As of August 2nd, the Route 45 bridge in Rock Creek is now OPEN!
The Rib Cookoff has been cancelled due to lack of participation.
If you are definitely planning on cooking ribs for the event, please contact Barb Buckley ASAP. She can be reached at (440) 645-7365 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for your interest! The rib cook-off will be held on August 11th at 6pm. Participants can purchase tickets at the event to sample ribs prepared by our participating cooks! Additional tastings can be purchased, as well. The club will be preparing the side dishes for the event. Bring your appetite!
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Boating Safety Committee
by: Bruce C. Bower
Headlight is “a light with a reflector and lens, at the front of a locomotive, automobile, etc.” per my old dictionary. Docklights are lights on the bow of a boat (in our case usually a pontoon boat) to illuminate your dock at night in order to help you see your dock. Seems simple huh? There were so many people this year driving their pontoons with the docklights on that it was amazing. They are potentially blinding people coming towards them in the other direction. Shut them off when under power, they are NOT headlights used to illuminate the road, AND it is against the law. Think of your neighbors, it may harm them.
Here comes some of what I saw: incorrect lights or non-existent lights on boats, young people dangling their feet in the water while the pontoon boat is moving, not following the no-wake speed after 8:00 PM on fireworks night, jetskis running after sunset, power boats running wake speed after dark, and the all-time favorite of flying between 30 and 50 feet from shore kicking up a huge wake, even when there were small children in the water.
The next and disturbing action that is becoming more common is taking very very young children for a thrill ride on a jetski! Some children appear to be one or one and a half years old. I’ve written about this before, but it appears to be catching on. Just think if a ski is going slowly and a wakeboard boat kicks up a huge wave and is close to the ski, might the ski tip over? One would wonder if the adult driver is thinking about the “what ifs” of a mishap. One would wonder, why do this?
The fishermen have told me that boats are coming too close to their boats when they are not moving or merely trolling. You should stay at least 50 feet from a non-moving craft and give the SUPS and Yaks more room than the 50, try to think of the other people.
As always, call me if you have comments or criticisms. 563.4108
On July 14th the club had our Jack Cone All Species Tournament.
The winners were:
- Josh Baitt – l.m. bass – 3.22lbs
- Al Rubosky – s.m. bass – 1.66lbs
- Del Christofferson – crappie – .56lbs
- Shawn Frazier – blue gill – .42lbs
- Del Christofferson – rock bass – .28lbs
- Ted Watson – perch – .52lbs
Our next event will be the Ed Baitt Mixed Couples Tournament. It will start at the Marina at 9am. Weigh-in will be 12pm. The club will donate $100 for prize money. Entry fee for each boat will be $20. All money will be paid out. Each boat must have a Fishing Club Member on board.
The big fish of the month was caught by Josh Baitt, a 19.5in, 4.76lbs large mouth bass.
The 35 kids would like to thank our sponsors that support the Kids Learn to Fish Day and the Kids Fishing Day.
Due to such a low number of RSVPs received (probably due to the bridge closure), this Friday’s Friends and Neighbors Potluck Supper has been cancelled.
Hopefully the RT 45 bridge will be fixed soon. Mark your calendars for the August Potluck – August 17th.
The STARS Club is currently seeking input on holding a rib cook-off on August 11th. In order to gauge interest in this event before they move forward, please complete the following survey. Thank you for your input!
Cook-off Preliminary Info:
How it works:
If participating as a cook — Sign up with the Club for a small entry fee. Prepare your favorite recipe for about 40-50 people and bring them to the Clubhouse for the cook-off. The Club will provide the sides.
If participating to eat — Your entry fee will buy you a ticket to sample ribs from each of our participants and you vote on your favorite. Additional tastings can be purchased.
Due to low ticket sales, the STARS Reverse Raffle this Saturday has been cancelled. If you had already purchased a ticket, your money will be refunded.
We will try another fundraising event some other time. The bridge closure may have affected participation.
Update: All services have been restored
The Shores (predominately the North end) of the lake is currently experiencing an outage affecting power, internet, and phone service. The estimated time for power restoration is 1pm 7/13/2018.
No follow-up eblast will be sent unless the power is out over a 24 hour period.
You can follow the status of repairs by clicking the button below for the FirstEnergy Outage Center.