In advance of the 7th annual Lake Elsinore Dream Extreme Fishing Derby, the Senior Anglers of Escondido will welcome the organizer of the event to their April 12 meeting.
William Johnson from William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental, in Lake Elsinore, will be the guest speaker, talking about how to fish the lake, tackle; and the five types of fish eligible for the derby – Crappie, Catfish, Wiper, Bass, and Carp, all competing for a share of the $15,000 in prize money. Johnson’s shop, at Launch Pointe Marina, serves a headquarters for the event.
“My whole reason for doing this is to educate people to the fishing that’s going on in Lake Elsinore,” said Johnson. Johnson is known as the “Crappie King” around the lake.
Over 100-two person teams from throughout Southern California are expected to compete in the May 3 – 5 derby. Club members, Mike Springer of San Marcos, and Gary Farrar of Oceanside, will compete on behalf of the club.
The club’s meetings are held the second Friday of each month, open to all anglers age 50 and above, at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Ave., Escondido. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m.
Members of the club enjoy freshwater fishing challenges, summer saltwater charters, surf fishing tournaments, RV camping trips, picnics, and community service to help kids go fishing.
Derby Information: lercasino.com/