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A dozen DFFers will bag some shad on June 2nd
by Jerry Neuburger
A dozen DFFers have signed up for the second annual Shad Blast with Wayne Syn, Orland Outfitters. Last year's outing was a great success with an average of about ten fish per rod. This year's event looks to be just as successful. A bonus will be that Scott Strain of the RodMob.Com will be on hand to produce a video of the event.
Participants should plan to meet at the Hamilton City boat ramp at 11:30am. The boat ramp and parking lot are on the southwest side of the river with access from the eastbound lane before crossing the bridge. Hamilton City is east of Orland on the Sacramento River and a good 3 hour or more drive from Stockton. Carpooling is suggested. It's unknown if there is a fishmeister for this event.
A map of the location of the boat ramp can be found by following this link.
American River shad outing scheduled for May 25th
New Info: Charlie Reames is Fishmeister. Show up at River Bend Park (formerly Goth Park) at 6:30 am. Lunch is on your own. Bloody Marias seems to be a good fly in size 6. If you plan to go or have questions, contact Charlie at 209.642.6704.
A club outing is scheduled for May 25th. Currently no fishmeister has stepped forward to lead the outing so no details exist as to rendezvous location and time. However, the American should be prime for shad fishing at this date.
Perhaps someone will step forward to take charge. Check with the president at the May general meeting to see if this outing is still a go. Even better, step forward and say you’ll take on the responsibilities of making this outing happen. Contact president Marty and let him know that you’re willing to step forward and help the club out.
Report from the One Fly Contest
By Bob Fujimura
It was nice weather but the lack of bank fishers and surface activity was an ominous clue…May 11 morning fifteen Delta Fly Fishers member gathered at White Pine Lake for the honor of awards and the good company of the Calaveras Fly Fishers. The high numbers of catchable trout typically of past events was not observed at this year’s contest. It was the toughest fishing at the lake that the anglers had seen in recent history. Biggest rumor was that the scheduled weekly trout stocking did not occur before this event. Delta Fly Fishers swept the two awards: Ron Forbes for highest number of trout caught on one fly and Earl Summer for biggest fish landed. Despite the grim fishing, the contestants gave and received a lot of smack-talk and good times were had by all. After sizing up the fishing, many anglers switched to catch high numbers of bluegills who were willing to surface feed on any dry fly or subsurface feed on small nymphs or woolly buggers. The contestants were also treated to always excellent lunch which caused many of fishers to break their diets. We thank the members of the Calaveras club for hosting this event and thank Gene Bryan for sharing his photos…(Continued)
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