Rondy: North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack

  • 12 Jul 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 14 Jul 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Arnold, CA
  • 0


Rondy:  North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack

Dates:  July 12-14, 2024 (although dates could change to August 9-11 due to snowpack and high water conditions)  

Location: North Fork of the Stanislaus River - 3.5 hour drive East of the Bay Area

Leader:  John Anderson

Number of anglers (including leader):  7

Description:  The goal of this trip is for anglers to backpack into a majestic river canyon and fish for wild trout in an area that gets very little fishing pressure. This two-night backpacking trip starts Friday at 12 noon with a 4 mile drive down a steep 4X4 dirt road to a trailhead and then a 5 mile hike down into the North Fork of the Stanislaus River Canyon. There are no maintained hiking trails in this area, so anglers will have to do some bushwacking (long pants and walking/wading staff recommended). The camp site is located on the river and overlooks a 100 yard pool that holds some nice trout. There is a surplus of firewood, so we can have a camp fire unless there are fire restrictions. We will camp at the same site for two days.  

Skills Needed: This rondy involves a challenging hike down a steep river canyon so participants should be experienced backpackers and fly fishers and fit enough to climb in and out of a 1000' canyon with backpacking and fishing gear. The hike should take about 3 hours each way. Participants will need backpacking and fly fishing gear and be prepared to camp for a weekend. There will be a pre-trip meeting to discuss the needed gear and other logistics (date tbd).  

Suggested Gear:  2-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines. 

Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

Other expenses will include your own transportation and food/supplies. 

Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

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