We are quickly approaching our first official Fish Off.
It will be held at Detroit / Big Cliff Reservoir over the weekend of Aug. 14th 15th & 16th
As this is our first site wide gathering, we have opted to keep with the spirit of our great forum and make this a social extravaganza. While there is no official OFF sponsored derby per say, there will be plenty of fishing available but foremost the opportunity to meet other members and forge new friendships along the way.
To date all the sites at the Detroit state park have been reserved for that weekend. I do not know the status of the sites at Marigold; you’ll have to check for availability. The balances of campsites are located on the south side of the lake via Blowout road. These sites are “first come first serve.” Arriving Thursday might be a prudent decision, as competition for sites will heat up by Friday.
Accommodations / Accoutrement's:
There are a few motels in the city if Detroit, which may be able to handle, overflow crowds. There are also two full service restaurants and two convenience stores in Detroit. Detroit Lake marina has rental boats available, reserving in advance is an option for getting on the water come Fish Off day.
Fun to be had:
Trout and kokanee will be the majority-targeted fish however rumor has it there are bass and perhaps even bullfrogs to be had….
While OFF isn’t holding a fishing contest itself; if consenting individuals opted to establish a competition between friends, I don’t think there would any problem with that.
Once thing that will be awarded “derby” or not, are bragging rights good for one calendar year!
To help us to get an idea of the potential attendance, number of boats, open seats available, interest in a potluck, a secret fisherman exchange, a swap meet.
Please answer the poll questions and we’ll continue to refine the event as the members define it.
Cell phones (Verizon) service works well on and around the entire lake so communications between campers shouldn't be a problem.