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Annual Planning Guide

The table below lists the key dates for significant events, fishing seasons, hatches and fish runs. Also make sure to check the club's event calendar for more outings and other activities. Please let us know if there's anything else we should add to this list!

 Description Date Est. Costs
Feather River Steelhead openingJanuary 1 
Intl Sportsmen Show (CalExpo, Sac)January 16-19, 2020 
TVFF Officers Installation Dinner1st Thursday in February 
Pleasanton Fly Fishing ShowFebruary 21-23, 2020 
Kistler Lakes bass fishingMarch and April dates


Skwala flies on the YubaMid March$150
California Opening Day - FishmasLast week in April 
Fundamentals of Fly Fishing ClassApril - May
Trout in the Classroom fish releaseMid April 
Shadow Cliffs Veterans First SupportLate April 
Hat Creek Salmonfly/Golden Stonefly hatchEarly May 
Sac/American/Feather River Shad run
Late May 
Eagle Lake openingMemorial Day 
Green Drake Hatch (Little Truckee)
Lake Almanor Hex hatchMid June 
Truckee Watershed camping trip (for key hatches)End of June 
Annual Stewarts Lodge BC tripEnd of June$3,500
Summer Wente Boy Scout CampMid June - Mid August 
Salmon Season openingJuly 16 - Dec 31 
Annual TVFF picnicEarly August (meeting) 
Annual Club Montana trip (J Roberts)Late August - early September$2,000
Heenan Lake opening (Lahontan Trout)Weekend before Labor Day 
Pyramid Lake opening (Lahontan Trout)October 1 - June 30
Annual TVFF cleanup of Arroyo Mocho - LivermoreMid October 
October Caddis hatches (McCloud/Upper Sac)Mid-Late October
Late October Lower Sac rainbow biteMid-Late October
Fall Mexico trip (sites vary)Late October - early November
Annual Trinity River Steelhead tripMid November
California Freshwater inland season closureNovember 15, 2019
Voluntary spawning closure for Putah CreekDecember-February


  1. Many times are approximate for hatches which vary based on weather and water conditions
  2. Actual events and costs will be posted on the website when finalized with notification emails sent to the membership at large
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