Free Fishing Day on Lake Chabot!

Join us for California Free Fishing Day!

On September 7, the State of California waives the cost of a sport fishing license and East Bay Regional Parks waives fishing access permit fees. Outdoor Afro will be out on the Lake fishing for Trout, Bass and Catfish and we hope you'll join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary:
*8:00 am Gear rental 
8:30 am Lake Chabot Park Service staff provide information about conservation and fishing at Lake Chabot.  
9:00 am Fishing on the lake 
12:00 pm Gather for BYO/Potluck Lunch

*If you're an early bird, feel free to arrive there early and meet up with us at 8:30 am

 

Other Costs:
Parking $5
Rod & Reel Rental $10 ($20 deposit)

Find out more about boat rentals here: http://www.norcalfishing.com/chabot/entry.php

Note

Outdoor Afro will NOT be providing fishing instruction. But if you don't know how to fish please don't let that stop you from attending this event. We may have some volunteers who will offer some brief basics. You can also just rent a canoe or kayak and enjoy the lake and fellowship!

 

Food
Feel free to pack a picnic or check out menu options at the Marina Cafe.


Release
Please make sure to bring a SIGNED copy of the outdoor afro release so that we can start the hike on time
http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Afro/files/

 

Hope to see you there!

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  • Zoë P.

    Hi Everyone- check out our blogpost about the event! http://www.outdoorafro.com/2013/09/hooked-an-outdoor-afro-fishing-tail/

    1 · September 10, 2013

  • Cindy N.

    Hey,
    We were the group fishing on the dock with the blue umbrella. We got there early when the fish were supposed to be biting, but still didn't catch anything. Did anyone catch a fish?

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Leslie Hardy H.

    Kids had a blast!

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Nicole

    It was great fun! Enjoyed meeting everyone. See you all at the next adventure.

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How was the fishing??? I waited tooo late and just got tooo hot to make the drive

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • JayDee

    I found the place and had a great time. It brought back childhood memories. And I can still bait a hook after all of these years. YAY!

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Linda T.

    Anither great event with good people. It was very hot, however, I enjoyed myself even though the big one got away

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies for not attending. I had a minor scrape with my rig, and it is currently being repaired. Hopefully, I can join the fun soon. By any chance, has anyone had any experience with a portable screen room that attaches to the awning?

    September 7, 2013

  • Adria R.

    Looks like a great event. Take photos :)

    September 7, 2013

  • Kristen

    I'm almost there. Took a little longer to drive from the city than I thought

    1 · September 7, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      See you soon!

      September 7, 2013

  • Zoë P.

    Hi everyone Please follow signs to the marina!

    September 7, 2013

  • Cynthia S.

    Getting over a cold...I am not up for going after all...sorry for late notice!

    September 7, 2013

  • Cindy N.

    Where is the Afro liability waiver? It's not in the Files directory anymore.

    September 6, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      Hi Cindy! Thanks for your comment. The trip waiver can be found at http://www.meetup.com...­ click on "REQUIRED Outdoor Afro Trip Waiver"

      September 6, 2013

    • Cindy N.

      It's not there. I only see a map for Rock City. Can you please bring some? Thanks.

      September 7, 2013

  • Zoë P.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Make sure to bring:

    1. your outdoor afro trip waiver which can be found at http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Afro/files/

    2. Lots of water- it should be hot out tomorrow

    3. Sun hat/sunscreen

    4. Lunch for our mid day picnic

    5. A positive attitude

    see you tomorrow!

    September 6, 2013

    • JayDee

      Can you or someone bring a copy of the waiver. My printer isn't working at the moment. Sorry. :(

      September 6, 2013

  • Linda T.

    Hi everyone! I can't wait to cast out my line :) Hopefully, I'll catch a large bass :)

    1 · September 3, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      looking forward to seeing you, Linda. Can't wait to take your picture with the large bass!

      1 · September 4, 2013

    • Lillian F.

      your first fish goes to me for getting you up and down that Sibley hike!

      September 6, 2013

  • Amelia

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to make this trip:( Have fun all!

    September 6, 2013

  • Luisah T.

    Alafia: I am really glad to find this site and to connect to people. My schedule is full already but I will keep my eyes open for the opportunity to go fishing soon.

    Thanks
    Teish

    September 5, 2013

  • Brandi H.

    I am not able to attend. Have a GREAT time!

    1 · September 2, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      Hope to see you at OA another event, Brandi!

      September 3, 2013

  • Nicole

    Would like to learn to fish. Great opportunity. Thanks for the meetup.

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      Hope you can make it, Nicole! But please note, Outdoor Afro will not be teaching how to fish. The Rangers may be able to provide some limited guidance.

      September 3, 2013

  • Jacalyn C.

    Love fishing!

    1 · September 2, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      looking forward to seeing you Jacalyn!

      September 3, 2013

  • Leeannjua

    Sorry guys, I had to have a emergent surgery so won't be able to join u! Have a blast!

    August 21, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      speedy recovery to you, Leeannjua, hope to see you on another outdoor afro adventure as soon as you're better!

      September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Been along time since I fished Chabot---Excited

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      looking forward to seeing you Sherron!

      September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When was the original notice sent out? I may have missed it as I was out of town

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My spot is available. Unfortunately my belongs(phone,id, debit card) got stolen and it will just be a hassle to replace them all before this event.

    September 2, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      sorry to hear that JoAnna- hope everything works out ok!

      September 3, 2013

  • Nicole

    Would like to learn to fish. Great opportunity. Thanks for the meetup.

    September 1, 2013

  • Zoë P.

    looking forward to seeing you all next week at 8 am. If you dont think you can make it that early, kindly RSVP to give your spot to someone who can and feel free to join us for lunch!

    August 30, 2013

  • Zoë P.

    Glad to see the enthusiastic response! However, if you dont think you can arrive at Lake Chabot by 8 am, please remove yourself from the list as we now have a pretty buoyant wait-list, and I want to make sure the most committed are able to attend with prior planning.

    If you have any questions, please let me know!

    August 12, 2013

  • Crystal

    As beginner fishers my husband and I would love fo join this event

    1 · July 24, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      Hi Crystal! thanks for your interest and enthusiasm a out fishing! I Hope to see you and your husband at lake chabot!

      July 26, 2013

  • Zoë P.

    so glad that this event has so much interest! Please note the early start time on this and plan accordingly!

    July 21, 2013

  • Darina

    Would love to make this my 1st event with you all..if not, have a blast for me! :)

    1 · July 18, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      Hi Darina- would love to see you at this event or another event sometime soon!

      July 21, 2013

  • Yolanda A.

    I'd already set notification for 1 wk prior and then 2 days prior only to actually get to RSVP & was disappointed that event was full. BTW my email notice showed that there were 22 spots left. Don't know what's happening but thought you should know.

    July 18, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      Hi Yolanda, thanks for your message! The event is still over a month a way, so stay tuned to the meet up emails for updates on the wait list! hope to see you there!

      July 21, 2013

  • Elicia P.

    Can you add me to the wait list.

    1 · July 14, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      Hi Elicia thanks for being apart of outdoor Afro! The wait list is now manual so feel free to sign up on your own!

      July 14, 2013

  • Zoë P.

    thank you for your interest! Wait list should be working now

    July 13, 2013

  • Amelia

    Can you add me to the waitlist also?

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Katina J.

    Is there a waiting list? I'd love to join.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • JayDee

    Will fishing take place on a boat or on the shore?

    July 11, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      totally up to you! the lake is huge so after our initial meet and greet and talk with the ranger, I'm sure we'll all spread out! :)

      July 12, 2013

  • Linda T.

    I am looking forward to this!

    July 11, 2013

  • JayDee

    OMG I haven't fished since I was a little girl.

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How fun, I keep a fishing pole in my jeep. :)

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've always wanted to try fishing also

    July 11, 2013

  • Adeke

    Wooohoooo!!!!! I've always wanted to go fishing. I'm not grossed out by much.....but don't laugh at me if I can't kill the little sucker!

    July 11, 2013

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