Neely Henry Lake Association Announces Meeting


The Neely Henry Lake Association’s first meeting of 2015 will be held Thursday, Jan 8 at 7 p.m. at the Rainbow City Community Center located at 3702 Rainbow Drive, adjacent to Rainbow City Hall. 

The Neely Henry Lake Association meets the first Thursday of every other month to discuss issues of interest and importance to lake association members. Dustin King and Kay Donaldson will deliver the January meeting presentations.

Dustin King is a successful professional angler and also guide for the Neely Henry Reservoir. King’s presentation will involve a summary of methods and techniques he utilizes to catch fish on Neely Henry Reservoir during different seasons of the year and in various water conditions.

He will focus primarily on largemouth and spotted bass but will discuss other species as well. Although King holds degrees in Business Management and Marketing, he has chosen to be a Professional Angler. According to top professionals such as Randy Howell (2014 Bassmaster Classic Champion), King is uniquely qualified to discuss angling methods and techniques for Neely Henry Reservoir.

Kay Donaldson is the Program Director of the Alabama Bass Trail and will discuss the many benefits that this organization has brought to the State of Alabama. The Alabama Bass Trail is a cooperative effort between Governor Robert Bentley’s office, the Alabama Tourism Department, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association.

The Trail features many of Alabama’s premier bass-fishing lakes including Neely Henry, Weiss and Logan Martin and stretches from the mountains of North Alabama south to the Mobile Delta. The Alabama Bass Trail is associated with the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and works with local businesses, organizations and governments.

The Trail’s goals are to enhance economic development in our state by promoting and increasing tourism as individuals from Alabama, neighboring states and across the nation learn more about our state’s water resources. In addition, the Alabama Bass Trail actively promotes and is involved in conservation and environmental stewardship activities. 

In addition to presentations by King and Donaldson, meeting attendees will be given recent information regarding the water dispute between Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Also, new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations will be discussed.

As always, the public is invited and welcome. There will be refreshments as well as door prizes. For more information, visit the Neely Henry website at

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