August 12, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The largest trout caught wins a Shimano SRS 6000 combo. You must be a member and register your catch with the ranger, and fish must be legal size and alive.
White Perch Alert & Bounty
July 1st – Sept. 4th
The .25¢ bounty on each white perch caught at SBEA Lake is still going until Sept. 4th. Take your caught white perch to the lake store to get your bounty money. SBEA will keep the fish. Fish must be fresh. The bounty is for SBEA members and their guests only.
With camping season starting, keeping the lake a safe and peaceful place is a job for everyone who visits the lake. The SBEA lake employees work very hard to make the lake a great place for our members. Most of our members are great and appreciate the lake and take pride in knowing they own part of a great organization. We are asking for your help in continuing to keep SBEA Lake a safe, clean and peaceful place for all members.
Just a few reminders of some rules to help us all have a great camping season, NO PETS allowed, speed limit 10 M.P.H., littering is prohibited, no public intoxication tolerated, no abusive behavior tolerated, No person may use the Recreation Area to engage in the following activities:
- Use or possession of fireworks.
- Drive, chip, hit, play or practice golf.
- Operate self-propelled model airplanes, boats, autos, drones, etc.
- Throw, release or discharge missiles, rockets, or similar projectiles.
- Hang-glide or parachute.
- Engage in any activity or operate any device recklessly or dangerously.
Please treat with respect the wildlife that shares your lake. Keeping all hooks and fishing line picked up because the hooks get caught up in the bird’s beaks and the fishing line end up wrapped around the birds causing great harm.
The docks must be kept clear of obstructions at all times to facilitate safe foot traffic. Please do not use a rock, stone or brick on the docks. Please help keep the lake and adjoining area clean by properly disposing of all trash and cigarette and cigar buts. Assistance in keeping the lake, facilities, docks, and shore clean is greatly appreciated.
For yours and your children’s safety, please no one under the age of 14 unattended around the water without an adult supervision.
10% Off All Coleman Lanterns & Dulth Company poncho’s
All Star Tickets: We now have All Star Adventure tickets. Adults (48”& above) $20.00, kid’s (under 48”) $12.00. See stores for details.
Inventory red tag sale: Check out the red tag sale going on at all SBEA stores on spring items, housewares, toys, jewelry, sunglasses and more.
Christmas In July: Toy sale whole month of July. Red tags already discounted 30%, all other toys will be 10% off.
Karmelcorn Popcorn: SBEA is selling Karmelcorn popcorn; $2.99 for small bags and $3.99 for large bags. This is the same popcorn you can get at the malls.
Back For The Camping Season
Fire pits are back and available during camping season May 26 – September 4. There are several requirements. No fire rings or fires on the ground allowed. No fires will be allowed until you check with the ranger for full details. SBEA has fire pits available for rent in the lake store as well as firewood. You cannot set up a fire pit unless approved and okayed by the rangers. Cost per day will be $20.00 deposit, $5.00 rental with your own firewood or free rental if you purchase firewood from SBEA. Please check in with the lake store for a list of fire pit rules and application to sign. Absolutely no fire pits will be accepted on the docks or picnic areas at any time.
2017 Board of Directors Elections Coming Up
SBEA is currently sitting at 8 board members and wants to work towards getting back to a board of 12 board members. Serving on the Board offers an opportunity to play a direct role in determining an organization’s overall direction and impact. The 2017 SBEA Board of Directors election is coming in November and they would like to see active members feel and take ownership of part of the great association they are part of. Now is the time to start thinking about possible candidates to fill the 4 open positions. All candidates must have been a SBEA member in good standing for at least 1 year prior to the date of their nomination. Nomination forms will be available starting September 25 and accepted from Sept. 25 – Oct. 13. If you have questions about what a Board member does and their obligations please call Trish at 522-2996 or contact a present Board member. Their email addresses are on the SBEA web page under about / about SBEA.
Check out the special “Grab Bags” priced just right for our members.
Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lake & Store are both closed on Monday & Tuesday year round except for some holidays.
Lake Hours are open Fri. 7:00 a.m. until Sun. 10.00 p.m.
Memorial Day Lake Hours:
The lake will open on May 26 and stay open until 10:00 p.m. on Monday May 29.
Sometimes all it takes is a walk around the lake to clear your mind from the everyday happenings and a great way to de-stress from the world around us. The lake is small enough to make this possible, yet large enough for it to be a good exercise. Walking is a simple, natural and great low-impact way to burn calories and help your heart. One trip around the lake is one mile.
SBEA Return Check Policy
Due to the amount of returned checks we have received recently, we thought we would give a little reminder of our check policy.
- All returned checks will be charged a $35.00 service fee. (Subject to change)
- Stopped payments are the same as any returned check, with a $35.00 service charge.
- 2 returned checks will result in a 1 year suspension of your check-writing privileges.
- After the 4th returned check you will be placed on a no more ever list and will not be allowed to write any more checks to SBEA.
- Upon appeal, check-writing privileges may be restored at the discretion of the Board.
- If you do not pick up your returned check within 15 days your check writing privileges will be suspended for 6 months.
- If returned checks are not picked up within 60 days they will be sent to collections.
- If a check is sent to collections you will loose all check privileges forever.
- If you have an unpaid returned check you will not be allowed to do a payroll deduction. (Unless you want to pick up the returned check on a payroll deduction.)
- SBEA will not take any check that does not have your name and address printed on it or any check that does not have a printed number on it higher than 300.
- Members may only write one check a day for cash not to exceed $20.00.
- If your checks were lost/stolen, or returned in error, check with manager for details.
Just a little reminder, the daily creel limit for bass is 2, 12’ – 15’ in length. The daily creel limits are set up to help improve and maintain the special quality of fishing at the SBEA lake.
Save on your 2017 hunting, fishing or combo license. Combo license pricing will be going up starting Feb. 1, 2017 so get yours now at the early buy pricing. You can purchase them at the main store or lake store. Prices are: hunting license $24.75 (reg. $27.50), fishing license $24.75 (reg. $27.50) and a combo license Early buy before Feb. 1, 2017 are $38.25 (reg. 42.50). After Feb. 1, 2017 combo licenses will go up to $42.75 (reg. 47.50).
Spring turkey hunters can save by purchasing a Spring Turkey Permit Combo, which includes a Spring Turkey Permit and Spring Turkey Game tag, available only through March 31. A resident Spring Turkey Combo sells for $37.50. After March 31, you’ll spend $45 purchasing a Spring Turkey Permit and Turkey Game Tag separately.
$1.00 per person/per 30 minutes. .50¢ per person for the next 1/2 hour.
12’ to 14’ fishing boats available for rent.
$2.00 per person/per hour.
SBEA provides a listing of merchants willing to provide discounts as a service to our members.
Visit https://beatoday.com/merchant-discounts/ to see more merchants willing to provide wonderful discounts as a service to our members.
Check your SBEA stores for new additional discounted merchandise.
SPIRIT EMPLOYEE’S WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE ON THE SBEA BOARD?
If you are interested in serving as a Board of Director or know someone who you think would make a good board member contact SBEA. If you have any questions about the duties of a Board member contact Trish at 522-2996 or ask any current Board member.
We recognize the value of our existing customers and we want to reward you for your continuous business. Each time you spend $10.00 or more a trip on clothing, tackle, merchandise or candy the clerk will take the customer loyalty card and date and initial 1 spot. After 5 separate visits where the member spends more than $10.00 in any SBEA store the clerk will sign and date the members SBEA Loyalty Card and have the members sign and add their BMIS number on the back of the card.
Once the Loyalty Card is full, the member will receive 20% off one (1) item of merchandise, clothing or tackle only, no other departments (one item only not the entire purchase).
20% off offer does not apply to tickets, candy, flowers, gift cards, tools, dues or bait.
Did you lose something the last time you visited SBEA? This past year SBEA has acquired quit a bit of lost items and would love to be able to return them to their rightful owners. We just need for the right owner to come in, describe what the item is that is missing. Please see Rebecca or Pat and they will be glad to see if the lost items are yours.
White Perch Alert
Looking for Donations
To help maintain or repair the fishing docks, we are always in need of lumber to help with the upkeep of the lake. So if anyone has any lumber lying around or has finished a job and wants to get rid of scraps (3 ft or longer) please let Trish or Steve Maltibe know. SBEA would be grateful for whatever you would like to donate. 316-522-2996.