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Hope Valley - West Fork of the Carson River

  • June 25, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Hope Valley, Carson Pass
  • 0


  • Payment must be received within 14 days of registration
  • Includes credit card fee

Registration is closed

Event Description: West Fork of the Carson River in Hope Valley

Event Skill Levels:
  • River:  small, alpine stream about 7000' elevation
  • Wading: beginner, easy access
  • Hiking: flat, 1 to 2 miles
  • Catch success rate: average

This is a weekend one day up and back trip to the West Fork of the Carson with the possibility of staying overnight at the free BLM campground or staying at a resort not far from the river.  The fish are active almost all day on dries with #16-20 parachute adams being a favorite.  You can catch 6"-10" beautiful brookies and rainbows.

The West Fork of the Carson can be fun water to fish that offers a nice day trip off highway 88 near Carson pass being about 3 hours away from Pleasanton/Livermore. Our day will encompass a full day of fishing with a streamside break for lunch; you will need to bring your own food and beverages.  Dinner at the end of the day can be had at a resort like Sorenson's.


Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire. If you do pay cash you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. The cost for this trip is $25 for TVFF members and $70 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.

Credit Card price: Price of $25.75 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $72.10 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.

Fishmeister: Mitchie McCammon

Accommodations and Food:  

This is one day, up and back, trip with the possibility of camping at the free Bureau of Land Management campground.  There is no running water or toilets at this campground.  There is also a possibility of staying at a resort such as Sorenson's.  Each angler should bring their own lunch and drinks to normally be had in the group. Drinks and dinner are available for additional cost at a local restaurant at the conclusion of the day.  Members and guests are responsible for their own transportation costs as well.

Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

Rod & line weights/types: 3-5 wt traditional fly rods & reels. Floating lines. 

Leaders and tippet:   5x-6x tapered leaders

Other gear:  Waders are optional as the stream is small and has easy access for fishing on the shore.  Dress in layers for alpine weather. 

Flies: #16-20 dry flies especially parachute adams, #16-20 nymphs such as pheasant tails, hare's ear, Frenchies, and Copper Johns.

Tri Valley Fly Fishers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Protocol

TVFF Outings Policy as of September 20, 2020

As a club, the Tri Valley Fly Fishers have developed and agreed to a set of required guidelines, protocols and rules in order to help direct our members on ways to stay safe day, multi-day outings, or individual “Tag-Alongs”.

These protocols were developed by the TVFF Board of Directors as well as input from other local clubs which included a member virologist, various safety committees, and member experts. We feel that these protocols and guidelines are consistent with public health information and experts. These protocols are assured, observed, and enforced by outing leaders as well as members themselves. Extra masks, spray disinfectant and sanitizer are available from the outing leaders.

Please note that the Tri Valley Fly Fishers accepts no liability for inadequate protection or the transmission of Covid-19 among members or guests.  Therefore, each member should review the following protocols that the Club subscribes to and make an individual decision of whether to participate in an activity or not, based upon their individual circumstances and personal safety.

TVFF Outings protocols are as follows:

·         If you are sick with cold/flu symptoms then we ask you to please stay home

·         All attendees should drive up and back alone unless you are in mutually agreed social bubble where both parties have been tested negative and agreed to the risk (such as family members)

·         We believe in social distancing and require that all members keep a full fly rod distance of at least 6’ distance between parties

·         We ask that all parties wear masks if within 6’; even if only briefly.  Note that the CDC has not recommended the use of buffs or gaiters as the material is not thick enough for adequate protection.

·         Everyone will be responsible for making, bringing, and consuming their own separate food and drinks

·         When camping all members and guests are required to use separate camping tents or rooms, when hotels are arranged

·         Please handle your own gear (and your own fish!) only.  No sharing for doctored fish pictures.

·         In the event that there are common surfaces (i.e. car surfaces, door handles, etc.) please wipe them down with sanitizer or hand wipes

·         All attendees should wash and sanitize their hands frequently

TVFF Cancellation Policy:

To sign-up for a TVFF Event  that is currently open for registration and chargeable (as set by the Fishmeister), you must both register and pay online, or via check or cash, within two weeks of registering (sent to the TVFF Treasurer) whatever fee is described for that particular Event (trip) at the time of registration. There may be multiple payments required before the trip is actually taken (usually in the case of expensive trips), but it is necessary that you do make payment in the above timely fashion for the initial amount to secure your position on the trip.  However, please note that you are still responsible for the entire amount of the trip if you should need to cancel. 

Once you are registered, there are no refunds for chargeable Events and trips.  In the situation that a member is, for any reason unable to attend, they may resell their registration slot to another TVFF member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  New participants must come first from the waitlist in the order they signed up.  The member cancelling is fully and solely responsible for contacting potential members to replace them and notifying the appropriate Fishmeister.

If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

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