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Monthly Meeting – Sep 27th
September 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Drew Morgan and Craig Godwin
Topic: East Alabama Fly Fishing
Social at 6 pm – meeting starts at 7 pm at Ippolito’s
“East Alabama Fly Fishing operates mainly on the middle Tallapoosa River between Lake Harris and Lake Martin. EAFF specializes in using fly fishing for bass species including the Tallapoosa bass, Alabama bass, and striped bass (in the Spring). Anglers can enjoy a day, or multiple days, of raft style drift boat fishing with full service guiding for these wild native bass species.”
Drew’s passion for using fly rods to chase warm water species, especially bass, began when fishing the creeks and rivers of South Alabama as a kid. Growing up he was always playing and fishing in creeks…and now does the same in the East/Central region of Alabama.
When he moved to Auburn, Alabama for school, he began to discover the incredible bass fisheries in the piedmont regions of Alabama. After college he started teaching high school and conveniently had summer vacation to spend fishing the region. After years of fishing, East Alabama Fly Fishing was born out of a desire to help others learn to fly fish for bass, as well as network with other anglers who enjoy using fly rods.
Drew’s guiding expertise spans a decade on the Tallapoosa River and its tributaries out of an NRS raft style drift boat. He is a pro with Scientific Anglers, Walters Fly Rods, and Northwest River Supply (NRS).
Craig grew up fishing around Lake Guntersville in North Alabama with his dad. When he was 14 his dad gave him a used Cortland fly rod at a garage sale. From then on, he was hooked. He’s always loved conventional fishing also but if it was at all possible, I would use a fly rod.
While attending college at Auburn, he began fishing the East Alabama area while also going to the Gulf to chase speckled trout and redfish. Bass are his favorite freshwater fish to catch on a fly rod, after that would be speckled trout in saltwater. Craig is also a professional photographer in the Auburn, Alabama area.