Date:Wednesday, October 4th
TimeOpen - 6:45 PM
Meeting - 7:00 PM
Place:Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr., Aptos

San Luis Reservoir and O'Neill Forebay Presentation
Guest Speaker: Lee Haskin

In the early 1970's Lee began to fish San Luis Reservoir and O'Neill Forebay, with a primary interest in catching stripers with top water bugs. About that same time Lee and old friend and mentor, Del Brown, (talk about good company!) began fishing the South San Francisco Bay for stripers. Del and Lee fished from Coyote Point to Candlestick Park throughout the 1970's. However, in the early 1980's, the San Francisco Bay's incredible striper fishing dropped off, and Del began his world record run for permit. At this time, Lee concentrated his efforts once again on the San Luis Reservoir and O'Neill Forebay, targeting the flats and islands along Highway 152 on the O'Neill Forebay, and also, depending on the season, along the dam and many accessible coves, fishing from a float tube. Lee has fished these areas successfully since the 70's.
Although Lee enjoys catching stripers throughout the year on his own flies, specifically Lee's San Luis Smelt, he is particularly fond of throwing his favorite gurgler patterns along the weed beds of the O'Neill Forebay.
Lee found that his Gurgler Series could fill a niche with top-water loving fly fisherman around the world, and enjoys introducing people to this versatile pattern.
Lee's presentation on the San Luis Reservoir and O'Neill Forebay, is an orientation of both areas, featuring information where and why to fish during certain seasons, how to fish the limited structure, and various shallow-to-deep areas. Special consideration is given to water flows, and how to fish this moving water, and why. Given the wind, during the summer months, it is critical to understand where you can fish safely, and effectively. Lee will explain where and how to fish during certain times of the year.
Since the presentation is primarily for float tubers, Lee will explain the access points, and safety, when fishing "the Lake" or "the Forebay." Information about preferred equipment-rods, lines, flies (baitfish), etc. will be provided. Lee even will provide handouts, so you won't have to take notes. If the striper fishing on the reservoir is on your bucket list, you really need to come to this presentation!

Back To Table of Contents