Westlake Park - April 6th, 3:00 p.m until dark
FishMaster: Elaine Cook - 688-1561
This Santa Cruz pond is open to kids under 16 and seniors 65 and older. It's a small pond that holds bluegill. We will do some casting using poppers, then see if we can catch a fish or two from shore.
Gear: A 5 or 6 wt. rod with weight forward line, leader (4 feet of 20 lb. Maxima the 2 feet of 10 lb. Maxima), and poppers, small Clousers, weighted Buggers, or nymphs. Glasses and sunscreen will also be needed. Some gear is available for beginners. Please call Elaine at 688-1561 if you will need a setup.
Directions: North on Hwy 1, turn right on High Street. Then turn left on Moore Street and left on Bradley. Go to the far side of the pond and look for the red Bronco car.
There are no restroom facilities. Bring water and snacks/food.
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. This is an excellent fishout for beginners, so don't be intimidated for lack of skill, experience or equipment. It's also a great place to get away from it all and do hiking, birding ATV-ing all over the ranch, or just kicking backEach 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 Elaine 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. As we go to print, there are places available for both outings
Green River Fishout - July 8-15
Fishmaster: John Steele - 476-0648
The Green River Fishout is scheduled for July 8th through July 15th, 2017. This river is a tailwater of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir Dam, situated in the northeast corner of Utah. 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.
At the present time, lodging for the Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen group has not yet been firmed up, but John has reserved rooms 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. There are other lodging options in the area, namely, Flaming Gorge, (435) 889-3773, and Red Canyon Lodge, (435) 889-3759.
More information will be available later on, when we ascertain the status of the accommodations, however, if you intend to go on this fishout, it would be a good idea to let John know, so he can determine how many rooms we will need, and also to schedule guides.
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.
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.
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.