Troutfest Newaygo

by admin on April 21, 2014

Informatioid_troutn from our friends at Parsley’s Sport Shop

Troutfest Action happening this week:

Nothing sings spring like the opener of trout season, and Newaygo is looking to start the long awaited fishing season in fine fashion with the ninth annual Troutfest, scheduled for Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26.

On Thursday night, the downtown area will feature three venues for entertainment. Comedy will come to the Sportsman’s Bar featuring the stand-up of Mark Poolos and Ben Wilke. Open mike night at the Riverstop Café will feature Sandra Bernard welcoming local talent while crooning a tune or two on her own. The Riverstop Saloon will host Trivia Night for devotees of insignificant items of information stored specifically for such occasions.

On Friday night, Rev. Mary Frens of St Mark’s Episcopal Church will officiate in the annual Blessing of the Poles for anglers looking for an additional edge. The event will be at Brooks Park in downtown Newaygo at 6:30 p.m., followed by the always highly competitive bobber race.The Stream will be the locale for final results of the Kid’s Fish Art Exhibit following the blessing.From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church will host a post-Lenten fish fry with proceeds going to benefit the work being done by the Vera’s House Wellness and Community Center.Parsley’s Sport Shop will hold its annual fishing contest on Saturday, April 26, with prizes for steelhead, rainbow, brown and brook trout. Weigh-in is scheduled for 7 p.m. For more information, call Parsley’s at 652-6986.On Saturday night, competitors at the Sportsman’s will literally take the bait in the Minnow Eating Contest at 8 p.m., followed by the drawing for one of the area’s premier raffles with a host of premier prizes and proceeds benefitting the Love INC Food Bank and Newaygo County Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.It has been a long winter and Troutfest is a great way to celebrate its long awaited demise.

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by admin on April 20, 2014

In just over a week our snow and ice disappeared, the Loon’s are back and the Spring cleaning and yard work has begun.

So we can come here and check, most of the lake ice  (80-90%) “disappeared” in the big storm on Saturday, April 19, 2014.


Planning Ahead? – Mark Your Calendars!


PK Lakes Spring Association Meeting is set for 9:00AM, Monday, May 26, 2014 at Camp Henry.





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Our Independence Day activities, boat parade and fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 5, 2014. This years boat parade theme is American History. (Rain date July 12)




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Signs of Spring!

by admin on February 11, 2014









Everyone else uses Punxsutawney Phil for their Spring predictions – Pickerel Lake has the annual sighting of the Flamingo’s.

Well they have arrived – a sure sign that Spring is right around the corner.

Thanks to Nina and Bob Fox for the grin!


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The next meeting of the Pickerel/Kimball Lake Board is October 10, 2013 at the Drain Commissioner’s Office in White Cloud.  This is the Board that manages our weed control on Pickerel/Kimball Lakes.

They will be deciding at this meeting whether to extend the weed contract with Savin Lake Services for another year or to rebid the contract for 2014.

The meeting will start at 10:00 A.M. and there will be a place on the agenda for public comment.

If you wish to express your comments on the weed control this past summer you can do it by either attending the meeting or by e-mailing your comments to Lynn Norlin, who is our lake representative on the Lake Board, at

John Schorr



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Missing! …

by admin on September 9, 2013

We are missing two of the signs that we put out announcing the PKA Fall Association Meeting at Camp Newaygo.  They are an orange/red color.  If you come across one of the signs, please call John Schorr at 616-901-7425 and he will pick it up.


John Schorr

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Fireworks – A Note From John Schorr and your Lake Board

July 9, 2013

We all were wondering what happened to the fireworks display this year.  In talking to Carl McCloud, who produced the fireworks show, the fuse malfunctioned causing the majority of the fireworks to go off simultaneously at the very beginning of the show. So what we ended up seeing was like a Grand Finale at the […]

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Lake Fireworks Show

July 6, 2013

As we plan and prepare for our fireworks show Saturday, July 6, 2013 it is necessary that safety areas be created and observed. For the enjoyment and safety of everyone please look over the map, and if you will be on the water, plan on staying clear of the “No Boats” area. The North boundary is a […]

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Don’t Forget The Rules!

June 30, 2013

… and share them with your friends, family and guests!

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Drop-Dock Calendar Delivery

June 26, 2013

The much anticipated “Drop-Dock Calendar” is hot off the press. Delivery will take place this weekend.   This 2013 Annual Edition is a list of exciting and important dates about Pickerel-Kimball Lakes – this calendar is suitable for posting on any nearby refrigerator. Also with the “Drop” is another collectors quality painted rock specially decorated for […]

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Notice: Weed Treatment Week of June 10.

June 10, 2013

Savin will be posting our lakes Tuesday, June 11th and treating for algae and milfoil on Wednesday or Thursday depending on the weather for the best results.

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