Rondy: Lower Sac Shad 2-Hand Rods, Single Hand Rods w/ Shooting Heads

  • 16 May 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Hamilton City, CA
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Rondy:  Lower Sac Shad 2-Hand Rods, Single Hand Rods w/ Shooting Heads

Dates:  May 16, 2024  

Leader:  Ryan Stahl

Number of anglers (including leader):  10


A day of shad fishing with sinking lines (NO INDICATORS) on the Lower Sac.  We'll take jet boats up and spend the day on a gravel bar where we'll wade and swing flies for shad.

Anglers should be self-sufficient at casting Skagit lines with sink tips and/or single hand shooting head lines.  We are using Orland Outfitters as the guides.  They have been great hosts in the past but do not have the capacity to provide detailed instruction on two-handed casting.

Please, if the shad are holed up and you are on the sweet spot, share the spot with your fellow member so everyone can catch fish.

This is a day trip and most people are likely to drive up and back on the day of the Rondy (roughly a two-hour drive time back to the Bay Area).  Our guides will provide flies, drinks, and a meal.  We will likely meet at the Irvin Finch River Access boat ramp near Hamilton City on the day of the Rondy, but the exact location will be confirmed before the trip.  We will plan to fish the afternoon/evening session with the exact times to be communicated by the Rondy Leader closer to the actual trip.

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Suggested Gear:  6-8 wt spey rods with Skagit lines and sink tips or 7-8 wt single hand rods with full sink and intermediate heads.  The guides will have shad flies.  Depending on the temperatures and your tolerance, wet wading may be an option.   

Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $275.00.  

Other expenses will be transportation, parking fee (bring small bills), and guide gratuities.  

Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

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