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MEN’S SPRING FISHING RETREAT

This weekend is for serious fishermen with their own boats (or BYO Friend with a boat).  Whether you’re a bass fisherman like Pastor Eric, a crappie or walleye guy, or a musky fisherman, we invite you to join us for 3 full days of fishing with the guys, plus church at Free Grace United Eldora on Sunday, April 21!

 The plan: Each day (Thursday-Saturday), we will send boats to 5-10 area lakes (Beeds, Briggs Woods, Brushy Creek, Bluebill, Pleasant Creek, Rock Creek, Union Grove, Upper & Lower Pine and several more), along with maps & coaching on how to fish them. *Registrants will receive an email prior to the weekend with more info about what to pack & what gear to bring.

When: April 18-21

Where: Pine Lake Camps (Eldora, Iowa)

Pricing (includes dinner Thursday, breakfast & dinner Friday & Saturday, breakfast Sunday and 3 nights lodging):

  • $250 for a standard cabin (may include short walk to bathhouse) 
  • $200 for BYO RV or tent
  • $200 for offsite lodging (includes everything except overnight lodging) 
  • $400 for a lodge room (includes a private lodge room, bedding, towels, and private bathroom) Lodge rooms each hold a queen and a twin bed. Lodge Room registrants can add a roommate for an additional $200/each.

REGISTER HERE

Hosted by:

Pastor Eric Dykstra has been passionate about fishing since he was seven, when his grandfather gave him his first cane pole and took him down to the farm pond in Iowa. Over the years he has become proficient at fishing for largemouth & smallmouth bass. Besides his love for Jesus, his wife & kids, it is his favorite thing in life. And he always says, “Remember, the disciples were fishermen. It’s the ONLY biblical sport!”

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: 

Thursday      

  • 11a Arrive at PLC and fish Upper & Lower Pine Lakes
  • 7:30p Dinner 
  • 8:30p Bonfire, fish stories & prizes for biggest catch & most caught 

Friday & Saturday    

  • 8a Breakfast & Devotional    
  • 9a Fish all day–Lunch will be on your own
  • 7:30p Dinner
  • 8:30p Bonfire, fish stories & prizes for biggest catch & most caught! 

** Please plan to stay through church on Sunday, as we seek to be men of God, prioritizing worship over fishing. 

Sunday     

  • 8:30a Breakfast & Devotional
  • 10a Worship Service at Free Grace United Eldora in PLC chapel
  • 11:30a Head home or back out on the water!