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Am sending out an email thru the forum to all members but wanted to post for those who are not members and to those who don't get our emails. Here it is:


Got rain?! Morton Salt advertisers got it right when they said, "When it rain it pours" -- but they couldn't have meant for a whole month!!

Rains continue while area lakes are being inundated to their highest limit. The water is racing from Beaver into Table Rock and through Taneycomo and into Bull Shoals where it's being held somewhat until water levels on the White River can drop to absorb the higher releases from Bull Shoals. It's a game the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has played many times, but that doesn't make it any easier. They can't control the rain. Fishing takes a back seat when a lake like Beaver experiences water lapping over the top of the dam from being 99% full!! I'd call that dangerous.

The main reason for this email is to invite everyone to upcoming area events in the next few months.

First, the Branson Chapter of Trout Unlimited has scheduled two programs for its members and the public and a wounded veterans outing:

At 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, John Berry will share what he knows about fishing on the White River. John has been a long time guide on the White as well as the Norfork, Spring, Little Red and Crooked Creek fisheries. He's a teacher, a writer, former director for the Southern Council of FFF…and the list goes on and on. Read more on John by checking out his site http://www.berrybrothersguides.com. This meeting will be held at the Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery Visitor's Center. This could be just the excuse you need to plan a fishing weekend in the Ozarks.

Then at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, Bill Babler and Michael Kyle will share their areas of expertise on fishing Lake Taneycomo. Each brings a different aspect to the table. Babler has been a guide on Taney, as well as Table Rock and Bull Shoals for more than15 years. As an Orvis-endorsed guide, he specializes in both spin and fly fishing. You've read his informative posts and articles on OzarkAnglers for years, and now you can come to hear him in person.

Kyle owns BackCountry Outfitters in Springfield and has guided on Taneycomo, as well as Table Rock and other rivers in the area for several years. He guides mainly out of his Clackacraft drift boat but does wade when he gets the chance. Kyle has extensive knowledge to catch fish on a fly, either during the day or late at night, which he prefers.

Come hear both anglers at the Second Baptist Church, located on Battlefield Road in Springfield. There is no charge for either event, and both are open to the public.

On the following day, Friday, May 16, the Branson Chapter of Trout Unlimited in cooperation with Project Healing Waters, will host several U.S. Military Veterans from Ft. Leonard Wood for a fishing day here at Lilleys' Landing Resort & Marina.

Project Healing Waters, initiated and conducted by members of the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited, serves military personnel who have been wounded, injured, or disabled to aid their physical and emotional recovery by introducing or rebuilding the skills of fly fishing and fly tying so they may enjoy for fishing outings and for lifelong recreation.

We are asking our fishing community for volunteers to help with this day, both from OzarkAnglers and from the Trout Unlimited members. We need a few anglers with boats to take these guys and gals fishing. We also need people to act as guides and take them fishing in boats we will provide. Of course, if we have an abundance of helpers, the consolation is that you'd just have to go fishing anyway.This will be a wonderful day for everyone who attends. If you are interested in making a commitment of helping with this day, please email me at lilley@lilleyslanding.com. I will provide you with a schedule of events and what to expect.

Lastly, our Trout Unlimited Chapter has helped with an event each year during the free fishing weekend in June -- the Family Fishing Fair presented by the Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery for the Missouri Department of Conservation. This year's event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7.

We need a small army of volunteers to really make this event sing. This year we'd like to have fly tyers, fishing instructors, people to help with casting. Plus new this year will be a fishing pond where youngsters will be able to fish for trout with the help of volunteers. We hope we've planned this far enough out that many of you could make this a nice get-a-way weekend to work the fair and fish the rest of the time … or go to a show or two, if that is your fancy.

That's about it. Keep watch OzarkAnglers for the latest fishing conditions and reports and ,of course, new episodes of the "Bill & Phil Show."

Thanks- Phil






If you don't get emails and think you should, your email program is probably blocking them as spam. This is being sent out as bulk mail so it 100% spam according to most spam blocking programs.

Takes about an hour to send 3000 emails to be patient if you're looking for it.

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