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-
On our website we have information about many of the great fishing spots in Northern California -
Our next meeting is a regular breakfast meeting on Friday, October 11 beginning at 8 am.
The meeting will be at the Rancho Cordova Elks Lodge, 11440 Elks Circle, Rancho Cordova.
There are two types of fisherman -
Our hosts for the New Melones derby in September were Al Smith, Bill Alsup, Henry Sperry and Sandra Smith. They reserved a campsite in the campground at the lake that was used for our lunch and weigh-
Special thanks goes out to Sandra for she gave up a morning of fishing to stay at the campsite to prepare our lunch. She cooked us spaghetti, made French bread and salad in the motorhome and had it ready when we were done fishing. It was a nice setting in the trees overlooking the lake with friends.
There were only five boats and 11 fisherman. It was a bass fisherman’s dream, as we caught black bass. Trout and kokanee were hard to catch, but the ones that were taken were nice. Rene Villanueva caught three nice kokanee the day of derby, and the day before the NDO Walt Summers got a six-
Thanks again to our host for a wonderful day.
Taking first place in the derby was Bob Schmidt with a 6.3 pound trout. Second place went to Ron Madsen with a 3.63 pound trout. Rounding out the top five were Rene Villanueva with a 1.71 pound kokanee in third, Sammy Osuna in fourth with a 1.38 pound trout, and John Frantz in fifth with a 1.36 pound trout.
Fisherman of the Year
Standings through September
1 (tie) – Rene Villanueva, Bob Schmidt 44
3 – Steve Willett 37
4 (tie) – Walter VanHoy, Henry Sperry 31
5 – Allan Smith 28
7 (tie) – John Frantz, Paul Willett 27
9 – Bill Alsup 26
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.
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.