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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Brian won the Costa Bass N Fly!
If you were lucky enough to hear his presentation on fishing the Delta, you heard it from a two time winner! Congrats Brian!
Here is what he shared on our Facebook page:
"Thank you. The bite was tuff but we went for big fish and managed to get solid limits each day. No gigantic fish but in our 10 fish (5 each day) we had 4 fish over 3.5lbs and with our largest fish was a 5lb male. We only caught 1 fish under 12 inches the enter tournament. We will have stop by at the next meeting and brag. Thanks again Delta Fly Fishers, Inc. for you support."
Legion Park on the corner of Vine and Hutchins. Back of the park behind the tennis courts.
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!
Sunday, July 28th
Let's explore our home waters! We are returning to the Tracy Oasis Marina and a lunch of hamburgers, fixins, salads and dessert will be provided. According to Brian Pultz, the tide that day start high and drop to a big low. Should make for a good topwater bite by the marina into a streamer bite in the afternoon. If you want to fish the outgoing tide in the morning, be on the water around 5:30 am. Lunch will happen around 11 am. Then if you want to fish the incoming tide, you can head out after lunch. Small vessels, prams and pontoon boats are appropriate as well as boats that need to be launched. Launch fee is $13 with a discount to $10 for seniors. Tracy oasis marina is located at 12450 Grimes Rd, Tracy, CA 95304. Let the webmaster know if you are coming so we can have enough food available for you-
Come to the House of Coffee on Friday August 9th from 5 to 7:30 and we can tie some flies and tell some fish stories! Coffee, tea, craft brews, smoothies and paninis are available for purchase
August 14th, Oak Grove Nature Center
Come and join our president as he kick starts the new year for DFF meetings!
Saturday August 17th
Meet at Lake Alpine off Hwy 4, Saturday 7:30 am at the East Shore parking lot. Plan to walk or float along the south shore of the lake working towards the dam. Nymphs on floating or intermediate lines for Rainbows or Browns. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be served for lunch. If your planning on going please call Sam Thompson for details or send a message to the webmaster.
August 21st, 6:30 to 7ish
Oak Grove Park Nature Center
The public is welcome as the board meets to plan and make decisions!
Ron Forbes brought home both trophies for DFF by catching the most fish as well as the biggest fish of the day. Ron was bringing fish in from the start of fishing to the close of the contest. Ron generously shared his techniques throughout the day but even with the sharing of strategies, no one was able to come close although many fish were caught throughout the day. Well done Ron!
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