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Day Trip to the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus at Kennedy Meadows July 16 only

  • July 16, 2024
  • 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Middle Fork Stanislaus, Kennedy Meadows, CA
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  • Payment must be received within 14 days of registration
  • Includes credit card fee

Registration is closed

Event Description: Day Trip to the Headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus at Kennedy Meadows - July 16 only

Event Skill Levels:
  • River:  small to medium stream depending on where you fish.  Easy access with easy to moderate wading.
  • Wading: beginner to intermediate. Wet wading is possible.
  • Hiking: 1 to 2 miles for beginner to intermediate.
  • Catch success rate: high

This is a weekday one day trip to Kennedy Meadows to fish for wild browns and rainbows. Located East of Sonora on Hwy 108 on the Stanislaus River, this area is both breathtaking and a welcomed break from the heat. It is a walk and wade trip, typically involving easy crossing of the river in shallows while fishing dry flies, emergers and small nymphs. Wet wading is also a possibility. It is suggested that you do bring along a wading staff.

The Stanislaus River can be a productive and exciting water that offers a nice day trip being only 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.


Cash price: The cost for this trip is $25 for TVFF members.

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.

Credit Card price: Price of $25.75 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge.

Guests must first register as Club members ($45 annual charge) before registering for this event.  TVFF annual dues qualify you and your qualifying family members (spouse and children under 23) for a full 12 month membership and access to all Club events and full participation.  After registering as a Club member, the above costs for the event will apply.

Fishmeister: Gary Prince

Accommodations and Food:  

Each angler should plan to bring and carry their own lunch and drinks and plan to eat with the group on the streamside.  With an elevation of 6400 feet, water consumption will be important so be prepared to carry enough for the day.

Drinks and dinner are available for additional cost in Sonora at the conclusion of the day. 

Members and guests are responsible for their own transportation costs as well.  Carpooling is encouraged.

Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

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

Leaders and tippet: Usually leaders of 9 foot with tippets of 5x – 6x are used. Fishing is typically closer with shorter cast.

Other gear: Standard waders, boots usually with spikes to navigate the rocks, and normal fishing wear. Due to the warm weather, wet wading is also an option.  Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, are also suggested. 

Flies: Flies will vary but can include midges, mayfly nymphs, and caddis. Typical sizes are 16 to 22, using single to three flies rigging. Recent activity suggests small parachute Adams and small Elk Hair caddis have been effective.

TVFF Outings protocols are as follows:

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

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

·         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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