White Bass Festival

 

Fishing / Kayaking / Primitive Camp-out

This event is packed with options

1. take your camping gear and your kayak

2. drive your car and camping gear to 5 mile take out

3. one day paddle and camp out

4. paddle one day and camp, paddle the second day to next take out

5. dinner prepared for you Friday night

6. Menu....fresh catch of the day and sides. Cost $10 a person

7.  shuttle fee applies to those using the shuttle

Bring all the right gear includng your life vest and enjoy the White Bass Festival

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  • Mike L.

    Does anyone know what became of my camping chair. I'm pretty sure someone mistakenly took it. It was tan and the top of the back was burned from falling into a fire once.
    Thanks

    April 5, 2013

    • Bryan S.

      Hi Mike - I mistakenly grabbed your tan chair (instead of my blue one which is at MOC). I will bring YOUR chair back to MOC or make arrangements to return it directly to you. Sorry about that. Let me know how I can coordinate the return. Bryan (510)[masked]

      April 8, 2013

    • Mike L.

      Hey Bryan, I'll give you a call. If perhaps you live or work closer to me than MOC kayaks we can meet up, otherwise you can leave at MOC. I'll call you soon. Thanks.

      April 8, 2013

  • Jim R.

    Chair was piled on Dan's stuff, no lamp/hat in group area, I didn't walk tent sites.

    April 6, 2013

    • Bryan S.

      Hi Dan - yes, that would be my blue chair - guess I grabbed Mike's by mistake when I left Fri. nite... Hey, are you up for a fishing trip tomorrow????

      April 8, 2013

    • Bryan S.

      I will swing by to pick up my chair soon - Tues I know you're closed...

      April 8, 2013

  • Emily M.

    My headlamp and black hat are missing too. Must have been a black hole out there for camping stuff.

    April 5, 2013

    • Jim R.

      I was last to pick up stuff, other than pile for Dan.

      April 6, 2013

  • Tom

    Fantastic trip! Giant thank you to all those who took a lead with the organizing, cooking, camping and shuttles. In particular: Dan, Cathy and Jim. The kayaking was very enjoyable on both days and the fishing was an added bonus. It was nice meeting everyone.

    March 24, 2013

  • Bill P.

    Hi All,

    This was a great trip and a good introduction to the Colorado River downstream of Austin. The fishing was great. I'm fairly certain I caught a Guadalupe bass the second day. No white bass though. We'll get em next time! Nice meeting everyone.

    March 24, 2013

  • Bryan S.

    Really enjoyed meeting new friends on this trip for the Friday paddle. Very relaxing paddle on this lazy stretch of river with lots of birdlife and repeated sightings of an osprey. Sun came out in force early PM but didn't get too hot. Chef Dan's burgers and poached fish hit the spot. Great campfire shenanigans on Friday nite. Highlight for me was paddling with my wife Kathy and taking our buddy Brittany on her maiden kayak voyage. Thanks again to Dan and Cathy for organizing and to the anglers who reeled in some nice black bass for dinner.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    Had a great time. I'm looking forward to the next trip. Cathy and Dan are social directors extraordinaire. I want Jim (aka "boy scout") on all the trips I go on. Thanks to Mike and Dan for realizing I was considering cannibalism as a serious possibility and plying me with hamburgers and hotdogs on short notice.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Emily M.

    It was a great time. Ramona and I loved the paddling today. Perfect weather for it. Not too hot or cold and sun wasn't too bright.

    March 23, 2013

  • Donald A.

    Cathy and Dan thanks again! Had a great paddle down to the camp...next time I'll include a fishing pole. Wonderful campsite, wonderful group, excellent food, and a special thanks from Michelle for the toilet setup:). Nature's alarm clock (including the rooster) was amazing this morning. Breakfast tacos really hit the spot. Too bad the weather overruled the morning paddle :(:(. All on all, we had a great time! Thanks Cathy, you all ;) are batting 1000...!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Lori S

    Friday evening was great! the food /fish/bonfire/visiting with new friends was alot of fun ....The paddling today was awesome!
    High clouds kept the sun off us , it warmed up and was a very relaxing, wonderful 7 mile trip...sorry the Michigan group and others didn't stay..you would have had a great day on the water!
    thanks Cathy and Dan for making it such a good experience! Look forward to repeating it again soon at your little campground!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • MARY A.

    "Gonna be awesome!" Dan posted two days ago....well Dan, your prediction was right on! Great meetup. I'll not comment on Saturday's weather and ruin it all. Cathy and Dan you are to be thanked by all. Great job.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Dan

    Gonna be awesome!! Also, had a question about shuttle prices to preshuttle everyone to the camping area and then bring them back up to MOC to launch... I'm doing that for $15 person, which is $5 off. Gotta pay for a helper and gas in that big van of ours. So kayaking, shuttle service, dinner, and camping your looking at $35 person. Just wanted to clarify. I got a bunch of onion and mushroom chopped up for a cheesy baked fish dish and hamburger addition. Going to be yummy. See you all tomorrow.

    March 21, 2013

    • Dan

      I'm pretty booked up on Saturday with business so It might be tough to run shuttle for ya'll on Saturday afternoon. I've talked with a few people and ya'll could pre-shuttle yourselves. I may be able to do it but I'll look more into it today. See you tonight.

      March 22, 2013

    • Dan

      wow math...$25 per person

      March 22, 2013

  • Emily M.

    I should be around 6:30

    March 21, 2013

    • Dan

      We will start eating by then... so I'll hold you a spot for dinner.

      March 22, 2013

  • Dan

    HEY BIG UPDATE!!! The gate code is no longer valid due to the big masterlock breaking! Please call Cathy Kopp @[masked] or Dan Walker @[masked] to get in tomorrow if you can't kayak down with us and just need to meet us there! The gate must stay closed so we will be running up to the gate to let people in. Thanks!!

    March 21, 2013

    • Lori S

      Sometime after 5 for me...save me some fish!

      March 21, 2013

  • Michael H.

    darn it, darn it,
    Unfortunately I have Kid Duty Friday evening.

    March 21, 2013

    • Mike L.

      do you need any cookware?

      March 21, 2013

    • Dan

      Think I'm good for the dinner portion.

      March 21, 2013

  • Donald A.

    Count Michelle and I in for dinner!

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i just got off the phone with dan. i am now in a sort of maybe stage. i may need to go to florida to get my grandkids, possibly having to leave early sat. don't know yet. if not, i will come camp. working on this right now.

    March 21, 2013

  • Bill P.

    I've been out of the loop on this one. A few questions.

    It appears we have the option to camp out of the kayak or car camp at the campground. It's the same camping area regardless?

    address of the campground?

    Is the launch point at MOC and the takeout the campground?

    March 20, 2013

    • Dan

      Yes, meeting at noon at MOC which is the launch point and the takeout is the campground 5 miles downstream.

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be out Saturday. I'll look for ya'll in water.

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my idea of primitive camping would be like spending the night at hippie hollow. (just kidding)

    March 20, 2013

  • Jim R.

    All,
    Primative camping is a place out in nature with NO amenities.
    It is much better to leave as little footprint as possible when you camp, i.e., no trash left, no big bare spots cleared out, no charcoal ash left in a pile or fire pit (unless it is to be a reused one). The next group along will appreciate the same natural setting too. Bring what you need as we will have our cars there. Near-urban camping has benefits when you can run to get breakfast tacos or another six-pack. Dan said the fish will be grilled in foil with lemon pepper and butter - yum. Need volunteers to help clean (learners most welcome) the fish, talk about fresh...

    Consider bringing tent, ground pad, sleeping bag, water, refreshments, breakfast, lunch, camp chair, maybe your own plates & utensils, fishing pole & tackle & cleaning knife & license, lanterns & toilet & sunshade pop-up (but area is very shady) for the group is covered.

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Jeff L.

      Jim - no, primitive camping is where, when you run out of food, cannibalism is the understood fall back position.

      1 · March 19, 2013

  • Cathy K.

    Thanks Jim for the supplying the outdoor bathroom set up. FYI, does everyone know the meaning of primitive camping?

    Bring water for drinking, brushing your teeth, etc. Bring food for Saturday breakfast and lunch. If you are planning to spend Saturday night bring extras for your Sunday previsions. Bring something to sit on and sleep in. If you want it bring it! Campsite has plenty of shade, awesome view and is located close to the fishing hole. Menu Friday night: fried fish and fixins, hot dogs and burgers! Don’t forget your beverage to compliment the meal.

    Cowboy saying….Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

    March 19, 2013

    • Emily M.

      I might go up to Donn's BBQ for some breakfast tacos in the morning

      March 19, 2013

  • Dan

    Hey Everyone,

    So this is primitive camping. There is no electricity, water, toilets (until now with Jim's fantastic contribution) etc... Bring plenty of water, sleeping arrangements, and food besides dinner Friday night. We will need the $10 from each person by noon Friday if possible so we can go shopping for the food. I don't want to buy "x" amount and half of the people not show. Reply below if your coming later just to camp Friday night and are going to pay your $10 at that time so I can get a head count. I'm doing hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and coleslaw. And of course if we catch a bunch of fish then we need to cook those as well which I'm going to grill them in lemon pepper and butter.

    I'm organizing the Friday night dinner, the campground, and fishing advice/fishing holes to make for a fun meetup. But, come prepared as if your camping on your own to make sure you bring all the necessary items to be self sustained.

    Thanks, Dan

    March 19, 2013

    • MARY A.

      Count for 2 for dinner. Should be in between 3:00 and 4:00. We are prepared for all you mentioned (i. e. camping arrangements, kayaks, food and drinks). Will pay the $20 regardless Dan. Thaks and excited...this will be a great time!

      March 19, 2013

    • Emily M.

      I'll be there Friday for dinner along with Ramona the pug. She'll pay for scraps with amusement

      March 19, 2013

  • Lori S

    Dan ~ At Wednesday's Happy Hour , I'll need to get directions to this campsite since I'll be driving there , not paddling there after work that Friday.
    Also, can I buy my one day fishing license from you on Wed. too?

    March 11, 2013

    • Lori S

      got directions/info...thanx See ya'll friday night

      March 16, 2013

    • Dan

      If you need a fishing licenses you can come by and get that before Friday.

      March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When is the actual paddle? I get off at 4 would arrive around 6p. I think I would miss fishing.

    March 18, 2013

    • Dan

      Paddle will probably start about 1:30 after running the shuttle for everyone showing up for noon.

      March 19, 2013

    • Dan

      That is pretty awesome?? Self sufficient for sure.

      March 19, 2013

  • MARY A.

    Last Wednesday at Hump Day Jeff mentioned he has a very large tent and would bring it if there was any interest. Lori, you had seemed somewhat interested. Just post your thinking and Jeff will bring it based on interest. He said even if he ends up not being able to join us someone could pick it up Thursday.

    March 18, 2013

  • Jim R.

    Lori S.,
    Gold Star - You may be the only one with foresight.
    Dan may have something (I doubt it), but I WILL bring the bucket toilet (regular seat & height) and visual screen that all 15 used on Wild Bill's Colo River Camping Trip in Feb. We set it up very stable, with extra T.P. & sanitizer, and hopefully with a relaxing view. The contents will be hauled off & disposed of properly at the end. We use a key tag that you Take & Return that designates whether the edge-of-site magic throne is occupied. It's only a one holer bucket, so its one at a time. All will vouch that it is a pleasure to use.
    Jim Rankin

    March 17, 2013

    • Lori S

      Thanks Jim for the info on the Magic Throne.. I will sleep better knowing it's available!

      March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well, that's a load off. Good question Lori

      March 18, 2013

  • Bryan S.

    Well, why not? Looking forward to Dan's angling tips for fly fishing!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    Assuming that I can get Friday off.

    March 16, 2013

  • Lori S

    Ok...I have to ask , what is the ( porta ) potty situation at this campout?? sorry, it's a girl thing...

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Donald A.

    Michelle and I will be attending

    March 16, 2013

  • Dan

    No you don't have to fish. And you don't have to eat fish as we will have hamburgers and hot dogs too. If you want to fish, I (MOC Kayaks) sell a one day fishing licence for $11. I'm an agent for Texas Parks and Wildlife. You can get the licence when you show up on Friday.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i just recalculated and the actual cost is now $621.13 per fish. however if i go to academy today; i will very likely need to re-adjust per fish cost figure again tonight.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    based on my last mathmatical calculations; and if i don't buy any more boating or fishing stuff; or have to add any extra therapy sessions for my fishing; camping; or kayaking obsessions; any fish i catch will be worth $317.23 in US currency.

    February 20, 2013

    • Cathy K.

      you make me laugh...does that include your new shade attachment?

      March 1, 2013

    • MARY A.

      And they say money can't buy you happiness!

      March 1, 2013

  • Cathy K.

    Carrie can you come for dinner Friday night?

    March 1, 2013

  • Cathy K.

    calling all fish...you have one month to make your way to our fishing spot!!

    February 20, 2013

  • Bryan S.

    Well, why not? Looking forward to Dan's angling tips for fly fishing!

    January 13, 2013

  • Steve L.

    are there any white bass in Colorado River?

    January 13, 2013

    • Dan

      You bet, there were a bunch last year during the spawn. It should be great again this season.

      January 13, 2013

  • Dan

    Work a half day on Friday, paddle 5 miles and Friday night is the dinner and camping. Just Friday Night Camp only. Saturday Morning is pack up if you want... or you can paddle the next six miles with other festival participants. The festival ends after the optional paddle on Saturday.

    January 11, 2013

    • Lori S

      How do we get back to campground/car if we paddle on Saturday? Is there a shuttle or are we on our own?

      January 12, 2013

    • Dan

      We can see how many members want to make the Saturday Paddle down. We can figure it out, run a MOC shuttle or ya'll can run your own shuttle.

      January 13, 2013

  • Cathy K.

    Call MOC for driving directions. Today I paddled from MOC to campsite and it took me 1 hr and 15 minutes.

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Lori S

    Where will we be camping? I can't take friday off work so will need to meet you at campsite, wherever it is.

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i am definitely up for this; but i want a fish catching guarantee

    January 11, 2013

  • Cathy K.

    I heard the white bass are so plentiful they jump in your kayak?
    True or False

    January 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      those are the carp in the midwest!

      January 11, 2013

  • Emily M.

    I'll camp Friday night and paddle Saturday. I don't eat fish

    January 11, 2013

    • Dan

      We are also providing hamburgers and hot dogs at the event.

      1 · January 11, 2013

  • Lori S

    Haven't kayak camped before so this will be a first!

    January 11, 2013

  • Dan

    My name is Dan and I like to eat White Bass and go to festivals.

    January 11, 2013

  • Emily M.

    Can we arrive at night Friday night and then just do the day paddle Saturday into Sunday? Is it camping on Saturday night also?

    January 10, 2013

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