Peninsula Fly Fishers

Fishout: Kistler Ranch

  • May 05, 2012
  • 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • 11400 State Highway 108
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  • $18 -- pay online or pay at the event. This fishout will be limited to the first 12.

Registration is closed

Kistler is a small ranch with a couple of very nice bass and blue gill ponds.  We will be joining a small group from the Golden West Women Flyfishers for a great day of fishing.  Don't forget to bring lunch and a little something to share.  Kistler is a club tradition.  We are limiting rods this year so book now.

Where: Kistler Ranch. The ranch is located on the north side of route 108/120 about 18.9 miles east of the center of Oakdale.

Fee:$18.00 (a bargain)

Directions from Redwood City: Takes about 2.5 to 3 hours

1. Cross the bay and get onto Hwy 580 east and continue straight into Hwy 205 East past Tracy.
2. Merge into Hwy 5 and proceed 0.8 mile North and take exit 461.
3. Merge onto CA-120 East toward Manteca/Sonora.
4. Take CA-99 North/Sacramento/CA-120/Sonora N and merge into CA-120 E/CA-99 North.
5. Proceed 1.7 miles north on CA-99 and take exit 242 for CA-120 east/Yosemite Avenue toward Sonora. 6. Turn right onto CA-120 East/East Yosemite Ave. Proceed 19.8 miles to Oakdale.
7. Turn left onto CA-108 East/ CA-120 East/ East F Street. Proceed 18.9 miles.
8. Turn left across the freeway into Kistler Ranch.

Kistler Ranch Rules:

Catch and release with artificial lures only
Drive on roads only, no vehicles on levees
Leave all gates as you find them
Front gate opens at 6:00 am and you must be out before dark
No overnight camping
No open fires / Barbecues OK


Plan on catching both bass and bluegill. Bring 5-7 weight rods with appropriate flies. If you have float tubes, use them. The ponds are not large, maybe 2 acres each. There has been heavy growth of water plants close to the edges in the past years. If you bring a canoe, that’s OK. No boats with motors. Most of us park close to a chosen pond, inflate our tubes, get in our waders, rig our rods, and go fishing. If you can bring a folding chair, it will help, as there is nothing to sit on except in the cook house.

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