Smallmouth outing

It seems the weather is not going to cooperate with us for a Smallmouth Outing this coming weekend. The St. Joseph River is high and very dirty and even more rains scheduled for this week. We hate to do it but we are going to reschedule the Smallmouth Outing for a later date. At this point we are not sure when that will be but will keep everyone posted when conditions improve.

In the mean time we can still do some fishing! Todd Ezzell has secured permission to hold a get together at Dick Hall’s cabin on Dowagiac Creek in Cassopolis, MI. Todd has been fishing in that area recently and even though the water is a little high it is still fishing well and easily accessible. If you have never been up to fish Dowagiac Creek, this is a great opportunity for you to check it out with someone who has been there a time or two (or 20). So the plan is we get together on Sunday, July 19th later in the afternoon for a cookout and fish late afternoon-early evening. That way everyone can fish and still get home at a reasonable hour. Todd will arrive around 4:00 to get things set up with the plans of having a cookout at 6:00. The club will provide food, pop and water. Please feel free to BYOB. You should also bring a chair or something to sit on. Dick’s place is very nice, but seating is in short supply.

Again, we are sorry to have to postpone the Smallmouth Outing but we think this could be a fun alternative.

From down town Cassopolis take M60 east one block to O’Keefe Rd. Take O’Keefe Rd north 4 miles to Kelsey Lake Rd. Turn right (east) on Kelsey Lake Rd and take it one mile to Griffis Rd.  Turn left (north)on Griffis Rd and take it 1.5 miles to where It crosses over the Dowagiac Creek. Dick Hall’s cabin is on the east side of Griffis Rd and the north side of the Dowagiac Creek. Parking will be along the side of the Griffis Rd. (map)

We hope to see you there.

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