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Fishing club wants new members

Posted: May 6, 2012 - 12:14am
The Clarks Hill Striper Club is inviting anglers of all ages to Mistletoe State Park for a Striper Extravaganza from 1 to 2:30  p.m.  Saturday at Mistletoe State Park's picnic shelter No. 1.  File Photo by Jim Blaylock
File Photo by Jim Blaylock
The Clarks Hill Striper Club is inviting anglers of all ages to Mistletoe State Park for a Striper Extravaganza from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mistletoe State Park's picnic shelter No. 1.

The Clarks Hill Striper Club is angling for new members.

The club is inviting fishing enthusiasts of all ages to join them at Mistletoe State Park for a Striper Extravaganza 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at picnic shelter No. 1.

The club will hold seminars to explain rigging for striped bass fishing. Club members will explain how to use live and artificial bait, in addition to the movements and habitats of striped bass and demonstrate the correct method of cleaning fish.

“We have done this in the past,” said club member Bill Tinley, adding that it has been at least 10 years since the last Striper Extravaganza. “We are hoping that people will get a better appreciation for the tremendous fishery we have locally.”

Tinley said he hopes to also get children outdoors and give them quality time with their families.

“If you like what you see, we would love to have you join our club for more fun and fellowship,” said Tinley.

The goal of the club, according to its Web site, is to “provide an environment in which all members from novice to veteran will be comfortable … and in which all may improve their fishing skills and enjoyment through a free and open exchange of information, not only as it pertains to tackle and technique, but where, when and how we caught our last fish.”

The Clarks Hill Striper Club meets at 7 p.m. on second Tuesdays at Golden Corral on Bobby Jones Expressway. Club tournaments are held monthly.

For more about the Striper Extravaganza, call Tinley at (706) 760-8210 or Mistletoe State Park at (706) 541-0321. There is no cost to participate, but there is a $5 per car park admission fee.

Mistletoe State Park is located at 3725 Mistletoe Road in Appling.

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