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Welcome to the Jolly Hookers

The Jolly Hookers fishing club is a group of men who love to fish on a regular basis.  

We meet once a month for breakfast, with after-breakfast seminars on how to catch fish at the places where that month’s outings are to be held, and have outings scheduled throughout the year.  We fish mostly in lakes throughout Northern California.  

On our website we have information about many of the great fishing spots in Northern California - mostly lakes within a few hour radius - including tips we’ve gathered on how to fish them successfully.  Our “links” page gives you information on local guide services and some great and useful websites.  Please feel free to browse our site and consider joining us for a meeting or an outing.

Our Next Meeting

Our first meeting of 2020 will be Friday, January 10, starting at 8 am. There will be no speaker for the meeting as the club will be installing the new officers for the upcoming year and discussing unfinished business from 2019.


The meeting will be at our regular meeting place, the Rancho Cordova Elks Lodge, 11440 Elks Circle, Rancho Cordova.



Fisherman of the Year - 2020

There are two types of fisherman - those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish.

The competition for our Fisherman of the Year begins with our first derby of the year on January  21 at Lake Camanche.


Sign up at the January breakfast meeting to participate.


What’s New:

The State of California has a website that records the daily levels of various reservoirs in the state. This is a great resource to see the levels of a lake or reservoir you may be going to.  Click here.


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Permits Now Required for Derbies and NDOs

After a long meeting with a Department of Fish and Wildlife, we have concluded that we need to have permits to hold our Derbies and NDOs on California lakes and rivers  This will result in an additional cost to the Jolly Hookers but be worth it in the long run.

You can read the whole story here.