Community Picnic and Fishing Clinic – Sunday, Sept 17, 2024

It’s time for our annual fall fishing clinic and community picnic on the third Sunday of September.

Our busy afternoon kicks off at 2:00 with what has always been a favorite of the young-at-heart in Hamilton Lakes, our fishing clinic on the dam at Lake Euphemia. In a community tradition stretching back for ten years, our resident experts will provide coaching and help novices learn the fine art of lake fishing.

Kids of all ages are welcome! Please bring your rod and reel, or use one of our loaners. Our coaches will be on hand from 2:00 to 4:00.

Gerald Hall, the “Egg Man,” has provided GREAT BAIT for our clinics for ten years. With his magic, we have caught hundreds of fish. Jamey Culbertson and Bob Broussard have been our dedicated coaches for our clinics.

If you would like to volunteer, let us know. It is great to help a child be successful, and the smiles are a great reward for spending a morning outdoors in your community. Many children, and some teenagers, have caught their first fish at our clinics.

We invite you to bring kids to our clinic who are interested in learning to fish or honing their skills. Association membership is not required, although we can certainly use your help to maintain our lakes, dams and trails via our annual dues.

Buy a child a new rod, and she will be psyched. Catching your first fish is an experience you’ll never forget! Your Association really enjoys encouraging kids to take up fishing as a relaxing outdoor hobby. Our coaches volunteer their time, provide loaner rods, and donate rods and tackle for budding fisherfolk.

Our community picnic kicks into gear at 5:00 that afternoon on the banks of Little Lake Euphemia, along Starmount Drive between Kemp Road East and Kemp Road West.

Live music will be provided by the Alley Rabbits, who are local favorites for their bluegrass-flavored interpretation of classic tunes! You can learn more about them on their webpage at

Taqueria Azteca’s taco truck, always a big hit, will be on hand. Sweet Carolina from Reidsville will have ice cream and other treats for sale. Bring a blanket and chairs, and relax and enjoy what has always been a wonderful afternoon event.

Here’s hoping for beautiful weather and a happy turnout!