Since the club hasn't had a fishout to the Virginia Lakes area I thought it would be a good idea to scout it first and see for myself what the fishing and the accomodations are like.
There are 3 lakes immediately accessible by car - and other lakes you can hike to.
Campgrounds are available near Trumbul Lake - Virginia Lake Resort has cabins for rent - and there are other places to stay nearby. I will be staying at the Virginia Creek Settlement right on HWY 395 Monday through Thursday nights.
I would certainly look forward to having some company for this trip. I have heard a great many wonderful reports about the fishing - especially the variety of water that can be found in very close proximity. In addition to Big Virginia, Little Virginia, and Trumbul Lakes -- and nearby Blue, Red, Moat, Frog, and Cooney Lakes - The East Walker River, Robinson Creek, Twin Lakes, Green Creek, and the private wates at Hunewill Ranch (contact Ken's Sporting Goods for details)
|Feb 24, Mar 1||1 Day||Lower Yuba River||Lee Dorius|
|March 26-29||4 Day||Upper Kings River||Todd Osborn/Lee Dorius|
|April/May various||7 Day||Saltwater Mahahual Mexico||Steve Duckett|
|April 16-19||4 Day||Pyramid Lake||Walt McIntyre|
|May 20||1 Day||Shad Fishout||Bob Laskodi|
|May 29-31||3 Day||Roostercomb||Rich Stevens/Les Page|
|June 22-26||5 Day||Virginia Lakes scout trip||Wade Goertz|
|June 25-28||4 Day||Lava Lake, Oregon with SOFF||Lee Dorius|
|July 11||1 Day||Surf Perch||TBD|
|July 23-26||4 Day||Chain Lakes Backpack||Todd Osborn|
|July 25-31||7 day||Montana Big Hole Lodge||Laurie Kirk|
|August 6-9||4 Day||Medicine Lake||Bill Mahan/Bob Bergthold|
|August 20-25||5 Day||High Sierra pack trip||Bill Zuravleff|
|August 28-30||3 Day||Yamsi Ranch||Dan Romani|
|September 10-13||4 Day||King's Canyon||Les Page/Rafael Reza|
|October 10||1 Day||O'Neil Forebay||Jim Kneckt|
|October 11-13||3 Day||Lower Sacramento||Ken Imatani|
|October 14-18||4 Day||Klamath River||Lee Dorius|
|October tbd||4 Day||Davis Lake||Bob Davis/Rene Blanquies/Walt McIntyre|
|November 15-18||4 day||Trinity River||Jim Isaacson|
|Club Fishmaster: Lee Dorius|
Flycasters are again joining up with the Southern Oregon Fly Fishers for a fishout to Lava Lakes in Southern Oregon. Last year our members scattered out and fished the many lakes and streams in the region. Big & Little Lava Lakes held a lot of Rainbows and had afternoon hatches in the upper sections that provided a good number of fish.
Hosmer traditionally has large Brookies and land-locked Atlantic salmon and has a good number of Rainbow and Cutthroat. Everyone that fished Hosmer caught fish, and some members, landed multiple species of fish. In the 4 days of the fishout we had members on several streams, such as the Upper Deschutes, and most of the other area lakes such as East Lake and Crane Prairie.
Some of the fishing was better than others but we had catches ranging up to 18” with a couple reported at 24”-26”. Not shabby. (Read the fishing report in the August 2014 Flylines)
For complete details go to the File Sharing Menu and click on 2015 Fishouts
Flycasters had such a great time with the Slow Rod Thursday a few weeks ago that we are going to continue the series - as long as there is some water in the ponds -
On Thursday evening June 11th - 5:00 to 7:00pm - at the Los Gatos Creek Park casting ponds - we will hold another get together - this time for fly rods of 7wt and higher - a HEAVY ROD DAY AT THE PONDS
Several members will be bringing 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 and higher weight rods for members to try out ... some of us have never cast anything heavier than a 5 or 6 weight rod so this will be an opportunity to give the bigger rods a try.
Keith Nelson will fire up the BBQ again for hot dogs and the ice chests will have some cold drinks.