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Fall 2016
September 4th , 2016, you know Fall is fast approaching when the Otters replace the kids playing on the raft.  The 2016 camping season has been very busy and Bates Beach Management and Staff would like to thank all our customers for your patronage and support in making everyone's camping experience enjoyable.    Keep an eye on the web cam to see what's happening over the Fall and Winter at Bates Beach. 
September 2016 Fishing
Some recent catches in September, on the 9th Bob Bosma was out, guided by his wife Cheryl and he caught 2 springs a 16 and a 7 pounder. 
On September 10th Jean Rowe caught a nice 15 and a half pound spring.

Bullhead Derby 2016
The 2016 Bates Beach Bullhead Derby took place on Sunday July 31, 2016.  There were over 20 participants with minimal adult support used to catch their fish.  John Bates officially started the derby at 10:30 with the first fish being weighed in by Jacecy Wells at 10:36.  The Derby, winners were tied with 6 bullheads measuring 20cms in length with the eventual winner Mikenna Pruit from California being declared the winner as she had bullheads caught and measuring the greatest overall length.  All the bullheads were released unharmed back into the water.

2016 Fishing update
The fishing has been a little slow this spring but on May 24th John Bates brought in a nice 17.5 pound spring salmon and on June 7th Adria Russell guided by her father Mike Russell caught a nice 25.5 pound halibut.

Family Wedding
May 14, 2016 was a very special day at Bates Beach with a 4th Generation "Bates" getting married at the Beach.  George Bates gave away the biggest catch of the century Emma Bates to Robert Budd.  The two were married at the Beach followed by a celebration with Family and Friends complete with a pig roast,  pot luck dinner late evening fireworks and evening social, fun was had by all!!
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