April 24 – Outing: Camp Weed


Location

Camp Weed is a youth and conference center for the Episcopal Church ,Diocese of Florida. The camp is located at 11057 Camp Weed Place, Live Oak, Fl. 32060  Ph# 386/364-5250. Web site: Camp Weed

Directions

Take I-10 west for 69 miles-Take exit 292 to Wellborn- When you enter Wellborn on 137 then turn right on 10A- 10A will merge with hwy 90—turn right on hwy 90 for 4.3 mile and then turn left on 75th Dr. then turn right into Camp Weed.  When you get into the complex keep to your right and the hotel and office is on your left. It is 94 miles and 2 hr. drive from Jax.

Lodging

They have a motel on site.  A single is $85 per person—A double is $42.50 per person.  Lunch is $12. If you want to come over on Friday and stay overnight let me know soon so I can reserve the rooms.  On the 24th the Dinning hall we be open for lunch on Sat. any other meals are on your own. Live Oak is only 6 miles West with a lot of places to eat.   It is a church camp so I would not bring alcohol.


The Spot

We will be fishing White Lake that is a private lake on Camp Weed.   The lake has a lot of bass and bream.  There is no boat ramp but there is a spot you can launch a very small boat and you may need a 4 wheel drive.  The best bet is to use a small enough boat that you can get close to the water and drag it to the water.  I will be going over before to see if the launch is better shape then the last time I was their.  The camp has canoes and kayaks that we can use.  That may be a better option.

The Flies

All the standard flies we use for bass and bream will work just fine.  The Camp Director told me that he like black and gold flies.  I have caught many fish with different flies and colors.  Black Woolly Buggers, Rubber legged dragon, Bully Bluegill fly, Trout nymphs in size 8 &10, small Clousers, and just about any fly that has rubber legs.  I fished the lake last year in May and I had my best catches on small poppers size 8.  For the bass I would use a size 6 & 4.   I caught bass, bluegills and Crappie.   I have only fished from the shore but I did real well.