Ancient cultures relied on fish as a great source of nutrition, so why don't we go fishing and enjoy some fresh fish?
Depending of what we catch, we'll learn how to clean and cook multiple types of fish: sunfish, catfish, bass, etc. We'll have it at Ink's Lake State Park so that you don't need a fishing license to catch and keep fish. Ride with a State Parks Pass card holder and you get in free. Otherwise there is a small fee per person.
– Fishing pole (I suggest the Tremor rod and reel from Academy for $20-30. They will spool it with line for free too.)
– Basic fishing tackle (I'll have extras, too)
– Ice chest for fish (you can also use mine)
– Knives for cleaning fish + cutting board (fillet knife and/or other knives)
– Fish descaling tool (I'll also show you how to cook fish with scales on)
– Charcoal (I'll bring a bag, so it should be enough, but if you have some extra, bring it)
– Cooking stuff (spices, butter, lemon, aluminum foil, spatula, cutting board)
– Sunscreen/hat because we'll be in full sun
Kayaks of course welcome. After fishing we can cool off in the devil's swimming hole!
Click here for a map (pdf) of the park. We are meeting at the fish pier in the no wake zone. There is a parking lot and fish house next to the pier.
*Carpool Option* We will be meeting at the HEB parking lot at Braker and HWY 183 in NW Austin. Meet in the empty section that faces Jollyville Rd (opposite side as McDonald's). Please be there by 8:00AM so we can depart at 8:15, and arrive at 9:15 or so. Carpooling is highly recommended because some of us have a Park Pass that gets everybody in their car into the park free. Also, passengers can tip the driver to contribute a little towards gas.
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