The July 2015 issue of fishstories… is now available.
This month’s fish out will be held at Kirkwood Lake on Saturday, June 20. This lake is located at 7,600 feet and that will certainly help us “beat the heat.” The lake should be freshly stocked with rainbow trout this week. Brookies should also be plentiful. The newly stocked rainbows will likely be concentrated near the day use area. Stripping wooly buggers and other streamers likely will be productive. Indicator fishing with small midge patterns may also be productive. Damsel nymphs may also be a good option. For subsurface fishing, a 5wt setup w/ 4X leader will do nicely. If you want to chase brookies, I suggest kicking over to the east side of the lake where weed beds and shallows be found. I recommend casting Elk Hair Caddis and small Black Ants within a foot of the shoreline. For dry fly fishing, I suggest a 3wt with 5X leader. While there are shore fishing possibilities, fishing afloat will likely prove to be more productive.
While you are welcomed to start fishing whenever you like, I suggest we gather 9:30 a.m. in the “day use” area for greetings and at 1:00 p.m. for lunch (bring your own) and fish stories. As always, mentoring can be made available to help you make the most of day by contacting your fish master IN ADVANCE of the fish out (firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-790-2166).
Directions: take CA 88 west. 0.2 miles past the Kirkwood Ski area turn-off, turn right (north). The road winds 0.5 miles down the ridge line to Kirkwood Lake recreational area. A small access road is available to drop-off boats at the water… but be sure to only park in designated parking sports.
As not all HSFC members are on the club mailing list, please help spread the word on this fish out.
Due to the forecast of severe weather, HSFC’s Annual Picnic has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.