Fishouts at Goodwin Lake in 2016 for the following dates:
Jan. 29 - 30th; Feb. 19 - 21st and Mar. 11 - 13th
Fishmaster: Roy Gunter - 831-809-0316
There must be a minimum of 5 participants for each fishout and the maximum is 8 participants. Participants are invited to the property at first light on Friday and can fish through Sun at 2 pm. Participation is on a first-come basis conditioned upon receipt of prior payment of $100 for the weekend; no refunds unless minimum participation not achieved, but you can substitute someone if you cannot go.
Signups should contact Roy Gunter at the address below or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 831-809-0316. I will provide Saturday dinner on a BYOB basis; all other meals and beverages are to be participant provided. There is not vehicle access to the water, so what ever you can drag down and back up again to the parking area you can use, but no gasoline motors. For those of you that do not have floating craft, I have available a fishing boat with trolling motor, 2 kayaks, a canoe and 2 pontoon kick boats with oars and a transom if you have a battery and electric motor.
Roy Gunter, 580 Calle Principal, Ste. 2, Monterey, CA 9394
Pyramid Lake Fishout-Mar. 20th-26th, 2016
Fishmaster: Harry Petrakis - (831) 419-4245
The Pyramid Lake fishout is one of the best-attended fishouts the club has, and for a good reason. Large fish cruise parallel to the shore in easy casting distance from shore. Cost for the week including meals and lodging and is around $300+ per person depending on the number in attendance. You need not fish all six days as there may be openings (usually later in the week.) Contact Harry for more details (831) 419-4245, 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 your own RV (Crosby's Lodge has hook-ups and sells permits to park on the any of the beaches along the lake) or staying in Reno. Reno is 45 minutes away. Call Crosby's lodge to inquire about last minute cancellations in their cabins as well (775) 476-0400 and check out their website to see what the cabins look like at www.crosbylodge.com. 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.
This year it was mentioned that there are regulations regarding placement of ladders that allow more people to fish the better areas however I see no mention of this on either of the two reservation websites which leads me to believe that as in the past the committee that made the changes may have chosen not to enforce them. In any case, please familiarize yourself with the current regulations regarding staying with your ladder. They may be enforcing it and issuing tickets.
Equipment: 6-9 weight rods 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. 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. You can still catch fish without one but not with near as much consistency.
Flies: Woolly buggers in black, white, purple, olive, midge, caddis and mayfly nymphs to name a few. If as in years past the Confab in February is offering the opportunity to see how some of the best Pyramid patterns are made plan to attend and bring a vise and tie some yourself. Flies may 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" columns in the March 2007-2009 archives on our great club website, or call Harry Petrakis at 831-419-4245.
If you are considering going to Pyramid again this year with the club and you have not already done so, please contact the person who is booking the trailer you stayed in last year. Trailer-masters, if your trailer has gaps or cancellations, you can call Harry so he can pass the names of members who don't have lodging to fill the empty spots.
NOTE: Due to insurance regulations, all attendees must be paid up members of Santa Cruz Flyfishermen, so get your membership paid up if you haven't done so yet.
* New Ladder Regulation at Pyramid Lake
Posted by Rob Anderson on 2015-09-27 17:39:35, on Dan Blanton's bulletin board
New Tribal Regulation effective October 1st 2015
15.6 USE OF LADDERS, ETC. Any ladders, milk crates, boxes or other objects used in the water as a fishing aid must be occupied or closely attended (i.e. remain in the area) by fishermen at all times. Any person who leaves such objects unoccupied in the water for more than one hour will be deemed guilty of littering.
15.6.1 Fishing aids described above must have a permanent tag affixed that has the name, address, and phone number of the owner of the fishing aid. If the permitted angler using the fishing aid is not the owner, the owner will be the responsible party for any infractions by the permitted angler.
This new requirement for marking ladders and other items that fishers stand on while in the water can be accomplished with a permanent Sharpie marker pen on any plastic part of the equipment. Make sure the required information cannot be rubbed off or come off in the water.
If you would rather purchase tags for ladders: Ladder I.D. tags are made with anodized aluminum and your information is engraved into the surface. The tags can be attached to ladders easily with nuts and bolts, screws or rivets.
$12.00 is the total cost including tax and shipping. There are two options for delivery:
1. Free shipping to you anywhere in the U.S.
2. Pick up at Mark Fore and Strike Fly Fishing store in Reno
Just order from our website, www.pyramidlakefishing.com and choose your delivery option. Mark Fore and Strike will install tags onto ladders that are picked up at the store.
Green River Fishout
Fishmaster: John Steele - 476-0648
The Green River Fishout is scheduled for July 9th through July 15th in 2016. This river is a tailwater of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir Dam, situated in the northeast corner of Utah. It carves its way through a spectacular red rock canyon, and is the home of a healthy number of large brown and rainbow trout. It is rare to catch one under 16 inches, and not uncommon to catch several over 20 inches. You can walk a well-maintained trail along the river and bank fish, and/or book a guide to drift the river. The Trout Creek Flies and On The Fly guides are all very competent, excellent teachers, and provide all your terminal tackle, plus a delicious riverside lunch.
At the present time, lodging for the Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen group has not yet been firmed up, but John has reserved rooms at both Trout Creek Flies Lodge and Flaming Gorge Lodge. We are waiting to hear if Trout Creek will have an on-site restaurant before we reserve rooms there, otherwise we will reserve rooms at Flaming Gorge, which has a restaurant.
More information will be available later on, when we ascertain the status of the accommodations, however, if you intend to go on this fishout, it would be a good idea to let John know, so he can determine how many rooms we will need.
Loreto Fly Fishing Trip - July 2016
Fishmaster: Rich Hughett 831-757-5709
Experience a new HIGH! Fish for Dorado, and many other saltwater fish, including bonito, roosterfish, yellowtail, and sailfish, on a fly! Join the group going to Loreto in Baja from Friday, July 22nd through Tuesday, July 26th. This trip includes:
* Four nights at the new Hotel La Mision, on the waterfront, next to the Loreto Harbor
* Three days of fishing on 22-foot Super Pangas
* Ground transfers and fishing licenses
It does not include meals, because there are some nice restaurants (a lot of fresh seafood!) in town, or if you prefer, eat at the hotel, where they will also cook your catch.
The cost for everything but meals and airfare is $730.00 per person (double occupancy).
The fishing day starts around 6:00 AM and we usually get back to the harbor between 1:30 and 2:00 PM. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing from the beach, having a cool drink in the pool, exploring Loreto, or just sitting around telling some tall fish stories. And, you will have many exciting moments on the Sea of Cortez to talk about.
Rich Hughett will meet with those going prior to the trip to discuss which rods, reels and flies to bring, the various types of fish in the Loreto area, and to answer questions. Interested? Please contact Rich Hughett, 831-757-5709, for all the details. We will need to book airline flights*, rooms and pangas as soon as possible.
* Southwest Airlines from San Jose and Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Loreto.
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