Yves Carreau Memorial Fly Fishing Classic

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This is an incredible opportunity for anglers of all skill levels to fish up to twelve hours on the bountiful Yellow Creek, while helping to raise valuable funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

We invite you to be a part of this year’s event and join us in celebrating these champions by supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Yellow Creek Fly Fishing Event. 

The 2023 Tournament has been renamed in tribute to Yves Carreau, an avid fly fisherman, passionate chef and fierce supporter of the fight against cystic fibrosis. Tournament guests and teams experienced the culinary fruits of Yves special Saturday evening dinners and his love of fly fishing as he competed to help a great cause spanned over 25 years.

This premier tournament returns after a two year hiatus to again offer anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to experience a weekend of fun and competitive fly fishing on the bountiful and beautiful waters of Yellow Creek. Every cast helps to support the continued progress in patient care for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s lifesaving research. Each team will be accompanied by a guide/judge and will fish a total of 12 hours over the 2-day period.

To ensure the best fishing possible, the event will start at 8:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, with registration and breakfast starting at 7:00 am. This event is catch and release. As team members catch fish, they will bring them to the guide for measuring and recording.

There will be three sessions of fishing, two on Saturday and one on Sunday morning.

A special guest, Mr. Steelhead, Jeff Blood, the inventor of the widely used fly, the blood dot, will give us some tips about steelheading Great Lakes tributaries. A guided steelhead trip with Capt. Kurt Bitikofer on Conneaut Creek will be available for auction.

After a long day of fishing on Saturday, join us for a special hearty dinner. We look forward to the competition and want to thank you so much for participating in such a great cause. 

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