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Frank Jones Memorial Warden Patrol Fund

Join us for a BBQ! 

Saturday, December 2, 2023

11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

Home of Deb and Greg Lapp, 26210 Elwood, Sanger

Join us for a delicious free barbecue!  Jimmy Morales and Hank Urbach will be serving brats and hot dogs along with chips, drinks and side dishes.   Trip raffle tickets will be available at the event, or to donate to enter the contest in advance, call the KRC office at 559-787-9500.  Additional raffle prizes will also be available at the event.

The local leadership of the game wardens assure us they have staffing to amply patrol the Kings River, but they seriously need more signs posted, telling people what the fishing regulations are.  They tell us the common defense of offenders who disregard the regulations is there was no signs telling them of the law.  Hence, the funds we raise at the December 2nd barbecue and with the raffle tickets this time will enable us to buy and post more signage telling possible offenders what the law is about fishing on the Kings River.

Two trips available!  Tickets are a $20 donation each and include guided service on the water.

Trip 1: Fishing on Owens River

Fishing for two people! Two days on the water on Owens River in the Bishop area. While accommodations are not included, there are many reasonable choices in the area. This trip is available between January 23-February 19. The value of this trip is $750 for two people, including guided service on the water.

Trip 2: Fishing in Shasta

Enjoy Shasta and fishing for two people, including two days on the water. This trip is available between October 20-November 20. Included is two nights stay for two people. Meals and transportation are not included. Total value is $1,150 including guided service on the water.

The following is a testimonial from George Pilling, winner of the 2020 Yellowstone trip:

Fly Fishing Yellowstone with Jimmie Morales
"My son, Sam, and I arrived at Cabins West Lodgings in West Yellowstone on August 18. Jimmie rents some very comfortable rooms there. After getting settled in we talked with Jimmie about the next few days and where we would fish. He knows Yellowstone well, so had lots of ideas and recommendations, which we took. We left daily before 8 although Jimmie is flexible about start times if you want to sleep in for some reason. Driving anywhere takes a while, so we were on the water by mid-morning. We caught fish everywhere we went. Lunch was whatever we brought with us and we were ready to quit by late afternoon, depending on the length of the drive back.

 

Our best day was the last, when we drove to the Snake River near the south entrance of the park. It was a 2 hour drive, made longer on the way back by people watching a pair of elk grazing along the Firehole. Jimmie is a dry-fly guy whenever possible and that fit in perfectly with our style. Jimmie is easy-going, helping out when needed but otherwise just taking us to hot spots. He led us to beautiful pools where a good sized Cutthroat would swallow our flies every tenth cast or so. Highlights were the 21 inch finespotted Yellowstone Cutthroat I caught on a #16 parachute Adams I tied, and Sam catching a 17 incher twice – he almost had it to net on the way in but it escaped with the fly. Three hours later, on the way back, he fished the pool again and got his fly back by catching the same trout.
 

My wife, Carol, accompanied us and although she does not fish, she enjoyed her free days exploring the area.  Yellowstone has lots to offer, and Jimmie’s guiding makes the fishing rewarding.

 

The easiest way to get to go on the trip is to buy lots of raffle tickets. Think about how much a fabulous fishing trip like this is worth, then spend that much on tickets.  Even if you don’t [win] you will be supporting an important cause."
 

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