Fishing for Kokanee on Stampede Reservoir

The Rooster Tails Fishing Club monthly breakfast will be held at the Auburn Elks Lodge at 195 Pine Street in Auburn on Friday, July 19th.  This free event is open to club members, spouses, and non-member guests.  Doors to the Lodge open at 7:00 a.m. to share fresh brewed coffee.  A fantastic $15 wide-selection buffet breakfast is served at 8:00 am, followed at 9:00 am with special guest speaker, Pro Fishing Guide James Netzel, Tightlines Guide Service, giving a special presentation on his tactics for fishing Stampede Reservoir Kokanee. This will be an informative presentation you don’t want to miss!


fishingJames has been fishing since he was able to hold a fishing rod and guiding since 2012.  He specializes in Kokanee, King Salmon, Stripers, Trout, Land Locked King Salmon, and Mackinaw on waters including Stampede Reservoir, Folsom Lake, Sacramento River, Oroville Lake, Donner Lake, Lake Tahoe, and the Delta. His goal is to allow his clients to sit back, relax, and enjoy themselves while he does whatever it takes to help create an enjoyable memory that will last a lifetime.  He provides all the top quality equipment on his comfortable 23’ Rogue Chinook guide boat equipped with the latest electronics, new rods/reels and species-specific tackle.



James is proud to hold something that is very important to remember and honor our veterans for the sacrifices they made for us. If you see James’ boat on the water flying an American flag, that means he has a veterans on board. Be sure to stop-by and say, “Thank you for your service,” to the veterans.  James is an active supporter of Purple Heart Anglers, a non-profit organization founded in 2009 to help aid in the healing of disabled veterans through fishing and hunting trips.  James provides a $50 discount to any military veteran for a guided fishing trip.

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The 30 year old, 200+ members Rooster Tails Fishing Club of Northern California, Inc. is a non-profit organization that meets the third Friday of each month to educate, entertain, and enhance fishing experience.  Unlike many bass and fly fishing clubs that concentrate on very specific types of fishing, the Rooster Tails Fishing Club provides a balanced mix of fishing techniques presented by fishing experts targeting a variety of fish species on multiple types of waters. For