The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable; a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan
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Kelsey Bass Ranch
This will be our final year fishing Kelsey as the property is selling. Join the club in fishing this awesome waterway and enjoying Al's famous lunch. Contact Al Smatsky ASAP to sign up. Cost for access to the Ranch and lunch is $85.
Comanche Kid's Pond
Head on over to Comanche Kid's Pond and help the kids set up their rods and catch fish at the Free Kid's Fishing Day.
April 24th, 6 to 8 pm
This month we will tie the fourth fly of the five required flies for the Bronze Medal in the Fly Fishers International Fly-Tying Skills Award Program- the Grey Goose Emerger. Get enough materials to tie at least 3 flies for $5.
Friday, April 26⋅5:00 – 7:30 pm
Legion Park on the corner of Vine and Hutchins. Look for us in the back of the park!
Open Casting Practice at the Park. We will have hoops, tape measures and good company available. Please use yarn for casting practice and eye protection is always required for everyone attending- whether you are casting or not!
John R. Williams School in Stockton
7 to 9 pm
5 pm to closing
House of Coffee in Lodi
Bring your tying supplies or just come down and hang out at this open tying. House of Coffee has coffee, tea, snacks and sandwiches as well as craft brews and wine.
The group arrived on Friday throughout the day and many visited Bob and Jean at their trailer where they had been successfully fishing Pyramid since their earlier arrival. Weather was cold and fishing was slow but the company was great. Dena, Jean and Amy landed fish the first day. Friday night dinner, hosted by Jerry and Jeanette was yummy and filled with jokes and laughter. Saturday was the most productive fishing day for all- Thomas landed his first fish on the fly. Charlie landed a fish as did and Ron. Dena had a few hits and Amy landed one. Saturday night dinner at Crosby's was really delicious and the group sat together sharing stories of the weekend. Sunday didn't land any fish as everyone made their way home after a fun weekend. Special thanks to fishmeisters Jerry and Jeanette and a big high five to Greg for his rescue of a potential Incomplete Angler winner!
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