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Sacramento River Rainbow

The President's Line...

Finally, it’s here, May, that beautiful month that starts everything out for the year.

Trout season has begun, our lakes, rivers and streams are full, bass are beginning to bed up in the shallows, shad and stripers will begin entering our inland rivers on their spawning runs. It reminds us that there aren’t enough days in the week to fish everywhere we’d like to.

Last months’ outing to Pyramid Lake was enjoyed by 10 of our members and all agreed they had a great time and couldn’t wait to get back to fish for those beautiful Cutthroats. Although we didn’t catch any double-digit fish, we all caught “cookie cutter” 3 to 5 pounders.

If that wasn’t a super outing, our Mayflies fished the lake the following week and if you go to our website and click on Mayflies, you’ll see their report about their trip. Looked like they had at least as good time as we and maybe a little better.

On a down note, we’ve heard rumors that they’ve already began electro-shocking the Trinity River to remove the Brown Trout that they consider an invasive species that are too predatory to juvenile fish. Also, rumored for the Trinity is a limit of 4 hatchery steelhead and 10 brown trout that may be taken per day. The new regs will be available this month, so be sure to check them out.

Getting back to better things, our speaker for May will be Lance Gray, who will present a program on fishing Lake Almanor. Lance has guided this lake for many years and will focus on the “Hex hatch” in June. A wonderful fishery that isn’t fished by us near enough. After this program, I’m sure a lot of us will be eager to go there and check out what the lake has to offer.

Our clubhouse is really taking shape, come on by and see the work our volunteers have done. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Wed. May 11th for a really good time. Meeting begins with social hour at 6pm, meeting to start at 6:30. Hope to see everyone there.


Phil Ryan, President