The President's Line...
Now that we’re out of the grip of drought conditions, at least for now, maybe we can get back to thinking about where to fish, since everywhere is coming into it’s prime. There’s so many fisheries to enjoy, it’s tough to decide where to go. From Trout to Bass to Stripers to Shad, it’s all starting to happen now. What a choice to have, something we wait for all year. Only question is, where to go and what to fish for.
We’ve been checking out several Bass ponds lately and found them to be very productive. Fish are in the shallows and taking poppers eagerly
Spring runs of Stripers and Shad have begun and reports are that we’re going to have a great season.
With the warming weather coming, hatches in our lakes and streams are showing and will bring on our much awaited Trout fishery.
Along with all the fishing available, we’re moving along with the clubhouse and things are really taking shape.
This month’s meeting will be our annual BBQ/Swap meet at Caldwell park. Our chefs will be cooking the usual fare with all the fixins. Due to liability restraints, we won’t be providing any alcoholic beverages, but you can bring your own non-glass containers. The Swap meet will begin setting up at 3:30pm, and continue until the BBQ starts at 6pm. Bring down anything fly fishing related you’d like to sell, trade or barter. You’ll have to bring your own table to display your goods. In the past, there have been some great deals on rods and reels, pontoon boats, float tubes, tying equipment, etc.
This is a great evening, see you Wed. June 8th.
Phil Ryan, President
Guy Manning will be offering a couple of classes to those people going on the September trip to fish the Sea of Cortez. This class will also be open to STFF members interested in learning more about the fishing and techniques used when pursuing larger game fish in salt water. All classes will be held in Andy’s Room at Goodtimes Pizza, 22049 Old 44 Dr. in Palo Cedro.
Class 1: Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12:00 to 3:30 or so. Topics: Expectations: what to expect, what to bring, types of fishing available from onshore to bluewater, the typical day, species, etc. There will be a demonstration of how to construct a twisted leader and make braided loop. Last will be a presentation on rod handling and fish fighting entitled “Breaking the Fish and not the Rod”.
Class 2: Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 12:00 to 3:30 or so. Topics: A slide show of many of the flies used in the area. A demonstration of one method for setting up your tackle from reel to fly, including backing, fly line and leader connections. The last portion of the class will be spent constructing twisted leaders.
Pizza will be served at approximately 1:30 pm during both classes (donations appreciated to defray costs) drinks will be available for purchase.
There is no cost to attend either of these classes. For further information please contact Guy Manning at 222-2601.