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Exeland Rod and Gun Club

Latest Minutes posted: 7/8/2018

The Exeland Rod and Gun Club (~130 members) is a local community organization of outdoor enthusiasts and civic minded individuals from the Exeland Wisconsin area.


Next meeting will be August 12th  @ 6:30
There will be a Special TroutFest Meeting August 26th
TroutFest Clean-Up and Set Up will be August 30th

We will continue to send newsletters and notices electronically to those with email addresses. (It really saves $$$)
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Don't Forget!!!!


The Exeland Rod & Gun Club has already started preparing for the 26th Annual Trout Fest to be held on August 31, September 1 & 2. See the Trout Fest Notes in this newsletter to find out more details of some of the items that are currently going on.

The Club is getting set to put up a new home run fence at the softball field. It'll be a nice addition to the ball park when completed.

Denny Kopras missed the last meeting but nobody seemed to care.

A display with all of the annual Trout Fest buttons is now hung on the wall at the clubhouse. The very attractive button case was constructed by Dean Johnson. Thank you Dean!

The Club made a $200 donation to the Ojibwa Little League. Mike Granica says thank you!

A 1,000 rainbow trout were planted in Balsam Lake by the Rod & Gun Club.

The Club made a $500 donation to the Scope Family Fun Day held at Summit Lake Game Farm near Stone Lake. The event is an all day affair for kids to enjoy many different outdoor sporting games. It's a great time for many area kids to enjoy and the Club is always happy to participate.

The Club held their annual Kid's Fishing Expo is May and once again it was a huge success! Nearly a hundred kids received fishing poles and tips about fishing. Robert Deach, chairman of the day said, "This is one of the best things we do during the year and as always it was well received by the four schools who attended. We had a great turnout of workers so all went smooth. This always a very rewarding time for our organization."

Wow! Wait until you see the new float the Club has constructed for parades! It might be the nicest float in the country! Thanks to the members who were involved in this project!


Would you like to participate in either the Exeland Queen or Princess contest? If you do, contact Janet Gerber at 715-492-1073. Janet makes this a very special event and memorable experience! Sign up now! A pizza party and picture day will be taking place on July 31 at 5:30 p.m.

The $100 cash raffle tickets are now on sale. Also, there are $100 raffle tickets available for the Special 26th Anniversary Raffle. Contact any Rod & Gun Club member today to get yours now before they run out.

Get your pocket books ready! The Queens will be invading the area shortly to sell you 4-wheeler tickets and Trout Fest buttons.

Norm Rademaker is now selling tickets for the annual Trout Fest gun raffle. $5 per ticket or 3 for $10. You can contact him at 715-943-2413.

The 2018 Trout Fest shirts are in and can be purchased at Dairyland State Bank or the Exeland Depot. The nice looking shirts are only $12.

Anyone interested in the Bean Bag Toss Tournament can now start signing up. Once again, it's a co-ed tourney (guy & gal). Cost is $20 per team. The tournament will be held on Saturday, September 1. Contact Jim Gerber at 943-2242 to reserve a spot.

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2017-2018 fishing seasons

(dates inclusive)

Early inland trout (catch and release)
January 7 (5 a.m.) to May 5

General inland trout
May 6 (5 a.m.) to Oct. 15

General inland fishing
May 6 to March 4, 2018

Largemouth bass northern zone
May 6 to March 4, 2018

Smallmouth bass northern zone catch and release
May 6 to June 16

Smallmouth bass northern zone harvest
June 17 to March 4, 2018

Large and smallmouth bass southern zone
May 6 to March 4, 2018

Musky - northern zone
May 27 to Nov. 30

Musky - southern zone
May 6 to Dec. 31

Northern pike
May 6 to March 4, 2018

May 6 to March 4, 2018

Lake sturgeon
Sept. 2 to Sept. 30 (hook-and-line)

Free fishing weekends
June 3-4, 2017 (summer)
January 20-21, 2018 (winter)

Opening day for Wisconsin fishing is traditionally the first Saturday in May. Hook and line fishing for many fish species on many Wisconsin waters begins on that day. However, to better manage Wisconsin fisheries, season dates are often specific to the species of fish as well as the water body.