Fly Fishing Trip - Sugar Creek Ranch
Unbelievable Fly Fishing Experience with Bayside Adventure Sports!
Sugar Creek Ranch offers unrivaled still water trout fishing in an intimate setting. Those who have experienced Sugar Creek Ranch at its best over the last 20 years will recall the property's unique 114 acre landscape with its tailing piles of river rock dug up from the adjacent Scott River during the gold mining days. When the gold miners broke through the water table, these eight picturesque ponds - mostly hidden from view as small jewels in a rocky desert - started bubbling up from newly exposed cold-water springs. This cold, gin-clear water provides ideal habitat for the mammoth rainbow trout that call these lakes home. Sugar Creek itself winds through the property and each lake further infusing cool, oxygen rich water into the ponds.
The Sugar Creek lodge is where we will be staying. The lodge boasts a kitchen, living room, entertainment room and plenty of accommodations. There is a fly tying station as well! You will feel well cared for in this beautiful dwelling.
Travel The Scott River Valley is nestled among the Scott and Salmon Ranges in Siskiyou County. Take Hwy 5 to the Gazelle-Callahan Rd. travels up a steep, winding mountain valley to the pass just east of its junction with HWY 3 or you may choose to travel through Yreka on HWY 3. It is a wide, well-maintained roadway adding a mere 15 minutes to your trip. Detailed directions and address will be provided. We highly recommend carpooling as there is limited parking at the lodge.
Inclusive rate includes two days of exclusive private access to all lakes for Adventure Sports only and lodging
Lodge: NEW REDUCED RATE $325/person for BAS Premium Members $385/person for non-members (3 spaces still available as of 3/29/22)
Similar venues and fishing access cost well over $500 or more for a weekend.
BAS Premium Membership - this annual fee gets you member discounts on trip fees and at partner businesses. Premium Memberships are only $49/Individual or $99/family per year.) Go to www.baysideadventuresports.com/membership for more details and to purchase.
Arrival and Departure:
Lodge check in is no earlier than 3:00 p.m. on Friday. Please check out no later than 11:00 am on Sunday. Our group may fish until 1:00pm on the day of departure.
Fishing Access, Recommendations, Regulations:
Float tubes may be used in the North Ponds, Lone Bear and Twin Deer, but really aren’t necessary as access is abundant from the shore and there is ample room to cast. The other ponds are small enough to be fished from shore. No regular boats or motors are allowed. Waders & Boots Waders and Boots are not needed when fishing from shore. Please do not wade in the edges of the lakes. You may have to get your feet wet when landing one of the larger fish, but otherwise try to avoid wading. Any participant who intends to make use of a watercraft, float tube, canoe, etc. will be required to wear a personal flotation device.
Fishing Sugar Creek Ranch operates under an aquaculture permit which allows guests to fish without a CA fishing license. Fly rods of 5 and 6 weight are perfect for these large, hard fighting rainbows. Nine foot leaders tapering to 3x,4x and 5x will get the job done. Carry spools of 3x, 4x, 5x tippet as well.
New to fly fishing?
If you have always wanted to attempt or learn fly fishing this is a great opportunity! Bayside Adventure Sports plans to host a basic fly fishing class prior to the event. Learn basic casting rod set up, and fly selection. Sugar Creek claims the perfect surroundings where a novice can experience a truly successful fly fishing experience
Payment is non-refundable within 60 days of trip (but fully transferable). Optional Purchase Protection is available on the registration form for an additional cost and provided by an outside company (terms and conditions) Register at bas.g1outdoors.com/events/61a58340cb0c790035af8e1a
Questions: Contact Dave Pringle 916-612-1345,
Note: Pets and alcohol are not permitted on BAS events.
Mark is a retired Police Officer and avid fly fisherman. He has experience as an equipment specialist with Orvis and he has taught hundreds of people how to fly fish through their Fly Fishing 101 program. Most recently (2019) Mark hosted one of our “Epic Adventures”, a one-week fly fishing excursion to Montana.
Dave has been involved in various aspects of Bayside Adventure Sports fishing venues for close to a decade. He has vast experience in fishing for numerous freshwater species through various methods but is partial to the solitude and challenge fly fishing presents. His fly fishing experience spans 30 years.
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Bayside Adventure Sports
740 Coibion Ct. Roseville, CA 95678
call/text: (916) 547-3384