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Meeting Minutes – July 10, 2013

Meeting Attendees
Mike Beachy, Wayne Andrews, Leonard Gustin, Jim Phillips, Tom Cripe, Lee Troyer, Bill Myers, Penny Myers, Brandon Rasler, Bob Roth

Meeting Minutes
The minutes from the June meeting were approved.

Fishing Reports
Mike reported catching 3 browns and 1 rainbow on July 7th.  He also caught a 17” rainbow at Tornado Bend.  There are some indications of lampreys that have affected some trout.

Treasurer’s Report
There was no Treasurer’s report as Don was not in attendance.


  • Brandon will publish the newsletter this week.

  • Mike was contacted by Carla Gull of Woodlawn Nature Center for their July 13th Celebrate Water event.  She was asking if LECTU would participate with our display and demonstrations.  Mike declined due to the short notice and our stream work schedule.

  • Dan Burris from Huntington wants a guided tour of the Little E.

  • We had previously supplied our river guide to the local KOA with the agreement that they would sell the guides and keep a sellers fee.  We have found out they are giving them away.  This will be addressed.

Trout Fishing 101
The meeting attendees felt that a fishing 101 on the Little E is something that should take place in May or early June as the fishing is friendlier during that time.  This is something we should plan for next year and promote it at the spring outing.  We also discussed limiting the number of participants as there would only be a limited number of guides.

Schwartz Property Signs
Mike will try and contact John Schwartz to determine what they want on the signs.

Middlebury Parks Project Assistance
The Youth Fishing Contest coordinator is Court Walker and will take place at the Essenhaus ponds on August 10.  Brandon, Tom C and Penny will assist as judges.

The coordinator for the Riverfest at Riverbend Park is Leonard Gustin.  Lee will assist Leonard.  This is scheduled for August 17.  Leonard has the display materials from Mike and will contact Chris for a canopy.

Stream Works Dates
June 22 – The trail was cut by Bob Roth, Mike Beachy and Tom VanderPutten.

July 13 – The plan is to work above Wilbur’s meadow and into the woods to cut some trees, cable them to the bank, open log jams, and survey the meadow for a future project.

Additional work dates are July 27 and August 24.

Chestnut Lamprey Project
We are asking club members to keep track as to what percentage of fish caught have lampreys attached or lamprey marks.

 LECTU Fishing Trip
A fishing trip for local LECTU members was discussed for late August or September.  Leonard will check on lodging in Grayling.

Fly Tying Clinic
We failed to report this at the meeting but want to include this as a part of the minutes.  We met on Sunday June 28th at Keith Loutzenhiser’s house for a fly tying clinic.  In attendance were Keith, Brandon, Lee and Cameron.  There were 4 – 5 ties demonstrated and it was enjoyed by all.  Thanks to Keith for initiating this and hosting this at his home.

Next Meeting –September 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Middlebury Library.  NOTE: There will be no August meeting.

Lee Troyer – Secretary