Upcoming Fishing Outings


Pyramid Lake Fishout - March 19-25
Fishmaster: Mike White - (831) 706-5556

Pyramid Lake Opens to Limited Recreational Use
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe says they are opening Pyramid Lake to limited recreational use and that public safety due to flood recovery is still a concern.

From Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe:
Nixon, NV: After over two months of recovery from extensive flood damage, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has opened some areas of Pyramid Lake to the public for recreational activities including fishing, boating, camping, and day use. The Tribe has designated the beaches from North Nets to Shot Dog as open to the public, effective Saturday, February 18, 2017.
Tribal Chairman, Vinton Hawley, stated "These particular beaches are accessible by the public, however, caution should be taken when using any of the beach access roads due to damage caused by flooding and on-going runoff." Chairman Hawley also urges the public to be aware that that the floods and fluctuating water levels and erosion have resulted in new drop-off areas, unstable sand walls, and debris in the beach areas
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has dedicated over $1 million dollars of its own funds to make the necessary repairs to access roads and the boat ramps at Pelican Point so that Pyramid Lake could be re-opened to the public. The Tribe is continuing its recovery efforts to make more permanent improvements and repairs on the boat docks and several beach access roads.
Chairman Hawley urges the public to stay within the limited beach access areas, and reminds them that all tribal regulations will be strictly enforced. He also requests that the public respect the areas subject to road closure. Closed roads will be clearly marked. The depth at the end of the boat docks at Pelican Point is about 3 feet, so boaters will launch at their own risk. The water may not be deep enough to accommodate larger boats. For all public users of Pyramid Lake are asked to respect the Tribes regulations for the safety of all. Limited beach access is effective until further notice.


Roostercomb Ranch Bass Fishout
Dates: April 21-23 and May 5-7, 2017
Fishmaster: Elaine Cook-(831) 688-1561

This year there will be two SCFF Club fishouts to the Roostercomb Ranch. Each is a 3-day, 2-night trip. The Roostercomb Ranch is located in Stanislaus County bordered by private ranches and the Henry Coe State Park, 22-miles on dirt road from Casa de Fruta Restaurant in Hollister. Note: We will caravan together to the ranch on Friday morning and out from the ranch on Sunday late afternoon.
This 5,800-acre ranch offers 9 ponds stocked with bass and blue gill for fishing from float tubes and from shore. Housing will be available in both the bunk house and ranch house, or you can camp. Meal groups will be organized for breakfast and dinner only. Lunches, snacks and beverages are individuals' responsibilities. Due to the heavy rains, rugged dirt roads, and high water in the streams, transportation in and out of the ranch is required with 4-WD vehicles only! NO all-wheel drive vehicles at this time for April trip. Arrangements can be made for those without 4-WD to ride with someone who has. Let me know when you call in if you need transportation. Each trip will be limited to 16 fishers with a minimum of 10 persons, fishing or not. For more details, you can contact me.
The cost is $255 per person over the age of 13. Phone me on Thursday., March 9 at 7:00 P.M. to enter your name on the list. Your confirmation is not complete until the check is received. Checks payable to: Elaine Cook. Mail to: P.O. Box 2282, Aptos, CA 95001.


2017 Loreto Fishout - August 4th through August 8th
Fishmaster: Rich Hughett - 757-5709

Experience a new HIGH! Catch Dorado and many other saltwater fish (Roosters, Sailfish, Yellowtail, bonita) on a fly! Join the group of Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen going to Loreto in Baja and fishing from Friday, August 4th through Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The cost is $750.00 per person (double occupancy, no deposits up front) and includes:
*Four nights at the beautiful Hotel La Mision, on the waterfront next to Loreto Harbor.
*Three days of fishing on 22 foot Super Pangas.
*Ground transfers.
It does not include airfare*, fishing license and meals, because there are some nice restaurants (A lot of fresh seafood!) in town or if you prefer, eat at the hotel, where they will also cook your catch!
The fishing day starts around 6:00 a.m. and we usually get back to the harbor between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing from the beach, having a cool drink in the pool, exploring Loreto and the area, or just sitting around telling some tall fish stories. And, you will have many exciting moments on the Sea of Cortez to talk about.
Rich Hughett will meet with those going prior to the trip to discuss which rods, reels and flies to bring, the various types of fish in the Loreto area and to answer questions. Interested? Please contact Rich at 831-757-5709, now for all the details. We need to book airline flights, hotel rooms and pangas as soon as possible.
*For the best deal, check Southwest Airlines out of San Jose and Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Loreto. Rich will help with your airline reservations.


Mammoth Lakes Fishout - Sept. 23rd-30th and Sept. 30th-Oct. 7th
Fishmaster: John Cook - 688-1561

This fishout will take place over two consecutive one-week periods, Sept. 23rd through Sept 30th, and Sept. 30th-Oct. 7th. You may sign up for one of these two periods, or both.
Location: Mammoth Lakes is on the eastern side of the Sierras, six to seven hours' drive from Santa Cruz. There are many lakes and streams in the area for us to fish. We will be staying in condominiums in the town of Mammoth Lakes. There will be two people per bedroom. If you would like to have your own bedroom, it will be $540 per week.
Cost: $310 per person per week. This covers seven nights' lodging with three meals per day. Sign up for either week, for $310, or both weeks for $620.
Meal Preparation: Each person will be assigned to a group for a Kitchen Day. The group will set out breakfast and lunch foods, store unused food, prepare the evening meal, and clean up on the day designated. Sign Up: Starting February 1st through April 30th the first people who send me their money will get first shot at a spot. When you send me the money state which week you want. You can send on money for as many people as you want. Money is not refundable unless I can't get enough sign ups to financially make it work. I will let everybody know after April 30th. Make plans with friends to secure a spot for each of you. I must receive your money before April 30th. Mail your check, made out to John Cook, to P.O. Box 2822, Aptos, CA 95001-2822.
The fishmaster will maintain a waiting list for each week. If space for you becomes available by May 1st, you will be notified by telephone.
Unused Funds: Any funds received but not spent on the fishout will be used for prizes for our annual fund raiser.