I want to make sure I have the majority of members happy on the spot so please vote if you are planning on attending. Things changed and The Crocker area is hot for jumbos, but I still wanna have the outing where it will make most people happy...
If all else fails, why not have (2) two outting locations? People who want to fish out of Cotton Road can meet there at 7:00am and people who want to fish out of Fairhaven can meet there at 7:00am. Maybe by lunch time people will want to switch or go visit the other location or whatever. I would think it likely that someone at each location will have a radio so that the seperate outting parties could communicate. Might be nice to cover two difference areas. Anyway, it's just a thought.
Good thought Nymph but that gets too confusing. We are picking one spot and everyone can meet there. The purpose of this outing is to get site members together for a day of fun and hopefully catch some fish...If anyone wants to fish another area then they can start another Outing thread. Good suggestion though!
OK, as of right now I am planning on coming down for this one! I have a favor to ask. I am planning on a 2 1/2 hour drive and will be leaving Owosso about 4:30 am. Could someone either post here or PM me with specific directions from Flint. I have never been down there and have no idea where I am going. Also bait shops and tackle that I will need. I'm pretty good on gills but the only Perch that I have caught have been on teardrops with either waxworms or minnows. If I need something else I will pick it up down there. One more thing.......will someone tie up one 14 or 15" Jumbo for me! Other than the great company, that will make the drive home all the more enjoyable for me! LOL!! Thanks!......... Patch
Patch, from Flint go I-75 to 16 mile rd(also called Big Beaver also called Metro Parkway east of M-53) go east on Big Beaver all the way across to Jefferson.( I'm thinking 10-12 miles) Metro park entrance is there at the end. Bait store is on the left as you turn right on to Jefferson. Continue down Jefferson to a red light, that is Crocker, continue for another 4 blocks or so. Launch is on the left at the traffic light.
Now if we have it at Fair Haven, totally different directions.
When we have the outing on the Sagniaw river, I will needed directions.
I got my book of county maps out and got the route down. Let me make sure. Right on Jefferson, south, past Crocker about 4 blocks to traffic light, launch on the left?
Saginaw is easy! 75 north to M-13, just before you go over the Zilwaukee Bridge. When you get off the exit, you will come to a stop sign on 13. Turn right, north, go about a mile maybe just a little more and the parking is all along the river on your left. You will be on the east shore. There is a concrete plant on the west shore. We will be on the river just north of the plant. This is where the outing was last year and it sounds like that is where it is going to be this year.
Well, it sounds like Crocker is the place where everyone is going so add me to the list. Will be there at 7:00am on Sunday. Has there been any decision made regarding lunch / food? I have a small grill that I could bring out with some dogs, chips, etc.
On a side note, is anyone fishing Saturday as well? I may have a rare weekend where I can fish both days.
If the voting stands up as of this post its 16-9 in favor of Ginos.
A little help for people not familiar with the area.
#1 Bait shop outside entrance of Metro Beach
#2 Gino resturant
#3 Crocker DNR launch. There is a light at the site
To get to the fishing area its about a 1-1.5 mile walk out. The DNR was there to collect on Saturday at 6am, not sure what the parking/cost is at Ginos itself, but did see lots of cars in the lot last Sat. @ noon. Metro at the sailboat launch is another parking option for for those that have a ATV/snowmobile its about 3 miles from there to the fishing spot.
Hope this helps people not familiar with the area.
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