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This month’s guest speaker is Jeff Putnam discussing how to fly cast. More details will be available closer to the meeting date. The AFF member meeting is open to the public. If you have interest in fly fishing, this is the meeting for you! The meeting consists of a skills presentation, a short business meeting, a presentation provided by a noteworthy industry leader, and concludes with a raffle of fly fishing items large and small. Come join us. You will be welcomed with open arms! Go to amadorflyfishers.org to learn what our mission is, and to learn more about our club.
AMADOR FLYFISHERS FISHOUT POLICY: This outing is available to AFF Paid Club Members and their guest(s). AFF Paid Members inviting guest(s) are responsible for the needs of their guest(s) and getting the signed Liability Waiver to the Fishmaster prior to fishing. Click here for the waiver. Members and guest(s) of all levels of experience are strongly encouraged to attend. Contact the Fishmaster if you or your guest(s) would like to request instruction or loaner equipment. FIISHMASTER Gary Swager [masked][masked] (M) I will be arriving the Wednesday before, and leaving the Sunday after. If you have any questions, please contact the Fishmaster. GENERAL INFORMATION We will be fishing for trout and possibly bass in and around Lake Almanor, The Hex Hatch on Almanor is an evening event starting around 5 pm and continuing until after dark. Other fishing opportunities in and around the lake will be announced as we get closer to the event, and we know what's fishing well. There are other lakes, creeks, and rivers in the area, so we will be able to easily fill our time during the day. This is a walk and wade and float tube trip depending on the waters fished. The Hex Hatch and other lake fishing is best in a float tube. Have a 2020 fishing license, and know the regulations for the waters we will be fishing. This outing is barbless hook and catch and release. We will use Plumas Pines Resort and Bar as the rendezvous point. It is on the west side of the lake where the Hex Hatch occurs, and it serves lunch and dinner. Other rallying points may be added as required. GROUP DINNER I anticipate not everyone will arrive for the first day and stay for the whole time. We will set a group dinner once we know everyone's schedule. LODGING Chester is the closest town of any size and is located at the north end of the lake. Around the lake are campgrounds, RV parks, and smaller and older hotels and cabins. The newest and nicest hotel is the Best Western in Chester. This is a popular vacation area and the lodging books up quickly, so book early and often! EQUIPMENT - Personal watercraft - 5# to 8# fly rod & reel. One rod will work, but experienced float tubers carry two rods so they don't have to change over from floating to sinking line fishing. - Floating and sinking fly lines. For the Hex Hatch, you will be fishing 15 - 30 feet deep. Make sure you have sinking line that will get you to the bottom. - 2X - 5x leaders - 3x - 6x tippet - Indicator and split shot - A wading staff and a PFD can also be very helpful in creeks, rivers, and on the lake. Play it safe! - Flies including copper john, streamers, egg patterns, rubber leg stoneflies, hares ears, etc. For the Hex Hatch, Hexagenia Mayfly patterns are best. Find patterns online for tying or buying. - There is a tackle store close to the lake. However, the inventory of fly fishing stuff is probably limited. Bring what you need. Fish On!!
This outing is available to AFF Paid Club Members and their guest(s). AFF Paid Members inviting guest(s) are responsible for the needs of their guest(s) and getting the signed Liability Waiver to the Fishmaster prior to fishing. Click this link for the waiver. http://amadorflyfishers.org/AFF_Documents/2020_AFF%20Release%20of%20Liablilty_FILL%20IN.pdf Burnside Lake is located in Alpine County at an elevation of 8143'. It has good size rainbows and is a good float tube lake. It contains scuds so you can try scud patterns near the weeds which cover most of the north and west shores. The outlet creek also known as Hot Springs Creek can yield some nice fish. You can camp here , but this is more of a day use lake. There are no bathrooms or potable water. Bring your own snacks and beverages. To reach Burnside Lake, make your way to Pickett's Junction. Pickett's Junction is the intersection of Hwy. 88 and Hwy. 89 south of lake Tahoe. At the 4 way stop, take Burnside Rd. and follow it until you reach Burnside Lake about 6 mi. up the hill. The road can be a little rough but I drove my 4 w.d. CRV last year with no problem. I will make the trip prior to this outing to make sure the road is in decent shape. Gear should include; 4wt fly rod and Floating, intermediate or sink tip line 3x or 5x 7'- 6" Tapered Leader 4x or 6x tippet Indicators Fish Net Split shots Personal Watercraft Personal Flotation Device Flies should include; Brown or Black Woolly Buggers Brown or Black Rubber Legs Olive Matukas Olive Leeches Scud Patterns Damsel nymphs Copper Johns Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Joe Jimenez [masked][masked] I look forward to fishing Burnside Lake with you!!
This month's speaker will be Joe Contaldi from Bishop. Joe's program will focus on fishing the east slope of the Sierras. Joe puts on a very good program that everyone will enjoy, and learn somethings too! The AFF member meeting is open to the public. If you have interest in fly fishing, this is the meeting for you! The meeting consists of a skills presentation, a short business meeting, a presentation provided by a noteworthy industry leader, and concludes with a raffle of fly fishing items large and small. Come join us. You will be welcomed with open arms! Go to amadorflyfishers.org to learn what our mission is, and to learn more about our club.