This Stanislaus River Fish-out
is the third scheduled fish-out for those students in the 2016 Novice Class (Step 2)
of the GGACC's 3-yr. long "Learn to Fly Fish" educational fly-fishing program. As explained below, this Sunday, August 28th
event is one of two dates
for this mentored fish-out.
(Note: We were unable to reserve the group camp site for a Friday through Sunday this summer, so this year's fishing days will be Sunday and Monday and we've now reserved the group campground for Sat., Sun., and Monday nights.)
This is intended as a one-day mentored fish-out, rather than a two-day event, for the fact that we can't feasibly put all of the Novice students and their mentors on this small river for both days. As such, it is listed on the calendar as Day 1 and Day 2 with separate registrations for each date since it is necessary to split up the class to fish with mentors on either Sunday or Monday
, but not
necessarily both if there is a lot of interest.
Students are initially permitted to sign up for just ONE of these two days. Later, if there are still available spots on either date after everyone who is interested has had a chance to sign up, an announcement will be made that as of a certain day and time, some of you may be able to register for a second day to fill up any open spots for the mentored fishing.
However, students are welcome to stay and fish a second day on their own, or perhaps tag along with a mentored group on the chance that one of the mentors may approve having one extra person that day.
In any case, all students whether fishing Sunday or Monday are encouraged to attend a group dinner on Sunday night, which we hope to hold at the nearby Bear Valley Lodge & Ski Resort. Recognizing that some people may need to get home that evening for work the next day, the cost for this dinner is NOT being included in this year's fish-out registration fee.
The "Stan" River is an excellent rainbow and brown trout fishery. We will be fishing the North Fork of the Stanislaus River in the NF Sourgrass Rec Area above the Big Tree State Park. This Rec Area is located off State Hwy. 4 below the little town of Dorrington (north of Arnold, CA) in a very picturesque canyon.
Most of us will be camping farther up Hwy 4 at the Picnic Area/ Group Camp Site for the "Big Meadows Stanislaus" Nat'l. Forest Campgrounds (this group site is at a turn-out parking lot before you get to the main campground entrance). We have reserved this camp site for 3 nights (Sat.-Mon.). There is also the Bear Valley Lodge and the more rustic Tamarack Lodge just a few miles up the road and a few motels back in Arnold and Murphys for those not into tent camping, or possibly sleeping in their vehicle in the group camp site parking lot.
Other logistics and recommended gear will be covered at a Pre-fishout Meeting to be held in the clubhouse at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 13th
(the same day that we expect to hold the LTFF Program's Annual Dinner that you won't want to miss!) Please register for the pre-mtg. event on the calendar also, so we know how many to plan for.
The registration fee for each day of this fish-out is $50,
which covers that day's lunch (including the mentors') and some recommended flies. There will be an extra fee of $10 per night for staying in the campground. This camp fee shall be paid to the LTFF Program Director at either the pre-mtg. or up at the campground. Finding any other lodging is your responsibility, but be sure to book it early!
Sign up quickly to get one of these two dates for this great fish-out! Register for either August 28 or 29 on that date's calendar event.
Note: This fish-out is intended for this year's LTFF Novice Class only. However, should there be any remaining openings after July 1, other club members from previous LTFF classes are welcome to sign-up upon approval of the Program Director or Novice Class Mgr. listed as Contacts below.
Cost: $50 /mentored day plus $10 /night camp fee
John Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Sorenson (email@example.com