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- December 14, 2008 at 2:04 am #15828
Mountainborn, looks like you’re assembling a great little rally. We’d just love to be able to jump in and say "we’re on board", but next April is a very tough month for us. We wish all of you a good time, and we’ll be thinking of you! It’s especially tempting since it’s such a short hop to go up and visit Sherry’s parents after or before the rally, but it doesn’t look possible. You know if anything changes, we’ll be there!
Sherry & Paul
PS Though walleye is our favorite fish, fresh caught catfish sounds awesome!
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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12December 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm #15829
Walleye ! WALLEYE !! Don’t you know that them fish has SCALES on em’ ? Yuck ! It makes me shudder to even think about scales on a fish ! Now a proper eatin’ fish has a smooth, shiney skin. He, he, We hope things give a turn for the better by the time April rolls around, giving you guys a break in your schedule. Your company would be a nice thing for our lill’ get togather.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)December 28, 2008 at 4:43 pm #15912
FORMAL STRUCTURE ? WE DON’T GOT NONE ! I know that there are those among us that may like everything spelled out, every activity planned, every meal scheduled and menued, with each days activitys listed on a written agenda. Agenda, AGENDA ! We don’t need no stinkin’ agenda !
We are gathering at Lake Greeson to catch and eat fish while visiting with friends, after a long Winter. Our main objective is to unwind in the outdoors after being cooped up for the winter.
Things we ain’t got:
List of attendees
Fees associated with our gathering
There are probably more things that we ain’t got, but I can’t think of them right now !
Start time ? Betty and I will arrive at the Lake on the 8th or 9th of April and try to pick a campsite right on the water to make the handling of the fish easier. We are going to start a bit early this year to make it easier for those that need time to travel to the Blue bonnet Rally.
So, what do you need to bring or do ?
Easy ! Just arrive at a convienent time for you, then relax and enjoy the beautiful Arkansas Springtime !
Each year’s fish camp is a little different because those that are able to attend that year, each do things a little bit different.
Here is a video look at one lunch scene at last year’s camp:
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/mo … 2Plate.flv
I can’t remember if I have posted this video clip before, or not.
Is it structured ? No way ! But it sure is laid back !
Where ? KIRBY LANDING LAKE GREESON ARKANSAS
When ? APRIL 9TH 2009 UNTIL WE GET TIRED OF FISHING OR LEAVE FOR THE BLUE BONNET RALLY
Will we be able to all camp side by side ? MAYBE NOT, SITES ARE NOT RESERVABLE THAT TIME OF THE YEAR
But we will, no doubt, all be close togather. Here is a photo of last year when Chuck was just across the road from Betty & I.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/mo … 8_1820.jpg
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)December 31, 2008 at 3:27 am #15921
We be alookin’ forward to seein’ ya’ll at Lake Greeson. Our last meet was waayyyy too short! We’re gonna’ get there as early as we may to get that spot I had last time!!! But that whole campground is real nice, probably not a bad site there! Any idea how much the fishin’ license is for us foriegners? Wanna’ try some shore fishin’ for them catfish in that lake n maybe catch one n have ya’ll show me how to clean it n Betty cook it up n have my first catfish!!!! YEAH! Life couldn’t be no better than that!!!!!!!
Hope a lot of our friends and soon to be friends can make it to this gorgeous spot!
Chuck n Geri n Bobbi,Midget n ScottieJanuary 18, 2009 at 2:15 pm #15999
This link has good directions to the Kirby Landing Campground area, from both Hot Springs and from Texarkana. Just scroll down to KIRBY LANDING:
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)January 18, 2009 at 2:36 pm #16000
This link has much statistical data about Lake Greeson:
http://www.lakegreeson.org/January 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm #16009
My wife, Geneva, loves to play bridge. Does anyone else attending the event play bridge?February 4, 2009 at 2:52 pm #16086
There seem to be 3 distinct sections to the campground. I assume that everyone will try to get in the same section. Which one?February 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm #16090
That early, nearly everything will be available. No reservations that early in the year. We will most likely go straight ahead, just past the guard shack to the area just before the swim beach. It is close to the showers, ect.. We can’t hardly wait ! We talk about it daily. The second loop, on the left, the one with the handicaped access on it, has a bank that is ideal for boat tie up and is sheltered from the winds that accompany those Spring rains that quickly blow through occasionaly in April.February 5, 2009 at 1:41 pm #16101
A large catfishing group I belong to is having a big get-together in May on Lake DeGray, and I found a really nice map of that lake that shows contours and man-made fish attractors; it cost only a few dollars, so it’s well worth it for someone who isn’t familiar with the lake. Do you know if they sell such a lake map of Lake Greeson?February 5, 2009 at 1:53 pm #16102
The corps of Engineere has a map of Greeson that gives coordinates of fish shelters, it is usually available from one of the rangers as they make their rounds, or at the guard shack ( host station ).
Betty and I have been scuba diving there for years and have first hand knowledge of the underwater terrain structures. We will be glad to share that with anyone that may have an intrest this April.February 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm #16119
Thanks. I know that DeGray has a number of ‘humps’ that come up pretty near the surface way out in the lake, and I was wondering if Greeson has some too.February 7, 2009 at 2:03 pm #16136
Yes that’s right. As scuba divers, we have placed "stuff" on them humps to hold fish. As is the case with most lakes that have house boats, they ( the house boats ) look for those same places so they can anchor out in open water. Their anchors drag the stuff off of the hump. The humps with natural rock leges are the ones that we love to spear fish while diving.March 14, 2009 at 11:52 pm #16357
As the time draws nearer for our rendezvous at Lake Greeson, Kirby Landing, Arkansas, we couldn’t stand it, we just had to drive over for a look. Here is a video we took that will give you a look also. It has been resized a couple of times and wound up a bit short on the end to get it to upload to photobucket. Need more ?, just call me at 479.243.5450. Just click the photo to start the video:
March 15, 2009 at 12:03 am #16358
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