Upcoming Fishing Outings


Roostercomb Ranch Fishout
May 3-5, 2019
Fishmaster: Cecilia Stipes - (831) 335-5727; flyfishgal3@aol.com

This is our club's 19th annual fishout to the Roostercomb Ranch, owned and operated by Scott Wilkinson. This private ranch is located adjacent to Henry Coe State Park, 22 miles off Hwy 152 from the entrance which is five miles from Casa de Fruta Restaurant in Hollister. It is a three-day fun-filled weekend with fishing and boating nine bass ponds, hiking, birding and photography on nearly 6,000 acres.
The ponds are primarily fished from float tubes or from the bank using woolly buggers and poppers. You can also bring conventional spin rods and gear. Accommodations are the 1928 ranch house and a cowboy bunk house, or if you prefer, your own tent or vehicle. Breakfasts and dinner meals/barbecues are organized by teams. Lunches, snacks and beverages are individuals' responsibilities.
For more details, please feel free to call me. Last I spoke with Scott, the roads were rough and the river high (Jan. 30). The terrain is rough, rocky and sometimes steep , so all vehicles MUST be 4-WD driving in/out and around the ranch! If you do not have a 4-WD vehicle, I can make arrangements to carpool you with other members or with Scott. Non-fishers are always welcome. Each fishout is limited to 15 fishers and 4 non-fishers.

NOTE: You are only able to call in for yourself and your partner, and children.
COST: $250 /person (no charge for children 12 yrs and under). The earliest sign-up for either or both fishouts, is by phone: Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 pm. Your confirmation is not complete until I receive your check. Check payable to: Cecilia Stipes Mail: 328 Capelli Drive, Felton, CA 95018.


Green River Fishout - July 13-19, 2019
Fishmaster: John Steele - 476-0648

The Green River Fishout is scheduled for July 13th through July 19th, 2019 (Saturday through the following Friday). The Green River has its headwaters in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, and is the largest tributary of the Colorado River. It reemerges from Flaming Gorge Reservoir Dam, situated in the northeast corner of Utah, and the tailwaters are where our group will fish. The water released from the dam is regulated to maintain an optimum temperature and flow that has created a world-famous blue-ribbon trout fishery. It carves its way through a spectacular red rock canyon and is the home of a healthy number of large brown and rainbow trout. It is rare to catch one under 16 inches, and not uncommon to catch several over 20 inches. You can walk a well-maintained trail along the river and bank fish, and/or book a guide to drift the river. The Trout Creek Flies and On The Fly guides are all very competent, excellent teachers, and provide all your terminal tackle, plus a delicious riverside lunch.
Lodging for some of the Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen group will be at Trout Creek Flies Lodge, which has cabins that can accommodate up to four fishers each, and have mini-fridges and microwaves, and there is an on-site restaurant. John has reserved two cabins thus far, so you wish to stay there, please call Trout Creek at 435-885-3355, and tell them you are with the Steele group. There are other lodging options in the area, namely, Flaming Gorge, (435) 889-3773, and Red Canyon Lodge, (435) 889-3759, and other dining opportunities as well. Your accommodations are up to you to reserve.
If you intend to go on this fishout, please let John know, so he can determine how to schedule guides. At this time of year, both accommodations and guide books fill up, so if your summertime plans include the Green River, call John ASAP.


Loreto Fly Fishing Trip in July 2019 - Sign Up Now!
Fishmaster: Rich Hughett - 831-757-5709

Experience a new HIGH! Fish for Dorado, and many other saltwater fish, including Bonito, Roosters, Yellowtail and Sailfish on a fly! Join the group going to Loreto in Baja from Sunday, July 14th through Thursday, July 18th. This trip includes:

* Four nights at the beautiful Hotel La Mision, on the waterfront, next to the Loreto Harbor.
* Three days of fishing on 24 foot Super Pangas.
* Ground transfers and fishing licenses.

It does not include 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 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. Spend the rest of the afternoon fishing from the beach, having a cool drink in the pool, exploring Loreto, or just sitting around telling some tall fish stories. And, you will have many exciting moments on the Sea of Cortez to talk about.
The approximate cost for everything but meals and airfare is: $795.00 per person (double occupancy). Interested? Please contact Rich Hughett, 831-757-5709, for all the details. We will need to book airline flights*, rooms and pangas as soon as possible.

* Southwest Airlines from San Jose and Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Loreto. Rich will help with your airline reservations.


Mammoth Lakes Fishout - Sept. 21st-28th and Sept. 28th-Oct. 5th
Fishmaster: John Cook - 688-1561

This fishout will take place over two consecutive one- week periods, Sept. 21st through Sept 28th, and Sept. 28th-Oct. 5th. 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 assigned.
Sign Up: Starting February 15th through April 22nd 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. Money is not refundable unless someone takes your place. I will let everyone know after April 30th. Make plans with friends to secure a spot for each of you. I must receive your money before April 22nd. Mail your check, made out to John Cook, to P.O. Box 2822, Aptos, CA, 95001-2822.There are still a few spaces available.

I will maintain a waiting list for each week. If a space becomes available, you will be notified by phone.
Unused funds: Any funds received but not spent on the Fishout will be used for prizes for our annual fund raiser.