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No July Meeting – August BBQ


Aug 03 5:00 PM : August 2022 BBQ at the Posse Grounds

August 2022 BBQ at the Posse Grounds

For our August meeting, we’ll get together at a new location for our annual summer  B-B-Q. This year, we’ll meet  at the Sheriff’s Posse House on the Ocean St extension in Santa Cruz. It’s located about a half mile beyond the cemetery. Ample parking and outdoor seating come with the venue.  The club will host a burger and hot-dog cookout with all the fixings.    We’ll also hold a fishing swap-meet/flea market. Bring your gently or un-used gear to the meeting for cash or trade.   There is also a perfect field for casting demonstrations and competitions. Bring your favorite rod and cast for prizes.

We need volunteers to help:

  1. Parking Coordinator (should have one person inside directing cars, and one person in street making sure no one parks on street)
  2. Set Up Coordinator (Tom Hogye volunteered)
  3. Swap Meet Coordinator
  4. Food Purchase Coordinator
  5. Clean Up Coordinator (think sweeping, mopping if necessary, garbage removal, bathroom,  kitchen cleaning)
  6. BBQ Coordinator (I believe Dave has already volunteered for that slot, but confirm)
  7. Games Coordinator (optional, if we want casting competition or other games)
  8. Raffle Coordinator (Yog, I’m sure)
  9. Swag Sale Coordinator (Michael seems a natural fit)

Swap Meet Info:

SELLER INFO:

  • Scotch tape a proposed price on EVERY item or “FREE” or “OBO (or best offer).  Also put the seller’s name so that a person can discuss or pay for the item.”
  • Add any description with the item including if you are donating proceeds to the club.
  • Bring home ALL times remaining that you brought.

BUYER INFO:

  • Bring cash or checks to purchase items.

Let us know you are coming!




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Fly tying – July 2022


Jul 13 6:30 PM : Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs – JULY Fly tying

Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs - JULY  Fly tying

IMPORTANT:  This class will be taught at the Aptos Grange.  Masks will be OPTIONAL.   NO ZOOM access.

The tungsten bead head Rubber Legs is a heavily weighted nymph pattern that makes a great point fly for a euro nymphing rig, and can also be used to sink an indicator rig deep into the water column.  This fly imitates medium to large species of stoneflies—particularly skwalas, and can be tied in a variety of colors to imitate other species of stoneflies.  Rubber Legs Patterns are generally used to target trout but can also be used to target black bass and other freshwater species.  This is a particularly useful pattern for fishing the Yuba and Truckee rivers. 

Contact Dar to attend the class.  mendsandbends@gmail.com



Future tying classes. Dates and subject may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Date More Info Excerpt
Fluke Fly - Aug Fly tyingAug 10 Fluke Fly - Aug Fly tying

Greg Foy, Instructor – Fluke Fly is a jig to target Black Bass and Sunfish

Foam Run CaddisSep 14 Foam Run Caddis

A simple great drive fly pattern for this month.

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Fishout Schedule – July 2022

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EVENT NAME EVENT DATE SPECIES FISH MASTER
Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022July 24, 2022 - July 28, 2022Dorado, Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail & Sailfish Rich Hughett
Manresa BeachAugust 06, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers TBD
Alaska Trip – 2022August 13, 2022 - August 21, 2022Rainbow, Salmon and Dolly Varden Roy Gunter
Palm BeachSeptember 03, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)September 24, 2022 - October 08, 2022Trout John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515
Rio Del Mar BeachOctober 01, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023March 26, 2023 - April 01, 2023Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Mike White - (831) 706-5556

Jul 24 : Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022


Loreto Fly Fishing Trip - 2022
(Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Sign Up Now! Experience a new HIGH! Fish for Dorado, and many other salt-water fish, including Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail and Sailfish on a fly! Join the group going to Loreto in Baja from Sunday, July 24th through Thursday, July 28th. This trip includes:

  • Four nights at the beautiful Hotel La Mision, on the water-front next to Loreto Harbor.
  • Three days of fishing on 24-foot Super Pangas.
  • Ground transfers and fishing licenses.

It does not include meals, because there are some nice restaurants (A lot of fresh seafood!) in town or if you prefer, eat at the hotel, where they will cook your catch.

The fishing day starts around 6:00 a.m. and we usually get back to the harbor between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing from the beach, having a cool drink in the pool, exploring Loreto, or just sitting around telling some tall fish stories. And, you will have many exciting moments on the Sea of Cortez to talk about.

The approximate cost for everything but meals and airfare is: $950.00 per person (double occupancy). Interested? Please contact Rich Hughett, 831-757-5709, for all the details. You will need to book airline flights* as soon as possible. No advance payment needed.

*Southwest Airlines from San Jose and Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Loreto. Rich will help with your airline reservations



Aug 06 : Manresa Beach



Manresa State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: TBD

Target Species: Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Aug 13 : Alaska Trip – 2022


Alaska Trip - 2022
Eagle Landing Resort, Alaska (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Roy Gunter

Fish the Kenai River and nearby streams on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska on Saturday August 13, 2022 through Sunday August 21, 2022 with Roy Gunter (Tel. 831-809-0316; email rgunteriii@yahoo.com). The fishout Includes the following:

  • lodging in the River Front Cabin at Eagle Landing Resort in Cooper Landing (www.eaglelandingresort.net/cabins);
  • all meals cooked by Roy at the cabin;
  • large rented SUV; and
  • 3 guided boat trips down the Kenai River Canyon to Skilak Lake delta.

We are primarily targeting rainbow and dolly varden trout by wading and fly fishing with salmon egg flies/beads, but catch a lot of salmon along with the trout. Recommend 6 wt 10′ rod, but 7-8 wt 9′ or 10′ rods are OK. If you want to keep the entire cost of the trip under $2,000, including airfare and all other expenses, then obtaining an Alaska Airlines credit card to book trip on miles is highly recommended. I have booked my direct flights on Alaska Airlines from San Francisco to Anchorage as follows: Flight 707 leaving San Francisco at 8:15 AM 8/13/22 arriving 11:15 AM and Flight 1487 leaving Anchorage at 11:59 AM 8/21/22 arriving in San Francisco at 6:35 PM. Other club members that have fished with me in Alaska include Mark Traugott, Bob Monoco, Bob Garbarino, Harry Petrakis, Gil Santos, Keith Munger and Don Foskett. Michael DiCiano also has a lot of experience fishing the Kenai River. Anyone interested should contact any of these individuals for an unbiased report. I have fished Alaska’s inland fresh waters for trout almost every year since 1991. If you can hike to a river from a highway around the Kenai River or near the towns of Talkeetna and Seward, then I have probably been there. There are spots for 3 fishermen who have been vaccinated for Covid. If interested, please contact Roy to chat about the trip.

Contact: Roy Gunter 831 809 0316 rgunteriii@yahoo.com email is best.



Sep 03 : Palm Beach



Palm State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:20 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop

sambishop@totlcom.com  831-274-4024



Sep 24 : Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)


Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)
Mammoth Lakes (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515

Dates:  This fishout will take place over two consecutive one-week periods. You may sign up for one or both weeks. Week 1: Sept  24 – Oct 1 (3 spots still open).       Week 2: Oct 1 – Oct 8. (FULL)

Location: The town of Mammoth Lakes is located on the eastern side of the Sierra, 6 or 7 hours drive from Santa Cruz. There are many lakes and streams in the area to fish.

General: We will be staying in condominiums in the town of Mammoth Lakes. Condo has a lovely hot tub, so bring your suit. Two people per bedroom. Most people bring a sleeping bag to share king size bed or a pad and sleeping bag to sleep on floor. A private room option is possible at an increased fee.

Cost:  Shared single:  $375/wk, $750/2 wks,   Private room:  $750/wk,  $1,290/2 wks.   Dinner guests:  $15/meal

Food Preparation: Breakfast and lunch items will be purchased by the fishmaster ahead of time. Each person will be assigned a Kitchen Day. On that day, tasks will include setting out breakfast and lunch items, store unused food, and preparing the evening meal and clean up afterwards.

SignUps: Call John Cook letting him know which week or both or private room up to May 1st.

Covid Issues: TBD



Oct 01 : Rio Del Mar Beach



Rio Del Mar Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:45 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Mar 26 : Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023



Pyramid Lake (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Mike White - (831) 706-5556

NEEDS TO BE UPDATED WITH 2023 INFO.

The Pyramid Lake trip is one of the best-attended fishouts the club has, and for a good reason. Lahontan Cutthroat Trout cruise parallel to the shore in easy casting distance from shore. Cost for the week including meals and lodging and is around $300+ per person depending on the number in attendance. You need not fish all six days as there may be openings (usually later in the week.) Contact Mike for more details (831) 706-5556, to check on openings, or be put on a waiting list. First come first served.

You can also make your own arrangements either by bringing your own RV (Pyramid Lake Lodge has hook-ups and sells permits to park on the any of the beaches along the lake) or staying in Reno. Reno is 45 minutes away. Call Pyramid Lake Lodge to inquire about last minute cancellations in their cabins as well (775) 476-0400 and check out their website to see what the cabins look like at www.pyramidlakelodge.com. The General Store in Sutcliff offers meals on selected nights only to those who call in before 2:00 PM. Check at the General Store for details.

Equipment: 6-9 weight rods with hi-speed, hi-D shooting heads or fast sink integrated lines to fish the bottom in 6 to 9 feet of water, and a floating line for indicator fishing. You should bring a stripping basket and a ladder that will accommodate it. A ladder helps to get you up out of the cold water and enable you to cast out to where the fish are. You can still catch fish without one but not with near as much consistency.

Flies: Woolly buggers in black, white, purple, olive, midge, caddis and mayfly nymphs to name a few. If as in years past the Confab in February is offering the opportunity to see how some of the best Pyramid patterns are made plan to attend and bring a vise and tie some yourself. Flies may also available from club member Jim Hall who ties some very good flies specific to Pyramid cutthroat as well as other species at reasonable cost. His number is (831) 713-6835. There is a general store with provisions as well as tackle and an assortment of flies.

How to get there: Take US 80 to Reno-Sparks, take the Pyramid Blvd. off ramp and go north about 35 miles. Crosby Lodge is at Sutcliff, near the Ranger Station.

 If you have any questions about equipment or how to get there, check the “Gearing up” columns in the March 2007-2009 archives on our great club website, or call Mike White at (831) 706-5556. 

If you are considering going to Pyramid again this year with the club and you have not already done so, please contact the person who is booking the trailer you stayed in last year. Trailer-masters, if your trailer has gaps or cancellations, you can call Mike so he can pass the names of members who don’t have lodging to fill the empty spots. 

Fishing, Camping, and New Ladder Regulation:

Fishing and camping permits can be purchased online prior to the fish-out. We would highly recommend doing this. Go to www.plpt.nsn.us to obtain your licenses. There is also an RV Park available at (775) 476-1155.

As with any great fishery there are always a long list of rules and regulations. We would recommend you review them on the website above. Suffice to say those of us who have been going to Pyramid Lake for many years are a good source of information as well. We will help inform and guide all newcomers.  15.6 USE OF LADDERS, ETC. Any ladders, milk crates, boxes or other objects used in the water as a fishing aid must be occupied or closely attended (i.e. remain in the area) by fishermen at all times. Any person who leaves such objects unoccupied in the water for more than one hour will be deemed guilty of littering. 15.6.1 Fishing aids described above must have a permanent tag affixed that has the name, address, and phone number of the owner of the fishing aid. If the permitted angler using the fishing aid is not the owner, the owner will be the responsible party for any infractions by the permitted angler. 

This year we have five trailers reserved. (6,7,8,9, and 10) As of September 1st 2021 we have 5 openings available. These openings will fill up quickly, so contact Mike immediately at (831) 706-5556. Last year was an incredible experience with many fish over 15 lbs brought to the net. If you cannot commit early and make it into one of our reserved trailers you can always make your own arrangements by contacting the Pyramid Lake Lodge at (775) 476-0400.

Mike White (831) 706-5556, lumberguy73@hotmail.com

NOTE: Due to insurance regulations, all attendees must be paid up members of Santa Cruz Fly fishermen, so get your membership paid up if you haven’t done so yet.

 



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Striper Fishing on the Lower Sac with Hogan Brown


Jun 01 6:30 PM : Striper Fishing on the Lower Sac with Hogan Brown



Growing up on the Lower Yuba River as an only child who had a bug collection and really liked catching fish with imitations of those bugs didn’t make Hogan the coolest kid growing up. Good thing he got over it and persevered. Deciding to start rowing a drift boat and guiding the lower Yuba instead of living in the woods bitter and resentful. Living in Chico, CA now Hogan guides for anything that swims, from trout to striped bass and carp to steelhead, he is at home in a drift boat or poling a mud flat for carp. Guiding the Lower Yuba River, Feather River, and Lower Sacramento River for stripers, trout, steelhead, shad, carp, and bass has made him one of the most versatile and experienced guides in Northern California. His trout, bass, carp, and striper flies have become staples in his home state of Northern California and throughout the West, and his patterns are currently sold through Rio Products and numerous fly shops. Hogan is a Scott Fly Rods, Lamson – Waterworks Reels, Stealth Craft Boats, Air Flo Fly Lines, and Echo Rods Pro along with being a Simms, and Costa Del Mar Sunglasses Ambassador. Hogan is also co-founder of the California Bass Union dedicated to Developing, Sharing, and Growing Fly Fishing for bass in his home state of California as well as the host for the Barbless fishing podcast. Hogan is also a connoisseur of fine ales and fermented grains, a home gardener, die-hard San Francisco Giants baseball and Notre Dame Football fan, along with being a husband and father to two young boys.



Future Speakers. Dates and speakers may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Monthly Speaker Date Excerpt
August 2022 BBQ at the Posse GroundsAug 03 August 2022 BBQ at the Posse Grounds

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Fly tying – June 2022


Jun 08 6:30 PM : Dali Lama

Dali Lama

IMPORTANT:  This class will be taught at the Aptos Grange.  Masks will be OPTIONAL for this session.   NO ZOOM access.

The Dali Lama is our go to fly on the Tsiu for silver salmon. It would work for steelhead or large trout.  We will be tying 2 sizes one for salmon and a size 2 fo streamer fishing for trout. The salmon one uses a cut off hook in front with a stinger hook in back.

Contact John Steele to let him know that you will be attending:  owlspad@icloud.com



Future tying classes. Dates and subject may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Monthly Speaker Date Excerpt
Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs - JULY  Fly tyingJul 13 Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs - JULY Fly tying

Dar Naghshineh, Instructor – Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs is primarily for trout, but also black bass.

Fluke Fly - Aug Fly tyingAug 10 Fluke Fly - Aug Fly tying

Greg Foy, Instructor – Fluke Fly is a jig to target Black Bass and Sunfish

Foam Run CaddisSep 14 Foam Run Caddis

A simple great drive fly pattern for this month.

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Fishout Schedule – June 2022

mobile scrollable table 

EVENT NAME EVENT DATE SPECIES FISH MASTER
Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022July 24, 2022 - July 28, 2022Dorado, Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail & Sailfish Rich Hughett
Manresa BeachAugust 06, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers TBD
Alaska Trip – 2022August 13, 2022 - August 21, 2022Rainbow, Salmon and Dolly Varden Roy Gunter
Palm BeachSeptember 03, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)September 24, 2022 - October 08, 2022Trout John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515
Rio Del Mar BeachOctober 01, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023March 26, 2023 - April 01, 2023Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Mike White - (831) 706-5556

Jul 24 : Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022


Loreto Fly Fishing Trip - 2022
(Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Sign Up Now! Experience a new HIGH! Fish for Dorado, and many other salt-water fish, including Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail and Sailfish on a fly! Join the group going to Loreto in Baja from Sunday, July 24th through Thursday, July 28th. This trip includes:

  • Four nights at the beautiful Hotel La Mision, on the water-front next to Loreto Harbor.
  • Three days of fishing on 24-foot Super Pangas.
  • Ground transfers and fishing licenses.

It does not include meals, because there are some nice restaurants (A lot of fresh seafood!) in town or if you prefer, eat at the hotel, where they will cook your catch.

The fishing day starts around 6:00 a.m. and we usually get back to the harbor between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing from the beach, having a cool drink in the pool, exploring Loreto, or just sitting around telling some tall fish stories. And, you will have many exciting moments on the Sea of Cortez to talk about.

The approximate cost for everything but meals and airfare is: $950.00 per person (double occupancy). Interested? Please contact Rich Hughett, 831-757-5709, for all the details. You will need to book airline flights* as soon as possible. No advance payment needed.

*Southwest Airlines from San Jose and Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Loreto. Rich will help with your airline reservations



Aug 06 : Manresa Beach



Manresa State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: TBD

Target Species: Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Aug 13 : Alaska Trip – 2022


Alaska Trip - 2022
Eagle Landing Resort, Alaska (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Roy Gunter

Fish the Kenai River and nearby streams on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska on Saturday August 13, 2022 through Sunday August 21, 2022 with Roy Gunter (Tel. 831-809-0316; email rgunteriii@yahoo.com). The fishout Includes the following:

  • lodging in the River Front Cabin at Eagle Landing Resort in Cooper Landing (www.eaglelandingresort.net/cabins);
  • all meals cooked by Roy at the cabin;
  • large rented SUV; and
  • 3 guided boat trips down the Kenai River Canyon to Skilak Lake delta.

We are primarily targeting rainbow and dolly varden trout by wading and fly fishing with salmon egg flies/beads, but catch a lot of salmon along with the trout. Recommend 6 wt 10′ rod, but 7-8 wt 9′ or 10′ rods are OK. If you want to keep the entire cost of the trip under $2,000, including airfare and all other expenses, then obtaining an Alaska Airlines credit card to book trip on miles is highly recommended. I have booked my direct flights on Alaska Airlines from San Francisco to Anchorage as follows: Flight 707 leaving San Francisco at 8:15 AM 8/13/22 arriving 11:15 AM and Flight 1487 leaving Anchorage at 11:59 AM 8/21/22 arriving in San Francisco at 6:35 PM. Other club members that have fished with me in Alaska include Mark Traugott, Bob Monoco, Bob Garbarino, Harry Petrakis, Gil Santos, Keith Munger and Don Foskett. Michael DiCiano also has a lot of experience fishing the Kenai River. Anyone interested should contact any of these individuals for an unbiased report. I have fished Alaska’s inland fresh waters for trout almost every year since 1991. If you can hike to a river from a highway around the Kenai River or near the towns of Talkeetna and Seward, then I have probably been there. There are spots for 3 fishermen who have been vaccinated for Covid. If interested, please contact Roy to chat about the trip.

Contact: Roy Gunter 831 809 0316 rgunteriii@yahoo.com email is best.



Sep 03 : Palm Beach



Palm State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:20 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop

sambishop@totlcom.com  831-274-4024



Sep 24 : Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)


Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)
Mammoth Lakes (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515

Dates:  This fishout will take place over two consecutive one-week periods. You may sign up for one or both weeks. Week 1: Sept  24 – Oct 1 (3 spots still open).       Week 2: Oct 1 – Oct 8. (FULL)

Location: The town of Mammoth Lakes is located on the eastern side of the Sierra, 6 or 7 hours drive from Santa Cruz. There are many lakes and streams in the area to fish.

General: We will be staying in condominiums in the town of Mammoth Lakes. Condo has a lovely hot tub, so bring your suit. Two people per bedroom. Most people bring a sleeping bag to share king size bed or a pad and sleeping bag to sleep on floor. A private room option is possible at an increased fee.

Cost:  Shared single:  $375/wk, $750/2 wks,   Private room:  $750/wk,  $1,290/2 wks.   Dinner guests:  $15/meal

Food Preparation: Breakfast and lunch items will be purchased by the fishmaster ahead of time. Each person will be assigned a Kitchen Day. On that day, tasks will include setting out breakfast and lunch items, store unused food, and preparing the evening meal and clean up afterwards.

SignUps: Call John Cook letting him know which week or both or private room up to May 1st.

Covid Issues: TBD



Oct 01 : Rio Del Mar Beach



Rio Del Mar Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:45 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Mar 26 : Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023



Pyramid Lake (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Mike White - (831) 706-5556

NEEDS TO BE UPDATED WITH 2023 INFO.

The Pyramid Lake trip is one of the best-attended fishouts the club has, and for a good reason. Lahontan Cutthroat Trout cruise parallel to the shore in easy casting distance from shore. Cost for the week including meals and lodging and is around $300+ per person depending on the number in attendance. You need not fish all six days as there may be openings (usually later in the week.) Contact Mike for more details (831) 706-5556, to check on openings, or be put on a waiting list. First come first served.

You can also make your own arrangements either by bringing your own RV (Pyramid Lake Lodge has hook-ups and sells permits to park on the any of the beaches along the lake) or staying in Reno. Reno is 45 minutes away. Call Pyramid Lake Lodge to inquire about last minute cancellations in their cabins as well (775) 476-0400 and check out their website to see what the cabins look like at www.pyramidlakelodge.com. The General Store in Sutcliff offers meals on selected nights only to those who call in before 2:00 PM. Check at the General Store for details.

Equipment: 6-9 weight rods with hi-speed, hi-D shooting heads or fast sink integrated lines to fish the bottom in 6 to 9 feet of water, and a floating line for indicator fishing. You should bring a stripping basket and a ladder that will accommodate it. A ladder helps to get you up out of the cold water and enable you to cast out to where the fish are. You can still catch fish without one but not with near as much consistency.

Flies: Woolly buggers in black, white, purple, olive, midge, caddis and mayfly nymphs to name a few. If as in years past the Confab in February is offering the opportunity to see how some of the best Pyramid patterns are made plan to attend and bring a vise and tie some yourself. Flies may also available from club member Jim Hall who ties some very good flies specific to Pyramid cutthroat as well as other species at reasonable cost. His number is (831) 713-6835. There is a general store with provisions as well as tackle and an assortment of flies.

How to get there: Take US 80 to Reno-Sparks, take the Pyramid Blvd. off ramp and go north about 35 miles. Crosby Lodge is at Sutcliff, near the Ranger Station.

 If you have any questions about equipment or how to get there, check the “Gearing up” columns in the March 2007-2009 archives on our great club website, or call Mike White at (831) 706-5556. 

If you are considering going to Pyramid again this year with the club and you have not already done so, please contact the person who is booking the trailer you stayed in last year. Trailer-masters, if your trailer has gaps or cancellations, you can call Mike so he can pass the names of members who don’t have lodging to fill the empty spots. 

Fishing, Camping, and New Ladder Regulation:

Fishing and camping permits can be purchased online prior to the fish-out. We would highly recommend doing this. Go to www.plpt.nsn.us to obtain your licenses. There is also an RV Park available at (775) 476-1155.

As with any great fishery there are always a long list of rules and regulations. We would recommend you review them on the website above. Suffice to say those of us who have been going to Pyramid Lake for many years are a good source of information as well. We will help inform and guide all newcomers.  15.6 USE OF LADDERS, ETC. Any ladders, milk crates, boxes or other objects used in the water as a fishing aid must be occupied or closely attended (i.e. remain in the area) by fishermen at all times. Any person who leaves such objects unoccupied in the water for more than one hour will be deemed guilty of littering. 15.6.1 Fishing aids described above must have a permanent tag affixed that has the name, address, and phone number of the owner of the fishing aid. If the permitted angler using the fishing aid is not the owner, the owner will be the responsible party for any infractions by the permitted angler. 

This year we have five trailers reserved. (6,7,8,9, and 10) As of September 1st 2021 we have 5 openings available. These openings will fill up quickly, so contact Mike immediately at (831) 706-5556. Last year was an incredible experience with many fish over 15 lbs brought to the net. If you cannot commit early and make it into one of our reserved trailers you can always make your own arrangements by contacting the Pyramid Lake Lodge at (775) 476-0400.

Mike White (831) 706-5556, lumberguy73@hotmail.com

NOTE: Due to insurance regulations, all attendees must be paid up members of Santa Cruz Fly fishermen, so get your membership paid up if you haven’t done so yet.

 



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Fly fishing for Corbina with Al Quadrattro


May 04 6:30 PM : Virtual Speaker: Fly fishing for Corbina with Al Q


Al Quattrocchi (aka Al Q) has been a saltwater fly angler, fly tier, and fly fishing advocate for over thirty-five years. He has been an advocate for education and the environment by creating fly fishing events along the West Coast of California with the hope of introducing new anglers to this great passion he has for saltwater flyfishing. His personal mentors include Neal Taylor, Lefty Kreh, Nick Curcione, and Bob Popovics.

Al is a two-time, IGFA world record holder. Both of his saltwater records were accomplished in a single day with a 12-pound tippet record for Calico bass and a twenty-pound tippet record for White Seabass. He was recently awarded the Ross Allen Merigold Complete Angler Award by the historic Pasadena Fly Casting Club. His articles, illustrations, photography, and fly patterns have been published in many prominent fly fishing magazines across the country. Al is a licensed and bonded fly fishing guide that prefers teaching casting and fishing techniques to new anglers around the world.

Al founded the popular One Surf Fly in So Cal which lasted nine seasons and raised thousands of dollars for non-profits, supporting local fly shops up and down the west coast.. Al and Conway Bowman teamed up to host the Carp Throw Down at Lake Henshaw in San Diego. This was the first fly-only, catch-and-release carp event in Southern California that supported many non-profit organizations with their annual raffle. Al and master FFF MCI instructor, Jim Solomon, teach fly casting techniques to many anglers around the world through a program entitled The FlyZone. One of Al’s most famous fly fishing students is Jimmy Kimmel.

Al is currently the west coast regional editor of Tail MagazineTail is a bi-monthy publication and the premiere saltwater flyfishing magazine in the country. Al just became the west coast ambassador to the American Fly Fishing Museum located in Manchester Vermont. Although Al has fished in many places around the globe, his passion is still sight-fishing his local Southern California beaches in search of the elusive, corbina. He has recently self-published his first fly fishing book entitled, The Corbina Diaries which is published by Love2FlyFish Media.



Future Speakers. Dates and speakers may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Monthly Speaker Date Excerpt
Jun 01 Striper Fishing on the Lower Sac with Hogan Brown
August 2022 BBQ at the Posse GroundsAug 03 August 2022 BBQ at the Posse Grounds

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Fly tying – May 2022


May 11 6:30 PM : Cricket

Cricket

IMPORTANT:  This class will be taught at the Aptos Grange.  Masks will be REQUIRED for this session.   NO ZOOM access.

Terrestrials become available to trout beginning in the spring and on into the fall. Trout tend to gobbled them up. This is a good pattern to imitate them. We will be using 6/0 black thread. The club has tools, vices and thread to borrow if you need them. There is no charge for the class and materials are all provided.

You must call Elaine Cook at  (831)688-1561 to reserve your spot and ensure that she has the materials for the class.



Future tying classes. Dates and subject may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Monthly Speaker Date Excerpt
Dali LamaJun 08 Dali Lama

John Steele, Instructore – The Dali Lama is our go to fly on the Tsiu for silver salmon.

Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs - JULY  Fly tyingJul 13 Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs - JULY Fly tying

Dar Naghshineh, Instructor – Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs is primarily for trout, but also black bass.

Fluke Fly - Aug Fly tyingAug 10 Fluke Fly - Aug Fly tying

Greg Foy, Instructor – Fluke Fly is a jig to target Black Bass and Sunfish

Foam Run CaddisSep 14 Foam Run Caddis

A simple great drive fly pattern for this month.

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Fishout Schedule – May 2022

mobile scrollable table 

EVENT NAME EVENT DATE SPECIES FISH MASTER
Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022July 24, 2022 - July 28, 2022Dorado, Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail & Sailfish Rich Hughett
Manresa BeachAugust 06, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers TBD
Alaska Trip – 2022August 13, 2022 - August 21, 2022Rainbow, Salmon and Dolly Varden Roy Gunter
Palm BeachSeptember 03, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)September 24, 2022 - October 08, 2022Trout John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515
Rio Del Mar BeachOctober 01, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023March 26, 2023 - April 01, 2023Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Mike White - (831) 706-5556

Jul 24 : Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022


Loreto Fly Fishing Trip - 2022
(Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Sign Up Now! Experience a new HIGH! Fish for Dorado, and many other salt-water fish, including Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail and Sailfish on a fly! Join the group going to Loreto in Baja from Sunday, July 24th through Thursday, July 28th. This trip includes:

  • Four nights at the beautiful Hotel La Mision, on the water-front next to Loreto Harbor.
  • Three days of fishing on 24-foot Super Pangas.
  • Ground transfers and fishing licenses.

It does not include meals, because there are some nice restaurants (A lot of fresh seafood!) in town or if you prefer, eat at the hotel, where they will cook your catch.

The fishing day starts around 6:00 a.m. and we usually get back to the harbor between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing from the beach, having a cool drink in the pool, exploring Loreto, or just sitting around telling some tall fish stories. And, you will have many exciting moments on the Sea of Cortez to talk about.

The approximate cost for everything but meals and airfare is: $950.00 per person (double occupancy). Interested? Please contact Rich Hughett, 831-757-5709, for all the details. You will need to book airline flights* as soon as possible. No advance payment needed.

*Southwest Airlines from San Jose and Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Loreto. Rich will help with your airline reservations



Aug 06 : Manresa Beach



Manresa State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: TBD

Target Species: Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Aug 13 : Alaska Trip – 2022


Alaska Trip - 2022
Eagle Landing Resort, Alaska (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Roy Gunter

Fish the Kenai River and nearby streams on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska on Saturday August 13, 2022 through Sunday August 21, 2022 with Roy Gunter (Tel. 831-809-0316; email rgunteriii@yahoo.com). The fishout Includes the following:

  • lodging in the River Front Cabin at Eagle Landing Resort in Cooper Landing (www.eaglelandingresort.net/cabins);
  • all meals cooked by Roy at the cabin;
  • large rented SUV; and
  • 3 guided boat trips down the Kenai River Canyon to Skilak Lake delta.

We are primarily targeting rainbow and dolly varden trout by wading and fly fishing with salmon egg flies/beads, but catch a lot of salmon along with the trout. Recommend 6 wt 10′ rod, but 7-8 wt 9′ or 10′ rods are OK. If you want to keep the entire cost of the trip under $2,000, including airfare and all other expenses, then obtaining an Alaska Airlines credit card to book trip on miles is highly recommended. I have booked my direct flights on Alaska Airlines from San Francisco to Anchorage as follows: Flight 707 leaving San Francisco at 8:15 AM 8/13/22 arriving 11:15 AM and Flight 1487 leaving Anchorage at 11:59 AM 8/21/22 arriving in San Francisco at 6:35 PM. Other club members that have fished with me in Alaska include Mark Traugott, Bob Monoco, Bob Garbarino, Harry Petrakis, Gil Santos, Keith Munger and Don Foskett. Michael DiCiano also has a lot of experience fishing the Kenai River. Anyone interested should contact any of these individuals for an unbiased report. I have fished Alaska’s inland fresh waters for trout almost every year since 1991. If you can hike to a river from a highway around the Kenai River or near the towns of Talkeetna and Seward, then I have probably been there. There are spots for 3 fishermen who have been vaccinated for Covid. If interested, please contact Roy to chat about the trip.

Contact: Roy Gunter 831 809 0316 rgunteriii@yahoo.com email is best.



Sep 03 : Palm Beach



Palm State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:20 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop

sambishop@totlcom.com  831-274-4024



Sep 24 : Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)


Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)
Mammoth Lakes (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515

Dates:  This fishout will take place over two consecutive one-week periods. You may sign up for one or both weeks. Week 1: Sept  24 – Oct 1 (3 spots still open).       Week 2: Oct 1 – Oct 8. (FULL)

Location: The town of Mammoth Lakes is located on the eastern side of the Sierra, 6 or 7 hours drive from Santa Cruz. There are many lakes and streams in the area to fish.

General: We will be staying in condominiums in the town of Mammoth Lakes. Condo has a lovely hot tub, so bring your suit. Two people per bedroom. Most people bring a sleeping bag to share king size bed or a pad and sleeping bag to sleep on floor. A private room option is possible at an increased fee.

Cost:  Shared single:  $375/wk, $750/2 wks,   Private room:  $750/wk,  $1,290/2 wks.   Dinner guests:  $15/meal

Food Preparation: Breakfast and lunch items will be purchased by the fishmaster ahead of time. Each person will be assigned a Kitchen Day. On that day, tasks will include setting out breakfast and lunch items, store unused food, and preparing the evening meal and clean up afterwards.

SignUps: Call John Cook letting him know which week or both or private room up to May 1st.

Covid Issues: TBD



Oct 01 : Rio Del Mar Beach



Rio Del Mar Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:45 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Mar 26 : Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023



Pyramid Lake (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Mike White - (831) 706-5556

NEEDS TO BE UPDATED WITH 2023 INFO.

The Pyramid Lake trip is one of the best-attended fishouts the club has, and for a good reason. Lahontan Cutthroat Trout cruise parallel to the shore in easy casting distance from shore. Cost for the week including meals and lodging and is around $300+ per person depending on the number in attendance. You need not fish all six days as there may be openings (usually later in the week.) Contact Mike for more details (831) 706-5556, to check on openings, or be put on a waiting list. First come first served.

You can also make your own arrangements either by bringing your own RV (Pyramid Lake Lodge has hook-ups and sells permits to park on the any of the beaches along the lake) or staying in Reno. Reno is 45 minutes away. Call Pyramid Lake Lodge to inquire about last minute cancellations in their cabins as well (775) 476-0400 and check out their website to see what the cabins look like at www.pyramidlakelodge.com. The General Store in Sutcliff offers meals on selected nights only to those who call in before 2:00 PM. Check at the General Store for details.

Equipment: 6-9 weight rods with hi-speed, hi-D shooting heads or fast sink integrated lines to fish the bottom in 6 to 9 feet of water, and a floating line for indicator fishing. You should bring a stripping basket and a ladder that will accommodate it. A ladder helps to get you up out of the cold water and enable you to cast out to where the fish are. You can still catch fish without one but not with near as much consistency.

Flies: Woolly buggers in black, white, purple, olive, midge, caddis and mayfly nymphs to name a few. If as in years past the Confab in February is offering the opportunity to see how some of the best Pyramid patterns are made plan to attend and bring a vise and tie some yourself. Flies may also available from club member Jim Hall who ties some very good flies specific to Pyramid cutthroat as well as other species at reasonable cost. His number is (831) 713-6835. There is a general store with provisions as well as tackle and an assortment of flies.

How to get there: Take US 80 to Reno-Sparks, take the Pyramid Blvd. off ramp and go north about 35 miles. Crosby Lodge is at Sutcliff, near the Ranger Station.

 If you have any questions about equipment or how to get there, check the “Gearing up” columns in the March 2007-2009 archives on our great club website, or call Mike White at (831) 706-5556. 

If you are considering going to Pyramid again this year with the club and you have not already done so, please contact the person who is booking the trailer you stayed in last year. Trailer-masters, if your trailer has gaps or cancellations, you can call Mike so he can pass the names of members who don’t have lodging to fill the empty spots. 

Fishing, Camping, and New Ladder Regulation:

Fishing and camping permits can be purchased online prior to the fish-out. We would highly recommend doing this. Go to www.plpt.nsn.us to obtain your licenses. There is also an RV Park available at (775) 476-1155.

As with any great fishery there are always a long list of rules and regulations. We would recommend you review them on the website above. Suffice to say those of us who have been going to Pyramid Lake for many years are a good source of information as well. We will help inform and guide all newcomers.  15.6 USE OF LADDERS, ETC. Any ladders, milk crates, boxes or other objects used in the water as a fishing aid must be occupied or closely attended (i.e. remain in the area) by fishermen at all times. Any person who leaves such objects unoccupied in the water for more than one hour will be deemed guilty of littering. 15.6.1 Fishing aids described above must have a permanent tag affixed that has the name, address, and phone number of the owner of the fishing aid. If the permitted angler using the fishing aid is not the owner, the owner will be the responsible party for any infractions by the permitted angler. 

This year we have five trailers reserved. (6,7,8,9, and 10) As of September 1st 2021 we have 5 openings available. These openings will fill up quickly, so contact Mike immediately at (831) 706-5556. Last year was an incredible experience with many fish over 15 lbs brought to the net. If you cannot commit early and make it into one of our reserved trailers you can always make your own arrangements by contacting the Pyramid Lake Lodge at (775) 476-0400.

Mike White (831) 706-5556, lumberguy73@hotmail.com

NOTE: Due to insurance regulations, all attendees must be paid up members of Santa Cruz Fly fishermen, so get your membership paid up if you haven’t done so yet.

 



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April Speaker


Apr 06 6:30 PM : Gordon Tharrett – Fishing the Green river in Utah

Gordon Tharrett -  Fishing the Green river in Utah

Gordon Tharrett started fly fishing at 8 years old at his childhood home in the Adirondacks. At age 18 he started guiding, and over the years his resume includes guiding fishing, hunting, and climbing. Fishing has taken Gordon all over the world including New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Canada, and Alaska.

In 1993 after a long season of guiding in Alaska and fishing his way down the west coast, Gordon ended up in Utah fishing the Green River. In his words,

That one float down the Green was all it took to make me not go anywhere else.  I thought to myself this is the best Dry Fly River I have ever seen!

and he’s been there ever since. Gordon spent 15 years guiding with Trout Creek Flies acquiring the fly shop in 2012. In 2015 Gordon went back to guiding starting On The Fly Utah, and the fish keep coming to the net.

 

Gordon Tharrett
On The Fly
Email: ontheflyutah@aol.com
Website: ontheflyutah.com
801-541-4113
http//www.wildlife.utah.gov/ for licensing



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April Fly tying – Green Drake


Apr 13 6:30 PM : Green Drake

Green Drake

Green drakes are a mayfly that hatches out in June and early July in the western United States. We will be tying the adult version. This is a large mayfly and should work well via zoom. And for you who are new to our fly tying classes, all materials except for thread are provided for the class which is free. 6/0 thread will be used in this class. If you need to borrow tools vise and or thread, that can be made available to you. Beginners are always welcome, but need a little instruction ahead of time via FaceTime.  Call to sign up and a packet of materials will be put at my front door for you. 831-688-1561



Future tying classes. Dates and subject may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Monthly Speaker Date Excerpt
CricketMay 11 Cricket

– dry fly for trout – streams and rivers thought the West – black 6/0 thread

Dali LamaJun 08 Dali Lama

John Steele, Instructore – The Dali Lama is our go to fly on the Tsiu for silver salmon.

Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs - JULY  Fly tyingJul 13 Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs - JULY Fly tying

Dar Naghshineh, Instructor – Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs is primarily for trout, but also black bass.

Fluke Fly - Aug Fly tyingAug 10 Fluke Fly - Aug Fly tying

Greg Foy, Instructor – Fluke Fly is a jig to target Black Bass and Sunfish

Foam Run CaddisSep 14 Foam Run Caddis

A simple great drive fly pattern for this month.

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April Fishout Schedule

mobile scrollable table 

EVENT NAME EVENT DATE SPECIES FISH MASTER
Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022July 24, 2022 - July 28, 2022Dorado, Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail & Sailfish Rich Hughett
Manresa BeachAugust 06, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers TBD
Alaska Trip – 2022August 13, 2022 - August 21, 2022Rainbow, Salmon and Dolly Varden Roy Gunter
Palm BeachSeptember 03, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)September 24, 2022 - October 08, 2022Trout John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515
Rio Del Mar BeachOctober 01, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023March 26, 2023 - April 01, 2023Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Mike White - (831) 706-5556

Jul 24 : Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022


Loreto Fly Fishing Trip - 2022
(Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Sign Up Now! Experience a new HIGH! Fish for Dorado, and many other salt-water fish, including Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail and Sailfish on a fly! Join the group going to Loreto in Baja from Sunday, July 24th through Thursday, July 28th. This trip includes:

  • Four nights at the beautiful Hotel La Mision, on the water-front next to Loreto Harbor.
  • Three days of fishing on 24-foot Super Pangas.
  • Ground transfers and fishing licenses.

It does not include meals, because there are some nice restaurants (A lot of fresh seafood!) in town or if you prefer, eat at the hotel, where they will cook your catch.

The fishing day starts around 6:00 a.m. and we usually get back to the harbor between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing from the beach, having a cool drink in the pool, exploring Loreto, or just sitting around telling some tall fish stories. And, you will have many exciting moments on the Sea of Cortez to talk about.

The approximate cost for everything but meals and airfare is: $950.00 per person (double occupancy). Interested? Please contact Rich Hughett, 831-757-5709, for all the details. You will need to book airline flights* as soon as possible. No advance payment needed.

*Southwest Airlines from San Jose and Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Loreto. Rich will help with your airline reservations



Aug 06 : Manresa Beach



Manresa State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: TBD

Target Species: Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Aug 13 : Alaska Trip – 2022


Alaska Trip - 2022
Eagle Landing Resort, Alaska (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Roy Gunter

Fish the Kenai River and nearby streams on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska on Saturday August 13, 2022 through Sunday August 21, 2022 with Roy Gunter (Tel. 831-809-0316; email rgunteriii@yahoo.com). The fishout Includes the following:

  • lodging in the River Front Cabin at Eagle Landing Resort in Cooper Landing (www.eaglelandingresort.net/cabins);
  • all meals cooked by Roy at the cabin;
  • large rented SUV; and
  • 3 guided boat trips down the Kenai River Canyon to Skilak Lake delta.

We are primarily targeting rainbow and dolly varden trout by wading and fly fishing with salmon egg flies/beads, but catch a lot of salmon along with the trout. Recommend 6 wt 10′ rod, but 7-8 wt 9′ or 10′ rods are OK. If you want to keep the entire cost of the trip under $2,000, including airfare and all other expenses, then obtaining an Alaska Airlines credit card to book trip on miles is highly recommended. I have booked my direct flights on Alaska Airlines from San Francisco to Anchorage as follows: Flight 707 leaving San Francisco at 8:15 AM 8/13/22 arriving 11:15 AM and Flight 1487 leaving Anchorage at 11:59 AM 8/21/22 arriving in San Francisco at 6:35 PM. Other club members that have fished with me in Alaska include Mark Traugott, Bob Monoco, Bob Garbarino, Harry Petrakis, Gil Santos, Keith Munger and Don Foskett. Michael DiCiano also has a lot of experience fishing the Kenai River. Anyone interested should contact any of these individuals for an unbiased report. I have fished Alaska’s inland fresh waters for trout almost every year since 1991. If you can hike to a river from a highway around the Kenai River or near the towns of Talkeetna and Seward, then I have probably been there. There are spots for 3 fishermen who have been vaccinated for Covid. If interested, please contact Roy to chat about the trip.

Contact: Roy Gunter 831 809 0316 rgunteriii@yahoo.com email is best.



Sep 03 : Palm Beach



Palm State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:20 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop

sambishop@totlcom.com  831-274-4024



Sep 24 : Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)


Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)
Mammoth Lakes (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515

Dates:  This fishout will take place over two consecutive one-week periods. You may sign up for one or both weeks. Week 1: Sept  24 – Oct 1 (3 spots still open).       Week 2: Oct 1 – Oct 8. (FULL)

Location: The town of Mammoth Lakes is located on the eastern side of the Sierra, 6 or 7 hours drive from Santa Cruz. There are many lakes and streams in the area to fish.

General: We will be staying in condominiums in the town of Mammoth Lakes. Condo has a lovely hot tub, so bring your suit. Two people per bedroom. Most people bring a sleeping bag to share king size bed or a pad and sleeping bag to sleep on floor. A private room option is possible at an increased fee.

Cost:  Shared single:  $375/wk, $750/2 wks,   Private room:  $750/wk,  $1,290/2 wks.   Dinner guests:  $15/meal

Food Preparation: Breakfast and lunch items will be purchased by the fishmaster ahead of time. Each person will be assigned a Kitchen Day. On that day, tasks will include setting out breakfast and lunch items, store unused food, and preparing the evening meal and clean up afterwards.

SignUps: Call John Cook letting him know which week or both or private room up to May 1st.

Covid Issues: TBD



Oct 01 : Rio Del Mar Beach



Rio Del Mar Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:45 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Mar 26 : Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023



Pyramid Lake (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Mike White - (831) 706-5556

NEEDS TO BE UPDATED WITH 2023 INFO.

The Pyramid Lake trip is one of the best-attended fishouts the club has, and for a good reason. Lahontan Cutthroat Trout cruise parallel to the shore in easy casting distance from shore. Cost for the week including meals and lodging and is around $300+ per person depending on the number in attendance. You need not fish all six days as there may be openings (usually later in the week.) Contact Mike for more details (831) 706-5556, to check on openings, or be put on a waiting list. First come first served.

You can also make your own arrangements either by bringing your own RV (Pyramid Lake Lodge has hook-ups and sells permits to park on the any of the beaches along the lake) or staying in Reno. Reno is 45 minutes away. Call Pyramid Lake Lodge to inquire about last minute cancellations in their cabins as well (775) 476-0400 and check out their website to see what the cabins look like at www.pyramidlakelodge.com. The General Store in Sutcliff offers meals on selected nights only to those who call in before 2:00 PM. Check at the General Store for details.

Equipment: 6-9 weight rods with hi-speed, hi-D shooting heads or fast sink integrated lines to fish the bottom in 6 to 9 feet of water, and a floating line for indicator fishing. You should bring a stripping basket and a ladder that will accommodate it. A ladder helps to get you up out of the cold water and enable you to cast out to where the fish are. You can still catch fish without one but not with near as much consistency.

Flies: Woolly buggers in black, white, purple, olive, midge, caddis and mayfly nymphs to name a few. If as in years past the Confab in February is offering the opportunity to see how some of the best Pyramid patterns are made plan to attend and bring a vise and tie some yourself. Flies may also available from club member Jim Hall who ties some very good flies specific to Pyramid cutthroat as well as other species at reasonable cost. His number is (831) 713-6835. There is a general store with provisions as well as tackle and an assortment of flies.

How to get there: Take US 80 to Reno-Sparks, take the Pyramid Blvd. off ramp and go north about 35 miles. Crosby Lodge is at Sutcliff, near the Ranger Station.

 If you have any questions about equipment or how to get there, check the “Gearing up” columns in the March 2007-2009 archives on our great club website, or call Mike White at (831) 706-5556. 

If you are considering going to Pyramid again this year with the club and you have not already done so, please contact the person who is booking the trailer you stayed in last year. Trailer-masters, if your trailer has gaps or cancellations, you can call Mike so he can pass the names of members who don’t have lodging to fill the empty spots. 

Fishing, Camping, and New Ladder Regulation:

Fishing and camping permits can be purchased online prior to the fish-out. We would highly recommend doing this. Go to www.plpt.nsn.us to obtain your licenses. There is also an RV Park available at (775) 476-1155.

As with any great fishery there are always a long list of rules and regulations. We would recommend you review them on the website above. Suffice to say those of us who have been going to Pyramid Lake for many years are a good source of information as well. We will help inform and guide all newcomers.  15.6 USE OF LADDERS, ETC. Any ladders, milk crates, boxes or other objects used in the water as a fishing aid must be occupied or closely attended (i.e. remain in the area) by fishermen at all times. Any person who leaves such objects unoccupied in the water for more than one hour will be deemed guilty of littering. 15.6.1 Fishing aids described above must have a permanent tag affixed that has the name, address, and phone number of the owner of the fishing aid. If the permitted angler using the fishing aid is not the owner, the owner will be the responsible party for any infractions by the permitted angler. 

This year we have five trailers reserved. (6,7,8,9, and 10) As of September 1st 2021 we have 5 openings available. These openings will fill up quickly, so contact Mike immediately at (831) 706-5556. Last year was an incredible experience with many fish over 15 lbs brought to the net. If you cannot commit early and make it into one of our reserved trailers you can always make your own arrangements by contacting the Pyramid Lake Lodge at (775) 476-0400.

Mike White (831) 706-5556, lumberguy73@hotmail.com

NOTE: Due to insurance regulations, all attendees must be paid up members of Santa Cruz Fly fishermen, so get your membership paid up if you haven’t done so yet.

 



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Fisheries of the Central Coast & Iceland with Dagur Guðmundsson


The March Meeting will be both in-person and on Zoom. Doors at the Aptos Grange will be open by 6:00 pm while we set up and test the system. The Zoom meeting will start by 6:30 pm, the link is here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83842895848




Fisheries of the Central Coast & Iceland with Dagur Guðmundsson

Dagur Gudmundsson was born and raised on the wind-swept rock of Iceland, where he grew up chasing everything from arctic char and ice age brown trout to Atlantic cod and pollock. During his teenage years, he moved to the Central Coast of California where the fishing is quite different from the cold waters of Iceland.

 

When he was 18, Dagur started guiding at the world-class salmon river West Rangá, which in addition to having some of the most prolific Atlantic salmon fishing in the world, also has huge native brown trout in its upper reaches.

In between spending his summers guiding in Iceland, Dagur attended California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, where he acquainted himself with the local fisheries through lots of trial and error. He recently started a fly fishing guide service in San Luis Obispo with a focus on the area’s overlooked fisheries when it comes to fly fishing, such as bass, carp, and surf perch. Dagur also ties and sells flies, is a regular contributor to California Fly Fisher magazine, and teaches clinics on carp and bass through the Central Coast Fly Fishing fly shop in Carmel.



Future Speakers. Dates and speakers may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Monthly Speaker Date Excerpt
Gordon Tharrett -  Fishing the Green river in UtahApr 06 Gordon Tharrett - Fishing the Green river in Utah
May 04 Virtual Speaker: Fly fishing for Corbina with Al Q
Jun 01 Striper Fishing on the Lower Sac with Hogan Brown

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2 Day Popper class


Mar 12 12:00 PM & March 13 Class

& March 13 Class

We will be making poppers so that we can go for those big mouthed bass. In the past the class has spanned over 2 days and involved lots of paints, epoxies, glues, solutions, along with various other supplies. It is not reasonable to assume that everyone would have everything that would be needed to craft these beauties, and not practical via Zoom. In order to not miss out this year, a simplified method has been devised which will give everyone reasonable and useful poppers. The only thing you will need to complete your popper fly is clear nail polish and Supper Glue or equivalent. If you have 30 min epoxi, a variety of acrylic paints and rubbing alcohol, your finished fly will be more like the ones we usually craft. Some lead time for prepping and putting supplies together will be needed.  So please sign up soon but no later than Mar. 5th. It will still be a 2 day class, but fewer hours than usual. We’ll start at noon. Allow 2-3 hours each day. You beginners to fly tying should feel comfortable doing this class. As always, the class is free and materials provided. Very strong thread, any color, such as flat waxed nylon or monocord will be needed. If you need thread, or tools and vise if you are a beginner, the club can loan them to you. Materials , directions and tips for bass fishing will bagged for you to be picked up at my door. Call me to sign up @ (831)688-1561



Future tying classes. Dates and subject may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Monthly Speaker Date Excerpt
Green DrakeApr 13 Green Drake
CricketMay 11 Cricket
Dali LamaJun 08 Dali Lama
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March Fishout Schedule

mobile scrollable table 

EVENT NAME EVENT DATE SPECIES FISH MASTER
Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022July 24, 2022 - July 28, 2022Dorado, Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail & Sailfish Rich Hughett
Manresa BeachAugust 06, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers TBD
Alaska Trip – 2022August 13, 2022 - August 21, 2022Rainbow, Salmon and Dolly Varden Roy Gunter
Palm BeachSeptember 03, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)September 24, 2022 - October 08, 2022Trout John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515
Rio Del Mar BeachOctober 01, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023March 26, 2023 - April 01, 2023Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Mike White - (831) 706-5556

Jul 24 : Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022


Loreto Fly Fishing Trip - 2022
(Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Sign Up Now! Experience a new HIGH! Fish for Dorado, and many other salt-water fish, including Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail and Sailfish on a fly! Join the group going to Loreto in Baja from Sunday, July 24th through Thursday, July 28th. This trip includes:

  • Four nights at the beautiful Hotel La Mision, on the water-front next to Loreto Harbor.
  • Three days of fishing on 24-foot Super Pangas.
  • Ground transfers and fishing licenses.

It does not include meals, because there are some nice restaurants (A lot of fresh seafood!) in town or if you prefer, eat at the hotel, where they will cook your catch.

The fishing day starts around 6:00 a.m. and we usually get back to the harbor between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing from the beach, having a cool drink in the pool, exploring Loreto, or just sitting around telling some tall fish stories. And, you will have many exciting moments on the Sea of Cortez to talk about.

The approximate cost for everything but meals and airfare is: $950.00 per person (double occupancy). Interested? Please contact Rich Hughett, 831-757-5709, for all the details. You will need to book airline flights* as soon as possible. No advance payment needed.

*Southwest Airlines from San Jose and Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Loreto. Rich will help with your airline reservations



Aug 06 : Manresa Beach



Manresa State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: TBD

Target Species: Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Aug 13 : Alaska Trip – 2022


Alaska Trip - 2022
Eagle Landing Resort, Alaska (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Roy Gunter

Fish the Kenai River and nearby streams on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska on Saturday August 13, 2022 through Sunday August 21, 2022 with Roy Gunter (Tel. 831-809-0316; email rgunteriii@yahoo.com). The fishout Includes the following:

  • lodging in the River Front Cabin at Eagle Landing Resort in Cooper Landing (www.eaglelandingresort.net/cabins);
  • all meals cooked by Roy at the cabin;
  • large rented SUV; and
  • 3 guided boat trips down the Kenai River Canyon to Skilak Lake delta.

We are primarily targeting rainbow and dolly varden trout by wading and fly fishing with salmon egg flies/beads, but catch a lot of salmon along with the trout. Recommend 6 wt 10′ rod, but 7-8 wt 9′ or 10′ rods are OK. If you want to keep the entire cost of the trip under $2,000, including airfare and all other expenses, then obtaining an Alaska Airlines credit card to book trip on miles is highly recommended. I have booked my direct flights on Alaska Airlines from San Francisco to Anchorage as follows: Flight 707 leaving San Francisco at 8:15 AM 8/13/22 arriving 11:15 AM and Flight 1487 leaving Anchorage at 11:59 AM 8/21/22 arriving in San Francisco at 6:35 PM. Other club members that have fished with me in Alaska include Mark Traugott, Bob Monoco, Bob Garbarino, Harry Petrakis, Gil Santos, Keith Munger and Don Foskett. Michael DiCiano also has a lot of experience fishing the Kenai River. Anyone interested should contact any of these individuals for an unbiased report. I have fished Alaska’s inland fresh waters for trout almost every year since 1991. If you can hike to a river from a highway around the Kenai River or near the towns of Talkeetna and Seward, then I have probably been there. There are spots for 3 fishermen who have been vaccinated for Covid. If interested, please contact Roy to chat about the trip.

Contact: Roy Gunter 831 809 0316 rgunteriii@yahoo.com email is best.



Sep 03 : Palm Beach



Palm State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:20 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop

sambishop@totlcom.com  831-274-4024



Sep 24 : Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)


Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)
Mammoth Lakes (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515

Dates:  This fishout will take place over two consecutive one-week periods. You may sign up for one or both weeks. Week 1: Sept  24 – Oct 1 (3 spots still open).       Week 2: Oct 1 – Oct 8. (FULL)

Location: The town of Mammoth Lakes is located on the eastern side of the Sierra, 6 or 7 hours drive from Santa Cruz. There are many lakes and streams in the area to fish.

General: We will be staying in condominiums in the town of Mammoth Lakes. Condo has a lovely hot tub, so bring your suit. Two people per bedroom. Most people bring a sleeping bag to share king size bed or a pad and sleeping bag to sleep on floor. A private room option is possible at an increased fee.

Cost:  Shared single:  $375/wk, $750/2 wks,   Private room:  $750/wk,  $1,290/2 wks.   Dinner guests:  $15/meal

Food Preparation: Breakfast and lunch items will be purchased by the fishmaster ahead of time. Each person will be assigned a Kitchen Day. On that day, tasks will include setting out breakfast and lunch items, store unused food, and preparing the evening meal and clean up afterwards.

SignUps: Call John Cook letting him know which week or both or private room up to May 1st.

Covid Issues: TBD



Oct 01 : Rio Del Mar Beach



Rio Del Mar Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:45 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Mar 26 : Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023



Pyramid Lake (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Mike White - (831) 706-5556

NEEDS TO BE UPDATED WITH 2023 INFO.

The Pyramid Lake trip is one of the best-attended fishouts the club has, and for a good reason. Lahontan Cutthroat Trout cruise parallel to the shore in easy casting distance from shore. Cost for the week including meals and lodging and is around $300+ per person depending on the number in attendance. You need not fish all six days as there may be openings (usually later in the week.) Contact Mike for more details (831) 706-5556, to check on openings, or be put on a waiting list. First come first served.

You can also make your own arrangements either by bringing your own RV (Pyramid Lake Lodge has hook-ups and sells permits to park on the any of the beaches along the lake) or staying in Reno. Reno is 45 minutes away. Call Pyramid Lake Lodge to inquire about last minute cancellations in their cabins as well (775) 476-0400 and check out their website to see what the cabins look like at www.pyramidlakelodge.com. The General Store in Sutcliff offers meals on selected nights only to those who call in before 2:00 PM. Check at the General Store for details.

Equipment: 6-9 weight rods with hi-speed, hi-D shooting heads or fast sink integrated lines to fish the bottom in 6 to 9 feet of water, and a floating line for indicator fishing. You should bring a stripping basket and a ladder that will accommodate it. A ladder helps to get you up out of the cold water and enable you to cast out to where the fish are. You can still catch fish without one but not with near as much consistency.

Flies: Woolly buggers in black, white, purple, olive, midge, caddis and mayfly nymphs to name a few. If as in years past the Confab in February is offering the opportunity to see how some of the best Pyramid patterns are made plan to attend and bring a vise and tie some yourself. Flies may also available from club member Jim Hall who ties some very good flies specific to Pyramid cutthroat as well as other species at reasonable cost. His number is (831) 713-6835. There is a general store with provisions as well as tackle and an assortment of flies.

How to get there: Take US 80 to Reno-Sparks, take the Pyramid Blvd. off ramp and go north about 35 miles. Crosby Lodge is at Sutcliff, near the Ranger Station.

 If you have any questions about equipment or how to get there, check the “Gearing up” columns in the March 2007-2009 archives on our great club website, or call Mike White at (831) 706-5556. 

If you are considering going to Pyramid again this year with the club and you have not already done so, please contact the person who is booking the trailer you stayed in last year. Trailer-masters, if your trailer has gaps or cancellations, you can call Mike so he can pass the names of members who don’t have lodging to fill the empty spots. 

Fishing, Camping, and New Ladder Regulation:

Fishing and camping permits can be purchased online prior to the fish-out. We would highly recommend doing this. Go to www.plpt.nsn.us to obtain your licenses. There is also an RV Park available at (775) 476-1155.

As with any great fishery there are always a long list of rules and regulations. We would recommend you review them on the website above. Suffice to say those of us who have been going to Pyramid Lake for many years are a good source of information as well. We will help inform and guide all newcomers.  15.6 USE OF LADDERS, ETC. Any ladders, milk crates, boxes or other objects used in the water as a fishing aid must be occupied or closely attended (i.e. remain in the area) by fishermen at all times. Any person who leaves such objects unoccupied in the water for more than one hour will be deemed guilty of littering. 15.6.1 Fishing aids described above must have a permanent tag affixed that has the name, address, and phone number of the owner of the fishing aid. If the permitted angler using the fishing aid is not the owner, the owner will be the responsible party for any infractions by the permitted angler. 

This year we have five trailers reserved. (6,7,8,9, and 10) As of September 1st 2021 we have 5 openings available. These openings will fill up quickly, so contact Mike immediately at (831) 706-5556. Last year was an incredible experience with many fish over 15 lbs brought to the net. If you cannot commit early and make it into one of our reserved trailers you can always make your own arrangements by contacting the Pyramid Lake Lodge at (775) 476-0400.

Mike White (831) 706-5556, lumberguy73@hotmail.com

NOTE: Due to insurance regulations, all attendees must be paid up members of Santa Cruz Fly fishermen, so get your membership paid up if you haven’t done so yet.

 



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Katie Kobayashi – Steelhead research and impact of the CZU fire



Steelhead research and the impact of the CZU fire with Katie Kobayashi

Katie’s passions for science and the outdoors first collided as a college student at UC Berkeley, where her studies took her to extraordinary field sites ranging from the crystal clear South Fork Eel River to the tropical streams of French Polynesia.

 

She quickly became motivated to apply her research experience to the salmon- and trout-bearing streams she had explored on fly fishing trips with her father. After graduating, Katie began working for the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center—contributing to research and monitoring efforts for endangered/threatened coho salmon and steelhead trout across Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties.

 

Katie began her PhD with the NOAA/UCSC Fisheries Collaborative Program in 2016. Her research examines the evolutionary differences between steelhead and rainbow trout (O. mykiss), their role in stream food webs, and the effects of escalating wildfire regimes on these dynamics. She manages a highly collaborative research project in Scott Creek (Santa Cruz County, CA), working with academic, agency, and NGO partners to draw connections between natural history, evolutionary ecology, and fisheries management.

Katie strives to communicate her research to both academic and local communities through her teaching, writing, and art. She is currently a graduate fellow with California Sea  Grant and UCSC’s Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning.

 



Future Speakers. Dates and speakers may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Monthly Speaker Date Excerpt
Fisheries of the Central Coast & Iceland with Dagur GuðmundssonMar 02 Fisheries of the Central Coast & Iceland with Dagur Guðmundsson
Gordon Tharrett -  Fishing the Green river in UtahApr 06 Gordon Tharrett - Fishing the Green river in Utah

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Surf Percher – Feb2022




Surf Percher

As the surf is just outside our back doors and Sam will be having club Fishouts in the surf before too long, we will be tying a fly to use for that endeavor. For you beginners this will be an easy fly. We will be using 6/0 red thread. The club has tools, vises and thread to borrow if you need them. There is no charge for the class and materials are provided. Give me a call to sign up and I’ll prepare a bag of materials and instructions for you, and put them at my front door. (831)688-1561




& March 13 Class

We will be making poppers so that we can go for those big mouthed bass. In the past the class has spanned over 2 days and involved lots of paints, epoxies, glues, solutions, along with various other supplies. It is not reasonable to assume that everyone would have everything that would be needed to craft these beauties, and not practical via Zoom. In order to not miss out this year, a simplified method has been devised which will give everyone reasonable and useful poppers. The only thing you will need to complete your popper fly is clear nail polish and Supper Glue or equivalent. If you have 30 min epoxi, a variety of acrylic paints and rubbing alcohol, your finished fly will be more like the ones we usually craft. Some lead time for prepping and putting supplies together will be needed.  So please sign up soon but no later than Mar. 5th. It will still be a 2 day class, but fewer hours than usual. We’ll start at noon. Allow 2-3 hours each day. You beginners to fly tying should feel comfortable doing this class. As always, the class is free and materials provided. Very strong thread, any color, such as flat waxed nylon or monocord will be needed. If you need thread, or tools and vise if you are a beginner, the club can loan them to you. Materials , directions and tips for bass fishing will bagged for you to be picked up at my door. Call me to sign up @ (831)688-1561



Future tying classes. Dates and subject may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Image Date Fly Name
& March 13 ClassMar 12 & March 13 Class
Green DrakeApr 13 Green Drake
CricketMay 11 Cricket
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Fishout Schedule

mobile scrollable table 

EVENT NAME EVENT DATE SPECIES FISH MASTER
Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022July 24, 2022 - July 28, 2022Dorado, Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail & Sailfish Rich Hughett
Manresa BeachAugust 06, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers TBD
Alaska Trip – 2022August 13, 2022 - August 21, 2022Rainbow, Salmon and Dolly Varden Roy Gunter
Palm BeachSeptember 03, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)September 24, 2022 - October 08, 2022Trout John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515
Rio Del Mar BeachOctober 01, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023March 26, 2023 - April 01, 2023Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Mike White - (831) 706-5556

Jul 24 : Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022


Loreto Fly Fishing Trip - 2022
(Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Sign Up Now! Experience a new HIGH! Fish for Dorado, and many other salt-water fish, including Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail and Sailfish on a fly! Join the group going to Loreto in Baja from Sunday, July 24th through Thursday, July 28th. This trip includes:

  • Four nights at the beautiful Hotel La Mision, on the water-front next to Loreto Harbor.
  • Three days of fishing on 24-foot Super Pangas.
  • Ground transfers and fishing licenses.

It does not include meals, because there are some nice restaurants (A lot of fresh seafood!) in town or if you prefer, eat at the hotel, where they will cook your catch.

The fishing day starts around 6:00 a.m. and we usually get back to the harbor between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing from the beach, having a cool drink in the pool, exploring Loreto, or just sitting around telling some tall fish stories. And, you will have many exciting moments on the Sea of Cortez to talk about.

The approximate cost for everything but meals and airfare is: $950.00 per person (double occupancy). Interested? Please contact Rich Hughett, 831-757-5709, for all the details. You will need to book airline flights* as soon as possible. No advance payment needed.

*Southwest Airlines from San Jose and Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Loreto. Rich will help with your airline reservations



Aug 06 : Manresa Beach



Manresa State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: TBD

Target Species: Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Aug 13 : Alaska Trip – 2022


Alaska Trip - 2022
Eagle Landing Resort, Alaska (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Roy Gunter

Fish the Kenai River and nearby streams on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska on Saturday August 13, 2022 through Sunday August 21, 2022 with Roy Gunter (Tel. 831-809-0316; email rgunteriii@yahoo.com). The fishout Includes the following:

  • lodging in the River Front Cabin at Eagle Landing Resort in Cooper Landing (www.eaglelandingresort.net/cabins);
  • all meals cooked by Roy at the cabin;
  • large rented SUV; and
  • 3 guided boat trips down the Kenai River Canyon to Skilak Lake delta.

We are primarily targeting rainbow and dolly varden trout by wading and fly fishing with salmon egg flies/beads, but catch a lot of salmon along with the trout. Recommend 6 wt 10′ rod, but 7-8 wt 9′ or 10′ rods are OK. If you want to keep the entire cost of the trip under $2,000, including airfare and all other expenses, then obtaining an Alaska Airlines credit card to book trip on miles is highly recommended. I have booked my direct flights on Alaska Airlines from San Francisco to Anchorage as follows: Flight 707 leaving San Francisco at 8:15 AM 8/13/22 arriving 11:15 AM and Flight 1487 leaving Anchorage at 11:59 AM 8/21/22 arriving in San Francisco at 6:35 PM. Other club members that have fished with me in Alaska include Mark Traugott, Bob Monoco, Bob Garbarino, Harry Petrakis, Gil Santos, Keith Munger and Don Foskett. Michael DiCiano also has a lot of experience fishing the Kenai River. Anyone interested should contact any of these individuals for an unbiased report. I have fished Alaska’s inland fresh waters for trout almost every year since 1991. If you can hike to a river from a highway around the Kenai River or near the towns of Talkeetna and Seward, then I have probably been there. There are spots for 3 fishermen who have been vaccinated for Covid. If interested, please contact Roy to chat about the trip.

Contact: Roy Gunter 831 809 0316 rgunteriii@yahoo.com email is best.



Sep 03 : Palm Beach



Palm State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:20 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop

sambishop@totlcom.com  831-274-4024



Sep 24 : Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)


Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)
Mammoth Lakes (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515

Dates:  This fishout will take place over two consecutive one-week periods. You may sign up for one or both weeks. Week 1: Sept  24 – Oct 1 (3 spots still open).       Week 2: Oct 1 – Oct 8. (FULL)

Location: The town of Mammoth Lakes is located on the eastern side of the Sierra, 6 or 7 hours drive from Santa Cruz. There are many lakes and streams in the area to fish.

General: We will be staying in condominiums in the town of Mammoth Lakes. Condo has a lovely hot tub, so bring your suit. Two people per bedroom. Most people bring a sleeping bag to share king size bed or a pad and sleeping bag to sleep on floor. A private room option is possible at an increased fee.

Cost:  Shared single:  $375/wk, $750/2 wks,   Private room:  $750/wk,  $1,290/2 wks.   Dinner guests:  $15/meal

Food Preparation: Breakfast and lunch items will be purchased by the fishmaster ahead of time. Each person will be assigned a Kitchen Day. On that day, tasks will include setting out breakfast and lunch items, store unused food, and preparing the evening meal and clean up afterwards.

SignUps: Call John Cook letting him know which week or both or private room up to May 1st.

Covid Issues: TBD



Oct 01 : Rio Del Mar Beach



Rio Del Mar Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:45 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Mar 26 : Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023



Pyramid Lake (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Mike White - (831) 706-5556

NEEDS TO BE UPDATED WITH 2023 INFO.

The Pyramid Lake trip is one of the best-attended fishouts the club has, and for a good reason. Lahontan Cutthroat Trout cruise parallel to the shore in easy casting distance from shore. Cost for the week including meals and lodging and is around $300+ per person depending on the number in attendance. You need not fish all six days as there may be openings (usually later in the week.) Contact Mike for more details (831) 706-5556, to check on openings, or be put on a waiting list. First come first served.

You can also make your own arrangements either by bringing your own RV (Pyramid Lake Lodge has hook-ups and sells permits to park on the any of the beaches along the lake) or staying in Reno. Reno is 45 minutes away. Call Pyramid Lake Lodge to inquire about last minute cancellations in their cabins as well (775) 476-0400 and check out their website to see what the cabins look like at www.pyramidlakelodge.com. The General Store in Sutcliff offers meals on selected nights only to those who call in before 2:00 PM. Check at the General Store for details.

Equipment: 6-9 weight rods with hi-speed, hi-D shooting heads or fast sink integrated lines to fish the bottom in 6 to 9 feet of water, and a floating line for indicator fishing. You should bring a stripping basket and a ladder that will accommodate it. A ladder helps to get you up out of the cold water and enable you to cast out to where the fish are. You can still catch fish without one but not with near as much consistency.

Flies: Woolly buggers in black, white, purple, olive, midge, caddis and mayfly nymphs to name a few. If as in years past the Confab in February is offering the opportunity to see how some of the best Pyramid patterns are made plan to attend and bring a vise and tie some yourself. Flies may also available from club member Jim Hall who ties some very good flies specific to Pyramid cutthroat as well as other species at reasonable cost. His number is (831) 713-6835. There is a general store with provisions as well as tackle and an assortment of flies.

How to get there: Take US 80 to Reno-Sparks, take the Pyramid Blvd. off ramp and go north about 35 miles. Crosby Lodge is at Sutcliff, near the Ranger Station.

 If you have any questions about equipment or how to get there, check the “Gearing up” columns in the March 2007-2009 archives on our great club website, or call Mike White at (831) 706-5556. 

If you are considering going to Pyramid again this year with the club and you have not already done so, please contact the person who is booking the trailer you stayed in last year. Trailer-masters, if your trailer has gaps or cancellations, you can call Mike so he can pass the names of members who don’t have lodging to fill the empty spots. 

Fishing, Camping, and New Ladder Regulation:

Fishing and camping permits can be purchased online prior to the fish-out. We would highly recommend doing this. Go to www.plpt.nsn.us to obtain your licenses. There is also an RV Park available at (775) 476-1155.

As with any great fishery there are always a long list of rules and regulations. We would recommend you review them on the website above. Suffice to say those of us who have been going to Pyramid Lake for many years are a good source of information as well. We will help inform and guide all newcomers.  15.6 USE OF LADDERS, ETC. Any ladders, milk crates, boxes or other objects used in the water as a fishing aid must be occupied or closely attended (i.e. remain in the area) by fishermen at all times. Any person who leaves such objects unoccupied in the water for more than one hour will be deemed guilty of littering. 15.6.1 Fishing aids described above must have a permanent tag affixed that has the name, address, and phone number of the owner of the fishing aid. If the permitted angler using the fishing aid is not the owner, the owner will be the responsible party for any infractions by the permitted angler. 

This year we have five trailers reserved. (6,7,8,9, and 10) As of September 1st 2021 we have 5 openings available. These openings will fill up quickly, so contact Mike immediately at (831) 706-5556. Last year was an incredible experience with many fish over 15 lbs brought to the net. If you cannot commit early and make it into one of our reserved trailers you can always make your own arrangements by contacting the Pyramid Lake Lodge at (775) 476-0400.

Mike White (831) 706-5556, lumberguy73@hotmail.com

NOTE: Due to insurance regulations, all attendees must be paid up members of Santa Cruz Fly fishermen, so get your membership paid up if you haven’t done so yet.

 



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Annual Slideshow!!!


Annual Slideshow!!!

Update January 4th:

Due to the contagiousness of the Omicron variant, the SCFF board has decided to reduce exposure risk by postponing the BBQ and not open the gates until 6:00 pm. You are welcome to attend in-person or watch via Zoom.


In January, we’re going to be back at the Sherriff’s Posse Hall our annual Club Members Photo Slide Show. The club will supply burgers, dogs, sides, and soft drinks. You can bring your family & friends, but please RSVP in form below or email to troutdock89@gmail.com so we know how much food to provide. You may responsibly bring adult beverages. Please, no pets.

We will also have plenty of shopping opportunities: Club merchandise will be for sale. And items from Doug Severin’s estate will be offered to donating club members.

6:00  pm: Gates Open
7:00 pm: Slideshow

 



Future Speakers. Dates and speakers may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Monthly Speaker Date Excerpt
Steelhead research and the impact of the CZU fire with Katie KobayashiFeb 02 Steelhead research and the impact of the CZU fire with Katie Kobayashi
Fisheries of the Central Coast & Iceland with Dagur GuðmundssonMar 02 Fisheries of the Central Coast & Iceland with Dagur Guðmundsson
Gordon Tharrett -  Fishing the Green river in UtahApr 06 Gordon Tharrett - Fishing the Green river in Utah

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Red bead conehead – Jan2022


Jan 12 6:30 PM : Red Bead Cone Head

Red Bead Cone Head

Here is a great one for you beginners. So get out that new vise and tools that you got at Christmas and join in. You can also borrow those as well as thread if needed. The thread this month is black 6/0. You may ask, after looking at the photo, “Where is the red bead?” When the fly gets wet it glows through the dubbing. You may have noticed a couple bass club Fishouts pop up on the fishout schedule for spring. Dan Eaton will be fishmastering them and he highly recommends this fly and the Fly Of The Month to target these fish subsurface. Give me a call to sign up and I’ll prepare a bag of materials for you and put it by my door. NO CHARGE FOR THE CLASS as usual. (831)688-1561



Future tying classes. Dates and subject may change, please go to URL to see the current information.

Image Date Fly Name
Surf PercherFeb 09 Surf Percher
& March 13 ClassMar 12 & March 13 Class
Green DrakeApr 13 Green Drake
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Fishout Schedule

mobile scrollable table 

EVENT NAME EVENT DATE SPECIES FISH MASTER
Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022July 24, 2022 - July 28, 2022Dorado, Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail & Sailfish Rich Hughett
Manresa BeachAugust 06, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers TBD
Alaska Trip – 2022August 13, 2022 - August 21, 2022Rainbow, Salmon and Dolly Varden Roy Gunter
Palm BeachSeptember 03, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)September 24, 2022 - October 08, 2022Trout John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515
Rio Del Mar BeachOctober 01, 2022Surf Perch, Stripers Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com
Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023March 26, 2023 - April 01, 2023Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Mike White - (831) 706-5556

Jul 24 : Loreto Fly Fishing Trip – 2022


Loreto Fly Fishing Trip - 2022
(Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Fishmaster: Rich Hughett

Sign Up Now! Experience a new HIGH! Fish for Dorado, and many other salt-water fish, including Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail and Sailfish on a fly! Join the group going to Loreto in Baja from Sunday, July 24th through Thursday, July 28th. This trip includes:

  • Four nights at the beautiful Hotel La Mision, on the water-front next to Loreto Harbor.
  • Three days of fishing on 24-foot Super Pangas.
  • Ground transfers and fishing licenses.

It does not include meals, because there are some nice restaurants (A lot of fresh seafood!) in town or if you prefer, eat at the hotel, where they will cook your catch.

The fishing day starts around 6:00 a.m. and we usually get back to the harbor between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing from the beach, having a cool drink in the pool, exploring Loreto, or just sitting around telling some tall fish stories. And, you will have many exciting moments on the Sea of Cortez to talk about.

The approximate cost for everything but meals and airfare is: $950.00 per person (double occupancy). Interested? Please contact Rich Hughett, 831-757-5709, for all the details. You will need to book airline flights* as soon as possible. No advance payment needed.

*Southwest Airlines from San Jose and Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Loreto. Rich will help with your airline reservations



Aug 06 : Manresa Beach



Manresa State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: TBD

Target Species: Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Aug 13 : Alaska Trip – 2022


Alaska Trip - 2022
Eagle Landing Resort, Alaska (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Roy Gunter

Fish the Kenai River and nearby streams on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska on Saturday August 13, 2022 through Sunday August 21, 2022 with Roy Gunter (Tel. 831-809-0316; email rgunteriii@yahoo.com). The fishout Includes the following:

  • lodging in the River Front Cabin at Eagle Landing Resort in Cooper Landing (www.eaglelandingresort.net/cabins);
  • all meals cooked by Roy at the cabin;
  • large rented SUV; and
  • 3 guided boat trips down the Kenai River Canyon to Skilak Lake delta.

We are primarily targeting rainbow and dolly varden trout by wading and fly fishing with salmon egg flies/beads, but catch a lot of salmon along with the trout. Recommend 6 wt 10′ rod, but 7-8 wt 9′ or 10′ rods are OK. If you want to keep the entire cost of the trip under $2,000, including airfare and all other expenses, then obtaining an Alaska Airlines credit card to book trip on miles is highly recommended. I have booked my direct flights on Alaska Airlines from San Francisco to Anchorage as follows: Flight 707 leaving San Francisco at 8:15 AM 8/13/22 arriving 11:15 AM and Flight 1487 leaving Anchorage at 11:59 AM 8/21/22 arriving in San Francisco at 6:35 PM. Other club members that have fished with me in Alaska include Mark Traugott, Bob Monoco, Bob Garbarino, Harry Petrakis, Gil Santos, Keith Munger and Don Foskett. Michael DiCiano also has a lot of experience fishing the Kenai River. Anyone interested should contact any of these individuals for an unbiased report. I have fished Alaska’s inland fresh waters for trout almost every year since 1991. If you can hike to a river from a highway around the Kenai River or near the towns of Talkeetna and Seward, then I have probably been there. There are spots for 3 fishermen who have been vaccinated for Covid. If interested, please contact Roy to chat about the trip.

Contact: Roy Gunter 831 809 0316 rgunteriii@yahoo.com email is best.



Sep 03 : Palm Beach



Palm State Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:20 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop

sambishop@totlcom.com  831-274-4024



Sep 24 : Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)


Mammoth Fishout (ALMOST FULL)
Mammoth Lakes (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: John Cook fishmaster-- (831)688-1561 or (831)234-6515

Dates:  This fishout will take place over two consecutive one-week periods. You may sign up for one or both weeks. Week 1: Sept  24 – Oct 1 (3 spots still open).       Week 2: Oct 1 – Oct 8. (FULL)

Location: The town of Mammoth Lakes is located on the eastern side of the Sierra, 6 or 7 hours drive from Santa Cruz. There are many lakes and streams in the area to fish.

General: We will be staying in condominiums in the town of Mammoth Lakes. Condo has a lovely hot tub, so bring your suit. Two people per bedroom. Most people bring a sleeping bag to share king size bed or a pad and sleeping bag to sleep on floor. A private room option is possible at an increased fee.

Cost:  Shared single:  $375/wk, $750/2 wks,   Private room:  $750/wk,  $1,290/2 wks.   Dinner guests:  $15/meal

Food Preparation: Breakfast and lunch items will be purchased by the fishmaster ahead of time. Each person will be assigned a Kitchen Day. On that day, tasks will include setting out breakfast and lunch items, store unused food, and preparing the evening meal and clean up afterwards.

SignUps: Call John Cook letting him know which week or both or private room up to May 1st.

Covid Issues: TBD



Oct 01 : Rio Del Mar Beach



Rio Del Mar Beach (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Sam Bishop - sam@totlcom.com

Meet at 6:45 am

Target Species:  Surf Perch and Stripers

Fishmaster: Sam Bishop sambishop@totlcom.com



Mar 26 : Pyramid Lake Fish-out March 26th – April 1st 2023



Pyramid Lake (Click for address and map)
Fishmaster: Mike White - (831) 706-5556

NEEDS TO BE UPDATED WITH 2023 INFO.

The Pyramid Lake trip is one of the best-attended fishouts the club has, and for a good reason. Lahontan Cutthroat Trout cruise parallel to the shore in easy casting distance from shore. Cost for the week including meals and lodging and is around $300+ per person depending on the number in attendance. You need not fish all six days as there may be openings (usually later in the week.) Contact Mike for more details (831) 706-5556, to check on openings, or be put on a waiting list. First come first served.

You can also make your own arrangements either by bringing your own RV (Pyramid Lake Lodge has hook-ups and sells permits to park on the any of the beaches along the lake) or staying in Reno. Reno is 45 minutes away. Call Pyramid Lake Lodge to inquire about last minute cancellations in their cabins as well (775) 476-0400 and check out their website to see what the cabins look like at www.pyramidlakelodge.com. The General Store in Sutcliff offers meals on selected nights only to those who call in before 2:00 PM. Check at the General Store for details.

Equipment: 6-9 weight rods with hi-speed, hi-D shooting heads or fast sink integrated lines to fish the bottom in 6 to 9 feet of water, and a floating line for indicator fishing. You should bring a stripping basket and a ladder that will accommodate it. A ladder helps to get you up out of the cold water and enable you to cast out to where the fish are. You can still catch fish without one but not with near as much consistency.

Flies: Woolly buggers in black, white, purple, olive, midge, caddis and mayfly nymphs to name a few. If as in years past the Confab in February is offering the opportunity to see how some of the best Pyramid patterns are made plan to attend and bring a vise and tie some yourself. Flies may also available from club member Jim Hall who ties some very good flies specific to Pyramid cutthroat as well as other species at reasonable cost. His number is (831) 713-6835. There is a general store with provisions as well as tackle and an assortment of flies.

How to get there: Take US 80 to Reno-Sparks, take the Pyramid Blvd. off ramp and go north about 35 miles. Crosby Lodge is at Sutcliff, near the Ranger Station.

 If you have any questions about equipment or how to get there, check the “Gearing up” columns in the March 2007-2009 archives on our great club website, or call Mike White at (831) 706-5556. 

If you are considering going to Pyramid again this year with the club and you have not already done so, please contact the person who is booking the trailer you stayed in last year. Trailer-masters, if your trailer has gaps or cancellations, you can call Mike so he can pass the names of members who don’t have lodging to fill the empty spots. 

Fishing, Camping, and New Ladder Regulation:

Fishing and camping permits can be purchased online prior to the fish-out. We would highly recommend doing this. Go to www.plpt.nsn.us to obtain your licenses. There is also an RV Park available at (775) 476-1155.

As with any great fishery there are always a long list of rules and regulations. We would recommend you review them on the website above. Suffice to say those of us who have been going to Pyramid Lake for many years are a good source of information as well. We will help inform and guide all newcomers.  15.6 USE OF LADDERS, ETC. Any ladders, milk crates, boxes or other objects used in the water as a fishing aid must be occupied or closely attended (i.e. remain in the area) by fishermen at all times. Any person who leaves such objects unoccupied in the water for more than one hour will be deemed guilty of littering. 15.6.1 Fishing aids described above must have a permanent tag affixed that has the name, address, and phone number of the owner of the fishing aid. If the permitted angler using the fishing aid is not the owner, the owner will be the responsible party for any infractions by the permitted angler. 

This year we have five trailers reserved. (6,7,8,9, and 10) As of September 1st 2021 we have 5 openings available. These openings will fill up quickly, so contact Mike immediately at (831) 706-5556. Last year was an incredible experience with many fish over 15 lbs brought to the net. If you cannot commit early and make it into one of our reserved trailers you can always make your own arrangements by contacting the Pyramid Lake Lodge at (775) 476-0400.

Mike White (831) 706-5556, lumberguy73@hotmail.com

NOTE: Due to insurance regulations, all attendees must be paid up members of Santa Cruz Fly fishermen, so get your membership paid up if you haven’t done so yet.