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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

    • June 12, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Sacramento, CA
    Register

    Guided Boat Trip for American Shad on the Lower American River, Sacramento, CA

      

    Description:

    The Lower American River below Nimbus Dam in Sacramento hosts an outstanding annual late spring / early summer run of shad.  A 2 hour drive from the Peninsula makes it one of the closest shad fisheries for PFF members.  This is a very doable day trip.

    PFF members who attend this fishout may also optionally attend the second shad fishout on Saturday June 13 on the Lower Sacramento River.  These are completely separate fishouts and it is not required to attend both.  Some PFF members may stay in Sacramento Friday night after fishing and then drive up I-5 Saturday morning to participate in the second shad fishout.  

    Cost: $250 per person, two members per boat.  The fee includes lunch, gear and flies but does not include guide tip.  Please tip your guide accordingly after the fishout.  Also please inform the fishmaster if you have any dietary restrictions for lunch.

    Fishing the Shad Run:

    American Shad, like the striped bass, is an East Coast import to California from the 1870s.  It is an anadromous fish and anglers eagerly pursue it during its annual spawning runs into the state's rivers.  Shad, like tarpon, is a member of the herring family and is often called "poor man's tarpon".  Its willingness to hit flies and its amazing strength and fighting capabilities make it an extremely popular target of California anglers. 

    Please view or download the American River Shad Fishout document for details on what to wear and bring and where to meet.  Some attendees may opt to bring their own fly fishing gear and flies, and the document covers that also.

    Fishmaster: Bill Uyeki


    • June 13, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Woodson Bridge Recreational Area in Corning CA
    • 5
    Register

    Lower Sacramento Shad Fishout with

    Jason Thatcher June 13


    Trip Description :

    Jason Thatcher's Company River Pursuit Guide Service (RPGS) will provide Jet boats to shuttle anglers to different locations for wade/swing fishing. He will also accommodate anglers in fishing from the boat. (No Studs Please) Be sure to bring waders. Assistance with techniques will be given, however, this would not include casting instruction. His Guide Group will provide a BBQ shore lunch and bottled water. Please bring any other special drinks you may want. Beer is fine but please avoid hard alcohol especially with the hot weather. Guides involved with this trip will be 'full-time' guys and USCG 6 pack licensed and liability insured.


    Here is Jason's Website for review: https://www.riverpursuit.com/

     Some PFF members may want to combine this fishout with Shad #1 American River for 2 consecutive days of fishing. But this is not required


     



    Location:

    Woodson Bridge Recreation Area in Corning CA, however, given the nature of migratory fish Jason may need to adjust as the date gets closer. PFF will keep all attendees updated with specific location.  




    Gear Suggestions:

    Anglers will need to provide their own wading gear, equipment and flies. No studded boots please. Hats, Glasses and plenty of sun Screen. Recommend a 6 or 7 weight, single or twohand rod. For fishing from the boat use a type 3 full sink. Avoid tapered leaders and Jason'suggests bringing an assortment of different colored flies with a selection of fairly small, very sparsely dressed ones in chartreuse, orange, red, and pink. Flies will be discussed at the June 4th workshop.

    Trip cost:

    $250 per Rod for the Day. 8 rod Minimum, 12 Rod Maximum

    Deadline for Signup: May 31

    FishMaster: TBD

    Optional Private Float

    Jason has offered the members who attend the Shad fishout an opportunity for a Sunday (14th)Float trip in a Drift Boat.

    For any anglers interested in staying over and fishing for trout/steelhead above Red Bluff (30 min north) on Sunday, Jason can arrange multiple drift boats with enough advanced notice. You would be drifting 12-16 miles and doing a combination of indicator nymphing and 'high sticking'/ tight-line nymphing with the very real possibility of throwing some streamers (depending on a number of variables).

    Cost for the drift trips is $250 per rod which includes equipment, flies, and lunch. You would be primarily fishing from the boat unless otherwise requested (so no waders needed...shorts n flip flops). Jason only uses other full-time guides for the drift trips so please let Him know if multiple boats are needed ASAP so he can hire out first 1st choice guys. Jason'e goal is to keep the groups together on the same stretch of river and rally everyone up for a group BBQ lunch and end the day as a group.

    Jason's Contact information: 916-997-2765 Email Jthatcherfishing@gmail.com

    If you have questions, Please give me a call 415-509-2731

    Tight Lines

    Patrick

    • June 25, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • June 28, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Castle Crags State Park (Dunsmuir)
    • 4
    Register

    Upper Sac & McCloud Weekend in Dunsmuir

    June 25 -28, 2020  Castle Crags Campers and Non-Campers. 



    Fish Master: EJ Melzer

    Just like last year, we are planning to use the Castle Crags campsite and camp on the side of the river. Fish from your tent if you want.

    EJ will be doing a show and tell for European style nymphing and will be tying his specialty, the woven nymph, on Saturday. We have reserve the max of 5 tags  for the Nature Conservancy section on the McCloud on Friday for those that want to fish this beautiful stretch of river.

    Patrick will make reservations for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at the campground. We have several BBQ pits and have access to hot showers on the campground. Please contact Patrick Stauter 415-509-2731 By June 1st to confirm you will be camping so we can secure the sites needed. EJ will provide hands on demonstration with individual assistance for those that are new to this style of fishing. 

    Food and drink schedule: TBD at a later date. The June 4th Workshop will discuss gear and bugs for the fish out.
    ...

    Some of us will go up on Wednesday afternoon to fish Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you don't like campgrounds there are reasonably priced lodging options nearby in Dunsmuir.

    Cost: $55 /angler for Saturday night Dinner and supplies + campsite fee (depending on amount of tents). Maximum Campers 10 Rods

    For those of you that prefer not to camp at Castle Crags, we have set up registration for you on our PFF website Hotel Maximum 6 rods.

    Questions? Contact EJ Melzer

    650-868-9097

    Patrick Stauter

    415-509-2731

    • October 11, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Lake Davis
    • 1
    Register


    Jon Baiocchi Still Water Fishout workshop, NEW DATES Lake Davis OCTOBER 11,12, 2020 


    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: October 11, 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 October 12.  (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

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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