TUESDAY – OCTOBER 8, 2019
THE MAGIC OF YOSEMITE
AND THE SIERRA NEVADA
The West Slope of the Sierra Nevada offers solitude, scenery, and year-round fishing. A five hour drive from Thousand Oaks will take you to the banks of the mighty Merced River, one of my favorite places in the country. There is a reverence and irrevocable history in this section of the Merced River. John Muir once wrote of the area, “the place seemed holy, where one might hope to see god”. I couldn’t agree more, when needing to escape, contemplate, or feel a deep connection to the natural world; I head to the cool crystal waters of the Merced River. I invite you to join me on an aquatic adventure in Gold Country on the Merced, Tuolumne, and Stanislaus rivers.
The John Muir Trail (JMT) has been called “America’s most famous trail”. It meanders through the second largest roadless area in the lower 48 and provides some of the best Alpine scenery this country has to offer. Not to mention, daily opportunities to catch wild trout. The JMT’s jaw dropping views and colossal mountains will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the Sierra Nevada.
Yosemite is a crown jewel of America’s National Parks. Its iconic waterfalls and rock landscapes captivate millions of visitors a year. The majority of these tourist barely scratch the surface. Astute anglers will find some 250 fish bearing lakes and countless miles of rivers and creeks to explore. Approximately 95% of the parks 1200 square miles is pristine wilderness and a must-fish for any California angler.
David has a B.S. in Parks and Recreation Management and is a graduate of Clearwater Guide School. He is enthusiastically devoted to sharing his love of fly fishing and always wears a smile. The past decade he has formed a deep connection to Yosemite and the cool crystal waters of the Merced River. A classic trout stream of extreme beauty that will leave you feeling hooked.
- DINNER – 5:00 to 6:30pm (Optional)
3955 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Westlake Village, CA 91362 – map
MEETING LOCATION – 6:30pm
CHURCH OF CHRIST
2525 E Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 – map
CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE
- 6:30pm: Meet & Greet / Fishing Reports / Club Announcements
- 7:00pm – 8:30pm: Program / Speaker / Presentation