Event Information

(Including 2009 Lake Schedule)

 
     
PURPOSE AND INTENT

The fishing events are the core and focus of this organization. Their main purpose is to allow for a pleasant and friendly interaction in the pursuit of catching bass. The intention is to practice, develop and share skills and techniques in both the location and presentation aspects of bass fishing. We avoid the competition and stress of high stakes tournaments.

     TIME AND SCHEDULE

The dates, locations, and times of events are published before the season and distributed to the members.

     NUMBER OF EVENTS

The club typically has between10 and 12 fishing events per year. Events are typically daytime  events, with s few evening events.

Please see actual 2009 event schedule (below) for a typical listing.

     DRAWING OF PARTNERS

Drawing of partners takes place at the meeting prior to the event.

A non-boat owner is allowed to fish with a given boat owner, only once a season. This assures a different learning experience each time out.

     SHARING INFORMATION

It is the DBA policy to share fishing information before, during, and after the event.

At the meeting prior to the event, lake maps and previously successful patterns on a given lake are discussed.

During the events, information is transferred from boat to boat using radios. At the lunch break patterns are discussed in detail.

At the meeting after the event, successful patterns and locations are discussed. This is to learn what we’ve done right/wrong.

     EXPENSES

The team fishing an event (boat owner and partner) must share expenses.

In order to defray gas, oil and other expenses of towing and boat operation, the partner must pay the boat owner twenty dollars ($20.00) plus half the launch fee.

     FISH RELEASE AND RECORDS

Typically all bass are quickly measured for length and released on-the-spot.  An especially large bass may be kept in a functioning livewell for showing to other members, or for later photographing. A personal trophy bass may be kept for mounting.

All bass caught are recorded on a club tally card. Recorded are:

  • Number of each species (large or smallmouth)
  • Length
  • Name of lake
  • Date
  • Fisherman and partner

     WEEKEND EVENT

In addition to the regular events described above, DBA has two annual weekend events. These are usually in the spring and early fall, and can be anywhere, usually within a 200 mile radius of the meeting location.

   

2009 Lake Events

DATE

LAKE

COMMENTS

4/15

DETROIT RIVER

WALLEYE EVENT (WEDNESDAY)

4/25

KENT LAKE

SATURDAY

5/9 ST. CLAIR-US SIDE SATURDAY

5/20

BREST BAY

WEDNESDAY

5/29

       BANANA (ERIE & DETROIT RIVER

FRIDAY

6/10

WHITMORE LAKE

WEDNESDAY

6/25

LAKE ORION

THURSDAY

7/8

ST. CLAIR- CANADIAN & US SIDE

WEDNESDAY

7/22

LOBDELL LAKE

WEDNESDAY

8/5

WOODLAND

WEDNESDAY

8/21
 

 RIVER/ERIE

FRIDAY

9/12 OAKLAND         SATURDAY
9/30 RIVER/ERIE WEDNESDAY
10/8-10/11 TO BE DETERMINED WEEKEND OUTING
     

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