Canceled-Northern Idaho Rivers
Camping Hosts: Scott Keenholts and Norm Hill
Date: September 15-20th
Registration Fee: $50/per person (no charge for 2 hosts)
Our campground will be in the small town of Lowell, 340 miles east of Seattle at Three Rivers Campground located right where the Lochsa and Selway Rivers converge. Just 20 miles west is the convergence of the South and Middle Forks of the Clearwater River in the town of Kooskia. Native cutthroat and bull trout are the primary catch, taking Mayflies, Caddis or Grasshoppers. You need a well stocked fly box to cover all of these rivers. Wading will be easy on the Selway and Lochsa. Boats and pontoons can be used on the Clearwater. There are many tributaries worthy of fishing as well. Three Rivers Campground has full facilities for comfortable tent camping as well as RV dry sites. Gas up in Kooskia before driving 20 miles to Lowell as there are no facilities available in Lowell.
What to Bring for Fishing:
What to Bring for Camping:
Food & Beverages:
Cancellation Deadline: Because this outing requires more extensive logistical efforts, the deadline for cancellation is 8:00 p.m. August 21st; 3 weeks prior to the outing. If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host(s). There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.
Saltwater - Day Outing
Camp Host: Jake Watrous
Date: September 26, 2020 Meeting time is 9:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: No charge (day outing)
As noted in the write up for NFA's May Camano Island outing, fishing the saltwater from the beach is one of the fastest growing facets of fly fishing. We will mainly be fishing for Coho Salmon and Searun Cutthroat, but other species are possible. The timing and southern location of this event is perfect for good results. High tide is 3:20 p.m., so we will be fishing a large incoming tide, which tends to bring fish in closer for fresh foraging. Should be good!
Face mask is a requirement while in the parking lot and socializing or anytime you are near others.
What to Bring:
Tacoma Narrows Park is located at 1502 Lucille Parkway N.W., Gig Harbor. Click the attached link for park details, map, park trail map, and WDFW Regulations. Tacoma Narrows Park
Note: Bring a WA Discover Pass or Vehicle Access Pass. It may be needed depending on where we park.
Cancellation Deadline: The deadline for cancellation is September 24th. To cancel, log onto the NFA website with your email and password, click on "Already Registered" and follow the prompts to cancel your registration.
CANCELED--Yakima River, Lower Canyon
Camping Host(s): TBD
Date: October 3-4, 2020
Registration Fee: $25/person (no charge for 2 hosts)
The Lower Yakima canyon, from Wilson Creek to Roza Dam, offers more than 20 miles of relatively easy floating. NFA will set up camp at the Big Pines Campground, right on the river. This is sagebrush country, a basalt and desert landscape home to Bighorn sheep, deer, and plentiful hatches of insects.
Your primary catch will be trout and whitefish. Almost all of the trout are rainbows. Many of our group will be floating from any of the several launch sites downstream to the Big Pines campground or from the Big Pines campground down to the Roza impoundment. If you don't have a boat, there is easy wade access points via numerous pullouts on Canyon Road running alongside the river, state route WA-821. In the spring and at the end of the summer through the fall, wading is not difficult. When the river runs high during the summer due to upstream releases for irrigation, wading is more difficult.
What to Bring for Fishing:
Cancellation Deadline: Cancellation deadline is 8:00 p.m. on September 27th. If you need to cancel, contact the Outing Host(s). No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline.
Southend Lake-Day Outing
Specific venue tbd based on fishing conditions as we get close to 10/18: To be announced two weeks prior to the outing
Camp Host: TBD
Date: October 18, 2020
What to Bring:
Cancellation Deadline: Cancellation deadline is October 16th. To cancel, log onto the NFA website with your email and password, click on "Already Registered" and follow the prompts to cancel your registration.