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Fishouts

Overview of the upcoming fishouts

Fishouts are for all members
From mentor trips for beginning fly fishers to advanced trips for the pro's and ranging from basic backpacking to luxurious lodging outings. The calendar below shows them all.

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Fishout Refund Policy

There are no refunds. In the event that a member or guest is, for any reason, unable to attend a fishout he may resell his slot (rod) to another PFF member.  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the fishmaster or officers of the club.

Fishout Data Sheet

Ready to run your first fishout? Download the data sheet to get started with your fishout.

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Waiver for Guests

Guests need to sign a waiver before they can attend a fishout. Please click and download the PDF below, sign and return to the fishmaster. 

PFF Fishout Waiver Form 

Upcoming events

    • November 14, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • O'Neill Forebay, Santa Nella, CA
    • 0
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    Stillwater Striped Bass Fishout -- O'Neill Forebay

    NOTE: If this fishout fills up and you're interested in attending Sunday Nov. 15, please join the waitlist.  Bill has reserved Sunday to host a fishout too if we meet the minimum number.  If you're interested in only a Sunday fishout, please email Bill Uyeki.

    Come join us to learn and enjoy fly fishing for striped bass at the O'Neill Forebay!  The Forebay is part of the State Water Project and is an ideal striped bass fishery (with also some largemouth bass) within a very reasonable 1.5 - 2 hour drive of the SF Peninsula.  

    Last year we had a full turnout for this fishout and we expect the same this year.  If this fishout sells out and there is enough interest (minimum 6 anglers), we will hold a second fishout on Sunday Nov. 15.  Please sign up for the wait list if the Nov. 14 fishout fills up.

    The Forebay is an equaliziing area for water brought in from the California Aquaduct, before it is pumped up to the much larger San Luis Reservoir for storage. This pumping and subsequent releases from the lake back into the Forebay creates a slight current that is ideal to put stripers into a feeding mode.

    Did you know that the state sport fishing striped bass record fish (67 1/2 lbs) was caught in the Forebay?

    The fishout will be guided by local striper expert Bill Scharninghausen.  Attendees must attend our Sept, 17, 2020 general meeting or have seen video playback of Bill's presentation. During that presentation we will cover everything required for fly fishing for stripers in stillwaters, including your personal "vessel" (float tube or pontoon), equipment, rigging, flies and presentation.  

    During the fishout, Bill will spend time with each participant on the water to assist them in with their casting or presentation techniques.  



    ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS 

    • Bring your own float tube or pontoon and fly fishing gear. 
    • Not recommended for beginning fly fishers.  Should have experience casting shooting heads and/or fast sinktips.
    • Must have a life preserver or PFD with you on the water. 
    • Have at least one wader belt secured around your waist.
    • Be in reasonable physical condition as you'll need to kick or row to locations on the water to find fish, sometimes against a mild wind.

    SAFETY FIRST!  

    The Forebay and the larger San Luis Reservoir are susceptible to high winds, although in the fall they are usually milder than in the summer.  Nevertheless, we will monitor wind conditions and notify attendees if we need to reschedule.  The weather in that area is very dynamic and can change quickly.  We will also monitor conditions closely during the fishout. 

    FISHOUT DETAILS

    Click here to view, download or print the O'Neill Forebay Fishout handout.      

    REQUIRED GEAR (Will be updated in more detail at the November Workshop.)

    • Rods -- 7-9 wt single handed rods
    • Lines -- Fast-sinking shooting heads (Bill likes an integrated shooting head of 250-300 grains for a 7wt rod).  You can also bring an intermediate full-sinking line for shallower areas.
    • Leaders/tippets -- 15-20 lb straight mono, no tapered leaders needed
    • Flies -- Clousers, Deceivers and other baitfish patterns.  Bill will cover these in October.
    • Clothing layers to cover everything from warm weather to cool, windy, and rain. 

    NOTES:

    • The maximum attendance is eight (8) anglers. 
    • The minimum attendance is six (6) attendees to hold the fishout.
    • Attendance is limited due to the nature of the fishout.  We will consider scheduling an additional fishout on Sunday Nov. 15 if there is enough demand (6 or more anglers) on the wait list. 

    Fishmaster:  

    Bill Uyeki
    bill@troutseeker.com
    (650) 483-0772

    • December 18, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PST)
    • December 19, 2020
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • LUK LAke (Corning Area)
    • 5
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    LUK LAKE FISHOUT


    Rods Required: LIMIT 10 RODS

    Experience level required: beginner to expert

     The cost is $175 per rod for fishing two days. Friday is a Half Day starting at 11:00 AM. Saturday is a full Day.

    Hot Dog Lunch will be provided on Saturday

    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. There are also boats available. Please contact the Redding Fly Shop to confirm

    800-669-3474

    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



    PFF Dinner Saturday Night TBD


    888-331-6400 or 530-528-3500

    For more info please contact Patrick Stauter or Dan Mendoza.









    • June 13, 2021
    • 7:30 AM (PDT)
    • June 14, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Lake Davis
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Jon Baiocchi Still Water Fishout workshop, NEW DATES Lake Davis OCTOBER 11,12, 2020 Has been cancelled. The New Dates will be June 13th-14th, 2021 


    Description: 

    Fly fishing Lake Davis is a must experience for the stillwater fly angler. and is one of the best trophy trout lakes in the Northern California. Lake Davis was made for fly fishing with its fertile shallows that offer the finest trout stalking from shore, and submerged creek beds that hold large rainbows. Sitting at 5,885 feet, this beautiful lake in eastern Plumas County is surrounded by tamarack pines and lush meadows which display abundant wildflowers.You have got to wet a line and fly fish here to believe it, its an amazing experience!


    Workshop Schedule: June 13th, Time 7:30-3:00 PM

    Cost $135 (includes gratuity) per person, 6 person limit.


    The day will consist of a morning briefing on current lake conditions at the selected fish out site. Jon will then show members 4 different ways to rig for the lake (stripping from the float tube, stripping from the bank/or shallow water, regular indo, deep water indo), then go over tactics. Break for lunch, talk about the fishing, answer questions, go fish again, regroup at around 3pm  follow up with a debriefing - End of day.  Rigging supplies, handouts, and maps will be included. Jon will take two members out for a 1.5 hour fishing session on his boat, and rotate with other club members if desired.

    Float with Jon option June 14th.  (2 anglers $475) This offer is good only for those who participate in the workshop. You will need to contact Jon directly 530-228-0487. The remaining attendees will have open fishing for the day.  Reservations need to be confirmed by June 15th.

    No lunch, no flies will be provided. A bug list and gear recommendations will be sent out prior to the event.  

    Lodging:

    J&J's Grizzly Store and Camping Resort is located in the high sierra mountains in Portola, California, at the northern most part of the Feather River. We are located approximately 1/2 mile from the Lake Davis Dam. We are close to the quaint town of Portola, California that is well-known for the beautiful Lake Davis, the Feather River, Portola's Western Pacific Railroad Museum, James Beckwourth Historical Museum, the Historical William's House Museum, to mention a few. Contact Number 530-832-0272

    Lake Davis Resort, Cabins & Motel

    Sylvia Olson

    7582 Buckbrush Dr.

    Portola, CA 96122

    Phone: 530-832-1060

    Email: reservationslakedavisresort@yahoo.com


    PFF members may stay in Reno because it has more lodging options and  may consider fishing Pyramid Lake one day to fish for the lake's giant Pilot Peak strain of the Lahontan Cutthroat trout. Note that it's an hour drive from Reno to Lake Davis and the Friday workshop starts at 7:30 am!

    Fish Master : Patrick Stauter (415-509-2731) Bill Uyeki (650-483-0772

     See you on the Lake




Past events

August 15, 2020 Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- Mini Fishout, August 15, 2020
June 25, 2020 Upper Sac Weekend in Dunsmuir June 25-28, 2020
June 13, 2020 Shad Fishout #2 Lower Sacramento River with Jason Thatcher
June 12, 2020 Shad Fishout #1 (American River)
May 01, 2020 Bailey Creek Lodge May 1-3, 2020 CANCELLED
April 05, 2020 Two Day Pyramid Lake (NV) Fishout April 5-6 2020 Cancelled
March 13, 2020 Trinity River / Lewiston Lake Fishout
January 23, 2020 Pinelli's Trinity River Fishout January 23-26 2020
January 03, 2020 LUK LAKE Fishout January 3rd and 4th 2020
November 16, 2019 Stillwater Striped Bass Fishout
November 08, 2019 Trinity River / Lewiston Lake Fishout
October 31, 2019 Marble Mountain Ranch Klamath River Fish-out 2019
October 21, 2019 Sea Of Cortez, Palapas Resort October 21-28
September 20, 2019 Truckee River 2019 Fishout
August 04, 2019 Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- Mini Fishout, August 4, 2019
August 02, 2019 Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- Mini Fishout, August 2, 2019
July 31, 2019 Wyoming Golden Trout Trip. Early August Time Frame
July 11, 2019 Upper Sac Weekend in Dunsmuir July 11 - 14, 2019
June 21, 2019 Digger Creek Ranch June 21-23, 2019
June 08, 2019 Shad Fishout June 8, 2019
June 01, 2019 Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- Mini Fishout, June 1, 2019
May 11, 2019 Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- Mini Fishout, May 11, 2019
April 20, 2019 Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- April 20, 2019
April 12, 2019 Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- April 12, 2019
April 07, 2019 Two Day Pyramid Lake (NV) Fishout April 7 -8, 2019
January 31, 2019 Pinelli's Trinity River Fishout January 31, Feb 1,2,3 2019
December 01, 2018 POSTPONED - LUK LAKE December 1, 2018
November 16, 2018 Truckee River 2018 - Last Chance Fishout
November 11, 2018 Delta Fishout Sunday November 11, 2018
November 01, 2018 Marble Mountain Ranch Klamath River Fish-out 2018
October 14, 2018 One Week in Mexico Fish-Out
September 07, 2018 East Carson - Post Labor Day
July 12, 2018 Upper Sac Weekend in Dunsmuir July 12 - 15, 2018
June 27, 2018 Spicer Meadows Reservoir & Highland Creek
June 12, 2018 Digger Creek Ranch June 12-14
June 09, 2018 Shad Fishout 2018
April 27, 2018 Trinity River/Lewiston Lake, Fishout April 27,28,29 2018
April 08, 2018 Two Day Pyramid Lake (NV) Fishout April 8 -9, 2018
March 28, 2018 Baum Lake, Burney CA March 28 & 29
January 25, 2018 Pinelli's Trinity River Fishout January 25,26,27 2018
December 02, 2017 LUK LAKE December 2, 2017
October 08, 2017 ( Two Day Float Tube/Pontoon Pyramid Lake (NV) Fishout October 8 -9, 2017
October 07, 2017 Delta Bass Fishout October 7th
September 09, 2017 East Carson - post labor day
August 10, 2017 In Search of Liquid Gold: A High Sierra Backpacking Trip
July 13, 2017 Upper Sac Weekend in Dunsmuir July 13 - 16, 2017
June 17, 2017 Hex Hatch Tour, Lake Almanor with Lance Gray June 17 2017
May 31, 2017 Shad Fishout - Sac River
March 19, 2017 Eagle Canyon Trophy Trout February 24th
February 16, 2017 Pinelli's Trinity River Fishout NEW DATES February 16,17,18, 2017
December 10, 2016 LUK LAKE December 10th
October 27, 2016 Marble Mountain Ranch Klamath River 2016 Fishout
October 01, 2016 Truckee River - Last Chance Fishout
September 09, 2016 Crowley Lake Fishout September 9th, 10th 11th
June 23, 2016 Backpacking for California Gold: The Higher the Fewer.
June 13, 2016 One Week in Mexico
June 04, 2016 Shad Fishout
June 01, 2016 Spicer Meadows Reservoir & Highland Creek
May 28, 2016 Jeff Putnam Spey Camp
May 21, 2016 Spey Casting Tune-Up for Shad Fishing on the American River- May 21st
April 17, 2016 Two Day Pyramid Lake (NV) Fishout April 17th-18th
March 12, 2016 SURF Fishout -Palm Beach/Pajaro Dunes March 12
February 27, 2016 Eagle Canyon Trophy Trout February 27
February 11, 2016 Pinelli's Trinity River Fishout February 2016 NEW DATES
December 19, 2015 LUK Lake Fishout December 19th
October 22, 2015 Marble Mountain Ranch Klamath River Fishout
September 19, 2015 FISHOUT: Crowley Lake
September 12, 2015 FISHOUT: Single & 2-Hand Spey Casting Class
July 11, 2015 Upper Sac Weekend in Dunsmuir
June 25, 2015 Spicer Meadows Reservoir & Highland Creek
June 19, 2015 Lake Davis Fishout June 19th-21st
June 09, 2015 One Week in Mexico
April 26, 2015 Two Day Pyramid Lake (NV) Fishout
April 11, 2015 Yuba River Private Waters
February 28, 2015 Yuba River Walk and Wade Tour February 28th
February 21, 2015 Boys and Girls Club Fishout
January 22, 2015 Pinelli's Trinity River Fishout
December 13, 2014 LUK Lake Fishout
November 15, 2014 Trinity River Steelhead on the Swing with Andrew Harris
November 15, 2014 Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area-Fremont
October 23, 2014 Klamath River Fishout
October 21, 2014 Mexico Fishout
October 04, 2014 Truckee River Fishout
July 12, 2014 Fishout: Upper Sac (Dunsmuir)
June 28, 2014 Kern River Backpack Fishout
June 12, 2014 Fishout: Spicer Meadows Reservoir & Highland Creek
June 07, 2014 Surf Fishout - Aptos
May 30, 2014 Fishout: Spey casting & Shad fishing
May 10, 2014 Middle Fork Feather River Graeagle CA
April 27, 2014 Two Day Pyramid Lake (NV) Outing
March 08, 2014 Eagle Canyon Trophy Trout
January 23, 2014 Trinity Fish Out
November 16, 2013 Truckee River Fishout
October 24, 2013 Klamath River Fishout
October 07, 2013 Mexico Fishout
September 21, 2013 Fishout: East Carson
August 25, 2013 Fishout: Kern River Backpack
July 20, 2013 Fishout: Small Stream & Tenkara
July 13, 2013 Fishout: Upper Sac + Ron Rabun Clinic
June 30, 2013 Fishout: Surf fishing with Loren Elliott
May 04, 2013 Fishout: Wilm's Ranch
April 13, 2013 Eagle Canyon Trophy Trout
January 24, 2013 Trinity Fish Out
December 08, 2012 LUK Lake Fishout
October 27, 2012 Truckee River - Mentor Fishout
October 25, 2012 Klamath River Fishout
September 14, 2012 Dardanelle's fishout
August 26, 2012 Going for the Gold--PFF Backpack Fishout 2012
July 13, 2012 Trinity Fly-Only Fishout
May 05, 2012 Fishout: Kistler Ranch
April 28, 2012 Fishout: Wilms Ranch
January 26, 2012 Trinity Fishout
October 27, 2011 Klamath Steelhead Fishout
October 15, 2011 Surf Fishing - Cal Fly Shop
October 13, 2011 Fishout to O'Neill Forebay for Stripers
October 01, 2011 Fishout - Truckee River
August 20, 2011 Fishout - Tenkara
August 07, 2011 Backpack Fishout
July 08, 2011 Fishout Trinity Fly-Only Section
June 25, 2011 Fishout Lake Almanor
May 28, 2011 Kistler Ranch
November 17, 2010 Trinity Steelhead
October 01, 2010 Yosemite Backpack
September 25, 2010 Truckee & Little Truckee
September 01, 2010 Baja Trip
August 22, 2010 Fish Creek Backpack
August 21, 2010 Tenkara Fishout
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