Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Thanks and Fishing details for Feb 6th

Hello everyone,

I hope we all had a lot of fun at the Derby. I wanted to say, that even though Lucy Said I did a lot, it would not have happened without the help of Lucy, Al, Bryan, and Steve. So thanks you each of you as well to everyone that helped clean up after, and especially to all the parents, and kids for bearing with us as we stumbled through our first time with the new software.

Our next big event is the fishing at McAlpine Lake on February 6th. We have a sign up sheet on the blog, and I was told by the owner that not only will they have just stocked the lake before we come, but if we get at least 15 boys and a parent for each then we will get a 15% discount on our group fishing pass.

The fee is 15 dollars for kids and 20 dollars for adults. We will do a group pass, at the gate.  More details on entering will follow once we get a better count. The gate opens at 7:00am.

Some good suggestions for bait are worms, and PowerBait. The new trout will like the PowerBait, and lures best. If you are not coming until later 9: or after, then worms will work better on the catfish.

The store at the lake does have some rods, and fresh worms.

I have the lake rules below and direction at the bottom.

McAlpine Lake Safety Rules:

We do not allow pets, bikes or vehicles on the Lake at any time.
There is no swimming or wading.
Do not disturb, feed or injure the wildlife, break limbs/branches, throw rocks. disrupt       the landscape, damage property or litter.
All children must remain within the immediate care and supervision of an adult.  Do not       leave children unattended.
You must stay on the trail around the Lake.  Walking into other areas is prohibited.

        McAlpine Lake Fishing Rules:

No catch and release of Trout.  Every Trout you catch you must keep.
You may use only one fishing pole per pass.
No snagging or netting.
Fishing pole is required.  Fishing with just string is prohibited.
One stringer per person is required.  You may not fish without it.
Your "Fishing Pass" is for Trout, Bluegill, Bass and (Catfish under 3 lbs.).  Catfish over      3 lbs. are catch and release only.
Weight limit for an Adult Pass is 4 lbs., weight limit for a Youth Pass is 3 lbs..  Any    
  weight beyond the limit of the Pass is $5 per lb.. You are responsible for all of the
  fish that you catch.
Any fish caught may not be transferred to another fisherman, thrown away or stolen.
We do not allow cleaning fish in or around the Lake.
Turn in your Pass and have your Trout weighed by staff upon leaving.
All backpacks, coats, coolers/containers and tackle boxes are subject to search.
There are absolutely no refunds or rain checks.

  Thank you for joining us!  McAlpine Lake & Park does reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime, or ask you to leave if you are disturbing the peace.  The rules of the Park are for your safety.  Any persons violating the Fishing or Safety Rules will be asked to leave. 



                 Take Hwy 101,
                 East @ Hwy 129 Exit,
                 Right @ Anzar Road.
                 Located Just North Of
                 San Juan Bautista,   

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Pinewood Derby day

Hello race fans! It’s time to race and eat hot dogs.

The count down is starting, Monday night the 25th is the big race. Weigh in starts at 5:30, with a potential first race at 6:00pm.

Things to be ready for on race night:

  • Cars can not more than 5 ounces, or 142 grams.
  • Hot dogs and chips will be available, no charge but we will have a small donation jar.
  • Bring something for your child to drink
  • Be ready for the night to end around 8:00pm. We think!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New year, and new things planned

Happy New year everyone, we hope you all had a great holiday break. I know I am glade the kids are back in school.

We had a great time at the rock gym on Jan 2nd, the boys got out a lot of energy, and even did a little climbing.

Just a reminder if your son was a scout as of Jan 1st 2015, and you have not paid your dues for the 2016 year yet. Please bring your $60.00 check on Monday the 11th.

We have lots of great things planned for the 2016 year already.

T-shirt sizing at the Jan 11th meeting.

That’s right! We are getting the t-shirts early this year. So let’s all try to attend the Jan 11th meeting to get the size you want. We will again have samples for you to try. Each den will have a t-shirt person to collect the names, sizes and number of shirts. The den rep will then manage getting the shirts to each person once they are in.

Below is a short list of items that we have planned for the next few months.

Pinewood Derby Jan 25th

Fishing Alpine lake Feb 11th

Blue and Gold “Pot Luck” Feb 22nd

Hike “Place to be announced later” March 12th

U.S.S hornet April 2nd – 3rd

Big Sur Marathon Volunteers April 24th

Pico Blanco May 29th

Please remember that our meetings are held the second and the four Mondays of each month, at 6:00pm.