June Surf Fishout
Fishmaster: Steve Rawson
Saturday June 4th, meet Steve Rawson, a seasoned surf fly fisherman at 0545 am. Destination is Palm Beach, aka Pajaro Dunes. Take West Walker Street, Watsonville all the way until it ends in a sand dune. Parking is outside the State Beach. The perch are biting and so are the Stripers (Striped Bass). Use two hooks (or three) with a Clouser or other Striper Fly at the end is suggested.
Green River Fishout
Fishmaster: John Steele - 476-0648
The Green River Fishout is scheduled for July 9th through July15th 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.
John has reserved rooms at Trout Creek Flies Lodge. Trout Creek has an on-site restaurant, reportedly a very good one, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, so we will stay with TCF, which is closer to the river.
Now that we have lodging arrangements firmed up, please let John know ASAP if you intend to come on this fishout. The guide schedule is pretty much fleshed out as well, but if you haven't already told John you are coming, arrangements for a guide will be up to you.
Loreto Fly Fishing Trip - August 5th-9th
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, August 5th through Tuesday, August 9th. 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.
Mammoth Lakes Fishout - Sept. 24th-Oct 1st and Oct. 1st-8th
Fishmaster: John Cook - 688-1561
This fishout will take place over two consecutive one-week periods, Sept. 24th through Oct. 1st, and Oct. 1st-8th. As of this date, there are only three places left, which are all in the second week.
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.
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: Send me the money to secure a spot. Mail your check, made out to John Cook, to P.O. Box 2822, Aptos, CA 95001-2822.
The fishmaster will maintain a waiting list for each week. If space for you becomes available, you will be notified by telephone. Don't miss out. Since there is no call-in date, plan your trip soon, sign up, and send your check to John!
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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