Outings update as of 8/28/20
September outing to Cedar Grove
cancelled due to park closure
The bad news is that the September outing had to be scaled back from a three day trip to the Eastern Sierra to a day trip to Cedar Grove.
The good news is that fishing reports from Cedar Grove have been extremely positive.
Again, as for the August outing, getting there is on you. If you feel good about riding with someone, by all means, go for it. If not, take one of the most scenic drives in the Sierra up the 180, past Grant Grove, and down the other side of the mountain to the South Fork of the Kings River.
As this is written, weather reports for Fresno include 100 degree readings and plenty of sunshine for as far as they can see ahead. The good news to that is that they can’t see ahead as far as September 19. The other good news is that Cedar Grove is close to 5,000 feet elevation, and therefore somewhat cooler than it is in Fresno/Clovis.
Nevertheless, it looks to me like wet wading is going to be the way to go.
We should plan to get together for lunch and to swap tales and information about where they’re biting. I think maybe the Roaring River Falls picnic might be a good place, but I’m open to ideas.
Here are some flies that have fooled South Fork of Kings River trout in the past. Of course, there are others as well.
Twin Lakes outing: In jeopardy of cancellation due to fires. Check back on this page for updates.
Cancelled due to closure of the national forest.
Scheduled currently for October 10. Details below:
The outing to First Dinkey Lake was a success. Luckily for us, the smoke from wildfires had not yet polluted the air, the weather cooperated, and fish were caught in a beautiful High Sierra setting. Here are a few pictures:
October 10 Twin Lakes. Note: May have to be cancelled due to fires. Check back first part of October.
Hike to the lake is 3 miles. The road to the trailhead is paved all the way. This picture was taken in October of 2019. It’s worth going just for the scenery!
Check out High Sierra lakes on my website here: https://flyflinger78.wixsite.com/alpine-lakes
November 14: Mark your calendar for the O’Neill Forebay striper outing, assuming state parks are open:
Update: Sacramento drift trip is scheduled for October 17. Save the date!