This years SJRVFF Salmon Outing will be held on October 15th at the Thornapple Ave. Boat Launch on the Muskegon River. The Thornapple Ave. Boat Launch is located on Thornapple Ave just north of M 82 in Newaygo, MI. There will be two meeting points if you are interested in carpooling. For those in the South Bend area, the meeting point will be at the Meijer store on Portage Ave. For those in the Elkhart area, the meeting point will be at the Middlebury Exit on the Indiana Toll Road. Please plan for a 6:00 A.M. departure time from the meeting points. Meeting us up there is always an option. Travel time to the Thorapple Ave. Boat Launch is approximately 3-3 1/2 hours. I imagine that we will fish late morning and all afternoon which should but us back here somewhere in the 8:00 to 9:00 range. Of course, if you wish to stay layer, I am sure that can be option.
This outing is open to anyone who would like to attend. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Plan on lunch being ready at 1:00 P.M. It would be a great help to me if you are planning to attend to drop me a line – 574-522-0735 or (Email) and let me know how many so that I can plan accordingly for lunch and drinks.
If you have never fished for Salmon/Steelhead before, this could be a great opportunity as there will be plenty of help available to get you started in the right direction. A heavier rod (7wt – 10wt) and a reel with a good drag system and plenty of backing is a must.
Directions to the Thornapple Ave. Boat Launch are fairly simple. (Map)
From the Elkhart Area, take 131 north past Grand Rapids to M82. head east on M82 to Thornapple Ave. then north to the Thornapple Ave Boat Launch.
From the South Bend Area take 31 north to 96, 96 north to 196. 196 NE to 131 (Grand Rapids). 131 north to M82. M82 east to Thornapple Ave. Thornapple Ave north to the Thornapple Ave Boat Launch.
I you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
574-522-0735 or (Email)