Several members participated
in the One Fly contest a White Pines Lake. unfortunately, nobody from
our club won biggest fish or most fish. It was still a great day with a
good feed and great weather.
The outing at Kelsy Bass
Ranch was a great success. Over 70 bass were caught, most in the 14 inch
range with a few much larger. Lunch provided by Bob Souza. Grady Lee
caught the most fish, 5 fish in 3 to 5 pound range.
The speaker at May's meeting
was Al Smatsky who spoke on shad fishing. Al is a guide who specializes
on shad and we are lucky to have him in the club. He provided some great
practical information about where and how to fish for shad. Even a few
locations that can be fished from the bank.
Trout season opened on most
sierra streams and reports are good where the water was fishable.
The local streams, Mokelumne and Calveras will open the last Saturday in
May, 5/27. Access may be a problem as EBMUD and City of Lodi have closed
portions of the Moke due to dangerous high water. Not sure what the
schedule for water releases will be. If you are fishing any stream
wear a PFD, especially when they are swollen above normal.
There will be a Catfish
Derby at Oak Grove Park on June 3. The club runs refreshment concession
for the County. All help is appreciated. Come to the boathouse any time
after 7:00 a.m. We usually clean up and are out of there by 1:30.
Contact Karen Keagy at 369-5690 for more information.
EBMUD sponsored a free kids
fishing day at Comanche South Shore. Karen Keagy and Cliff Hoover
volunteered to asist and represented the club. All of the kids caught
fish in one of the ponds.