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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 next meeting will be Friday, February  14, starting at 8 am. Gary Coe of Kokanee Power will be our guest speaker.

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.

At our first derby of the year (Lake Camanche on Jan. 21), we had several no shows due to sickness or concern over weather (supposed to be windy and rainy). As it turned out, fishing conditions were better than expected.  A spattering of rain lasted about two minutes and the wind was not that bad.

Winning the derby was Rick Schrichfield with a 4.07 pound trout. The next four place finishers were all close but a far distance from Schrichfield’s winning fish. Coming in second was Virgil Loken with a 1.58 pound trout. Third was Steve Eskildsen (1.54) followed by Steve Milanovich with 1.52 pound trout. Coming in fifth was Bob Schmidt with a 1.41 pound trout.

Thanks to Bob Schmidt and Gene Pearson for hosting the event and the chili and hot dogs.

The next derby is scheduled for Feb. 25 at Lake Pardee.

Current point standings for Fisherman of the Year through January are:


1 – Bob Schmidt 9 points

2 (tie) – Rick Schrichfield, Virgil Loken, Gene Pearson 7 points

5   -- Steve Eskildsen 6 points

6 -- Steve Milanovich 5 points

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.