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Club leadership has opted to cancel or postpone activities that do not allow for social distancing or that fall outside of current county guidelines for gatherings due to COVID restrictions. Please check the website and your emails frequently to ensure you have current information on club happenings!
Our Annual Dinner and Raffle has been moved to May due to COVID!
January 23rd: Meet at 7 am at the Moccasin point boat ramp. Join te Pultz’ in their pursuit of bass on Lake Don Pedro. Try the float and fly for great bass fishing this time of year. The Pultz's will be available to help you dial in your rig and point you in the right direction. Boat ramp available. Pontoon, kayak and float tube friendly. There is a kiosk to pay boat ramp fees. More information on fees here:
and a link to the launch area map: https://www.donpedrolake.com/sites/default/files/docs/map-moccasin-campground.pdf
January 27th: Partner Outing with Calaveras Fly Fishers! Our neighbors in the Calaveras Fly Club have opened their upcoming outing to Lake Amador to our membership! Here is more info:
"Good Day Fly Fishers. Here is the scoop for next Wednesday the 27th. We are fishing Lake Amador near Ione.Meeting at 8am at the area just past the boat launch in the little cove so we can launch our pontoons and tubes. The forecast is for a cool but slight winds so it should be a good day on the lake. Charge per car is $10 plus $9 to fish and $ 4 for the tube so $13 per person (plus the car charge). Amador is stocking weekly so there should be fish out there to be found. Bring your lunch as the snack bar is closed due to you know what.
See our Fishmisters (on this trip is Walter McIntyre). Hope to see you all out on the water for this first fish out of the year. Be well and Safe"
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for contact info regarding this outing!
January 27th: 6 pm tp 8 pmish-Midge entomology and patterns. Take a look at winter food for trout and how to emulate them in tied patterns! We will look at pictures and videos of midges in action and then tie two patterns and talk about how they can be fished. The first pattern will be the bubble midge and the second will be the Smoke Jumper. We will also talk about fishing the Griffith's Gnat as a dry and a drowned dry which can be effective in the wintertime. Zoom links: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 253 025 5871
February 13: Float the Moke! The club will float from the Van Assen Day use boat ramp to Stillman McGee. Pontoon boats, kayaks and small vessels that can be carried at the take out are appropriate. PFD’s are required. This will start at 7:30 at Van Assen Day Usa Area. We will meet and prepare our vessels and rods. Leaving at least one person witht he boats, we will shuttle some vehicles to Stilman McGee take out area when it opens at 8. We hope to be on the water by 8:15. Plan on up to a 6 to 7 hour float if we want to stop and fish at several great spots throughout the float.
License and steelhead card required. Let Amy know you are coming so we can arrange vehicle shuttles! (209)329-4801.
February 24th: Guest leader and mystery fly! Our club is filled with anglers and tiers with tons of skill. One of those is our founding member, Leo Gutteres. Leo is famous for his amazing fishing experiences and his much sought after flies. We will be filming Leo as he ties one of his famous crease flies. We will record this Zoom presentation an include it in our club's tying resources. Zoom links: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 253 025 5871
February TBD: Lake fishing with Jerry! Jerry is going to lead this outing to a fun and relatively local lake. This is your chance to dust the winter off of your float tube, pontoon or boat and get out and get some fish! Jerry is monitoring the plant schedule to maximize your chances of catching some fish. He will name the date and location as soon as information becomes available.
February Tentatively scheduled for February 24-26: Clearlake repeat! Back by popular demand, Al Smatsky will be leading another outing to ClearLake. This will be a during the week overnight adventure. Look for dates and details to come.
March 6th: Sam Thompson will be leading the club in a local lake outing to Lake Amador. This local lake outing will provide local opportunities to fish out of your float tubes, pontoons or boat! Meet Sam at the bot ramp at 8am!
Because it is a private lake, there are fees associated with fishing at Amador. Here they are:
March 6th: United Women on the Fly Intro to Fly Fishing Women's Zoom Class: Explore this introduction to fly fishing at Amy's house as we gather with United Women on the Fly to go through the basics of fly fishing in a relaxed and supported environment. Contact Amy at (209)329-4801 or at email@example.com to get attendance details. This is the first of a 2 class series. We will be planning a women's outing in spring to put our new found skills to work on the river!
March 13th: "Jim Bowen, the President of the Stanislaus Fly Fishers has invited our club to fish the bass ponds at the Kistler Ranch on Saturday, March 13. This is a pay to play farm ponds/sm lakes for largemouth bass and sunfish. The ranch will be open from usually 6 am to dusk and the cost is expected to be $20-25 per person (depending on the size of the group). Gus Link is handling the sign ups by email. Please have anyone who wants to participate email Gus at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will send an invite.
March 20th: The second in the series of women's fly fishing classes presented by United Women on the Fly. Join Amy at Amy's house as we gather with United Women on the Fly to go through the basics of fly fishing in a relaxed and supported environment. Contact Amy at (209)329-4801 or at email@example.com to get attendance details. This is the first of a 2 class series. We will be planning a women's outing in spring to put our new found skills to work on the river!
March 24th: Fly of the Month from 6 pm tp 8 pmish- We continue in our efforts to document the incredible knowledge of our club tiers. Leo will share another of his favorite flies. We will video Leo tying the fly of his choice and record the Zoom session for the club's tying webpage. Zoom links: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 253 025 5871
March 26-28: Pyramid Lake weekend! Goodbye COVID, it's time to get back on the water, Pyramid Outing, March 26 - 28th
It looks like we're close to the end of a long dark COVID tunnel. With vaccines on the way and inoculations promised for a greater portion of the population by mid-March, we can finally start planning some fun outings. We held an outing to Pyramid in the spring of 2019 that was a blast. We hope to do it again. Here are the details.
We've reserved two trailers at the Pyramid Lake Resort (formerly Crosby's) with a capacity for 14 people for Friday, March, 26 and Saturday, March 27. We can accommodate both male and female members, as well as married couples with females and couples in private rooms The trailers, come complete with linens, fully made beds, full kitchens, and are warm and roomy. Everyone was extremely pleased last year.
The fishmiester, Jerry Neuburger is providing a spaghetti dinner with salad and french bread on Friday night, and cold breakfast fixings and lunch fixings for Saturday and Sunday. If participants wish, we can hold a no-host banquet at the lodge on Saturday night,
The cost for the whole package is only $95. That includes everything, the two nights, the spaghetti dinner, two cold breakfast fixings, and two lunch fixings. This is first-come, first-served, with a paid reservation required to hold your place. This would make a great Christmas present for the fly fisher in the family.
The fishing: Trout approaching 20 pounds are caught almost daily at Pyramid and the fishing techniques of either casting and stripping or fishing woolly worms and chironomids under an indicator are fairly easy to master. We are lucky to have several experienced Pyramid anglers in the club in the form of Bob Fujimura and Amy Terra. Hopefully, we can hold a pre-outing meeting where these two and any others can share their Pyramid experiences.
You do not need a Nevada fishing license to fish Pyramid. Instead, you need to purchase a license from the Piute tribe, owners of the lake, either online or at the Ranger station at the lake. The license is not included in the cost of the weekend fees.
Again, Book this great event NOW. You get two night's lodging right at the lake, a Friday night spaghetti dinner, two cold breakfast fixings, and two lunch fishings all for $95. You can save a spot by paying on-line by following this link or by mailing a check made out to DFF to DFF c/o Jerry Neuburger, 5 North California Street, Lodi, CA 95240.
Cancellation policy: If Inclement weather prevents getting to the outing by closing Donner Pass or if the COVID pandemic is not contained, the outing may be canceled. Otherwise, the outing is a go and once booked, cannot be canceled. You may sell or give away your reservation but it is not the club's responsibility if you cannot attend or sell your spot.
March 14: Local river fishing! We will be spending an outing each summer month exploring the Mokelumne River. We are lucky to have this water just a short drive from our homes. Join this Sunday for a hot meal (if we can) and a day of fun! This will also be our indicator fishing workshop!
April 1-2: Did you enjoy our monthly membership presentation from Rob about Pyramid Lake? Let's put that information to use! It's good to have fishing friends! Our neighboring club, the Stanislaus Fly Fishers have opened up their spring outing to Pyramid Lake to DFFers!
Our November program featured Rob Anderson speaking of fly fishing at Pyramid Lake. During his presentation he spoke of the guided club outings he offers in March and April each year. The Stanislaus Fly Fishers have taken advantage of his offer for a number of years and being neighborly, have invited DFF members to join them. Here's the information, supplied by their president, Jim Bowen.
"Delta Fly Fishers, I am inviting you to join us, Stanislaus Fly Fishers, on our 2021 Pyramid Lake outing. We have scheduled April 1st and 2nd with Rob Anderson. If you have done a club outing with Rob then you know what a fun trip this is. If you haven’t then consider this outing. Rob host a memorable trip providing not only his Pyramid Lake expertise but breakfast, lunch and ladders. There is nothing better than showing up at the lake to find your ladder already set up and Rob and crew waiting to help you with advice and help with your rigging if necessary. All you have to do is mount your ladder and fish! Rob tells me all lodging options are currently available. Of course we don’t know how the COVID-19 will impact lodging and dining at that time but we will remain optimistic that all will be open and available. We feel good about the fishing day. Outdoors and with casting distance between anglers there is plenty of safe distancing. We will decide on how to socialize after fishing depending on circumstances at the time of the outing. We will take all measures we can so that all attendees feel comfortable. The cost this year is $240.00 per angler. Please send payment by February 15th. Make checks to Stanislaus Fly Fishers mailed to Jim Bowen, 30112 Hall Rd, Escalon Ca. 95320. This trip is a total blast! We always have fun and it seems like the fish are getting bigger every year. Let’s get out there and see if we can get that 30 pounder that we all know is waiting to be caught! Jim Bowen, President"
April 25: Spring Stripers on the Delta! We will be launching out of B&W. The date may need to be adjusted for optimal tide fishing. Fishmeister needed for this outing!
April TBD: Local lake adventures continue at Lake Tabeaud! Join Sam and Amy as we explore this small local lake. Sam will be presenting Fly Fishing lakes tips and pointers! Lake fishing Clinic on this outing!
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