Silent Auction - Guide Trips
By Monthly Raffle Director Jeff Goyert
Instead of a raffle at this month's meeting, we are going to auction off some great guided fishing trips. This will be a perfect chance to use some of the gear won in prior raffles! This will be a silent auction, with bid sheets available for each trip, for you to write in your bids.
Jim Black has been able to secure a number of discounted guide trips targeting trout, stripers, shad, and black bass - a little something for everyone. The following is a quick overview of the available trips; checkout the guides' websites for more specific trip information.
Bill Ferrero, out of Lodi, is offering two one-day trips for two anglers each drifting the Lower Mokelumne for trout. The retail cost is $400; minimum bid is 275. See www.mokefishing.com for Bill's guide service info.
Tom Peirano, out of Stockton, is offering two one-day trips for two anglers each on the Delta for stripers. The retail cost is $500; minimum bid is $275. He is also offering a one-day trip for two anglers on both the American River and the Feather River for trout and/or shad. The retail cost is $450; minimum bid is $250. See www.tipflyfishing.com for info about Tom's guide service.
Lincoln Gray, out of Chico, has set up a two-day drift trip for two anglers on the Lower Sacramento River. No lodging is provided. Retail cost is $900; minimum bid is $500. Note: this is two days of guided drift fishing! Go to www.stillwaterflyfishingadventures.com for info about Lincoln's guide services.
Lincoln Gray has also set up two days of fishing and two nights lodging at the Digger Creek Ranch for four anglers. The ranch features two lakes and a stream along with deluxe accommodation. Think "Trophy TROUT!" Retail cost is $1400; minimum bid is $770.
Lest we forget our warm water Black Bass fisherpeople, the Fly Shop in Redding offers Swart's Pond for outstanding Bass fishing. Put together a group of four, retail value is $95 a rod; minimum bid is $90 each. For more info about Swart's Pond, go to www.theflyshop.com/adventures/swarts.html.
ACTION PLAN: get together with your various fishing partners to do a little bit of planning before the meeting; research the trips on the guides websites and be prepared to make the needed $$$$ commitment. Bring your checkbook; monies will paid to both the fly club and the guide. The auction winners will be responsible for booking their respective trips.
Call Jeff Goyert, 831-234-0033, with any questions.