Description (Stanislaus, San Francisco, California, United States)
The North Fork of the Stanislaus River is a Sierra freestone, three hours east of San Francisco. Small and medium-sized rainbows inhabit "the Stan" as it courses through an extended canyon parallel to highway 4. From its origins in the Lake Alpine and Spicer Reservoir area at 7500 feet in elevation, it runs 22 miles to the New Melones Reservoir near the towns of Vallecito and Angels Camp, at 1000 feet in elevation. The scenery is impressive, with long, tree-covered mountains forming the canyon.
Stanislaus River Fly FIshing
The Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River has been a great fishery having some of the best fishable waters westside of the Sierras. A 17 mile section from Beardsley Afterbay to the confluence of the North Fork Stanislaus is designated by the State of California as a Wi View more...