Several members participated
in the Trout Fest for kis at Mocasin Creek Hatchery. Dena Mason, Amy
Karen and John Keagy manned booths, helped kids catch fish and answered
questions. As an aside, Mocasin creek was blown out of its banks.
Trout season closed until
fourth Saturday in May. So the Mokelumne and Calveras are closed until
then. So much water booming out that fishing may be difficult and wading
or drifting impossible. The Stanislaus river does allow trout fishing
now but the flow is about 2500 cfs. The Sacramento is running 10,000+
but some guides are reporting good fishing with many hookups. The
American allows fishing now but flows are high. Feather river allows
fishing now, high flows and muddy. Yuba river allows fishing now, water
high, some guides are reporting that they have drifted from highway 20
bridge to Sycamore with mixed results.
Local lakes are open and
have lots of water. Rancho Seco, Amador, Comanche, Hogan, Pardee, New
Melones, Salt Springs Valley, Modesto Resevoir, Woodward Resevoir are
all available. CFSG has been stocking some very heavily others not at
all. Check their websites.
The Delta is producing
stripers and club members are showing a few legal fish with a lot of
short fish. Black bass are getting active as the water warms. Water is
clear or muddy depending on location. The Southern Delta is still closed
to boating due to high water.I have been unable to deetermine if the
Kelsey Bass Ranch outing is
this weekend, April 22. This is a private 100+ acre lake with lots of
bass. Excellent lunch is included. Contact Al Smatsky at 209-601-0819 so
they can include you in the food prep. This lake can be fished from bank
and or wading. Easier with some kind of flotation. It gets very windy
about lunch time so go early. Take equipment that will punch through
wind. Dragonfly nymphs, woolies, red rider leaches have all worked well.
A gurgler sometimes has been very good on top in weeds depending on
EBMUD is having a free kids
fishing day at Comanche South Shore this weekend. They could use
volunteers. Contact Karen Keagy at 209-359-5690 for information. Drive
past the pond and find Ranger Scott. He has some identification
for you all and will brief you on what to do. He also has handouts
for volunteers. The event should be over by 2:00 P.M. Karen will forward
your name to Ranger Scott.
The One fly contest is
coming on May 6th. Get ready to defend the club's honor. It is a great
event, great lunch, lake is stocked, and profits go to a scholarship
fund. Contact Bob Fujimura by April 29th if you are going to attend.
Pyramid Lake outing is iffy
at this point. Jerry Neuberger and Charlie Reames wer chairing but other
obligations and bad weather predictions may cancel this outng.
Contact Charlie at
209-642-6704 or Jerry at 327-5993 for more information
There will be a swap meet at
the May meeting. Swap meet starts at 6:15 and regular meeting will start
at 7:15. Bring unused equipment, flies, apparel and anything else
fishing or outdoor related.