Middle Fork of the Stanislaus Fishout - Sept. 5-8
Middle Fork of the Stanislaus Fishout – Sept. 5-8
Fishmasters – Dave Pallone and Wade Goertz
Location – Hwy 108 about 60 miles east of Sonora, Brightman Flat Campground
We will fish these possible locations:
- Kennedy Meadows for 2 miles up from the resort restaurant /store
- Pigeon Flat picnic area
- Dardanelle Bridge on the down river side of the road
- Along Brightman Flat campground
- The Clark fork
The fee for this fishout is $60 which includes dinner Friday and Saturday, 3 breakfasts, and 3 lunches. Thursday dinner at the Kennedy Resort is to be paid by you. You are also responsible to reserve your own campsite. There is a fee of $15 for a camp site that can handle up to 3 tents. Sites are first come, first serves and there are no reservations allowed.
This fishout is the weekend after Labor Day and before deer season. This is a great place to kick back and fish for trout. Fishing is mostly small stream for Rainbow and Brown trout. Waders are optional and 3-5 wt rods are recommended. There are 14 tent only sites with up to 3 tents per site. Sites have piped non-potable water. Free potable water is available at the Dardanelle resort along with toilets, showers/laundry facilities.
Fly patterns: Elk Hair caddis, parachute adams, baetis, royal wulffs, Quigly cripples, Flashback pheasant tails, copper johns, fox pupas, etc…
Conservation Organizations we support with $$$
Marty Seldon Memorial Conservation Fund Donations
The following are organizations which the Conservation Committee has agreed to support with Flycasters conservation funds.
For many years, TNC has worked to protect lands for wildlife including the McCloud River Preserve which is one California’s best wild trout waters. TNC has supported research work conducted by NOAA-NMFS biologist including the Pajaro River watershed. www.tnccalifornia.org
Cal Trout is an organization working in all areas of the state to protect and restore our fisheries. One of the newest projects is the restoration of Hat Creek. Another is the tagging of trout in the Fall River to track the movement of fish in the watershed. www.caltrout.org
RRWSS completed the first year on a 5 year project to place large Redwood root wads in several location throughout the main stem of the Russian River. They need another $40,000 over the next 4 years from donations to complete the project. www.rrwss.org
FRC has two major problems which need to be addressed to restore the river. 1) Sedimentation in the upper river, 2) Eurasian Water Milfoil aquatic plant in the lower river. Another project just begun in conjunction with Cal Trout is the Rainbow trout PIT tagging program. www.fallriverconservancy.org
BSD is working with Friends of the River in the effort to get Stanford University to comply with laws requiring fish passage and flow below the almost 100 year old dam on San Francisquito Creek on Stanford property. Since Stanford has not been responsive and taken any action to comply, a law suit has been filed. In the meantime, Stanford has created an internal task force to study the options for dealing with the problematic dam. www.beyondsearsvilledam.org
Bill Jennings is leading the legal battles to protect our fish. As a lawyer, Bill Jennings along with Chris Shutes have been working using the legal process to win the fights over water flows and water quality, fish passage about dams, etc. This organization has been an effective advocate for sport fishing and well as commercial fishing. http://calsport.org
Fishout to Lake Manzantia July 18-21
Lake Manzanita is located inside Lassen Volcanic National Park in the Cascade Range mountains of northeast California. The scenery surrounding Manzanita is stunning which makes fishing for its large population of rainbow and brown trout a magnificent experience.
We will be camping in A - Loop at Lake Manzanita from Thursday July 18 to Sunday July 21. The campground is a short drive or walk to the lake and an even shorter walk to the general store and hot showers.
Shore fishing at Lake Manzanita is limited and the lake is best fished from a float tube, pontoon boat, canoe, or kayak. No motors of any kind are allowed on the lake and the park rangers insist each person on the water wear a PFD - a Personal Flotation Device.
Wade Goertz and Dave Pellone are the fishmasters this year, contact Wade for more information. Cost is $70 per person.
Deadline for sign-ups is July 1 - space is limited.
For more detailed information go to the File Sharing Menu in the upper right of this page and click on 2013 Fishouts and then go to Manzanita 2013.