Meeting Minutes

Des Plaines River Anglers Association
General Membership Meeting Minutes: 03/07/12

Turnout for the first General Membership Meeting of the DPRAA was great!  The group of experienced anglers traveled to The Outpost in Lockport from as far away as Elmwood Park for a lively and engaging discussion around fishing and the Des Plaines River.  Remembering that first and foremost the DPRAA is about promoting fishing, the group of enthusiastic anglers discussed topics ranging from on the river experiences to the future of the DPR fishery.  A summary of the meeting topics (below) will be continued in more depth at our next monthly meeting.  For those of you who joined us at this month’s meeting – thanks for joining us.  To those of you who could not make it – we hope to see you at the next meeting!

  • Garnering Support
    • Counties/Townships
    • IDNR
    • FPDCC
    • Media
    • Corporate sponsorship
    • Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
    • Other fishing clubs
  • Conservation
    • Trash/garbage
    • Poaching
    • Creel limits
    • Redefining slot limits
    • Industrial pollution
    • Dams
    • Launches
    • Asian Carp
  • Awareness/Education
    • Sharing membership information (contact info and fishing preferences)
    • Launch/access list/map
    • DPR map
    • Identifying responsible entities
    • Involving fisheries biologist
    • Census data
    • Flowage data
    • Safe wading