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November Monthly Meeting: The Los Angeles River, Past, Present & Future – William Preston Bowling, Thursday, November 19th, 7pm

This month’s guest speaker will be William Preston Bowling.  Mr. Bowling will inform us of the history of the Los Angeles River and its importance to the development of Los Angeles and restoring habitat. He will also tell us of the present conditions of the river and the plans for the future. Topics he will discuss are the FoLAR fish studies and the updates planned for these studies.

He will also discuss the plans of other groups and agencies that we read about in the newspapers and how they might affect the objectives of FoLAR.  Finally, he will identify how we as responsible fishermen can help improve the environment of this river and the other waters that we fish in.

The meeting night is a week earlier than normal and the Thursday before Thanksgiving.

So join us on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 7pm!  See you there. Details

On the River Clinic

This clinic involves three weeks of class room instruction (Wednedays, November 11, 18, and December 2, 2015 at 7pm) with an on the water portion (December 12-13, 2015) in the Bishop area to fish the Lower Owens.  In order to quality for this class which is limited to 20 students, you must be a LBCC member and have mastered basic fly casting skills.  Contact Joe Libeu (310-749-6771) for additional information.  Details

Nooner Lunch: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Come one, Come all!   Winer Winer Turkey Diner.
Wednesday November 18th we will be serving a traditional turkey diner at the club. It will be a great one with turkey,mashed potatoes, candied yams and veggies, oh yeah some creamed corn also. You can bring a desert of your choice. Food will begin being served at around noon. Come by early cause you never know who’s gonna show up!!
Thanks for your participation!  Little George

Pond Cleaning – Saturday, November 21st – CANCELLED

Pond Cleaning is cancelled.  Will be reschedule in January.  New Date and Time is TBD.

Venison Stag Christmas Dinner: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6pm

The date of the Venison Stag Christmas Dinner is fast approaching and it is time mark your calendar to reserve a spot for the club’s biggest social event of the year. The date for this year’s event is Saturday, December 5. The social hour will begin at 6:00 pm with refreshments and music provided. Dinner will be served starting at 7:00 pm.

An accurate head count is necessary to plan and prepare the dinner and there is a reservation form included in the November Target Talk. The cost is $20 if made by reservation or $30 at the door.  All members, family and guests are welcome. Please send in your reservation as soon as possible.

For an event of this magnitude, we depend on members for help. Please volunteer to help on one of the committees. We need people to clean the clubhouse, set up decorations and set the tables, assist the chef, and to do final cleanup. You can contact Steve Gonzalez (stevegonzalez@verizon.net, 562-489-5286) or sign up on the lists located on the bulletin board in the clubhouse.

For our new members, it is a great opportunity to get to know the membership and the traditions of our great club. Be sure to mark the December 5 on your calendar for the LBCC Venison Stag Christmas Dinner.

Club Casts: Tuesday’s at 7pm

You know you need to practice your casts and our Tuesday night casts are just the ticket. We have targets to aim at and lots of experienced casters happy to improve your technique. Don’t wait until your next trip and be sorry. Our Tuesday night casts continue thru August 25th.  Casts switch to Sunday starting August 30th, 9am.  The first cast will be the Captain’s Handicap.  New this year we will be share a Sunday cast with the Pasadena Casting Club at their pond on September 27th.

Fly Tying Forum: Wednesday’s at 7pm

Our weekly fly tying forum provides members with a chance to learn new techniques and flies or to just show up and tie what they like/need. Contact David Boyer for details.

LBCC Library List Now Available

The list of books and DVD’s available for check-out from the club library is now viewable online. We’ve had a large number of recent additions so download the list and make your selections. A searchable LBCC Library Catalog is now available for download.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! You do not have to be a member to participate in most of our activities, including our monthly Club Trips.

Check out our newsletter for more information on our plethora of upcoming events!

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