Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fly Swap #2 - Dry Flies

The deadline to join the Dry Fly Swap has come and passed.  Here is the list of participants and their chosen fly patterns:

A.J. Rosenbohm - Adams
Bill DeCastro - Wally Wing Mayfly
Chuck Miller - Renegade
Jimmie Hyatt - Hopper
Joe Bandera - Winged Red Ant & White Latex Ant
Sean Gilthorpe - Humpy

The swap will take place on May 10th!  These swaps are a great opportunity to practice fly tying skills, familiarize yourself with various patterns, and discuss various techniques with fellow fly tyers.  We will be hosting various swaps throughout the year.  Please let us know if you'd like to participate in future swaps.  The more, the merrier!

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Big Year - 4/16/18

Grady Johnson's Longear Sunfish entry
April continues to challenge us with ever changing weather!  With the first half of April bringing inconsistent weather, the second half of April should bring more pleasant weather.  Hopefully, as the weather improves, more members will be able to partake in the fun!  With an upcoming club outing at The Farm Ponds this Saturday, there is a great opportunity to get on the leaderboard this upcoming week!

Grady Johnson's White Crappie entry
Although there wasn't much activity this week, There was one angler who managed to make their mark on the Leaderboard this past week!  Grady Johnson made entries for Longear Sunfish and White Crappie!  Here's the updated leaderboard as of 4/15/18:

1. Chuck Miller (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Redear Sunfish, Spotted Bass) 3/1/18 @ 6:09pm
2. David Karcher (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Spotted Bass, Rio Grande Cichlid, Pinfish, Gulf Killifish) 3/2/18 @ 7:19pm3. Brian Karcher (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Spotted Bass, Redear Sunfish) 3/2/18 @ 7:21pm
4. Grady Johnson (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Longear Sunfish, White Crappie) 3/17/18 @ 8:17pm
5. Urbain Breaud (Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill) 3/23/18 @ 7:56am
6. Jimmie Hyatt (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/1/18 @ 9:28am
7. Sean Gilthorpe (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/1/18 @ 5:05pm
8. Joe Bandera (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/8/18 @ 7:11pm
9. Bill DeCastro (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 4/3/18 @ 8:21pm
10. Ray Baltz (Bluegill) 3/17/18 @ 8:31am
11. A.J. Rosenbohm (Bluegill) 4/2/18 @ 7:18pm


Also, just as a reminder:
Please be sure to submit all CPR entries to nolaffc@gmail.com so we can track them more accurately.
Remember, it isn't the size of the fish that's important, it's the diversity of fish species that will determine the winner.The time of 1st entry will be the tie-breaker (in the event it is needed).Most importantly, have fun!


The Big Year is off and running, full steam ahead!  I can't wait to see everyone's catches in the upcoming months.  If you haven't had the opportunity to pickup a stamped tournament ID card, please let either myself, A.J. Rosenbohm, or Jimmie Hyatt know so you can participate in The Big Year!  Please take advantage of this tournament, and use it as an opportunity to catch fishes you normally don't pursue within the FFI Gulf Coast Council region.




Monday, April 9, 2018

The Big Year Update - 4/9/2018

Bill DeCastro's Bluegill
The first week of April presented us with some challenging weather.  The week started pleasant and warm, then turned cold and cloudy, as a cold front passed through.  According to the forecast, this week appears to remain windy, but the temperatures should be warmer.  Hopefully, as the weather improves, more members will be able to partake in the fun!  

Although the weather was less than ideal, it wasn't a complete wash.  There were two anglers who managed to make their mark on the Leaderboard this past week!  Bill DeCastro made his 1st entries of the tournament (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill).  Chuck Miller also made a splash with is Spotted Bass entry, which puts him atop the Leaderboard, as of press time!

Chuck Miller's Spotted Bass
1. Chuck Miller (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Redear Sunfish, Spotted Bass) 3/1/18 @ 6:09pm
2. David Karcher (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Spotted Bass, Rio Grande Cichlid, Pinfish, Gulf Killifish) 3/2/18 @ 7:19pm
3. Brian Karcher (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Spotted Bass, Redear Sunfish) 3/2/18 @ 7:21pm

4. Urbain Breaud (Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill) 3/23/18 @ 7:56am
5. Jimmie Hyatt (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/1/18 @ 9:28am
6. Sean Gilthorpe (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/1/18 @ 5:05pm
7. Joe Bandera (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/8/18 @ 7:11pm
8. Grady Johnson (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/17/18 @ 8:17pm

9. Bill DeCastro (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 4/3/18 @ 8:21pm
10. Ray Baltz (Bluegill) 3/17/18 @ 8:31am
11. A.J. Rosenbohm (Bluegill) 4/2/18 @ 7:18pm



Bill DeCastro's Largemouth Bass 
Also, just as a reminder:
Please be sure to submit all CPR entries to nolaffc@gmail.com so we can track them more accurately.
Remember, it isn't the size of the fish that's important, it's the diversity of fish species that will determine the winner.The time of 1st entry will be the tie-breaker (in the event it is needed).Most importantly, have fun!


The Big Year is off and running, full steam ahead!  I can't wait to see everyone's catches in the upcoming months.  If you haven't had the opportunity to pickup a stamped tournament ID card, please let either myself, A.J. Rosenbohm, or Jimmie Hyatt know so you can participate in The Big Year!  Please take advantage of this tournament, and use it as an opportunity to catch fishes you normally don't pursue within the FFI Gulf Coast Council region.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Big Year Update - 4/3/2018

Brian Karcher's Redear Sunfish entry
March has come and gone, Easter has passed, and we're now into April!  Due to the Easter Holiday, there was a slight delay in making this weekly update.  We've had great participation in The Big Year, and we're looking forward to the months ahead, to see more members participate and the fish they catch.  There has been a high level of activity over the last week.  


A.J. Rosenbohm's Bluegill entry
This past week has certainly been an active one!  As of 4/2/18, there are 10 members on The Big Year Leaderboard.  David Karcher, our youngest member, jumps to 1st place with a couple of micro-saltwater species entries (pinfish and gulf killifish).  Chuck Miller made his entry for Redear Sunfish, and Brian Karcher each made entries for Redear Sunfish and Spotted Bass.  Urbain Breaud logged entries for Spotted Bass and Bluegill.  And last, but certainly not least, A.J. Rosenbohm makes his Big Year debut with a Bluegill!


Urbain Breaud Bluegill entry
Here are the current standings, with the list of species caught, and the date and time of the respective angler's 1st entry, which serves as the tie breaker for purposes of this tournament:


David Karcher's Gulf Killifish entry
1. David Karcher (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Spotted Bass, Rio Grande Cichlid, Pinfish, Gulf Killifish) 3/2/18 @ 7:19pm
2. Chuck Miller (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Redear Sunfish) 3/1/18 @ 6:09pm
3. Brian Karcher (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Spotted Bass, Redear Sunfish) 3/2/18 @ 7:21pm
4. Urbain Breaud (Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill) 3/23/18 @ 7:56am
5. Jimmie Hyatt (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/1/18 @ 9:28am
6. Sean Gilthorpe (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/1/18 @ 5:05pm
7. Joe Bandera (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/8/18 @ 7:11pm
8. Grady Jackson (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/17/18 @ 8:17pm
9. Ray Baltz (Bluegill) 3/17/18 @ 8:31am
10. A.J. Rosenbohm (Bluegill) 4/2/18 @ 7:18pm


Chuck Miller's Redear Sunfish entry
Also, just as a reminder:
Please be sure to submit all CPR entries to nolaffc@gmail.com so we can track them more accurately.
Remember, it isn't the size of the fish that's important, it's the diversity of fish species that will determine the winner.The time of 1st entry will be the tie-breaker (in the event it is needed).Most importantly, have fun!



David Karcher's Pinfish entry
The Big Year is off and running, full steam ahead!  I can't wait to see everyone's catches in the upcoming months.  If you haven't had the opportunity to pickup a stamped tournament ID card, please let either myself, A.J. Rosenbohm, or Jimmie Hyatt know so you can participate in The Big Year!  Please take advantage of this tournament, and use it as an opportunity to catch fishes you normally don't pursue within the FFI Gulf Coast Council region.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Fly Swap #2 for 2018!!!


We will be hosting another club fly swap. The theme for the 2nd fly swap of 2018 will be Dry Flies! Get in on the fun, and choose your favorite Dry Fly pattern to tie!  Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced fly tyers are all welcome to participate. The deadline to sign-up will be at the at the  fly tying meeting on Thursday, April 12th. The swap will take place on Thursday, May 10th.  Please let A.J. Rosenbohm, Joe Bandera or Sean Gilthorpe know if you want to participate and what fly you will tie, and you will be added to the list of participants. We will limit the swap to twelve participants.  

City Park Big Bass Rodeo Results



These are the results of the City Park Big Bass Rodeo.  This comes from the City Park Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival Facebook page.

THE "OFFISHAL" RESULTS ARE IN. Congrats to all our 2018 rodeo winners!

Boats on the Bayou
Trashbash
1st Place - Jackson Lavarine wt. - 0.19
2nd Place - Ryan Schellhaas  wt. - 0.18
3rd Place - Ryan Schellhaas wt. - 0.15

Trout
1st Place - Jon Carter - wt.1.68

Bass
1st Place - Kaye Florane Award - Jon Carter - wt. 3.89
2nd Place - Frank Roth - wt. 1.75
3rd Place - Kevin Metz - wt. 1.66

Battle for the Bass
1st Place - Team Cabrini Caster - Cabrini High School - New Orleans, LA - wt. 3.58
2nd Place - Team Brother Martin #1 - Brother Martin High School - New Orleans, LA  - wt. 3.39
3rd Place Team Reel Men - Fontainebleau Jr. High School - Mandeville, LA - wt. 3.21

Big Bass Rodeo
Cichlid & Bream Trim - Team Event
1st Place - Team Camo - wt. 5.87
2nd Place - Team Cichlids Rule Everything Around Me - wt. 4.17
3rd Place - Team Stop, Drop & Reel - wt. 2.52

Fly Fishing- Bass
1st Place - Jody Coyne - wt. 0.71
2nd Place - Charles Roccaforte - wt. 0.52
3rd Place - Carter Sanchez - wt. 0.47

Champions Challenge
1st Place - Damien Frey - wt. 3.15

Junior Anglers
1st Place - Michael Joseph - wt. 0.38
2nd Place - David Haydel - wt. 0.32
3rd Place - Caleb O'Neal - wt. 0.31

Junior Angler - Bass
1st Place - Paul Kalman Award - Nicholas Foley - wt. 2.86
2nd Place - Brook Ritter - wt. 2.45
3rd Place - Layla Milloit - wt. 2.00

Bass - Adult
1st Place - Joe Courcelle Award - James Leman - wt. 5.46
2nd Place - Justin Landry - wt. 5.16
3rd Place - Douglas Blanda - wt. 4.17

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Big Year Leaderboard Update - 3/25/18

David Karcher's Rio Grande Cichlid entry
Another week has come and gone in the month of March.  Although this week was relatively slow with regards to new entries, I believe this is due to the City Park Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival, which many members attend and fish.  With that said, there were some noteworthy entries this week.  David Karcher solidifies his 2nd place position with his Rio Grande Cichlid.  Urbain Breaud gets on the board with both Largemouth and Spotted Bass entries.  Jimmie Hyatt entered a Largemouth Bass.


Urbain Bread's Largemouth Bass entry
Here are the current standings, with the list of species caught, and the date and time of the respective angler's 1st entry, which serves as the tie breaker for purposes of this tournament:

1. Chuck Miller (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redfish, Speckled Trout) 3/1/18 @ 6:09pm
2. David Karcher (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Spotted Bass, Rio Grande Cichlid) 3/2/18 @ 7:19pm
3. Jimmie Hyatt (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/1/18 @ 9:28am
4. Sean Gilthorpe (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/1/18 @ 5:05pm
5. Brian Karcher (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/2/18 @ 7:21pm
6. Joe Bandera (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/8/18 @ 7:11pm
7. Grady Jackson (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill) 3/17/18 @ 8:17pm
8. Urbain Breaud (Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass) 3/23/18 @ 7:56am
9. Ray Baltz (Bluegill) 3/17/18 @ 8:31am

Jimmie Hyatt's Largemouth Bass entry
Also, just as a reminder:
Please be sure to submit all CPR entries to nolaffc@gmail.com so we can track them more accurately.
Remember, it isn't the size of the fish that's important, it's the diversity of fish species that will determine the winner.
The time of 1st entry will be the tie-breaker (in the event it is needed).
Most importantly, have fun!


Urbain Breaud's Spotted Bass entry
The Big Year is off to a great start!  I can't wait to see everyone's catches in the upcoming months.  If you haven't had the opportunity to pickup a stamped tournament ID card, please let either myself, A.J. Rosenbohm, or Jimmie Hyatt know so you can participate in The Big Year!  Please take advantage of this tournament, and use it as an opportunity to catch fishes you normally don't pursue within the FFI Gulf Coast Council region.