What to bring: Bring enough chili for yourself (and maybe a bit more), we will put it into one pot and blend it with other chili’s that have been brought. If you bring a chili that is considered very spicy, please let us know so that we can put that into a separate pot…one year we had an “incident”.
What else to bring: Please bring your own bowl and utensils, beverages and drinking cup. If some are inclined to bring other treats, they will be happily accepted too. We will have hot water available.
Obviously bring your fishing gear for smallmouth. Fishing is available right at the park and the river should be low enough to be waded. This is a great opportunity to bring your two handed spey fishing outfits as it’s a big river there! While the chili eating is scheduled from 11:45 to 1:00 the fishing at this location could be good all day long, so make a day of it if you can.
Paul and Lyth plan to start the chili in pots about 11:00 a.m. It takes a bit of time to warm the chili, especially as we add the chili from others. Please bring chili that is not frozen as that cools off the pot considerably making the warming time longer. The chili should be ready to eat by about 11:45. We’ll try to keep the chili available until about 1:00 or so. However…once it’s gone it’s gone.
Paul and Lyth will have onions, cheese and crackers available for you. They will also have some instant coffee, cider & hot chocolate packets available too.
There are picnic tables and a picnic shelter that we will try to use if it is available. There might be restrooms with running water, but if not there usually will be Satellite facilities.
From the Twin Cities:
Take I-94 west to the first Monticello exit.
Take a right at the end of the exit.
Take a left at the stop light (Co. Hwy 75)
You will go past the Monticello Hospital on your right
Take a right at Washington and go about 1 1/2 blocks to the park.
For those Fly Fishers that also like to ice fish Clam Outdoors will be sponsoring the 2016 Hard Water Expo.