March 20th: Club Meeting starts at 7:00pm, at the Tracy Transit Station.
The first show is the Upper Kern. In 2004 we went on a trip sponsored by Fish and Game, FFF, Trout Unlimited, and Cal Trout. The objective of the trip was to collect DNA samples of Golden Trout in the Upper Kern. We tried to get 40 DNA samples from each of about 20 different locations. The testing of these samples told us that every Golden Trout planted by the Fish and Game since 1935 was crossed with Rainbow trout. This is a tough trip. You park your car at Symmes Creek Trailhead, (5,600 feet) hike 10 miles to Shepard Pass (12,600 feet), and then another 5 miles to the basin.
The second show is of Cottonwood Basin Lakes. This is the place that the Fish and Game takes eggs and sperm from netted fish and hatch them in their hatcheries. These are the Golden Trout that have been planted through out the Sierras since 1935. It is not a tough trip into the Cottonwood Lakes basin. This is a trip you can do. You can park your car at 10,000 feet and hike to 11,200 feet in two hours to Cottonwood Basin. There you have a choice of ten lakes to catch Golden Trout.
Come on down and sign up for fly fishing and tying classes. Learn how to get free casting instruction once a month from a certified casting instructor! The only way is to show up at the next meeting and see what Tracy Fly Fishers have to offer. Everyone is welcome to join us.
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THANKS to one and ALL of you that attended this year's Installation Dinner! You all had a hand in making it another HUGE success !!
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Congratulations to Pat Ferguson and his award of being named the 2012
Fly Fisher of the Year!
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Congratulations also to Mark McLean and his award of being named the 2012
Dry Fly Award recipient!
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See you in FEBRUARY at the first Club Meeting of 2013
Ernie Gully will present "Crowley Lake Fishing Tactics"
Meeting starts at 7:00pm Club Meeting at the Tracy Transit Station
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Check out the latest Newsletter for February, just hit the "Newsletter" tab on the left.
Now is also a great time to renew your membership for 2013.