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Old 10-27-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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GCKFA overnight adventure November 5th & 6th, 2011

The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association is planning an overnight fishing trip to the Grassy Point Wildlife Management Area. Grassy Point is located on the east shore of Blackwater Bay and provides ready access to the fishing area in Little Catfish and Catfish basins. Redfish, trout and flounder can be found in the marshes, bayous and shallow water area of the Blackwater. The GCKFA has held this event several times and decided it was so enjoyable that it should be at least an annual event.

Grassy Point is a small campsite and former county park now owned and managed by the Northwest Florida Water Management District and is part of the over 17,000 acre Yellow River Wildlife Management Area.
Grassy Point sits in a small cove near Escribano Point. The site is fairly primitive with portable toilets, picnic tables and two (2) designated camping areas. We can camp there without a permit as long as we camp only in the designated areas. The larger camping area is on the Bay with excellent camp sites, large shade oaks and a sandy beach for easy kayak launches.
Keep in mind the following:
There is no power - at least that I could see - and the nearest store is in Holley.
Alcohol is NOT allowed in the NW FL Water management District recreation area.
Lastly, the NW FL WMD guy told me that they have a bit of a bear problem so we should plan accordingly. Bear info is available on the FWC web site.


Michael Clubbs
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http://www.facebook.com/GCKFA/ or http://www.gulfcoastkayakfishing.com/

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Old 10-28-2011, 12:12 AM   #2
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Sounds like fun will u have everything needed to join the association at the camp?
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definitely what he said, and whats the cost to attend the camp. and what are the dates?? or did i miss them
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just kidding, i saw the dates
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Ted is planing on bring T-shirts, stickers, and applications, the membership fee is $20 (Due on Jan 1st of each year) and if you mention this thread we can count the membership paid through 2012!

If you want to get the membership out of the way visit the GCKFA web page ( http://www.gulfcoastkayakfishing.com/ ) and the link is on the bottom of the home page to use paypal.

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but it doesnt cost to camp?
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No permit or fee is required to camp.
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i gotcha
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My son & I just did a reconnoiter of the camp ground last Friday.
Everything is just as Mike said.
There are two “Out Houses” & four/five fire rings (about 36" dia.)& maybe six or so “campground” grills.
There is not a LOT of good level ground for tent camping.
All the trash receptacles are of the “Bear Proof” type & mostly of to the side away from the main camping area. On the other hand, they are near the potties.
So when using the head at night, it would not be unreasonable to carry some “Bear Spray” in addition to your light.
Remember, always go with some one you can out run, cause ya can’t out run da bear!

There are more signs saying ‘NO Booze” than a “Tree Shaken Southern Baptist Preacher”. (But then I’ve never been one to pay too much attention to them anyway.)
They also say No Fire Arms, & don’t feed the bears! I don’t know how they intend to enforce the “Don’t Feed the Bears” if you can’t carry?????????
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