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Spring Crappie Fest 2020 at Alamo Lake
« on: February 23, 2020, 02:14 PM »
CANCELLED - 2020 Spring Crappie Fest at Alamo Lake
The AZCA Spring Crappie Fest (SCF) is set! Starting Friday, April 3rd and ending Sunday, April 5th, the location is Alamo Lake, Campground 'B' Loop with the fishing tournament out of the Cholla boat ramp.  This event is open to AZCA members and non-members.  The event includes a crappie fishing tournament, raffle, club meeting (open to the public), a fish fry potluck dinner, campfire, and a friendly poker tournament.

Many AZCA members have already reserved their campsites and will be camping in Alamo Lake Main campground 'B' loop, sites B12 - B26 and sites B28 - B33.

AZCA members or non-members, we'd love for you to join us.  But don't delay! If you think you're going to attend and stay overnight, we suggest you reserve a campsite before they are all reserved: https://azstateparks.com/reserve/alamo-lake/camping/

Here is the weekend agenda:

Friday, April 3rd
12 noon: Campground 'B' Loop: Campers arrive in their reserved campsites.  The AZCA has not reserved any additional campsites so be sure if you plan to stay overnight that you reserve a campsite (https://azstateparks.com/reserve/alamo-lake/camping/).

6pm: Campground 'B' Loop Site B33: Group BBQ and campfire. The AZCA will provide charcoal for the fire ring and a propane grill to use. Please join us! Bring your own food and drink.

Saturday, April 4th
5:45am-6:30am: Cholla Boat Ramp Parking Lot: The tournament director will take your tournament entry form and checks livewells for the crappie fishing tournament. To save time, please download, read, and sign the tournament entry form and bring with your money. You can download the entry form here: http://www.azcrappie.com/documents/2020_SCF_FishingTournamentEntryForm.pdf

3pm: Cholla Boat Ramp Parking Lot: Be sure and check-in with the tournament director and do not be late.  You will get your crappied weighed by the tournament director.  The tournament director will be there by 2:30pm allowing people to start checking in then.

4pm: Campground 'B' Loop Site B33: Announcement of Tournament Winners and presentation of trophies.  If you win, be ready to share your secrets.  We are a club who is open to teaching others what worked and what didn't work and we always ask winners to tells us what worked for them.

4:20pm: Campground 'B' Loop Site B33: Official AZCA meeting - open to both AZCA members and the public. If you are interested in the club, be sure and join us for this meeting.

4:50pm: Campground 'B' Loop Site B33: Raffle!  Bring cash so you have a chance to win some of the awesome prizes being awarded.  This is your year to win! See http://www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php/topic,4283.0.html for more details as they are made available.

5pm: Campground 'B' Loop Fish Cleaning Station: Fish cleaning.  This is a great opportunity for AZCA members and non-members to help out.

6pm: Campground 'B' Loop Site B33: Fish fry & pot luck dinner open to AZCA members, family and friends, and tournament participants.  The AZCA will fry the fish. Everyone please bring a side dish, desert, etc to share.

7pm: Campground 'B' Loop Site B33: Campfire. Please bring some firewood to share.

8pm: Campground 'B' Loop Site B33: Poker tournament hosted by Tommy FishMan.

Sunday, April 5th
Morning: Many AZCA members will pack up and leave at this time and the SCF 2020 is officially over.

If at the event you have any questions, please reach out to any of the AZCA Officers:
Matt (OneBlade) - President: Campground 'B' Loop Site B21
Dave (sparkchaser) - Vice President: Campground 'B' Loop Site B16
Larry (cousinlll) - Secretary & Membership Director: Campground 'B' Loop Site B18
Tommy (FishMan) - Treasurer: Campground 'B' Loop Site B16
Tim (timbo) - Tournament Director: Campground 'B' Loop Site B20

Additional information about the AZCA Officers can be found here: http://www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php/page,ClubOfficers.html

Additional information about the AZCA can be found here: http://www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php/page,ClubInformation.html

If you are interested in joining the AZCA, you can read about our membership process here: http://www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php/page,ClubMembership.html

If you have any questions before the event, please message AZCA President Matt (OneBlade) through the website "Send a Message" option (you must be registered on the site and logged in): http://www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send
« Last Edit: March 18, 2020, 07:16 PM by OneBlade »

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Re: Spring Crappie Fest 2020 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 07:14 PM »
After discussing with the club officers, we have decided that we need to officially cancel the Spring Crappie Fest to the public for this year. As many of you've seen, restaurants, bars, etc. have been closed down to prevent groups from assembling causing the spread of the COVID-19 Corona virus.  Companies have requested employees work from home and all schools have been closed.  This is expected to go through the end of March, but quite possibly this "social distancing" you've heard of to help prevent the spread of the virus may go on for several months.  The AZCA does not want to be irresponsible in this regard and must abide to the rules set forth by the state of Arizona, the federal government, and the CDC recommendation of canceling gatherings of 50 or more for the next 8 weeks.  We also have to remember that while many of us won't be impacted directly by the virus, we may be hidden carriers and impact of such on the older members of the club or those with compromised immune systems could have grave consequences.

So, having said that, the Arizona State Parks are planning on staying open: https://azstateparks.com/coronavirus

Individuals are welcome to continue and keep their camping reservations and camp/fish that weekend or whenever to their choosing. There just won't be any official AZCA events that weekend including Friday BBQ, raffle, meeting, poker, etc.

Please, if you do start to feel sick or ill, do not go out in public including camping/fishing where you'll potentially be around others.

AZCA Members, please see internal post here: www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php/topic,4319


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Re: Spring Crappie Fest 2020 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 08:48 AM »
Weird and tough times for sure. Tough decisions need to be made that will not always be popular and 100% agreed with. I support this administration's decision in these tough times. Even though I will miss the event, fishing derby, fine food, poker tourney, raffle, and your smiling faces erroring on the side of caution at this point in time is the best course of action.

I do owe for shirts, hats, and dues and do not want to put anybody in a finical situation as people are getting laid off and the economy is struggling. Could someone post how I can pay for stuff ordered and dues. I am old school so an address where I could send a check would be great. Just a thought maybe send a single check to the club and the club could paypal Matt and Mac (I think they both came out of pocket for shirts and hats)

I love this fishing club!!! Use common sense and stay safe.

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Re: Spring Crappie Fest 2020 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 09:03 AM »
I do owe for shirts, hats, and dues and do not want to put anybody in a finical situation as people are getting laid off and the economy is struggling. Could someone post how I can pay for stuff ordered and dues. I am old school so an address where I could send a check would be great. Just a thought maybe send a single check to the club and the club could paypal Matt and Mac (I think they both came out of pocket for shirts and hats)
on the rocks and AZCA members - please see internal forum post here for details: www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php/topic,4319