Late Cape Cod Report

Hi All, here’s a little delayed Cape Cod report……..I was on the Cape from Wednesday May 2 to this past Sunday May 6…….the fishing was poor to fair……….things are 2 weeks behind there……….. I fished all over the place………I averaged 2-3 fish per outing…….fished 2-3 times a day ……..1-3 hours at a clip………had a 12 fish afternoon in Cotuit with the largest fish being 25”………….also got skunked on Saturday when I thought the fish would turn on with the warmer weather……things should be different when I return next week………I know at least a couple worm hatches will be happening……..also this year for the first time I’m entered in the Cheeky Tourney with Bear Cochrane…….other friends in it too……..the past 4-5 years I’ve been giving away 30-40 flies to participants and copies of my guide too……..anyway finally decided to participate in it since I kinda did anyway………..even though the fishing was off I had a blast fishing with friends, talking stripers, and eating primo seafood……..I hope to have better luck next week……….tight lines…….. Paul ps……..I’ll have a local report in a day or two……..the lower Hous is still hot !

Mill River Project

The following information was provided by Tracy Brown, Trout Unlimited Northeastern Restoration Coordinator.

Trout Scapes, the engineering and design company working on the Mill River project, agrees with the design modifications proposed by Tracy Brown of TU and Mike Humphreys of DEEP.   Estimated cost is $45,000 to complete the work on the Mill River refuge.

Next steps –
1.  Meet with Town of Cornwall to confirm acceptance of design.
2.  Final survey through HECRAS.  Editor’s note:   Hydrologic Engineering Center’s (CEIWR-HEC) River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) website. This software allows the user to perform one- dimensional steady flow, one and two-dimensional unsteady flow calculations, sediment transport/mobile bed computations, and water temperature/water quality tests
3. Apply for permits
4. Fundraising to complete final design and installation
We are researching leads on grants for the project and will pitch the idea to some potential donors. We have close to $10,000  reserved for this project in the Housatonic River Fund held by Trout Unlimited.

Everyone Is Invited Camping

HFFA Campout
June 1,2,3, 2018
Call Jay Hirsch at 203-281-1522 to make reservations about the annual camp-out along the Housatonic River TMA.
ANNUAL ASSOCIATION MEETING announcement: According to our HFFA By-Laws, we are announcing our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will be Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 12 noon at the HFFA camp ground site.

Want to join our Board of Directors?

The current proposed officers for 2019 are listed as follows:
President:                        Art Giuletti
First Vice President:        Allison Brown*
Second Vice President:   Paul Dinice
Treasurer:                        Kevin Stankiewicz
Second Treasurer:           Vacant
Secretary:                        Jay Hirsch
Second Secretary:           Vacant
Membership Liason:         we need 3 members
* Allison Brown placed here name for First Vice President.  She is the first HFFA member to step forward and formerly join the Executive Board Team.  Thanks, Allison!
We have a Nominating Committee and we will be available to talk to any HFFA member that wants to be considered for ANY of the positions listed above and that includes the positions that are filled.  We are also looking to have a Membership Liason committee. That job consists of three members that will act for the membership at large.
Our Nominating Committee: Fred Monahan, tel: 203-213-9419;  Sam D’Ambruoso. tel: 203-417-7120; and Paul Dinice, tel: 203-305-3850.  Call us and let us know you’re interested in becoming an HFFA officer and executive Board member.  We will be talking about the slate of officers and committee chairs at the May meeting.  PLEASE BE THERE!
Remember:  all positions are open.  Final Board of Directors will be in place after votes are cast at the Annual Association Meeting, Saturday, June 2, 2018; 12 noon at the HFFA Camp ground.