Middle Fork of the Stanislaus Fishout – Sept. 5-8

Fishmasters – Dave Pallone and Wade Goertz

Location – Hwy 108 about 60 miles east of Sonora, Brightman Flat Campground

We will fish these possible locations:

-          Kennedy Meadows for 2 miles up from the resort restaurant /store

-          Pigeon Flat picnic area

-          Dardanelle Bridge on the down river side of the road

-          Along Brightman Flat campground

-          The Clark fork

The fee for this fishout is $60 which includes dinner Friday and Saturday, 3 breakfasts, and 3 lunches. Thursday dinner at the Kennedy Resort is to be paid by you.  You are also responsible to reserve your own campsite.  There is a fee of $15 for a camp site that can handle up to 3 tents.  Sites are first come, first serves and there are no reservations allowed.

This fishout is the weekend after Labor Day and before deer season. This is a great place to kick back and fish for trout. Fishing is mostly small stream for Rainbow and Brown trout. Waders are optional and 3-5 wt rods are recommended. There are 14 tent only sites with up to 3 tents per site. Sites have piped non-potable water.  Free potable water is available at the Dardanelle resort along with toilets, showers/laundry facilities.

Fly patterns: Elk Hair caddis, parachute adams, baetis, royal wulffs, Quigly cripples, Flashback pheasant tails, copper johns, fox pupas, etc…

Lake Manzanita is located inside Lassen Volcanic National Park in the Cascade Range mountains of northeast California.   The scenery surrounding Manzanita is stunning which makes fishing for its large population of rainbow and brown trout a magnificent experience.


We will be camping in A - Loop at Lake Manzanita from Thursday July 18 to Sunday July 21.  The campground is a short drive or walk to the lake and an even shorter walk to the general store and hot showers.

Shore fishing at Lake Manzanita is limited and the lake is best fished from a float tube, pontoon boat, canoe, or kayak.  No motors of any kind are allowed on the lake and the park rangers insist each person on the water wear a PFD - a Personal Flotation Device.

Wade Goertz and Dave Pellone are the fishmasters this year, contact Wade for more information.  Cost is $70 per person.

Deadline for sign-ups is July 1 - space is limited.

For  more detailed information go to the File Sharing Menu in the upper right of this page and click on 2013 Fishouts and then go to Manzanita 2013.


Flycasters will once again be heading over the Sierra Nevada to a little lake called Pyramid. A stark, beautiful and mystifying high desert lake just north of Reno. Pyramid Lake offers spectacular scenery, huge Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, in an area rich in Indian history on the Piute reservation.

The PYRAMID LAKE FISHOUT is scheduled for APRIL 18, 19, & 20TH, RETURNING HOME ON SUNDAY APRIL 21ST. This has been one of our most popular fishouts for both the opportunity to catch a lot of large Laotian trout and also have a great time socializing with other members.  We currently have 20 people signed up with room for a lot more BUT, in order to participate you MUST SIGNUP BY FEBRUARY 28TH or I will have to release the rest of our reservations to another club. Payment of $155 is also due by the March meeting or you will lose your spot in the fishout. It you are a new member this is a great fishout to get started with.

 If you want to go with us to Pyramid, phone me at 408-738-1759 or email me at  wamc@pacbell.net by February 28th. At this time I'll be forced to release the reservations to another club. They will certainly be overjoyed because the week of April 18-21, 2013 has been a prime time to fish Pyramid for many years.

Potluck dinner on Thursday night. Friday and Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and provided.  Sunday Breakfast is also provided. The lodge / trailers are heated and linens are provided so all you have to do is show up and be ready to have a great time.  Carpools will be worked out after February 28th.

I have put a fishout template on the web so for more info on equipment go to file sharing and 2013 fishouts.  We are a fishing club so come on out and  join us at Pyramid.

 Walt McIntyre, Fishmaster




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