Club Meetings and Activities

Monthly Meetings (Sept. – April) are held on the third Tuesday of each month at:

The Maple Tree Supper Club
6010 Hwy. 51 McFarland, WI

Meetings start at 7:00

Many members come early to socialize over dinner before the meeting, the restaurant serves a wide variety of reasonably priced items.

We welcome non-members to join us for a meeting or two, and then decide if we are their kind of organization.

2019-2020 Meeting Schedule

Sept 17 – WSA Monthly Meeting – Speaker: Steve Mortenson, Big Green, Waupaca Chain, Lake Winnebago Guide, Catching More Smallmouth Bass

Oct 15 – WSA Monthly Meeting – Speaker: Kyle Zempel, Black Earth Angling Co., Lower Wisconsin River, High water Smallmouth bass and toothy critters

Nov 19 – WSA Monthly Meeting – Speaker: Ken Koscik50 Years of Canoe and Kayak Building, the Process and the Journey

Dec 16 (3rd Monday)Joint Christmas Party with BFF

Our joint Holiday party with the Badger Fly Fishers will be on Monday, Dec. 16th  at the Maple Tree restaurant on Highway 51 in McFarland.  We require an RSVP by Dec. 9th in order to obtain a more accurate count for the dinner attendees.  In several past years the estimated attendees was higher than the actual attendees and both groups had to spend hard-earned money to make up the difference and be fair to Gary at the Maple Tree.  Again please RSVP by Dec. 9th via email to either Jerry Pasdo , the Badger Fly Fishers at, or to me, Mike Simon at with your number of dinner attendees.  The meeting begins at 5:30 with a social hour followed by a family style dinner served at 6:30 that includes fish, chicken, ham, vegetables, salad bar and dessert.  The presentation will begin following dinner and members are welcome to attend the presentation only if that is their preference.  The dinner cost is $19 which includes the tip.  Payment needs to be made in the exact cash amount or via a check payable to Badger Fly Fishers.  The presentation by Dr. Jim Lattis, Director of the UW Space Place is titled “UW Madison’s Washburn Observatory – 140 Years on the Frontiers” and will review the origins and important achievements in the history of the observatory and its astronomers.  Additional details on the presentation will be in the December newsletter.

Jan 21 – WSA Monthly Meeting – Speaker: Dan Oele, Dane WDNR Senior Fisheries Biologist, Status and Trends of Smallmouth Bass in the Madison Chain and Surrounding Rivers 

Feb 8Badger Fly Fishers Spring Fly Fishing Opener

Feb 18 – WSA Monthly Meeting – Speaker: Hunter DornBe a Better Minnow

Mar 10 – WSA Monthly Meeting – Speaker: Noah HumfeldTargeting Pressured Metro Smallmouth

Apr 19WSA Annual Fundraiser