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PRESIDENT Tony Smock

VP SALTWATER Barbara Gattuso

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A Line from your President…

Flood repairs to the Senior Center are still on-going. We will not be able to have our main meeting there until the repairs are completed. Once again, they have made arrangements for the main meeting to be held in the Mitchell Room at City Hall. This is the big meeting room on the west side of City Hall across from the Performing Arts Center, and is next to the Credit Union. The address is 101 North Broadway, Escondido. I would encourage everyone to park in the public parking lot across the street from City hall on Valley Pkwy. City Hall parking is strictly limited to 2 hours.

Ken Harrison has got a great speaker for the meeting on May 10th. A leading chef for seafood, Yanni Hassir of Fisherman’s Belly, will be sharing his knowledge of the kitchen and recipes.

This month’s campout was at Lake Hemet. Eighteen campers were treated to the first night with drizzle and thunder followed by 4 days of sunshine and beautiful mountain scenery. Hundreds of spawning carp were jumping out of the water in such great numbers that it sounded like waves lapping against the shoreline. Fishing was so much better than our last trip to Lake Hemet. Trout were averaging between one to one and a half pounds with a few larger fish taken. You can read more about who was the big winner latter in the fish report.

I would like to thank everyone who volunteered to help work the weigh in-station and help out at the Kiddy Ponds during the Kiwanis Trout Derby. The first day saw several trout over 7 pounds weighed in, as well as 15 tagged fish. The second day didn’t see as many big fish, but lots of limits were taken. The overall winner tipped the scale at 8.67lbs. Hank Skaja did a great job organizing the volunteers. Thanks to everyone who came out to help with this event.

Just like last year, winter storms have brought some snow and colder temperatures in the High Sierras. All the lakes
are filled to, or near capacity with lots of ice in the Bishop Basin. Large fish are being reported, including a 10 lb.
brown from June Lake. If you are planning on heading out for the early season, plan on challenging conditions.
As usual, this month’s meeting will provide opportunities for signing up for some great activities. The Pinezanita/
Cuyamaca Campout still has lots of openings, May 19 to 24, see camp host Betty Allen, and for the ever-popular June
Lake Campout, Sept. 8-15, see Albert and Colleen Wilson. We also have the opportunity to sign up for some great
surf fishing events. See Don Continelli for dates and times.
Tony Smock President

“So Many Fish…...So Little Time”