Club Meetings and Activities

2023-24 Meeting Schedule

Wisconsin Smallmouth Alliance and the Badger Fly Fishers have resumed monthly meetings.  The Thirsty Goat restaurant, 3040 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, will be our monthly meeting site.  The Thirsty Goat offers a quiet room which will seat 50 people, excellent and affordable food, and a small bar in the room serving multiple refreshments.  Meetings for both the WSA and BFF will begin with a social hour/dinner starting at 5:30pm and the general meeting starting at 6:30pm.  Currently, we will be able to order off the menu and, as long as enough meals are ordered at each meeting, we will be able to continue this practice indefinitely.  The alternative will be a buffet-style set up with fewer choices.  Therefore, we encourage members to join us for dinner if it will work into your schedule.  WSA and BFF meetings will occur on the first Wednesday of the month as listed below.  Please note that the WSA and BFF meetings will alternate each month.  We look forward to seeing you at our new home.

The following are the dates for our bimonthly meetings:

October 4, 2023 – WSA meeting with Kyle Zempel – Black Earth Angling

November 1, 2023 – BFF Meeting

December 6, 2023 – WSA Meeting

January 3, 2024 – BFF Meeting

February 7, 2024 – WSA Meeting

March 6, 2024 – BFF Meeting

April 3, 2024 – WSA Meeting

May 1, 2024 – BFF Meeting with ??

We look forward to seeing you soon.

October 4, 2023 Speaker – Kyle Zempel


Kyle Zempel aptly fishes in a creek where the water reaches his waist.

In 2013 Kyle Zempel founded Black Earth Angling Co.  Since its early formation Black Earth Angling Co. has grown into a full-time guiding operation servicing both cold and warm water fisheries, with a sprinkling of destination travel. 

Journey through scenic New Zealand with Kyle to multiple fishing destinations.  Kyle is an accomplished pro photographer showcasing this adventure along with filming his fish catching trip.  He also shares traveling tips on these adventures that you will want to hear.