Saturday June 10, 2017

"Float Tubing"

Saturday June 10, 2017.

T
he massive snow levels this year are making it difficult for us to carry out our planned outings. (Hey, but who's complaining!) The road to Courtright remains closed with no expectations to open for a few more weeks! However, Wishon is looking good; Carol and I have been here for a few days and are enjoying the cool weather and having decent success dragging flies like wooly buggers and wiggle tails in black, olive and burnt orange on sinking lines.

The dry fly bite has been non-existent with no rises, but that could change at a moment's notice, so I have a second rod ready with a stimulator, caddis or ant patterns. Most are small 10-12", but we landed a few to 16". The scenery is great making the days "fly by"!

The plan is to meet at the Wishon launch parking lot at 8AM. I'll have treats to enjoy (bring you own coffee) as we ready our water crafts for a day on the lake. As I draft the EMAIL at 8AM the temperature is 46 and the forecast for Saturday is:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

So dress in layers. Water temps are in the high 40's. Great for fish, but cool for float tubers!

Boats, canoes, kayaks or float tubes are recommended; however, fishing from shore can also be productive. Boat rentals are available at the marina.

There are many campsites available in the area, so if any of you decide to stay overnight make your own arrangements. We are staying at Wishon Village (865-5361) for reservations or you can try one of the agency run campgrounds around the lake. There is also option to dry camp in the many pull outs in the area. Whatever, you decide, Carol and I are at Wishon Village site 11 and will be happy to BBQ whatever meat you bring. We ask that every one brings a side dish to share with others.



Please send me an EMAIL to confirm your attendance and if you plan on bringing meat for the BBQ.



Thanks

Leo

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July 6th meeting is at Dry Creek Park for the Club BBQ
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Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation is the oldest fly fishing club west of the Mississippi River. Fresno Fly Fishers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist those who desire to learn more about the art of fly-fishing. Our club includes some of the finest fisherman, fly tier’s, fly casters, and professional guides in the Central Valley, and is comprised of people of all ages, from beginner to expert level.

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We are a FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS affiliated club, a national organization whose goal, like ours, is to promote the wonderful sport of fly-fishing as well as protect our natural resources. We promote catch and release, education, conservation, and above all, encourage and help those who desire to learn more about all aspects of fly-fishing.
Fly Fishers for Conservation (FFFC) was organized in 1961 by a group of devoted fly fishers deeply concerned with the preservation of trout and all game fish, their environment, and the quality of fishing. Our club has maintained two goals since that time: To foster and promote the sport of angling with artificial flies. To protect, conserve and increase our angling resources.

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