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The end of the year is fast approaching, and it's time for Amador Flyfishers' Annual Dinner! Come out to celebrate another great year of fishing, socialize with fellow members, and win fabulous prizes in the Silent Auction and Raffle!
Details are as follows:
Amador Flyfishers' Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
Where: Bellotti's in Sutter Creek (American Exchange Hotel, 53 Main Street)
Date: Sunday December 8th, 2013
Time: Open Bar at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 7 pm.
Menu: Bavette steak or chicken, rice, mash potatoes vegetables, mousse, fruit & sourbet. Dinner is served buffet-style. There will be a no-host bar selling beer & wine.
The Hotel has reasonable prices for wine if any-one wants to buy a bottle. There will be a corkage fee of $10 per bottle if you bring your own wine.
Cost: $30 per person.
Please provide your check to either Charlie Moore or Ron Calvert in person at the AFF General Meeting on November 19th, or you can mail your check before December 1st to:
PO Box 1798
Jackson, CA 95642
See you at the Annual Dinner!
Monday 10-14-13 Tom Giacomini and I (Ray Mutter) met up with Guide Lance Gray on the Lower Sacramento River. We had clear warm skies with minimal wind. Lance launced his drift boat at the Bonnevile launch in Redding. We drifted down to Anderson and between Tom and I had over fifty fish in the net.
October 17 – October 21, 2013
"Fishing at South Fork Reservoir gets really good come October." – that was what Joe Gates had told us back in July. Charlie Moore, Ron Calvert and I had fished SFR during the second week of July, and had caught oodles of large and small mouth bass. At the same time, trout fishing had been fair with a number of rainbows up to 19 inches; the numbers weren't fantastic, but the size and the quality of the trout had been intriguing. With the promise of better fishing in the Fall, Ron and I took off for a return visit to Elko and South Fork Reservoir on Thursday, October 17.
This trip started at a reasonable hour and leisurely first day dedicated to travel: no zero-dark-thirty starting time. It's been many a year that I haven't fished the same day that I left home. We left after sun up, stopped in Reno at Cabela's and bought our license and a couple of packets of leaders and some tippet material. Gas and lunch at McDonald's in Lovelock, then onward to Elko to check into our motel. We phoned Joe Gates and arranged to meet on the lake. In true welcome-wagon form, Joe also said he had flies for us if we needed any. He told us that Friday was going to be a "good" day with the bite around 10:30 am and that Saturday was to be "excellent" with a 12:30 pm bite. We ended our first day with a good dinner at JR's Restaurant and a good night sleep, dreaming of 30-fish days...
Saturday, October 12, 2013, found members Ken Brown, Ron Calvert, Charlie Moore and Gary Slade arriving at 8:30 AM with high hopes of landing large Heenan Lake Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. The morning was bright, clear and windless. Unusual for Heenan Lake. The morning saw fish dorsaling at the surface, presumably chasing emerging something from the depths. It was impossible to tell exactly what was emerging through the persistent algae bloom that has covered Heenan since the opener. Switching from sink tip to indicator nymphing, Gary managed to cast a blood midge to a dorsaling fish. The result was fish on and a longer than expected fight. In the end a healthy 21” Cutthroat was in the net. That fish was brought to hand about 10:00 AM. It was to be Gary's first, last and only bump for the day.
Ron reported that fishing for him was “glacial”. Fishing a Type 3 sink tip, Ron reported two non-comital grabs during his first three hours of fishing. Near a late lunchtime Ron's luck changed with two fish, 18” and 24” coming to hand on a Hale-Bopp leach pattern. After lunch Ron managed another 20” fish as he kicked out from the “boat ramp”. That was to be his last for the day.
Charlie and Ken suffered worse luck. Ken fished through lunch, launching in the morning and not returning until the wind chased us all off the water around 4:00 PM. For him and for Charlie, not a bump all day. Very disappointing, to say the least.
Our intrepid team finished the day with a cold one at the Wolf Creek Bar in Markleeville. A well deserved reward for a tough day at Heenan Lake.
Below is the tentative outing schedule for 2014. Please contact Gary Slade if you would like to add an outing to this list