This summer you will undoubtedly be basking in the nice weather and thinking, gee, wouldn’t it be great to be fishing in the beautiful California Sierras, up in the mountains, away from it all, I mean, *really* away from it all?  Tons of sunshine, cooperative fish, nobody around, what’s not to like?  When you call around, you’ll discover that you can’t exactly be guaranteed a slot on the river/trail you’d like.   You can probably get some wilderness permit, but to get to the best fishing you would have had to made a reservation six months ago … which is exactly what we did for you.

The Flycasters have permits and plans for fishouts to three amazing Sierra destinations this summer, all carefully selected to be potentially fantastic fishing, awesome scenery, and yet be accessible to backpackers and fishermen of all ability levels.  The first is the San Joaquin River above Lake Florence July 10, then the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness July 24, and finally, Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin, Sept 11. 

If you were an out-of-state visitor looking for a quintessential California Fishing Wilderness adventure, you’d no-doubt be paying hundreds of dollars *a day* for the privilege, but with the Flycasters, our fishouts will cost dollars a day, and your membership fee gets you the camaraderie and expertise of your fellow members as well as the experience and planning of the fishmaster.  These are backpacking trips and require backpacking several miles on mountain trails.   Most of the preparation is somewhat do-it-yourself, but you knew that.

For more detail, see the fishout descriptions on this web site under File Sharing / 2014 Fishouts.   There are a very limited number of slots on these trips, you might want to contact the fishmaster as soon as possible.

Flycasters are hosting a number of fishouts this summer - especially in June and July.

East Walker / Bridgeport / Twin Lakes is first up.  June 13 - 15 hosted by Mary Ann Peters and Dan Romani.  Camping at Robinson Creek Campgrounds on Friday Saturday and Sunday. Lots of fishing available at East and West Walker Rivers, Twin Lakes, and  Bridgeport Reservoir.

Manzanita Lake fishout is the next week - June 19 - 22.  Fishmasters once again are Wade Goertz and Dave Pellone.  A month earlier than the last few years, Manzanita Lake should fish well in June.  Nearby Lake McCumber and Baum Lake and Crater Lake provide added destinations.  Camping in Lassen Volcanic National Park in A - Loop. 

Immediately following is the Lava Lakes fishout with the Southern Oregon Flyfishers June 26 - 29  A duel club fishout with Bob Meacham acting as fishmaster for Flycasters.  There are over a dozen lakes in the Lava Lakes area to wet a line in --- and you get to share the expertise of the SOFF.

Dave Pellone and Wade Goertz are fishmasters for the July 17 - 21 Truckee River fishout. Camping at Boca Springs group campsite.  In addition to the Truckee River and Little Truckee River there are 4 nearby lakes and a half dozen streams. 

For all the details and costs of these fishouts go to the File Sharing Menu in the upper right hand corner and click on 2014 Fishouts. 

Sign up at the club meetings in May June and July.

Flycasters Shad Fishout

Thursday May 22 2014

11:00 AM (Sacramento River Location TBD)

Flycasters will be hosting a fishout for shad in 2014. A weekday fishout for all of us retired folks on Thursday May 22 2014 (limited to 15 persons). Cost of the fishout will be $165 per person.

General Info: The shad fishout will be guided by Orland Outfitters, one of the premium outfitters serving the Sacramento River. While we will be fishing the Sacramento River, the actual specific location of the fishout will not be known until just prior to the fishout as it is dependent on the location of the shad. We could be fishing anywhere from Verona to Red Bluff on the Sacramento River, where ever the fish are located. I will provide maps and specific meeting info at the club meeting in May to fishout attendee's. It is about a three hour drive from the Bay area to Orland, to give you an example of the approximate driving time. Of course, the actual location may be slightly closer or further depending on the location of the fish. We will be meeting at the designated launch ramp at 11:00 AM on the day of the fishout, and fishing until nightfall (around 9:00 PM). I highly recommend staying as late as you can, because shad fishing during the last hour of the day can be spectacular. Jetboats will be available to suit your specific return time if needed to leave earlier. Jetboats will be utilized to transport anglers from the boat launch to the central meeting place on a gravel bar that will provide shade canopies, and dinner from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Smaller groups will be transported as needed to alternate locations for fishing purposes and accompanied by a licensed guide, who will help you get into the fish. Dinner will consist of Orland Outfitters famous garbage can chicken and a complete meal will be provided including beer, soda's and water. Feel free to bring your own wine if desired, as that will not be provided (I don't drink wine and have no idea what to bring!).


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