MechaniCamp cancelled. Day activity instead. Free event.
Please check on further updates.
The upcoming 03/27/20 camp has been cancelled for fairly obvious reasons. See below for our alternate, awesome plan! Many thanks to Eric Gruchet for lining this up!
Nonetheless, our boys (and dads) are going to start feeling the effects of cabin fever very soon.
Chris, the HQ landowner is giving us access to his pond anytime until normalcy resumes. This is a great way to safely get some fresh air. A semi-pro angler who fishes his pond caught 30 fish just a couple of days ago and said that he hadn’t seen that kind of fishing since the 80’s!
Right now, the levels are very high and water is flowing over the gravel road, so until further notice, plan on parking on the gravel road before the kitchen area and hike it from there. Wear boots! The dock is waist deep under water but you can fish from the dam.
The code to the gate lock is St. George’s feast day, April 23, or 0423. Please make sure to lock it behind you, linking it to another lock. Other people have their own locks, and interlocking them gives us all access.
Random people seem to use his pond occasionally. If you see anyone else there, please notify Eric Gruchet at 214-213-0216 and he will pass it on to Chris who will decide if he wants to check it out or not. Some have his permission, some do not.
ALTERNATE, AWESOME PLAN FOR SAT. 03/28/20:
We will have none other than Wally Marshall, “Mr. Crappy” come give everyone a lesson and fish with us!!! He’s super nice guy who lives 3 miles from HQ. He said he will have goodie-bags for everyone, t-shirts and what nots. He is very excited to be able to be doing this and was the one thanking us profusely!
For those of you who do not know who “Mr. Crappie” is, click on the links below. If you have ever bought any fishing gear anywhere, you have seen his name. We will have our very own superstar of fishing!
Please plan on arriving to be set up by the pond at 0900 for a very educative and fun day of fishing!
We WILL be observing proper social distancing for this event, so there should be no fears with compliance with suggested health directives. Further, we will not be sharing ANY supplies for safety reasons. Let’s be responsible in the way we “gather”. The troop will not provide anything except the opportunity to get to the outdoors. Bring your own drinks, lunches, sunblock, spare rods, and whatever supplies you may need.
We will monitor weather and water levels and will advise as we get closer to the date.
Mr. Crappie needs to know how many people will attend so he can bring enough “goodies and t-shirts”. Trust me, kids will get a kick about wearing a “Mr. Crappy” t-shirt…
Please register asap.
Let’s get out, get some fresh air, learn, and have good fun fishing!