Kelsey Ranch Bass Fishing

Written by Mark Cave
Kelsey Bass Outing 2010 Confirmed
The annual Kelsey Bass Outing is once again planned for Memorial Day Weekend 2010 Saturday May 29 and Sunday may 30. We will camp at the Ranch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. There is no charge for camping, but fishing is $100/rod/day. Once again the club will provide lunch both days and charcoal for the BBQ Saturday and Sunday nights which will be potluck. Bring your own meat and a side dish or dessert to share.This outing is among my favorite of the year. Kelsey Ranch is just outside Snelling on Highway 59 near McSwain Reservoir. The owner kindly allows us to camp at a site that is used to hold weddings and is quite lovely. There are tables, port a potties, a large awning, and plenty of grass to pitch a tent. There is also a boat ramp, dock, and plenty of water to fish. You can fish all night if you wish (lifejacket mandatory after dark), but I enjoy waiting for sleep while listening to the sounds of the birds frogs and fish and the breeze playing on the tent.The bass fishing is always fun with fish all over the lake. Tournament fishermen use the lake to tune and practice new techniques. Regular bass fishermen in the club are always ready to share tips and tricks with first timers. Plan on coming for at least one day if not two. The club has prepaid twenty four spots. Equipment is available for anyone who needs to borrow a 7 wt. rod. We will have exclusive use of the lake so boat tube, raft or even on foot from shore will work. For questions contact Dave Harris at or Mark Cave (623-5338).