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The Connestee Falls Fishing Tournament originally scheduled for Saturday, May 11th, is being postponed due to several scheduling conflicts. Watch the Club calendar on this website for a reschedule date.
On the Lakes of Connestee Falls – Atagahi, Ticoa, Tiaroga, Wanteska
May 11, 2019 8:00 am -12:00 noon (Rain or Shine)
The main objective of the tournament is to have fun!
Net proceeds will be donated to the Brevard High School Bass Club
- Open to all Connestee Falls residents … fishing license required
- Cost is $25.00 per angler prior to the start of the tournament.
- Pre-Tournament “Captains Meeting” at 7:00 pm at Atagahi Park the night before the tournament (May 10th)
- Lines in at 8:00 am, lines out at 12:00 pm, followed by a light lunch and Awards Ceremony at Atagahi Park (12:30 pm – 2:00 pm)
- Tournament Winner determined by most combined total inches of caught bass and trout. Longest fish and most fish caught for bass and trout.
- Score sheets and instructions on how to document your catch are provided.
- All fishing is catch and release beyond creel limit.
- Anglers: Children ages 4-15 accompanied by an adult responsible for the child.
- For additional information and to register for the tournament, visit the Connestee Falls Fishing Club website: cffishclub.org. The All You Need to Know document has detailed information about the tournament.
If you have questions, before and during the tournament, you may contact the following club members for more information:
Jim Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org 989-948-6757
Carol Marines email@example.com 912-663-0714
Trout fingerlings were stocked in Wanteska and Tiaroga Thursday 3/28/2019.
Wanteska got approx 3,930 fingerlings and Tiaroga got 2,735.
Morgan Mill Trout Farm delivered nice looking, spunky, 15+/- inch, rainbow trout Tuesday 3/12/19; and with the help of Fishing Club members, 35 of them were tagged for the Club’s trout contest.
Lake Atagahi got 504 lbs. (approx.336 fish) with 12 tagged.
Lake Tiaroga got 202 lbs. (approx. 135)fish) with 5 tagged.
Lake Ticoa got 461 lbs. (approx. 307 fish) with 11 tagged.
Lake Wanteska got 273 lbs. (approx.182 fish with 7 tagged.
Total……………1,440 lbs. (approx.960 fish),,,,,,,.35 tagged. Next stocking of these large trout will be in November.
(This update is courtesy of Rick Hybil, Fishing Club Fishery Management Committee).
Alfred (Morgan Mill Trout Farm) delivered 1,440 lbs. of 15 +/- inch rainbow trout for stocking all four lakes on Friday 1/18/19.
At $2.50 / lb., the $3,600 invoice was paid for by the CFPOA out of the 2019 budget of $10,800 for stocking.
Atagahi got 504 lbs. (approx. 336 fish)
Ticoa got 461 lbs. (approx. 307 fish)
Tiaroga got 202 lbs. (approx. 135 fish)
Wanteska got 273 lbs. (approx. 182 fish)
Total = 1,440 lbs. (approx. 960 fish)
Next stocking is scheduled for March during which time orange tags will be attached to 35 trout.
CFFC Fishery Management Committee
Below is the thank you we recently received from the Connestee employees for the Club’s $1,000 contribution to the 2018 Employees Fund
On 11/29/2018 Cork Snearly caught this dandy 20” trout in Lake Wanteska. Cork was throwing a ¼ oz. gold spoon.
Cork commented that his hands were too cold to get a better selfie!
The Fishing Club extends an enthusiastic “Well Done and Thanks” to the wonderful volunteers in our 2018 Outreach Program, in which the club hosts county kids and adults from such organizations as the Boys & Girls Club, Special Olympics, Transylvania Vocational Services, Black Mountain Home for Children, and the Sheriff’s Shield Camp for fishing at Lake Atagahi. With Outreach leader Nick Revill and more than 20 club volunteers joining him, the program held 19 events this year with a total of 317 participants, many of them thrilled to be first-time anglers.
Note the hats proudly worn in several of the photos…….new this year!
For a detailed summary of the program events for the season, go to the Club web page heading “OUTREACH —> 2018 Summary”.
The following report was provided by Rick Hybil, Fishery Management Committee:
Monday, November 19th, was the final fish stocking of 2018.
Rainbow trout (15 +/- 2 inches) were stocked in all four lakes.
Lake Atagahi got 490 lbs. (approx. 327 fish)
Lake Ticoa got 448 lbs. (approx. 299 fish)
Lake Wanteska got 266 lbs. (approx. 177 fish)
Lake Tiaroga got 196 lbs (approx. 131 fish)
Total…………….1,400 lbs. (approx. 934 fish)
Total cost was $3,500, funded by the CFPOA.
Previously, on November 5th, forage fish (3-5-inch trout fingerlings) were stocked in Wanteska and Tiaroga.
Lake Wanteska got 7,867 fingerlings
Lake Tiaroga got 5,466 fingerlings
Total……………. 13,333 fingerlings
Total cost was $4,000, with $2,000 funded by the CFPOA and $2,000 by the Fishing Club.
Due to the expected inclement weather tonight and tomorrow morning, the Fishing Club meeting and presentation by Michael Cheek, scheduled for 9 AM Thursday, Nov 15, is cancelled. The November Fishing Club meeting will not be rescheduled, but we do plan to invite Michael Cheek back early next year to talk about the new Headwaters State Forest.