Winter Blues Hours- Prices Starting at $29+ for Music Events
Closed, Monday Tuesday and Wednesday. Open Thursday at 4pm to 10pm for music events (11pm Saturday) and fishing is open from 8am to 10pm.
We are Wide- Open first day of the week which is Sunday (Saturday at Sundown we blow the trumpet and kick off the tournament). We are open ALL DAY every Saturday and Sunday.
Overnight fishing [9pm to 9am] is $20 A PERSON (Reservation required without 2020 Winter Membership card [$100 individual, plus $20 per family member up to 6]). 2020 Winter Blues starts on the feast of Trumpets [Sept 19] and closes after the festival of lights [Dec 30].
Our Seasonal Schedules are called- Summer Jams, Winter Blues, Fall Festivals and Spring Flower Hours (hemp planting outdoor begins). We are shut down January and some of February).
Did you know that the weather can affect fishing conditions? Fish can behave differently under various weather conditions. Some conditions are excellent for fishing and will fetch you a great catch. But some are not so favorable for fishing. Among the factors that have adverse effects on fishing are temperature, barometric pressure, wind direction and wind speed. Read on to learn how all these weather conditions affect fishing.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO FISHING?
The best times to fish are when the fish are naturally most active. The Sun, Moon, tides, and weather all influence fish activity. For example, fish tend to feed more at sunrise and sunset, and also during a full moon (when tides are higher than average).
BEST FISHING TIMES
One hour before and one hour after high tides, and one hour before and one hour after low tides. Inland, the times for high tides correspond with the times when the Moon is due south. Low tides are halfway between high tides.
During the “morning rise” (after sunup for a spell) and the “evening rise” (just before sundown and the hour or so after).
During the rise and set of the Moon.
When the barometer is steady or on the rise. (But even during stormy periods, the fish aren’t going to give up feeding. The smart fisherman will find just the right bait.)
When there is a hatch of flies—caddis flies or mayflies, commonly. (The fisherman will have to match his fly with the hatching flies or go fishless.)
When the breeze is from a westerly quarter rather than from the north or east.
When the water is still or slightly rippled, rather than during a wind.
However, most of us go fishing when we can get the time off, not because it is the best time! But there are best fishing days, according to lore:
BEST FISHING DAYS 2020
Fishing is said to be best during the time between a new Moon and a full Moon. This is what the Almanac’s Best Fishing Days are based on.
Farmers' Almanac says the best days for fishing are:
Light rain is good for fishing, as the rain helps you hide from the fish. It also washes bait and other insects into the water. Fish feed a lot more in such conditions. On the other hand, very heavy rain is not good for fishing. This is because fish will find it increasingly difficult to see the bait. The water's current can affect them, too, making them move very slowly. The water can also get muddy during a heavy rain. Generally, for fishing and your own safety, it's best to avoid fishing in heavy rain.
When barometer pressure changes, fish become more active. So, using faster fishing techniques will serve you well during this time. But if barometric pressure becomes too high or too low, fish will be less active. And they tend to find cover by swimming into deeper water if the barometric pressure fluctuates too much. If you notice this, you can use slower fishing techniques like vertical jigging.
Wind speed and direction are critical, as they have a great impact on your fishing. There is an old proverb that states, "Wind from the West, fish bite the best. Wind from the East, fish bite the least. Wind from the North, do not go forth. Wind from the South blows bait in their mouth." The saying is mostly true. The wind can stir up the food chain and provide more cover from the sun due to the action of waves. So, it is better you fish in a position where your bait moves with the wind -- just like other food in the lake.
On hot, sunny days, fish move to deeper-and-cooler water to avoid the hot temperature. You can use deep fishing lures or bait if you notice this. Early morning and late afternoon are great periods, too, as the fish will move to the shallows to feed. In general, fish prefer the evening and early morning sun, and avoid the hot midday sun.
Very high or very low temperature limits the movement of fish. This is because the extreme temperature can affect the food chain as well as the amount of oxygen available for fish. It will also affect their body temperature because fish are cold-blooded animals that can't maintain a constant body temperature like warm-blooded animals.
Cloudy days are pleasant for fishing. The heavy clouds prevent light from penetrating the water. The fish will feed more actively during this period than on bright days. The fish won't aggregate at one spot during cloudy days; instead, they will spread all over the water. But if the moon is not cooperating then it can nullify everything.
Sudden weather change is bad for fishing. Fish do not like weather that fluctuates rapidly. Consistent weather is better for fishing.
Before going fishing, take note of the pressure, temperature, sunlight, rainfall, wind and other weather conditions. Avoid extreme conditions and be sure to protect yourself from any possible weather hazards. The more you learn how to read the weather, the more you will enjoy fishing.
Water temperature can either positively or negatively impact the quality of fishing because it affects the fish's willingness to feed. Fish are cold blooded creatures and unable to regulate their body temperature meaning the colder the water the slower the fish's metabolism is and the more torpid they are. A slow metabolism makes fish less inclined to feed as they require fewer calories to maintain their slower bodily functions. In contrast, the warmer the water is the faster a fish's metabolism rate and the more active they are. In warm water fish are more inclined to feed as their metabolism and energy requirements are significantly higher.
Turbidity (aka water clarity) is a measure of the amount of particles suspended in the water and its affect on the depth to which light can penetrate the water. Clear water is said to have low turbidity because light can easily penetrate the water, while muddy water is said to have high turbidity because light is blocked from penetrating the water by the suspended particles. Because fish are primarily sight feeders the turbidity level of the water can significantly affect the quality of fishing and rain and wind can also affect the turbidity of bodies of water.
"Rent" means "you have to give it back". You can't keep it and please take care of it or I will keep your Driver's License and Deposit.
You don't have to have one.
You have to have a pole. If you don't have one, RENT one.
You have to have a net. If you don't have one, RENT one.
You have to have bait too. But we don't ren't bait out, you do :)
Skipjack cut up into 16 oz. cups
Chicken livers in 16 oz. cups
You can buy them as pets too.
Some people call the chubs.
From our pond, less than 4-inches long.
You gotta be in it to win it.
Under 13 is only $5 and under age 5 is free.
Another $10 puts you in the Tournament.
Another $10 can double your winnings!
Catch a fish between 14.0-15.0 pounds and win the pot; Usually between $350 and $2000.
Catch a tagged fish and win the pot; Usually between $350 and $2000.
Kids, Ladies, Overnight, Big- Money etc. Make sure you know what kind of tournament you are entering.
More rules may apply, please call us with any questions.
Everything in life is built on families, and we are supporters of the family. Whether it's a business, a church, a foundation or ministry; it's made up of people; and people come from families.
The people that come here, we want to make sure they know their WHOLE FAMILY is welcome, and we have things here that they will enjoy. We play games, have fun, teach children how to fish and thrive in the wilderness and experience the urban environment. We pride ourselves in bringing city folks to the farm-life. But we also bring the farm-life to the city with our aquaponics solutions designed for city-dwellers.
We're no longer a "paylake". People stop in here from all over the world to see what we've got going on and we're looking forward to sharing our community with you. Come check us out!
Almost every fisher listens to music while they're fishing. We keep it family-friendly though. And we welcome all types of musicians here.
Our FAVORITE fisher taught us to be fishers of men, too. We're not ashamed to call ourselves believers, or a "Christian-owned business" either.
Our vision includes a firing range on the back acreage of the property. The performance stages, drive-in theatre and firing range are still works in progress.