for a Fool's Gold crab fly. Thanks for the nomination Murray - I wish I had better pictures, but it's tough to take good shots of big redfish when you're solo in a kayak.
March 2023 - Golden Shiner - Emmitt Simmons
Emmitt caught this golden shiner and an orangespotted sunfish in Capitol Lake on a black beadheaded nymph using his 4wt fly rod. If you've never caught either of those species Capitol Lake is a great spot to target them, just don't wet your knots with your saliva as it is a waterbody that is quite polluted!
April 2023 - Bullseye Snakehead - Chris Williams
Chris took a couple of trips to south Florida this Spring and one of the species he caught was this bullseye snakehead, which shattered his 8wt Orvis rod. Chris gave a presentation to RSFF on fishing the Tamiami Trail back in May; click the link for that presentation. We'll have to get the full story on what prompted such a rod failure if he didn't cover it in May. The fish was caught on a Clouser minnow (they catch everything) in Ft. Lauderdale.
June 2023 - Longnose Gar - Ken Holmes
July 2023 - Smallmouth Bass - Kevin Andry
August 2023 - Hybrid Sunfish - Duaine McMullin
All my Jambalaya Challenge folks, y'all keep it up, we are at 354 entries this year so far, which is awesome. I love seeing the fish pics roll in and you never know when they'll be featured on the website!
When: Wednesday, October 18th (7pm til close)
Join us this evening, Wednesday, October 18th for this month's Flies & Flights hosted by Rally Cap Brewing. This month Brian Roberts will be leading the way as we tie up some Halloween-themed versions of the Mr. Creepo streamer. Tools, vises and materials are available for those looking to learn, so please don't hesitate to join us if you're looking to learn.
This evening also marks a first for this event as Ken Holmes will be raffling off a set of spooky streamers to raise funds for The Mayfly Project charity. Raffle tickets start at $5 so be sure to have some cash (or your Venmo) on hand. It's not every day you have the opportunity to win some great ties from our resident Gar Guru.
F&F is an independent collective of tiers just looking to tie and enjoy a social gathering with some fine brews. While not affiliated with Red Stick, it was hatched by a few club members as an alternative to a traditional meeting environment. Everyone is welcome!
8:00 AM BREC Burbank Soccer Complex 12400 Burbank Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
The Red Stick Fly Fishers recently held their annual warmwater trip to Lake Concordia and consensus at October's meeting was that Jack Lithgoe had caught the nicest bass! Nice enough for fish of the month, congrats Jack! The fish was estimated around 4-5 lbs, caught on a 5wt on Sept. 30th using a purple #12 bully bluegill spider.
If you'd like to submit a picture for Fish of the Month consideration, email it to us at RSFFJam@gmail.com. Murray gave me a list of backdated nominations, so we'll feature some other fish that RSFF members have caught this year soon.