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Bishop Trip

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 8:00 AM until Sunday, February 25, 2018, 5:00 PM
Bishop California

Rod Hendrickson
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Golden State Fly Casters

Trout Unlimited Chapter #920

2018 Owens River Trip

Feb 22th- Feb 25th

Lower Owens fishing and relaxing

Come join us as we head to Bishop to start the trout fishing year. It’s an opportunity to catch trout in the winter on a dry fly with the snow capped Sierras in view on every cast. This is a great chance to get to know people in the club and improve you fishing skills. We have a fantastic time on and off the water.

We now have a group reservation at Cielo Hotel (formally La Quinta Inn)

We have eighteen rooms blocked out for us. The rate is $95 plus tax for a two queen bed room for two people.

To get one of these rooms you will need to call the hotel at 760-873-6380 and ask to get one of the rooms under Golden State Fly Casters group block. There is a cutoff date of February 9th where any leftover rooms will be released.

There are a lot of other options in town, some cheaper, some more expensive. The Cielo Hotel has a large lobby/ breakfast room each we use to meet up before dinner and after as well as heading out to fish. Where ever you chose stay I would recommend making your reservations soon rooms in town can sell out fast.


The lower Owens flows have been reduced to 240 CFS which is the lowest it’s been for over a year. This makes wading very doable. Again let me know if anyone is looking to share a room or a ride and I’ll try to pair you up with someone. Look for an announcement for the pre trip clinic shortly.

For further information and ride and room sharing information contact Rod Hendrickson <>


Here is a tentative schedule:

Thursday 22th

Arrival- A good number of people will be arriving during the day, I should be in Bishop by late morning and will be heading straight out to the river to fish. If anyone would like to meet up on the river you can give me a call on my cell phone (619-370-2025) which I will have with me while fishing.

Evening -Normally we meet up at the hotel lobby around five to six PM for a little happy hour where we go over the day’s events, have an adult beverage and figure out where people would like to go to dinner, in some cases different places due to preferences and the size of our group. After dinner we meet up in the lobby,  maybe tie some flies.  

Friday 23th-

Morning- Meet up in the Breakfast room for breakfast around 6:30 to & 7:30 discuss exact fishing location options and for those new to the Owens pair up with someone to show you the ropes. Most people don’t head back to town for lunch so put together your lunch before heading out. We will have thirty to forty people there this weekend so periodically you’ll run into part of the group.

Evening- People get back to the hotel around 5PM, get cleaned up a bit and meet up in the lobby/breakfast room for the nightly “Happy Hour” Joe Diko club member and Bishop resident is heading up the Saturday Fishing tournament. He will meet us to over details for the tournament. We hope everyone gives it a shot and participates; cost is $15 which includes your entrée at the dinner Saturday night. The Bowling Alley has a restaurant that has a Friday night prime rib special that a lot of people enjoy. Same routine after dinner.

Saturday 24th- Tournament Day

Morning- Meet for breakfast 6:30-7:30 and go over final details for the tournament; pay your $15, get your score card etc. Tournament is from 10:00-12:30.  Fish the rest of the day where you like.

Evening- We’ll meet  back at the hotel at 5PM and turn in your score cards and get ready for  the 6PM tournament dinner at Las Palmas Mexican restaurant. *Everyone is encouraged to come whether you participated or not, we have the large back room reserved. It should be a lot of fun for everyone.

Sunday 25th-

Morning- Meet for breakfast around 7AM  and discus the day’s fishing and individuals departure times. Say your good bye’s and head out and get a few more hours of fishing in before you pack up and head home.