Hi stcroixguy, Eric covered it quite well. Most of us fish the Ford for a few days then spend sat on a lake fishing for gills and bass. Sat evening we have a nice potluck where everyone gets to share their stories. I typically try to set the dates for mid May. By that time it's not to cold in the evenings. A few of us do partake of adult beverages, and has never been an issue. Not a lot of shopping in Ephrata.. I would enjoy meeting you and showing you the water!