Bring your family, bring your friends and join us at Lake Natomas for our “Inland Lobster Feed” dive and potluck on Saturday August 13 at the Negro Bar picnic area. Last year the crawdads were everywhere and the fun plentiful. A few of us will put out crawdad traps late Friday to recover for the event in the morning.
Saturday morning all of the divers will meet at the Negro Bar State Park by 9:00 to boat up past the Rainbow Bridge for a fun drift dive. You should plan on arriving at the Negro Bar picnic area early because we want to be in our boats and ready to dive by 9:00! There are a lot of big crayfish hiding under the rocks so bring a “Goody Bag” to grab the biggest and fastest ones you see. There are also a lot of lost “treasures” that fishermen and swimmers have dropped in the lake so we can also do a lake cleanup and scavenger hunt while we dive. I have found several working watches and a gold ring on previous dives so be sure to keep your eyes open. The deepest you can get is only about 40 feet, and there will be a current sweeping us along so you will have to hug the bottom to keep from drifting too fast. Visibility is typically about 6 to 10 feet and the water temperature has been in the low sixties on previous dives.
After we have made our dives we’ll gather in the picnic area for the rest of the fun. We will have prizes for a BIG crawdad contest and a crawdad race for the adults and the kids, so be sure to save your biggest and your fastest crawdad. We will also have a “Liars Contest” where we will spin yarns about the “treasures” that we find. After all the fun we will fire up the barbeque and cook up the crawdads, hamburgers, corn-on-the-cob and whatever other delectables that are contributed to the potluck.
Please bring $5.00 per adult, Children under 16 are FREE, to contribute toward the soft drinks, hamburgers and corn on the cob. Please also bring a potluck dish, and don’t forget your dive gear, hats, beach chairs and sunscreen.