Fish-In 2008

Fly Anglers OnLine
Michigan 'FISH-IN 2008'
June 30th - July 5th, 2008
Grayling, Michigan

By Jean DeSavage

The 2008 Michigan Fish-In will be held from June 30-July 5. Gates' Au Sable Lodge will again be our hosts for this wonderful week of fun and friendship. Come join us and fish on the Holy Waters of the AuSable, one of the world's premiere trout rivers.

Our schedule this year will be similar to last year, with most days fully open for fishing. We hope to have a speaker one evening, to be announced nearer to the Fish-In.

On July 4th we will again hold our dinner, hosted by the Fish-In Committee. The menu will include barbequed pork, potato and/or macaroni salad, chips, baked beans, and dessert. All food, condiments and dinnerware will be provided. Attendees only need to bring their drinks, a chair, and an appetite!

Donations to defray the cost of the dinner will be accepted, and any monies left over will be donated to the Anglers of the AuSable to assist in their legal battles to keep this wonderful river pristine.

July 4th will also be the date for our annual casting contests. This worked well last year so we were not competing with the holiday's aluminum hatch. The exact time of the contests will be posted later. The dinner and the casting contests makes for a great way to enjoy the holiday together.

Something new this year is the offering of a T-shirt to commemorate the Fish-In. (Please note the shirts must be pre-ordered, and paid for, by May 15) The details and a picture of the shirt will be posted to the forum. All profits from sales of the T-shirt will be split between FAOL to assist in keeping the site and forums running, and Project Healing Waters, to benefit our wounded service men and women.

Come enjoy a wonderful week (or even just one day!) with fellow FAOL members. We will post a more concrete schedule as we have the information. Here is the information from last year: Fish-In Michigan 2007. Photos too.

If you do plan on making it to the Michigan Fish-In 2008, drop us an email and we'll put your name on the I'm Going List! Please designate MICHIGAN Fish-In. ~ Jean DeSavage