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HOT CREEK FISHING RANCH
JUNE 7-10, 2024

 

Come and join Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers on the Blue Ribbon designated trout stream: Hot Creek.

This Dry-Fly only catch and release barbless hooks only fishery will test your angling skills for Brown and Rainbow trout.

These fish thrive on an abundance of Mayflies, Caddis, Midges and Stoneflies. This unique fishery can be quite challenging but also rewarding with some fish ranging between 18-22 inches.

Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers has reserved all nine cabins of Hot Creek Ranch (HCR) for the second weekend in June (7-10). The weekend rate is $1050.00 (inc. taxes & fees) per cabin for two (2) anglers sharing a cabin. Transportation and meals are the responsibility of each angler.

 
SPFF active members have first option on these cabins until March 31, 2024; then the registration will open to the fly fishing community.
 

Any Questions, please contact:
Haik Topadzhikyan, Outings Chairperson
outings@spff.org



Kennedy Lake Horseback
Wilderness Fishing Outing
June 26-29, 2025

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Kennedy Lake Horsepack Outing


Thurs-Sun > June 26-29, 2024



Registration opens Saturday May 11th at 0900.
 
 Horseback ride-in or hike fishing outing Thursday-Sunday June 26-29, 2025
 
Kennedy Lake 4-day Wilderness Base Camp. Come spend 4 days of fishing, hiking, swimming, photography, relaxing, and enjoying great food at one of the most beautiful lakes in the Sierra Nevada, Kennedy Lake.

How it works:
Arrive at Kennedy Meadows at 7am to have your included breakfast in the restaurant. Horseback ride or hike 7 miles along Kennedy Creek to the outlet of Kennedy Lake. If you hike, a pack animal will take your gear to the camp. Horseback riding takes less than 3 hours to reach the camp. 
 
Price:
$635.00 per person which includes horse, cook, food, tents, and all camping gear (except sleeping bag/pad). Initial deposit to hold a spot is $100 due at registration and the remainder of the balance $535 is due March 5, 2025.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by a cook. Bring all of your fishing gear. The Lake is loaded with German Brown Trout, and the creeks have brown trout and occasional rainbows. You can keep the fish and they will cook it at camp. You are free to explore the creeks and lake, it's fishing and exploring on your own. Lodging will be available the night before and after the trip based on openings at Kennedy Meadows Resort (based on vacancy).
 
Dates:
The group will be scheduled for Thursday-Sunday June 26-29, 2025. This will be a mixed group camp. There is no minimum requirement for each group size, however there is a maximum camp size of 12 people and we must have a minimum of 4 people scheduled for the camp. Enjoy 3 nights and 4 days in the wilderness and return on the afternoon of the fourth day. 
 
Kennedy Meadows is located approximately 60 miles East of Sonora, nestled high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Location: Emigrant Wilderness, Tuolumne County
Trailhead: Kennedy Meadows, elevation 6,300 feet
Kennedy Lake elevation: 7,800 feet
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet

If you have questions, you may contact
Haik Topadzhikyan
Outings Chair
818-823-0688 (text or voice) or
email at outings@SPFF.org

 


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Days to GREAT SUMMER OUTING!
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Days to GREAT SUMMER OUTING!

SPFF ANNUAL GSO
"GREAT SUMMER OUTING!"


JULY 11 - 14, 2024 



Registration opens Saturday April 13th at 0900.

2024 GSO "Great Summer Outing" EVENT 


The Great Summer Outing is a fantastic event designed especially to help beginning fly fishers to get started fly fishing the Eastern Sierra.  But even experienced anglers can join in the fun. The eastern Sierra is known for their exceptional trout fishing, and several creeks and lakes are within a short drive from the campground.


ITINERARY


THURSDAY, JULY 11 - Travel to campsite/lodging
THURSDAY, JULY 11 - Morning-Afternoon > Fishing Activities
FRIDAY, JULY 12 - Morning-Afternoon > Fishing Activities
FRIDAY, July 12 - Evening > Happy hour (TBA)
SATURDAY, July 13 - Morning-Afternoon > Fishing Activities
SATURDAY, July 13 - BBQ Dinner: 6:30p - 9:30p ((must register & pay))
SUNDAY, July 14 - Campsite checkout, free day


OVERVIEW


Register for the Saturday evening dinner and those events that interest you. This year we have arranged for Beryl Rea, a long-time Mammoth guide, to have a special session on Friday focusing on the Upper Owens River. Details about her outing are in the special description. We have also arranged for Fred Rowe, a long time Bishop guide with Sierra Bright Dot on Saturday focusing on nymphing. Details are in the special description.



LODGING


If you’re planning to stay in the Mammoth Lakes area, you want to to set up a comfortable launching pad for your epic fly fishing adventures in the Eastern Sierra. Mammoth Lakes offers accommodations to fit every group and budget, from campsites, RV parks, Inns, motels, resorts, and condominiums.



CAMPING


SPFF was able to reserve the Pine Glen 09 group campground. Here are some facts about the campground. Our max occupancy is 30 individuals and 8 vehicles. 

Thursday July 11: Check-in 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 14:  Check-out 12 PM

The cost is shared by the individuals after the event. 3 bear boxes, 1 fire ring, 1 water spigot, 4 tables, 4 picnic grills. 4 unisex vault bathroom stalls shared with other campsites, plenty of flat ground for tents, firewood for sale on-site. For showers, you can go across the street to the RV park (3 min drive) and for $8 you can take a hot shower.

The campsites are located under the shady canopy of a mature Jeffery pine forest at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Many species of wildlife call the mountains home, such as black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika and numerous fish and birds.
 

GETTING HERE


Pine Glen is near Mammoth Lakes, 300 miles north of Los Angeles.
Take U.S. Highway 395 to State Route 203.
Proceed west on 203 for 2.8 miles to Old Sawmill Road.
Take a right, go 0.1 mile, and turn right into the campground.
Proceed to the rear of New Shady Rest Campground near site #127 to the entrance of Pine Glen Campground.


GSO, REGISTER TODAY > CLICK HERE

 
Fish on!
Haik Topadzhikyan
SPFF Outings Chairperson
outings@spff.org



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Kern Wild and Scenic River Outing
Sept 27-29 (Fri-Sunday)


PDF download > Kern River Outing, Sept 2024


RSVP > SPFF CALENDAR



PRIZES PRIZES PRIZES



1st Place - Largest Trout catch on the Fly 
2nd Place - Most Fish on the Fly


Base camp will be at the Fairview Campground which is right next to McNally's Fairview Lodge & Restaurant.

This Outing can be fished independently (but always good to have a buddy) or in small groups, with no guides. For those who have never fished the Kern River, consider hiring a guide for half/full day with a few members to split the cost. The Kern River Fly Shop is located in Kernville and has a wide selection of local water flies.

We are trying to plan an activity on the morning of Friday September 27 on how to read the Kern river water, structures, and entomology.

For members trekking out on Friday, there will be a campfire at one of the campsites to socialize and share fish stories. And, on Saturday folks can join fellow club members at McNally's for dinner or local craft beers on tap. There are many options in Kernville and along Mountain Highway 99 for lodging. If you aren't in the camping spirit, there is McNally's Fairview lodge and Corral Creek Lodge, but there are many more from budget motels to Inns.

Please register for the event and Saturday night dinner. If you will be staying at the Fairview Campsite, please register the campsite event so we can connect you with your fellow campers. Campsite reservations must be completed and paid at www.reservations.gov.



Haik Topadzhikyan
Outings Chairperson
Outings@spff.org






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