Need help with fish identification. My son caught this at Grant lake on opener.

Need help with fish identification. My son caught this at Grant lake on opener. This fish didn’t have a spot on it and the face was much pointer then the other rainbows we caught. Even the fins were longer then normal. Looks like a Kokanee salmon. Is it possible it got mixed in with some planters?

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  • Daniel Marrero They started stocking Kokanee salmon and Kamloops in Grant years back.

Bishop Fly Fishing

Friday February 8, 2019
Saturday February 9, 2019
Sunday February 10, 2019
 

RSVP deadline is past

January 12, 2019 >SWCFFI > INTERMEDIATE CASTING CLINIC (Part 1)

January 12 & 26, 2019 / Saturdays
Pasadena Casting Club
Southwest Council
Intermediate Casting Clinic

Rain or Shine – It’s a “go”.
** As of Thursday, Jan 10 – there are still open spots according to event leader Eric Callow!  : D

Casting Chair, Eric Callow, in conjunction with Pasadena Casting Club, will be teaching up to 40 casters at the Intermediate Casting Clinic to be held on January 12th and 26th  2019 at PCC’s casting pool & clubhouse.

  • Registration is required by January 11, 2019
  • Payment In Advance Only
  • Fee: $50.00
  • Limited to 20 spots.
ALL PERSONS MUST Log-in / RSVP to register for this class. 

If you have difficulty with registration please contact Eric Callow via email at: casting@swcffi.org


THE EVENT:

Once again, a team of the very best instructors in Southern California will be assembled for the benefit of qualified students. The class is structured for casters who can throw a three foot or tighter loop, with roughly parallel legs, for thirty feet.

  • The clinic starts with the question “What does it mean to be an intermediate caster?” The answer, in a word, is “control”.
  • This clinic will first explore how to add control to your casting in terms of loop shape, distance, plane and angle.
  • Secondly, these principles and skills will be applied to a series of fishing presentation casts.

Location – click here for map 
Please note that there is no street address for the Clubhouse
LINK map indicated above

MORE INFO – click here

INTERMEDIATE CASTING CLINIC 2019

SOUTHWEST COUNCIL SPONSORED EVENT / January 12 & 26th

Casting Chair, Eric Callow, in conjunction with Pasadena Casting Club, will be teaching up to 40 casters at the Intermediate Casting Clinic to be held on January 12thand 26th  2019 at PCC.  

Sign up quick because it appears there may only be 7 spots left. This is an outstanding opportunity to get rid of old bad habits and develop new better habits to improve your casting.

Event link – click here

Owens River Annual Clean Up > Feb 9, 2019

 

Owens River Annual Clean Up 
PLEASANT VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Bishop, Ca
February 9, 2019
8:00am to 12-noon


MEETUP TIME: 
8:00am | ** Baked goods and coffee will be provided to volunteers

MEETUP LOCATION IN THE CAMP:
0800AM @ the metal bridge at the Pleasant Valley Campground.


GOOGLE MAPS:
Pleasant Valley Campground – CLICK HERE


CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS:
If you are planning to camp or RV at the location, it is recommended you make reservations online at – CLICK HERE


  • DETAILS:
  • Bring gloves.
  • Trash bags will be provided.
  • Waders & wading stick // Wading may not be an option as water levels could still be too high. Please check the flows before coming up. Safety first!
  • Volunteers will divide and conquer different parts of the river.
  • Lunch Break:  12-noon > food provided!
  • Invite friends to come help!

RSVP appreciated via Facebook or contacting Chris Leonard


SWAG AND STUFF RAFFLE
Several sponsors are donating some great swag to be raffled off to participants.


TENKARA CLINIC
Luong Tam, Chris Leonard, and Jarrett Coons will have a free clinic on fishing tenkara rods after lunch. Please join Luong, Chris, and Jarett. Rods provided.


All questions should be directed to:
Chris Leonard @ 818.288.3271

Please join us to give a little love to this blue ribbon fishery.

CLICK  HERE FOR WEATHER FORECASTAbout our host Chris Leonard


Chris Leonard is a teacher at Mammoth High School. His greatest passions are education and fly fishing, making him a choice fly fishing instructor and on-water guide. He guides through Kittredge Sports during the summer, also weekends and holidays during the school year.

Rivers and lakes. Tenkara and traditional rods.

He has lived in Mammoth full time since 2004. His favorite waters to fish and guide include the Owens River, Hot Creek, Rush Creek, Rock Creek, San Joaquin River, and Crowley Lake.

A seasoned traveler, he has chased trout as close as the Western US, as far away as the Midwest, Eastern US, Central America and South America. He has hooked chrome in the Pacific Northwest, redfish in NOLA, and bonefish, permit, and tarpon in Belize.

Ask Chris about the Mammoth High School Fly Fishing Club. He takes local Mammoth kids out on the water to teach them how to fly fish!

2019 Sponsors include:
California Deer Association; California Waterfowl Association
Caltrout; Ducks Unlimited; Eastern Sierra Fish Reports
Erick Schat’s Bakery; Great Basin Bakery; Golden Trout Lanyards
Inyo Recycling and Waste Management; KIBS Radio
Kittredge Sports Guide Service; KMMT-KHVS Radio
Preferred Septic and Disposal; RIO, Redington, and Sage
Sierra Mountain Trout Guide Service
Silver Lake Resort; Southwest Council, Fly Fishers International
Tenkara Tanuki Fishing Rods; Trout Unlimited; Virginia Lakes Resort

Pyramid Lake December 8th & 9th 2018

PERFORMANCE ANGLERS
Pyramid Lake
December 8th & 9th 2018
*NEW! (6 ) ladder chair spots available!

Don’t have a fishing buddy?  Don’t worry, we have individual or group spots open for both dates!

Home of the World’s
Largest Cutthroat Trout!
World record 42 lbs

What Do you get with the NEW
Performance Anglers ladder chair spot?

  • First, you will meet your guide at a location disclosed to you the day before our trip on Dec. 7th.
  • Your custom ladder chair set up comes with access to two 8 wt. rods:  1 sinking and 1 floating line, plus our custom tied Pyramid flies.
  • Hot fresh beach coffee brewing all day, a shoreline gourmet sandwich and ice cold bottled water!
  • All you have to do is show up and be ready to fish! This is concierge beach fishing at its best!

    The cost for your spot is $225.
    Hurry these spots are going fast!
    Contact us to secure your spot AT:
    760-965-6527
    http://www.performanceanglers.info/


 “November fishing has been good to great with more 10 lb. + trout being landed than in the last two previous seasons! The 20 lb. + fish have been showing up this season and December looks like its primed for monster trout waiting for your fly!”
-Joe Contaldi, owner and lead guide.


  • RECOMMENDED ROD WEIGHT AND LINE:
  • 8 wt. sinking line or shooting head for retrieving
  • 8 wt. floating line for indicator or “no-cator” fishing.
  • RECOMMENDED FLY PATTERNS:
  • Retrieving Popcorn Beetles and a Woolly Buggers or Boobies.
  • Popcorn Beetles #6 in white chartreuse
  • All black woolly buggers #6 & #8 Black Brown, White and Olive
  • Balance Leeches #8
  • Black, Bronze-Peacock. Peacock, White, Brown and Olive
  • Midges #8 & #12
  • Snow-Cone, Copper-Black
  • Red 49’er.

More on our website at:
https://www.conejovalleyflyfishers.com/2018/11/30/pyramid-lake-december-2018/

 

 

TENKARA FLY ROD CLINIC

TENKARA FLY ROD CLINIC
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018

HOSTED BY THE LONG BEACH CASTING CLUB

https://www.tenkararodco.com/


Long Beach Casting Club / Courtesy Listing:
 
Fly Anglers –  There is a growing interest in Tenkara fly fishing. Luong Tam and I are hosting a clinic this Saturday, March 31 at LBCC. The clinic this Saturday, March 31 is free. I believe there are still some afternoon seats left. Information will be found on the LBCC website.
 
There is also an on the water clinic coming up May 5 and 6.
Please share this attached information with your club members.
 
Tight lines – Chris Leonard
818.288.3271