Friday, February 17, 2023

Feb. 27 meeting - Trout Management on the Little Missouri

KFF monthly general meeting
Monday, February 27, 2023
Rapides Westside Library, 5416 Provine, Alexandria
Also livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube

This month, Ryan Gary of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AFGC) will present to us via Live Zoom. Ryan is a biologist with the AFGC Trout Management Program, and he will present on the status of trout on the Little Missouri River.  Among the topics he will discuss:

  • AFGC Trout Management Programs
  • Brief background on the Little Missouri River tailwater and Albert Pike
  • Stocking program in the tailwaters
  • Fall stocking questions
  • Ongoing creel survey in the tailwater
  • Any questions we may have for him
We thank Carlton Townsend for organized this meeting!  Carlton will accept any questions in advance of the meeting to pass on to Gary. Please email your questions to

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the fish and habitat on our closest year-round trout water, the Little Mo.

As always, the public is welcome. For Zoom connection, email Mike or Bill for meeting number and password. For the KFF YouTube Channel, use this link and go to Live videos -

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Make plans for Red Stick Day on March 4th

28th annual Red Stick Day fly fishing festival
Saturday, March 4, 2023

8:30am to 3:00pm
LDWF Waddill Outdoor Education Center
4141 North Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA

Hosted by the Red Stick Fly Fishers of Baton Rouge, Red Stick Day is one of the longest-running fly fishing festivals in the South. There's seminars, fly tying demonstrations, casting instruction, loads of raffle items, and more.  And best of all, admission is free!

The event will again be held at the LDWF Waddill Outdoors Education Center off North Flannery Road.  The ponds on the premises are full of big bass and bluegill.  In addition, Masseys Outfitters will be on hand with a variety of kayaks from Hobie, Native and other brands for folks to test paddle/pedal.

This year, thanks to the FFI Gulf Coast Council, the headliners will include three of the nation's top casting instructors: Dave Barron of Wisconsin, Jeff Ferguson from Lafayette, and Jonathon Walter of Colorado. All three are also members of the FFI Casting Board of Governors.  If you've ever wanted to learn more about any type of casting, or improve your casting skills, this is a grand opportunity to learn from the best!  Also on the agenda are programs by Brian Roberts and Dave Barron.

Over a dozen of the region's top fly tiers will also be on hand to demonstrate their various flies, along with their favorite legacy patterns. There's also a giant raffle and silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, all to benefit the club's educational projects.

Details about the event, including speaker and tier bios, schedule of activities, and more can be found by going to and clicking on "Red Stick Day" in the menu.