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Jim W

Trout Day April 27th, 2002

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This Event is Free
Here is the agenda for this years Trout day being held at Forestville State Park.
Click Here for map to Forestville State Park and driving directions from your place (at the bottom of the page).

9:00am Greetings and Meet other fisherman!
[bring pictures and stories to share]

10:00am
DNR electro-fishing Demo and trout discussion
(pending on stream clarity and rain)

Immediately following DNR presentation
11:00am
"Fly fishing 101"-- John Eggers and others

High Noon: "Spin fishing tactics for Trout" by your truly.

Lunch(bring something to grill(bring grill)

1:00 - 3:00
MInn Aqua program. Open fly tying and invertibrate sampling.

Door prize drawings immediately following
Minn Aqua's program(or when I feel like it LOL).

Door prizes will be awarded to registered attendees only. Must be in attendance to win.(No showing up to register then returning to drawing allowed)(Prize claim subject to my approval)

REGISTRATION FOR DOOR PRIZES WILL BE OPEN FROM 9:00 am until NOON only!!!

PS. The Park is still playing games with my permit etc. SHould be a go!

PSS. Feel free to come early to fish and I imagine many will be fishing immediately following the day. If room, DARK30's smart fire after sundown(thought I'd throw that in Dark)

See you there!!!

Jim W

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[This message has been edited by Rick (edited 04-05-2002).]

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MAN, I AM SOOO READY FOR APRIL!

LIKE LAST YEAR...ALL ARE WELCOME TO STOP BY THE SMART FIRE IN PRESTON AFTERWARDS. THERES GOOD FISHING AROUND THERE TOO!

IF ANYONE NEEDS A PLACE TO CAMP, GET IN TOUCH WITH TIM OR STEF AT HIDDEN VALLEY CAMPGROUND IN PRESTON. 507-765-2467 or E-MAIL AT [email protected] TELL THEM KEVIN SENT YA!

WET NETS!

WET NETS!

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cast,cast,cast,cast......

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Well people,
Just got a call from Forestville State PArk. They just informed me that I have to get an event insurance policy in order for them to issue me an event permit.

No such thing last year??????????

So if you come, just take care and don't hook yourself or others or fall in. I guess that is a possibility. I guess I assumed that most who planned on attending wouldn't place blame on me or the park. Always one I suppose.
Now we get to see just how much more I sink into this!!


Jim W

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Good News!!!

I will be receiving an event permit for my Trout Day. SO if you haven't put it on your calendar do it now!!

APril 27th, 2002

9:00am - 3:00pm

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

PS> Upon arriving, make sure you tell the park attendant that you are there for Trout Day and you will get 1/2 off of your daily park pass!!!

Jim W


If you need directions, please ask!!!

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CULVER'S RESTAURANTS OF ROCHESTER HAS GRACIOUSLY DECIDED TO SPONSOR THIS YEARS TROUT DAY.

IF YOU HAVEN'T EATEN AT CULVERS, NEXT TIME ON YOUR WAY DOWN TROUT OR SMALLMOUTH FISHING STOP AT THE SOUTH STORE RIGHT OFF HIGHWAY 52!!

GOTTA TRY THEIR PHILLY STEAK SANDWICH BASKET!! MY PERSONAL FAVE!!!!!!!


THANKS AGAIN STEVE!!!!!!!

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Make a point to come down to Minnesota's Coulee country. Participate in one of the awesome displays of nature that Trout Day can afford you.

If you've never experienced this setting, you owe yourself and your family or group the opportunity to truly discover one of Minnesota's natural displays.

Mark April 27, 2002 on your calendar and come on down. It's easy to find and your whole family will thank you. Yes, the gals will absolutley love it!!!!

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A little inforamtion that I think is important to share with all of you!

I haven't specified to the public who the guides are that have donated guided fishing trips for donations at this years Trout Day.

All of you have at one point or another, read valuable fishing and outdoor information from them! Yes, they are (except for a couple) all "brothers" of fishingminesota.com. So, nows your chance to win a trip, possible fishing with one of your favorite "Forum Guide Pros".

These are not listed in any particular order.

Gullguide - Cuyuna Mine pits
Guideman - Beautiful Lake Vermilion
no_spam
D-man - Mille Lacs
ANd:
yours truly SE MN Trout or smallmouth

Our good buddy former fishingminnesota.com forumguidepro Turk, has again donated a guided trip on the St. Croix as well!


Let's not forget other gracious sponsors we all know!

SCENIC TACKLE
The Drake Motel
Mel Dickie (custom rods)
Gander Mountain.

Door prizes are my way of thanking everyone that shows interest and concern for one of our precious resources, SE MN streams and rivers!!!


See you there!

If I left anyone out from fm.com I apologize!

Keep the rods bendin'!!!

Jim W

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If the directions are a little confusing, Trout day is not in Kansas!LOL

I'll give a couple routes for ya.

From the NOrth:

1.

Take Hwy 63 South through Spring Valley, Mn.
This turns into Hwy 16. Follow 16 East to COunty 5(about 6 miles from Spring Valley). Turn SOuth on 5, follow the PArk signs from there(it's another 5 miles or so).

2.

Highway 52 south will work as well. Follow that to Highway 16. Turn onto 16, going West. From there, same as first directions.

3. From the South, just flip flop #1 and #2. So if your coming up on Hwy 52, you'll turn West on 16 as well. If your coming up on 63, you'll be turning East on 16!

If I have you completely confused call or e-mail me!!


Jim W

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You'd be close to a fool if you didn't come to this years Trout Day. I am starting to think that I will have more door prizes than attendees???

The latest is prints from Richard Plasscheurt art collection,

and a two day stay this upcoming open water season at ClementsonAccessOnRainyRiver's Resort!!!


Thanks Sandee and Richard!!

Jim W

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I'd like to thank Bruce Mosher from Today's Tackle for his donation to Trout Day!!!

Thanks Bruce for such a quick response!!!


Jim W

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Hey Scott, good luck fishing the river! The piggies should really be on the prowl!!!

Let us know how you came out in the tourney!!

Jim W

Thanks again for your donation to trout day!!!

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Jim, sounds like the weather isn't going to be as bad as they said. Hope everything goes well with Trout Day. I would be there but I have a tournament in Red Wing. Good luck with everything and watch out for the slippery rock!ScottS

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What a great day you put together Jim W!!!

Great info, the kids really enjoyed it.

It was obvious that Jim put a lot of effort into this event. Even though the weather was lousy, the turnout was around 40 people.

For those of you who missed it, you owe it to yourself to get to next years Trout Day.

Great Day Jim and Thank you so much for such a great time.

GoodFishin : )
Rick

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Rick,
I would have to agree Jim did a great job and put alot of effort into trout day. I had a good time, it was nice to see some of the faces from the forums and talk to everybody. Would have been nice to see some better weather though, but that was beyond anybodys control. See you all next year!

Jimmy

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Yes it was a little work, but it is and will always be worth it in my opinion!

There were exactly 40 registered for this years Trout Day. Hats off, to those who came! It was indeed a miserable day, weather wise!

It is amazing how holding and running an event, then observing it, creates new ideas for the upcoming year!

For those of you who came, I would gladly listen to any ideas or suggestions for next year!

Thanks again for coming! (see other post for thanks)


Jim W

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