Peninsula Fly Fishers

LUK LAKE Fishout January 14 and 15 2022

  • January 14, 2022
  • 7:30 AM
  • January 15, 2022
  • 5:30 PM
  • LUK LAke (Corning Area)
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Registration opens November 2

Rods Required: LIMIT 10 RODS

Experience level required: beginner to expert

 The cost is $165 per attendee for fishing 1 and a half days

We are excited to be able to offer access to LUK Lake, formerly known as Coffee Cup Lake, a great wintertime and springtime rainbow trout destination and year 'round bass fishery.

Lake Location:

LUK Lake is a 65+ acre lake conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 5 in Corning, California, behind the Rolling Hills Casino. The lake's varied shoreline is lined with vegetation and flanked by the rolling golden hillsides of the Central Valley. Its low-elevation location keeps the lake waters (and outside air temperatures) moderate and comfortable throughout the winter and spring, providing ideal habitat for rainbow trout until the water temperatures grow too warm in the summertime. All year, however, Luk Lake exemplifies ideal bass habitat. It's not at all uncommon to land trophy sized bass, sunfish, and rainbow trout all in the same day at Luk Lake!

 Gear and Fly information :November through February:

The winter season at Luk Lake is prime time to target its trophy-sized rainbow trout. Water temperatures remain ideal for trout feeding and active fish throughout these cooler months, and daytime temperatures are typically cool but comfortable for anglers, too. There's always a chance of wintry weather, so it can be a good idea to check the local forecasts before coming, but as long as it's not dumping inches of rain or extremely windy, the lake usually fishes great.

The most consistent wintertime fishing is generally stripping leeches, woolly buggers, damselfly nymphs, or other streamer patterns on either floating, intermediate, or even full sinking lines. Still, it's not uncommon to observe cruising fish slurping emerging midges in the middle of the day, and Stillwater anglers with the patience to suspend midge larvae patterns under indicators frequently find this technique to be very effective. 4,5 and 6 weight rods recommended.

There is a boat launch for anglers who choose to use their own float tubes. You are also welcome to launch your own small boats (14 feet long or less) if you prefer. Gas motors are not allowed, but electric trolling motors are acceptable. 

LUK Lake is over 65 acres in size, with numerous coves, peninsulas, and weed beds. The thick shoreline weeds provide ample cover and vegetation for the lake's resident bass and sunfish, and also provide food for cruising rainbow trout in the wintertime. Trout fishermen find that fishing small midge dry flies and midge clusters can be productive throughout the wintertime, as well as dead drifting midge patterns under indicators. Stripping small streamers and damselfly nymphs can be very productive, and also creates opportunities to catch bass. In the warmer months, fishing damselfly adults, dragonflies, frogs, mice, and bass poppers can all be productive for the lake's bigger bass.

 Lodging information

Rolling Hills Casino

2655 Everett Freeman Way

Corning, California 96021

888-331-6400 or 530-528-3500

Lodging is Optional at the Casino. You can find a number of accommodations close to the Lake

PFF Dinner Friday and Saturday Saturday Night

 Friday Night will be at the Steak house in the Casino. Time TBD

 Dinner Plan for Saturday Night, weather permitting will be at the RVP Park with Dan Mendoza and Frank Cavaliere. They have offer use of their RV for cooking Details TBD

888-331-6400 or 530-528-3500

For more info please contact Patrick Stauter or Dan Mendoza.

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