This is a typical annual outings schedule for the club. Exact dates are selected by the trip leader based on the best fishing opportunities as well as weather and water conditions. We welcome beginning fly fishers to join us on outings. You will find our experienced fishers generous mentors. There is no better way to learn the craft of fly fishing than to fish with us on the water.

MONTH
OUTING
DESCRIPTION
 JANUARY
Surf Perch
Various beaches on the Central and Santa Barbara coasts depending on conditions. We also catch corbina, striped bass and an occasional leopard shark. It’s FUN!
 FEBRUARY
Surf Perch
Various beaches on the Central and Santa Barbara coasts depending on conditions. We also catch corbina, striped bass and an occasional leopard shark. It’s FUN!
 
Lower Kings River
Below Pine Flat Reservoir, DFW plants substantial number of trout in a catch and release section with special fishing regulations. It’s an opportunity to trout fish in a river close to home before irrigation water blows it out for the summer.
 MARCH
Surf Perch
Various beaches on the Central and Santa Barbara coasts depending on conditions. We also catch corbina, striped bass and an occasional leopard shark. It’s FUN!
 
Bass & pan fish outings to local lakes & ponds
Target bass and bluegill at local lakes such as Nacimento, Lopez, and Santa Margarita. 
 Banquet
Our annual banquet/fund raiser at Madonna Inn featuring a great guest speaker
 APRIL
Pyramid Lake NVAnnual outing looking to catch that double digit Lahontan Cutthroat
 
One Surf Fly Beach Classic
The club participates in this unique event held on a beach somewhere in Central or Southern California. Participants compete using a randomly drawn fly for prizes and bragging rights.
 
Santa Margarita Lake
This is a beginner’s outing to introduce new members to lake fishing from a personal watercraft led by members experienced in stillwater fishing for bass, crappie, perch and an occasional catfish. We top the day off with a picnic to enjoy the company of fellow stillwater flyfishing enthusiasts.
 MAY
American River Shad
Shad migrate up the American to the first dam just east of Sacramento. We give them a try every year the water conditions are OK.
 JUNE/JULY
Manzanita Lake
Arguably the most beautiful Sierra lake, Manzanita Lake is nestled at the north entrance to Lassen Park east of Redding. Fish can be picky, but you get a chance to camp in a well managed campground and fish from a personal watercraft and from shore for good numbers of wild rainbow and brown trout. It almost doesn’t get any better than this.
 
Lake Almanor
A short distance southeast of Lassen Park is the town of Chester and the Lake Almanor basin. This is the spot to fish the famous Hex hatch, the world’s largest mayfly. The hatch takes place here for about a month during June and July and draws really large brown and rainbow trout as well as huge smallmouth bass to the surface. Chester is surrounded by trophy trout streams and beautiful lakes that are equally inviting. This is a must do outing for new and experienced members alike. Annual kids Fly Fishing Camp.
 JULY
Halibut Outing
Annually halibut follow warming water into Port San Luis to spawn and it gives flyfishers a unique opportunity to catch them wading from shore or from personal watercraft just off shore.
AUGUST
San Juan RiverAnnual outing to the Soaring Eagle Lodge on the San Juan River NM
SEPTEMBER
Channel Island Deep Sea Trip
A small group of members charter a seagoing boat for a for a multi-day trip around the Channel Islands to target a variety of species. There is always space available for one more.
 
Annual club picnic at a local wineryWe have great fun getting together. A chance for club members to share experiences on earlier summer trips taken and discuss plans for the fall in a beautiful setting.
OCTOBERKern River OutingThe Kern River basin, just east of Bakersfield, is the closest trout stream to the Central Coast, making it a convenient weekend venue. Guy Jeans, the local guide and fly shop owner teaches a class for members and takes participants onto his secret fishing holes.
NOVEMBERO’Neil Forebay for StripersWater from the Delta flows from Northern California into O’Neil Forebay on its way to Southern California. The Forebay traps striped bass in a large impoundment that is accessible by personal watercraft as well as power boat. Members meet on the first evening to dine at Woolgrowers in Los Banos, one of the best Basque restaurants anywhere. You can eat enough in one sitting to fuel your entire weekend. It’s a hoot.
   

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Address

Santa Lucia Fly Fishers
P. O. Box 166
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

email

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