AFF Fish Out: Mammoth Lakes Area
August 27 – 30, 2015
Sign Ups: Contact Gary Swager Directly.
Rendezvous Point Fri, Sat, Sun Morning 9 am
Leslie and I will be traveling to Mammoth the 26th, ready to fish the next morning. We will be staying at Mammoth Mountain Campground. We will be leaving early Sunday afternoon.
Some may not be able to attend the whole time. Although it is over a 3 hour drive from Jackson, a day trip is not out of the question. Please feel free to join us on the days you can make it.
Blue Creek Outing! I want to thank those who showed up. Gary and Lynn Slade, John Rogers and me (Jimmy). It was a good day to be on the water. The low water flow made the Brook Trout behave more skiddish than normal. But we were still able to catch them. Some of the flies used were the EC Caddis, Elk hair Caddis, Theo's Danger Baby, and the Super Pupa.
On Tuesday, September 15, 2015 the Amador Flyfishers will be hosting John Hanson presenting his program on "The Heritage and Wild Trout Program." The meeting will be held at the Amador County Government Offices located at 810 Court Street, Jackson, CA at 7:00pm. All are welcome.
All AFF Members:
Reminder - THE AUGUST AFF MEETING IS AN EVENING POTLUCK AT LAKE TABEAUD!
We will NOT be meeting in the Amador County Administration Building. Instead, our Tuesday August 18th meeting will be held at Lake Tabeaud! (Lake Tabeaud is located roughly 8-10 miles east of Jackson, off of Highway 88/Clinton Road.)
If you'd like, bring your rod and fish the lake a bit in the early evening. Social hour will officially begin at 6:00pm, followed by a random potluck dinner at 7:00pm! By random potluck, we mean there are no assigned dishes, so bring what you'd like: main dish, side dish, salad, dessert, what have you. Likewise, it's Bring Your Own Beverages. There are a few picnic tables around, but folding camp chairs are helpful if you've got 'em. No RSVP's are needed - just show up!
See you on the 18th at Lake Tabeaud!
Our AFF Picnic was held at Rancho Seco Recreational Area on Saturday July 26th. In attendance were Jimmy & Sue Dixon, Tillman Sherman, Dustin & Cindy Rocksvold, Gary and Lynn Slade and John Rogers. We all chose not to fish this year. The weather cooperated, as in it wasn't too hot, and there was a nice breeze. The food was good, the company better. Thanks to Jimmy and Sue for putting together a nice spread.
Our 2015 Introduction to Fly Fishing Outing took place on Saturday, June 27th along the beautiful Mokelumne River. We had a smaller turnout than was expected, but we made teh most of it. We ended up with a one-on-one coaching for those who attended, which is always a nice way to learn.
Fishing was good, catching was slow. The highlight of the trip was that one of the new members, Mike, was able to catch his first fish on a fly. The fish was a monster. It was so big that it did not fit in the net Mike had borrowed from Tillman. In actuality, the fish decided to leave the hook stuck to the webbing of the net and make his way out through one of the holes in the webbing, leaving Mike to wonder where he went.
Thanks to all of those who participated, and especially to those who gave up a day of fishing to help with the outing: Tillman Sherman, Dennis Larson, Gary Swager and Charlie Moore.
Maybe you’ve heard that the damsel hatch is on in full force at Lake Davis. Maybe you’ve already packed up your car, daydreaming of catching dozens of monster rainbows who feed with reckless abandon – trout that slash at the water’s surface with the rolled-back eyes like great white sharks.
If so, consider this assessment: right now Lake Davis is a technical fishery. For a decent chance at a fish, you’ll need to have the right size, color, depth, and retrieve, and your imitation damsel fly will have to look better than the 5,000 other actual damsels that are swimming for their lives right now.
Nearly everything about the Amador Flyfishers’ Lake Davis Fishout and Stillwater Symposium was fantastic – everything that is, except the fishing. The outing was scheduled from Saturday June 6th through Monday June 8th, with some folks adding an extra day before or afterwards. We had a great turnout of people, expert instruction, good accommodations at the Lake Davis Resort (530-832-1060), and good eats. Attendees were: Gary Swager, David Swager, Gary Slade, Tillman Sherman, John Rogers, Dennis Larson, Jordan Murphy, Dave Ochs, Ann Hood, Ken Brown, and Ron Calvert.
First off, I would like to thank those who came out for the outing: Barbara Price, John Rogers, Tillman Sherman, Charlie Moore, Ron Calvert and Dennis Larson.
It was a good day to be on the water. The sun was up and there was a slight breeze blowing. The weeds were thick on the west side of the lake as I was warned of by Gary Slade in an email the week prior to our outing. I believe they blue rock the lake in between the time Gary fished the lake and my outing (poisoned the weeds).
Over all it was still a productive day, with alot of fish being caught. Most of us catching 5 or more bass and blue gill. Ron took top honors with catching the most fish at (20?) that was the last count I heard before I left for the day. A few fish were caught on grasshoppers, but for the most part they were caught on sub surface flies. Olive and white were the colors of the flies that were used, with white catching most of the fish.
If I can give one piece of advice, don't be afraid to change the color of fly you are using. I got locked into using an olive woolly bugger and it was hard for me to use any other fly. So don't get into the rut of using only one fly... experiment! Hope to see you on the water! Tight Lines!