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Masons & Veterans Trout Fishing 2017

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Baileys Ford Recreation Area

2379 Jefferson Road

Manchester, IA

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Free Family Friendly Event for Veterans

Location: Bailey’s Ford Recreational Area, Manchester, Iowa

North end of park near bridgeDate: Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Time: Fishing begins at 11:00 A.M.

Event Co-Hosts: Woodrow Morris Lodge #680, Crescent Lodge #25 A.F.&A.M. & Midwest Military Outreach

Sponsors:Midwest Military Outreach, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Hy-Vee, Woodrow Morris Lodge, Crescent Lodge & Palo Outdoors

Additional Items: Lodging on Friday evening can be found locally in Manchester, Iowa

Camping: Camping is also available Friday evening at Bailey’s Ford Rec. Area

The local Masons will be camping out, grilling steaks and enjoying the great outdoors. We would love to share the time with Veterans, all are welcome, please bring your own camping gear.(Please RSVP to Josh Entler)

Fishing Access: ADA paved fishing access available.

Fishing Licenses: Warrior’s will need to pre-register with the IDNR for fishing licenses and trout stamps.

Fee’s will be paid by the local masonic lodges.

Please coordinate license and veteran applications with: Sue O’loughlin, IDNR NE Regional Office 22693 205th Avenue, Manchester, Iowa (563) 927-3276 Sue.oloughlin@dnr.iowa.gov


This is a popular trout fishery located within Baileys Ford Couty Park and it is stocked with catchable-sized rainbow and brook trout from April through October of each year. This stream also maintains a low density population of wild brown trout that originate from upstream segments of Spring Branch Creek. Good shoreline fishing is available here with primitive, electric & nonelectric camping sites available.


Amenities at Baileys Ford include:
*Boat Access

*Accessible Pier

*Picnic Area
*Trails
*Accessible Facilities
*Playground
*Restrooms
*Camping
*Good/Excellent Shorefishing
*Hard Surface Boat Ramp
*Carry Down Boat Launch

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