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2018 Highland Lakes Outing #1
Fishmaster Bob Parkyn Contact me with any questions at [masked] or[masked] This outing is available to AFF Members and non-members. All non-members will be required to fill out a Liability Release Form prior to fishing. The form can be printed from this site. Go to home page, click on "Photos" then click on "MORE" then click on "Files". Lodging: Lodging in the area would be the campsites at and around the lakes. Be aware that the campsites are on a first come bases and fill up quickly on the weekends. Alternative locations would be The Creekside Lodge in Markleeville, Ca. or Bear Valley Ski Resort in Arnold Ca. Dining: The closest restaurant would be in Markeleeville There are no restaurants or other dining facilities in the area. Bring your own meals and beverages as needed. The Drive: Highland Lakes is approximately 95 miles from Jackson, a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive. The route from the Jackson area would be via Hwy 88 to 89 to 4 or Hwy 49 to 4. If you need to gas up, the last station on 89 would be in Markleeville. On 4 it would be Arnold or Bear Valley Ski Resort. Clothing: The lake is located at an elevation of 8600'. Watch weather reports, even at this time of year the weather can be unpredictable. Thunder storms bringing rain, hail and even snow can sometimes develop on a clear and mild day. Nights turn cold sometimes with frost in the morning. Bring clothes cover all conditions. The Fishing: This outing is labeled easy to moderate due to elevation and it can get windy during certain hours of the day. We will be targeting Brook Trout. The lake can be fished from the shoreline, waded or from a float tube. Morning and afternoon, below surface fishing nymphs and emergers work best. In the evening fishing dry flies is best. Mosquito's and black gnat patterns can be effective. The mosquitoes come out in force in the evenings so I suggest repellent or a face net. Warning; Don't forget to deflate your float tube before starting up due to the change of elevation. Gear: Rod size 5 wt or smaller with floating line in the evening. Sink tip or sinking fly line during the late morning and afternoon. A PDF is not required but is highly recommended. Popular "Nymphs" would include Hares Ears, Pheasant Tail Nymphs, Prince Nymph, Wooly Bugger, Rubber Legs, Sheep Creek Special and Minnow Patterns in sizes 16-20. Popular "Dry Flies" would include Mosquito, Black Gnat, Parachute Adams, Elk Hare Caddis and Blue Winged Olive Patterns in sizes 16- 20 work well. Float tube, waders and indicators may be used but not necessary. A standard Calif. Fishing License is required. Please note: there are two dates, July 26 and 28. Feel free to come to either or both days!

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Amador Flyfishers (AFF) is a family-oriented organization established in 1991 to provide an opportunity for persons interested in fly fishing to share information, learn from others, experience fly fishing in various locations, and protect fisheries for future generations. AFF meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM the Amador County Administration Building located at 810 Court St., Jackson CA, 95642. To socialize with other flyfishers, share local fishing reports, and to support fishery conservation issues. Drop in and check us out - visitors welcome! 6:30pm for socializing, fly-tying or clinics, 7:00pm Member meeting.

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