June: San Joaquin
June 23, 2018
Back in the 1970’s, the Department of Fish & Game- thinking they were planting tiny Threadfin Shad- put American Shad in Millerton Lake by mistake. The rest, as they say, is history. Millerton Lake is one of only two freshwater lakes in the United States that have a sustainable American Shad population. Every year between late May & late June the Shad begin their journey from Millerton Lake up the San Joaquin River to spawn. Spawning American Shad from Millerton range in size from 12”-24” long. The action can be fast & furious for these feisty fish as we intercept them on their way up the river. Come with low expectations, however, if we catch it just right, 15 to 20 fish days are possible. This year’s outing will be hosted by Bob Papazian. Coffee, juice, & donuts will be provided in the SJ River Gorge parking lot from 8-8:15, prior to the walk down to our fishing spot.
*if there is interest, we will tie the “Wet Pinky” Shad fly on Thursday June 14th at Bob Papazian’s home.
Directions to the Shad Outing: From Auberry, go thru town & turn left just past the Elementary School. The sign will say “to North Fork”. Continue for about two miles & turn left on Smalley Road (at the “San Joaquin River Gorge” sign). Continue until the road dead ends at the parking lot next to Kerkoff II Powerhouse (about 6 miles). It’s just a ten minute walk down the paved PG&E road from the parking lot to the river. Bring PLENTY OF WATER, sunscreen, & a lunch.
Bob will also grill Sausages and Hot Dogs!
Note: Don’t forget to bring a side dish or desert to share!
Hex Hatch with Lance Gray from Lance Gray and Company
June: Lake Almanor
June 29, 2018
Lance Gray will guide us on the infamous Lake Almanor Hex-Hatch.
We still have a few openings, To reserve your spot you must submit $100 payment ASAP!
Note: cost of $100.00 includes tri-tip dinner, salad, pasta and more.
Upcoming Meeting - August 2, 2018
Lance Gray Fishing Streamers
We cover the latest in streamer tactics, equipment, rigging and flies. We also breakdown water and match the tactic need for that water. We will have the equipment at the presentation for fly club members to get hands on experience.
This presentation is animated for the audience to enjoy and to fully understand the what, how and why of streamer fishing.
Who We Are
Fly Fishers for Conservation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. This means you can use your contribution as a tax deduction. The club gets revenue from member-ship dues and the annual fundraiser dinner. We try to contribute to conservation issues in the area and to our youth with our Trout in the Classroom program, the No Child Left Inside program and by holding a Youth Fly-Fishing Academy annually. The club is al-ways in need of funds. Please consider donating. You may send a check to Fly Fishers for Conservation at 100 E. Sierra, PMB 3310, Fresno, CA 93710. Your donations will be greatly appreciated and they will help the club fulfill its obligations.