Cherokee Fishing Club
Goals and Objectives
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1. To unite the club members in the bonds of  friendship, good
sportsmanship, and mutual  understanding.

2. To aid in the permanent preservation and conservation of our natural
resources at Lake  Cherokee.

3.  To create a greater interest in fishing at Lake Cherokee.

4.  To be educational and promote the sport of fishing on Lake Cherokee.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month and begin at 7:00
P.M.  
Meetings are held at the Cherokee Water Company Office
located at NK 20 Lake Cherokee.  Children are welcome!

Refreshments are available at each meeting
and we have our "Famous Monthly Raffle Drawings"

Next CFC Monthly Meeting

Monday, September 8, 2014

***7:00 P.M.***
Cherokee Water Company Office
NK 20 Lake Cherokee

CFC Kid's Catfish Tournament               
Saturday September 13, 2015
(Rain Date Saturday September 20)

CFC Members Only                  
Saturday
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Monthly CFC Meetings 2014


"         September       08

"         October           13

"         November       10

"         December       08
2014-15 Schedule of Events
Southland Feed is a great place to purchase
your fish food and lawn care items and they are
dedicated to serve quality feed and supply.  They
also carry Cyber WP that kills spiders, fireants  
and other unwanted insect pest.  That product
can be used in the place of Demon insect killer.  
This product cost about $20.00 less than Demon
and is just as effective.
Notice
Now in effect

New Policy for Bass Length and Possession for Harvesting

Possession Limits on Black Bass          10

Bass to be kept by fishermen must be   17" and under
Protect Our Waters

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
In order to manage and conserve our natural resources, Texas Parks and
Wildlife Department enforces laws to protect our state waters against the
introduction of exotic aquatic species. Fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants
that are not native to Texas may compete with native animals and plants
for food and space. Because introduced species lack natural enemies in
their new environment, they can multiply and spread at an alarming rate,
interfering with boat traffic, affecting water quality, and causing a range
of other problems. For more information, visit TexasInvasives.org

Zebra Mussels
Invasive zebra mussels have infested several Texas lakes. The Texas
Parks and Wildlife Commission has enacted new regulations to curb the
spread of this dangerous pest. Boaters and anglers in some North and
Central Texas counties are now required to drain all water from boats
and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a public water
body.

Clean Recreational Equipment
Exotics often travel from one water body to another by "hitching a ride"
on a watercraft. To curb the spread of these invasive species, boaters in
Texas are required by law to remove harmful plants and animals from
boats and trailers before leaving the vicinity of a lake, river, or bay.

Follow These Simple Steps

Clean
Remove all plants, animals, and mud and thoroughly wash everything,
including crevices and other hidden areas.

Drain
Eliminate all water before leaving the area, including wells, ballast, and
engine cooling water.

Dry
Allow time for your boat to completely dry before launching in other
waters.
If your boat has been in infested waters for an extended period of time, or
if you cannot perform the required steps above, you should have your boat
professionally cleaned with high-pressure scalding hot water (>140°F)
before transporting to any other body of water.
Gary Boger was a guest at the August meeting.
Raffle winners at the August meeting were Wyley Thomas, Gwen Brock, Charles Novy and George Steele
Mallory  and Audry Pinson, grandchildren of Charles and Yvonna Pinson, were awarded prizes
for being the "little Cookie People" at the August meeting.  They made some delicious
Chocolate Chip Cookies.
At the meeting tonight, I will advise our club members that I will be entering into the CWC Board of Directors election.  If elected, the members will need to decide if this is a conflict of interest for a sitting board member, to be the President of the Cherokee Fishing Club.  If the members feel
that it is a conflict of interest, I will not run for re-election as the club president, when elections take place at the January meeting.  We do not have any policy, rule or by-law that addresses this subject and I do not believe this would be an issue for the club but others may feel it will be.  If I do not
win the election, this will be a Moot point.
Mike McDonald with a 6.64 pound Bass that wins the Large Bass for the month of August Monthly Fishing
Contest, funded by Carol Cooledge Realty.
The Annual Kid's Catfish Contest will be held this Saturday, September 13 at the NA Boat ramp.  The contest begins at 8:00 A.M. and ends at 11:00 A.M. and is
open to children 14 years of age and younger.  Trophies will be awarded and we will have refreshments for the kids.  There is one Albino Catfish in the catfish pond
and the first fisherman to catch it will be awarded a special prize.  We need our members to come out and help with set-up on the 12th and to help on the 13th.
Fishing on Lake Cherokee has been outstanding and fishermen have been reporting some good catches!

Bass have been very good, both day and night fishing with fish in the 6 to 8 pound ranges being caught.  Many of the fishermen are using power worms and shaky heads.

Crappie are being caught on minnows and jigs over brush and many crappie in the 1.5 to 2 pound range are being caught.  Although I am not a crappie fisherman, reports indicate
that the crappie are being taken at every habitat that our club has placed into the lake.  I believe we have over 130 brush piles, with over 600 trees and brush in the locations.  If you
are a club member, we provide GPS locations.  If you have not gotten the Habitat list, we will have some at the monthly club meetings or you can
*email or text me and I can send
the locations to you.

Catfish are biting Sonny's Catfish Bait and worms.  

I have not received any reports on bream.

* bo.besharse@yahoo.com or 903-738-3090