September Speaker

SEPTEMBER’S MONTHLY SPEAKER…….

September 5th at 7pm. Fly tying starts at 5:30. We meet at the T.W.R.A at the Regions II Building office conference room, at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.

This month a group of our members is going to put together a presentation on fishing the Cumberland River.

The Cumberland River in Kentucky below Wolf Creek Dam is a tailwater fishery that harbors nice browns and rainbows. According to the Kentucky Dept of Fish and Wildlife Resources: “The Cumberland River below Lake Cumberland is one of the premier trout fishing destinations in the southeastern United States. Home to the state record 21-pound brown trout and a 14-pound, 6-ounce rainbow trout, the 75-mile Kentucky portion of the Cumberland tailwater rivals the White River of Arkansas and the Caney Fork in Tennessee.”

It is an outstanding cold water fishery for 16 miles below the dam which makes for a day’s float, but there are numerous take points along the way for shorter floats and there are a number of access points for waders.

Hatchery Creek is located below Lake Cumberland immediately behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Many would not know from looking at it, but Hatchery Creek is a completely man-made stream that originates from the cold water outflow of the hatchery and flows over 6,000 feet before joining the Cumberland River. Stream flow is constant, running from between 25 cubic feet per second up to 35 cubic feet per second.

Our September outing is at the Cumberland, so for those members who have never been, and for those who have but want to explore the full extent of the river, don’t miss this month’s educational presentation on the Cumberland.

2018 Outings Schedule

A committee of MTFF members met at the home of MTFF President Tom Keeton on October 24th and com-piled a list of outing possibilities for the club in 2018. Listed below are those outings to be discussed and voted on at the November meeting.  Here is the 2018 outings schedule from our November Meeting.

January –       Freeze Out – January 1st

February –     Duck River / Elk River Cleanup – Feb. 17th

March –         Cherokee N.C. – Mar. 17th

April –            Helen Georgia – April 14th

May –             Cherokee – N.C Holston – May 19th

June –             Cast Iron Cooking / Caney Fork – June 16th

July –              South Holston / Watauga – July 14th

August –        Elk River – August 11th

September – Cumberland – KY Sept. 15th

October –      White /Norfork – Arkansas – October 20th

November – Trout Parks – Missouri – November 10th

December – Social Outing, First Wednesday of December

 

New 2018 MTFF Officers and Directors

Elections were held during the October meeting for officers.  Below are the Officers, Board members and Directors for MTFF.

Officers

President is Tom Keeton Cherokee3

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President David Eble

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary Terry GerdesTerry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer Joel DeanJoel_2

Board Members

Tony Mitchell

Tony Evans

Darrel Hicks

Directors

Web Director Ray AlleyRay Alley

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Director Randy GerdesRandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education Director Larry Rollins

Merchandise Director Tony Evans

Newsleter Director Mickey Holton