Are you ready for Dock at the Rock 2013? We are set for next Saturday, June 15th for a full day of food and music at the amphitheater at Silverock Cove.
Dillon has played Dock at the Rock in the past, and this year he is celebrating the release of his debut album Rumspringa. He has been acclaimed as a flat-picking guitar prodigy, winning 14 guitar competitions, including national flat-picking competitions. Check out the video above for his song “Bullet for a Broken Heart.” We are excited Dillon and his band could be part of Dock in the Rock this year.
In addition, bands from across the state of Alabama and around the Southeast will play starting around noon. Lineup for the bands is:
12:00 p.m.: The Pyles
1:00 p.m.: The Bear
2:00 p.m.: The Pollies
3:00 p.m.: Dillon Hodges
4:00 p.m.: Great Peacock
5:00 p.m.: Adam Faucett & the Tall Grass
Proceeds from this event go to benefit Black Warrior Riverkeeper. Each year, your ticket sales and donations from Dock at the Rock have helped the Riverkeeper in their mission to protect water quality and wildlife. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to talk about Smith Lake and all of the work that is ongoing to protect this region’s water.
You can preorder tickets for $10 at dockattherock.eventbrite.com. Or you can purchase tickets at the event for $15. Be sure to invite your friends to come up, as this is a great weekend to bring guests and enjoy a relaxing day on the lake.
Come out Saturday to demo the new line of boats from Rambo Marine
Rambo Marine is bringing the new line of MasterCraft, Cobalt and Crownline boats to Silverock Cove this weekend on Saturday, May 11th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. If you are in the market for a new boat or simply want to kick the tires this will be a great time to come up and visit.
Rambo Marine will have the MasterCraft X-25, Cobalt 24 SD, and Crownline E4 available and ready to test drive. In addition, they will be hosting a “learn to ride” clinic with professional instruction for wakeboarding and wake surfing enthusiasts and kids.
This is a great excuse to get up to the lake this weekend if you haven’t been up in a while and check out the progress at Silverock and Point William. Our agents will be on hand to give tours of our properties at both developments.
For more information on Rambo Marine and their line of boats, please visit their website at rambomarine.com
An artist's rendering of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, coming soon to Cullman.
It’s been a great winter for anglers up at Smith Lake. Recently, James Bramlet of Dora reeled in a record setting catch on the Black Warrior River–a striped bass weighing in at 70 lbs. That shattered the state mark by more than 15 lbs. According to Frank Sargeant of al.com, once the catch is approved by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), it will be a world-record catch for the heaviest striper ever caught in a landlocked fishery.
March and April are prime months for stripe bass fishing, as the fish move into streams and rivers as they attempt to spawn. Normally, striped bass live in saltwater but spawn in freshwater. But they are able to live year-round in freshwater, and the depths of Lewis Smith Lake are a good habitat. For more info and photos of Mr. Bramlet’s record setting catch, click here.
In addition to the record setting catch, the city of Cullman recently announced that they have been selected as the permanent home for the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.
The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame will enjoy a dedicated 30 acres of the property, which will include ponds, gardens and an aquatic education center. The entire project is estimated to cost in excess $17 million with structures that will encompass 101,000 square feet.
The selection of Cullman is ideal–not only is Alabama the epicenter of bass fishing, but the location is close to Lewis Smith Lake as well as Lake Guntersville, Lake Logan Martin and Pickwick. The addition of the Hall of Fame in Cullman will no doubt increase the visibility of the Alabama Bass Trail.
Rambo Marine will be at the boat show this weekend...
Twenty dealers from across Alabama will be exhibiting the latest boat models this weekend at the BJCC in Birmingham. The event starts today, Thursday, January 24th at 4pm and runs through Sunday, January 27th.
The Boat Show is the largest event at the BJCC, and this year all three halls have been sold out. Special giveaways, attractions, and seminars are part of the event.
“Among the special attractions are a five thousand-gallon aquarium with forty species of bass fish; a demonstration of new trends in marine electronics; a display of two antique classic boats (the 1962 Chris Craft 20-foot Holiday mahogany runabout, and the 1966 Glastron 16-footBayflite 163 LT runabout); the debut of Mike Bolton’s guide book on Alabama fishing; presentations by Scott Byerly, a professional athlete known as the “Godfather of Wakeboarding” and innovator of many watersport tricks; the 12th annual Famous Kids Fishing Show; a seminar of “Boat Safety 101″ given by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla; presentations by 2007 Bassmaster Classic Champion Boyd Duckett; and the awarding of the Birmingham Boat Show Grand Prize, a 2013 Yamaha Waverunner XV Sport and galvanized trailer.”
Tickets are $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.