News from your vacationing president Larry Jauert;
Hello from Florida. Fishing has been slow. We average 4 to 10 bass a day. Water temperature has dropped from 74 to 58 degrees in two weeks. I think the fish feel that winter has arrived.
One short story, I went to the Bass Pro Shop to have the software upgraded in my fishing GPS. While waiting, I spoke to the salesman who mentioned he used his fishing GPS to hunt alligators. He is able to spot the gator, throw a treble hook with a fishing rod to snag the gator, and when the gator gets close enough, throw a hand line with a treble hook for the second hookup. After a tussle, pull the gator to the boat, shoot him, pull him in the boat, and sell him. Last year his largest gator was 13’-6” and weighed 713 pounds, which sold for $1000.00. Gator permits for residents start at $200.00. I won’t be getting one soon, however, I do enjoy eating gator.
Please be careful Larry, we want you back for the April meeting.
The February 12 meeting is going to be very busy, interesting, fun and deli-cious. Captain Joe Cacciola, owner/operator of the Sea Star out of Oceanside Harbor, will be our speaker. Captain Joe is an experienced fisherman and owns one of the neatest boats in San Diego County. He is also a very inter-esting speaker.
This month we will have our Annual Bake Sale that is chaired by Nat Estes. Make sure you bring your wallet because the pies, cakes and pastry are ter-rific. I’m anxious to hear about a new camping and fishing area that was dis-covered by the group camping at Lake Cahuilla. Our new Community Events Director, Tony Smock, will have signups for Youth Day at Lake Dixon and also signups for the Kiwanis Trout Derby in April. Our new Apparel Chair Brenda McQueen will have a new line of clothing that you’ll be able to order with our new logo. And of course Mike Springer will be holding an opportunity drawing that always offers some neat items.
As you can see this will be a busy meeting and I hope to see you there. Make sure you come with a smile on your face and the expectation of having fun!
Oh one last thing, Larry sent me another joke to tell????