Peninsula Fly Fishers


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.

We need you!
If you have a favorite place that you are willing to share with your fellow PFF members then you are pre-qualified to be a fishmaster.  Go to "Become a Fishmaster" to learn more.

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

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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

    • September 20, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • September 22, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Truckee
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    The Truckee River will be on Saturday September 21, 2019 this year.  This will be prime time as the water starts cooling down a bit and the summer crowds are gone.

    We have two spacious houses available from members that can accommodate about 15 people on Friday and Saturday night.

    Many of us will arrive on Friday, but (very) early risers can drive up early on Saturday morning. Detailed logistics will follow as we get closer.  

    On Friday night we are welcome at EJ's place for food and drinks and on Saturday we will have a pot-luck at Rich Slade's house. The houses are a mile apart and situated in Tahoe Donner. The club will supply  the 3 B's, burgers, brats and beer. The members supply the salad, appetizers and deserts. 

    For connaisseurs Rich might prepare some pepper tequila shots.

    The Truckee and the Little Truckee are great rivers this time of year. Rods are typically 3-5 wt. Nymphing is consistently good, dries and streamers can be great or nothing depending on the day. Be prepared for all conditions. 

    Cost: $50

    • October 21, 2019
    • October 28, 2019
    • Sea Of Cortez, Palapas Resort October 21-28 2019

    Chase the Neon Rocket, in Mexico Fishout, 7 nights 8 days

    Sea of Cortez Palapas Resort

    October 21-28, 2019


    Dorado! Warm weather, Cold cerveza and a variety of fish species to catch. This can all be yours at a convenient base price of approx. $1975.00.  Not including airfare, shuttle service to and from Palapas Ventana resort, beverages and tips.

    This is a great introduction for beginners that want to venture into saltwater and a challenge for the experienced saltwater fisherperson. 6 days of fishing.

    October is the time to target Dorado (aka Dolphinfish, Mahi-Mahi) which are among the fastest, most acrobatic, and colorful game fish in the seas. It doesn't stop there, as 21 different species of fish are waiting in the Sea of Cortez including: Sierra, Ship Jack, Grouper, Toro, Pargo, Tuna and even the ever present Needle Fish. There are also larger species for those that want to hunt sails or wahoo.

    We stay at the Palapas Ventana resort near La Paz (double occupancy). The stay includes all meals, guides, and boats. Days begin with an early breakfast; we head to the boats (2 people per boat) at sunrise and fish the local water until 3:00PM (plus or minus an hour depending on conditions and fish). Head back to the resort to freshen up and meet at the cantina around 5:00 for stories, drinks, and appetizers (sometimes made with selections from the days fishing). Dinner follows, then back to the air-conditioned casitas for a night’s sleep. Then we wake up in the morning and do it all over again! Fantastic!

    Space is limited and if interested call Chris Willard (650)464-3420 for registration.

    • October 31, 2019
    • November 03, 2019
    • Marble Mountain Ranch 92520 CA-96, Somes Bar, CA 95568

    Marble Mountain Ranch Klamath River Steelhead Fish-out

    October 31st – November 3, 2019

    Deadline for sign up and making reservations at the Ranch is September 20 1,2019 

     Call Mike Pinelli for Guide details. 650-636-3784 Before you make your reservations at Marble Mountain. Boat Space is limited. Mike is currently on vacation returning September 9th. 

    If you are planning to walk and wade you can call Doug anytime to make your reservation

    Contact Marble Mountain Ranch 1-800-552-6284 ask for Doug or Heidi


    One day Float cost $460.00. 


    Cabins $165.00 per day double occupancy

    Dinner at the restaurant $35.00 per person

    Breakfast $18.00

    Sack lunch $18.00

    If you plan to have any of the meals, please let the ranch know by October 1st.

    There will be a barbecue on Saturday Night at my cabin.  We are charging $5.00 collectable at the dinner and we will supply the meat.  (if you are vegetarian bring what you need.  Bring a small appetizer and or side dish like a veggie for 4 people, to round out the meal, it's BYOB so don't forget your favorite beverage.

    Advice and information:

    You do need a steelhead card (see your local sporting goods store).  You don't need a guide, there are plenty of places on the river to catch fish.  Please don't fish alone.  Always fish with a buddy.

    Weather - be prepared for anything.  Bring rain gear and long john's in addition to the usual stuff: waders, hats sunglasses, wading staff.

    This is big water expect (sometimes) big fish

    ROD SIZE: 5 to 9 weights 6 weight is best.  I bring a 7 weight if the water is big and needs a bit more.               

    LINE: Depending on the water the best right now is a floating line with a sink tip.   You never know.  Bring a sinking line and a floating line. This is steel head fishing be prepared.        

    LEADER: This water is grayish and short leaders are okay

    6.5lb, 3X or 8lb, 2x or 10lb. The 4X is a good middle of the road. 3X work well if you’re optimistic. Use your own judgment and capabilities on this.


    It is going to depend on the rain and the water level as to the fishing and the flies.  The stand by that you want to take is:

    Doug of Marble Mountain will be stocking the most popular, so bring money or fly-tying material.  The following are the standards for Steelhead   

    Wet Flies:

    #6 to #12 Golden Stones

    The Burlap Special (Developed by Bob Delemos for the Trinity River).

    Crusty (can be purchased at the Trinity Fly Shop)


    Silver Hiltons

    Paris Hiltons caught me a 48” salmon 2 years ago

    Green Butt Skunk

    Brendle Bug

    Green Butt Silver Hilton


    All of your favorites and don't forget to pack a couple of Woolly Buggers.

    Dry Flies:

    Large Humpies will work:


    Grey Wolf

    Black Wolf

    Royal Wolf


    See you there!!!

    Mike Pinelli


    • November 08, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • November 10, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lewiston, CA
    • 7

    Trinity River / Lewiston Lake Fishout

    Join us and catch fall steelhead and brown trout on the Trinity River, or rainbow trout and kokanee salmon on Lewiston Lake.

    This fishout is an opportunity for new members to participate. Event hosted by Tom Barnes at the Barnes Ranch and Jerry Peck at the Peck Cabin. This fishout includes varied accommodations for up to 10 PFF attendees at the Barnes Ranch and Peck Cabin in Lewiston, CA, with breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.


    Ron Beltramo

    • Phone 415-999-8348

    Alternate -- Patrick Stauter

    • Phone 415-509-2731
    For details, please view or download the fishout details document.


    Ron Beltramo with nice Trinity steelie.

    Lewiston Lake has lots of fat, hungry rainbows.

    • November 16, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • O'Neill Forebay, Santa Nella, CA
    • 6

    Stillwater Striped Bass Fishout -- O'Neill Forebay

    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.  

    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 October general meeting and have seen Bill's Stillwater Stripers on the Fly presentation.  During that presentation Bill 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.  


    • 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.


    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.        

    REQUIRED GEAR (Will be updated in more detail after October meeting.)

    • 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. 


    • The maximum attendance is eight (8) anglers.  Two of the eight slots initially are reserved for new PFF members.  (Those who have joined since July 1, 2019.)  We will hold those two spots for 2 weeks after we notify new members via email, and if they're not filled, the slots will be available to all PFF members.
    • 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. 17 if there is enough demand (6 or more anglers) on the wait list. 


    Bill Uyeki
    (650) 483-0772

Past events

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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