**** 3/31/2020 Update – The Spring Outing has been postponed. We will hold the event this fall. Adopt-A-Trout raffle will be drawn at the May Meeting. ******

May 2, 2020 will mark the date for LECTU’s Annual Spring Outing. We will be holding our Outing at Riverbend Park, 511 East Warren St, Middlebury, Indiana. Admission begins at 8:00 am and is once again free to all attending. We are extending an open invitation to all our membership as well as to our “friends” from neighboring trout and fly fishing clubs. Members are welcome to bring friends and family along, members or not.

The Featured speaker for the Outing is Nicole Watson. Nicole is presently working on her doctorate
degree at Michigan State University and focusing on young arctic
grayling and how they interact with brook and brown trout. Nicole is
working on reintroducing arctic grayling into Michigan trout streams
which, up until recently, has been unsuccessful. Nicole will present
her plan to restore grayling by examining the history of native
grayling in Michigan, their extinction from Michigan and why recent
attempts to reintroduce grayling have failed. Nicole believes she has
discovered the secret to reintroducing this difficult species that was squandered long ago.

At noon we will once again hold a cookout style luncheon. For a $5 donation, you can enjoy a sandwich and all the fixings prepared by our resident chef and crew. After lunch, we will hold a relaxed fundraising event of raffles and a silent auction. We will raffle off Orvis H3F rod and reel. There will be a variety of items available to choose from in the raffle and silent auction like custom rods and guided fishing trips to fly boxes and so on. The list of items is growing as our donations and purchases are ongoing.

* The Annual Spring Outing is an outdoor rain or shine event. Please dress appropriately. We have experienced everything from bright sunshine and hot to cold and rainy. Remember you can always take a layer off. Early May can be surprisingly cool. The Trout Fishing Technique Clinic will be held in the stream, attendees will be bankside. The trails along the stream may be soft and muddy in May.

** LECTU only accepts checks and cash for the fundraising event. Please plan accordingly.

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