If you do not have a place to stay, contact Harry at (831) 419-4345 to check on openings or be put on a waiting list. First come, first served. You can also make your own arrangements either by bringing you own RV. Crosby's Lodge has hook-ups and sells permits to park on any of the beaches along the lake as well (no hook-ups) or staying in Reno, 45 minutes away. Call Crosby's to inquire about last minute cancellations in their cabins as well (775) 476-0400. The General Store in Sutcliff offers meals on selected nights only to those who call in before 2:00 PM. Check at the General Store for details.
There is a cabin available at Pyramid for the nights of March 22-26. Arrive Sunday after 2 pm check out Friday by 10am. It is about 7 by 10 feet, has two twin beds and a toilet and a sink and no closet. The cost is $65.00 per night. Check the Crosby Lodge website for more info. Please do not inquire with the lodge since we already have it rented and will surrender it back to the lodge if we do not fill it by the 6th of March. There may also be other vacancies for up to 5 days. There is a wait list. Call Dougald (831) 427-1394 to be placed on it and/or to request cabin number 4.
Equipment: 6-8 weight roads with hi-speed hi-D shooting heads or fast sink integrated lines to fish the bottom in 6 to 9 feet of water, and a floating line for indicator fishing. Be sure to have a good supply of fresh leader material. Fluorocarbon is good. These fish have teeth, so 10-17-pound test with larger diameter (x number) in the 10 to 12 pound test range. In a recent talk at the club one guide recommended straight 17-pound test and flies tied on heavy hooks to land the trophy fish. You should bring a stripping basket and a ladder that will accommodate it. A ladder helps to get you up out of the cold water and enable you to cast out to where the fish are.
Flies: Woolly buggers in black, white, purple, olive, midge, caddis and mayfly nymphs to name a few. Flies are also available from club member Jim Hall, who ties some very good flies specific to Pyramid cutthroat as well as other species at reasonable cost. His number is 713-6835. There is a general store with provisions as well as tackle and an assortment of flies.
How to get there: Take US 80 to Reno-Sparks, take the Pyramid Blvd. off ramp and go north about 35 miles. Crosby Lodge is at Sutcliff near the Ranger Station. IF you have any questions about equipment or how to get there check the "Gearing Up" column in the March 2014 archives on our great club website, or call Harry Petrakis at (831) 419-4245.
NOTE: Due to insurance regulations, all attendees must be paid-up members of Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen, so get your membership paid up if you haven't yet done so yet, and be sure to sign the liability waiver.
Roostercomb Ranch Fishout - May 1-3, 2015
Fishmaster: Cecilia Stipes - (831) 335-5727 - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is our club's 14th annual trip to the Roostercomb Ranch, owned and operated by Scott Wilkinson. This is a very privileged and special fishout permitted to our club members onto this private ranch nestled along the Orestimba River adjacent to Henry Coe State Park located in Morgan Hill, 22 miles off Hwy 152 with the entrance just 5 miles from the Casa De Fruta Restaurant. It offers everyone young and old a fun-filled weekend with fishing and boating in 9 bass ponds, excellent hiking, birding and photography on nearly 6,000 acres of wild country. The ponds are primarily fished by float tube or from the bank using poppers and woolly buggers.
Breakfasts and evening barbecues are coordinated by teams. Accommodations available are a ranch house of 1920 vintage and a cowboy bunk house, or if you prefer, your own tent or vehicle. (for more details please feel free to call me anytime).
Due to the varying rough and sometimes steep terrain, all vehicles driving in/out must be 4-WD! If you do not have a 4-WD vehicle, we can make arrangements with Scott for transportation in and out of the ranch, but it is more convenient for your personal flexibility once inside the property to have your own transportation.
The cost is $155 per adult fisher and non-fisher per fishout, no charge for children 12 yrs. and under. Non-fishers are always welcome. The specific sign up for this fishout is by phoning me Thursday, April 2, 7:00 PM. Each fishout is limited to 15 fishers and 6 non-fishers, total 21.
NOTE: You are only able to call in for yourself and your partner, and/or children. Cecilia Stipes - (831) 335-5727, 328 Capelli Dr., Felton, CA 95018.
Mammoth Lakes Fishout - Sept. 26th-Oct 3rd and Oct. 3rd-10th
Fishmaster: John Cook - 688-1561
This fishout will take place over two consecutive one-week periods, Sept. 26th through Oct. 3rd, and Oct. 3rd-10th. You may sign up for one of these two periods, or both.
Location: Mammoth Lakes is on the eastern side of the Sierras, six to seven hours' drive from Santa Cruz. There are many lakes and streams in the area for us to fish. We will be staying in condominiums in the town of Mammoth Lakes.
Cost: $310 per person per week. This covers seven nights' lodging with three meals per day. Sign up for either week, for $310, or both weeks for $620.
Meal Preparation: Each person will be assigned to a group for a Kitchen Day. The group will set out breakfast and lunch foods, store unused food, prepare the evening meal, and clean up on the day designated.
Sign Up: John Cook will take calls at 688-1561, starting at 7:00 PM, April 16th, and not before. Please leave your name, phone number, and which week you would like to reserve, or if you wish to reserve both weeks. You may call in for yourself and one other person. There is room for only 16 persons per week, and these 16 places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To hold your place, I must receive your money before April 30th. Mail your check, made out to John Cook, to P.O. Box 2822, Aptos, CA 95001-2822. This payment is non-refundable.
The fishmaster will maintain a waiting list for each week. If space for you becomes available by May 1st, you will be notified by telephone.
Unused Funds: Any funds received but not spent on the fishout will be used for prizes for our annual fund raiser.
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