From Trout Unlimited's special projects and celebrations of all things carp to huge sales and Fall Orvis Days, fishermen will find August, September and October are full of outdoor events. The only challenge: you have to RSVP to join TU on its special project by Aug. 15, clear your weekend to learn about carp at Reno Orvis or plan ahead for some fun in September and October.
For starters, join Truckee River Trout Unlimited for its "Spawning Gravel Enhancement Work Days" on the Little Truckee River and Prosser Creek.
"Join Trout Unlimited as members, visitors and friendly fishing folks do their part to improve the local wild trout fishing in the Truckee/Tahoe area," said Adam Butler, Trout Unlimited's California Grassroots Organizer. "There will be two separate work days so you will have a good opportunity to join in on these great events."
The first gravel work day will be on Aug. 31 and attendees will meet at 9:00 a.m. at Boyington Mills Campground on the Little Truckee River. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water.
"You might also wear something that you don't mind getting wet because we will be getting in the water," added Butler. "We will be moving small, spawning-sized gravel in wheelbarrows and placing them in the river channel. We will wrap the project up around noon. The second work day will be on Sept. 8 and we will meet on the west side of Prosser Dam in the lower parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Please bring appropriate wading and sun gear along with water."
The work days are made possible through great relationships and working in collaboration with the National Forest Foundation, Teichert Aggregates, Tahoe National Forest and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Please come out and help improve the already amazing fishing opportunities in the area. Please RSVP to Adam Butler at email@example.com or call (530) 587-7110. Please RSVP ASAP by Aug. 15th!
Also, Reno Orvis will be hosting Carpapolusa this weekend. Saturday Aug. 17 events include free seminars featuring local guides like Mike Curtis. The staff will be tying carp patterns and showing carp fishing DVD Urban Warfare. Events kickoff around 1 p.m. You can also join Mike Curtis on Little Washoe Lake for a carp fish out at 7 a.m. Sunday morning, Aug. 18.
As September gets rolling, Sagebrush Trout Unlimited is planning an event as well. On Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m., Sagebrush is inviting anglers to come try and get into the swing of things. They will be putting on a fun event with a casting course. Much like a golf course, fly fishers will be challenged to cast to "holes" and there will be prizes and much more. The event will be held at Crystal Peak Park in Verdi.
In Early October, its time to go visit Orvis Reno again. Orvis Fall Days will be kicking off with a special event featuring free food and drinks, seminars on fall fishing in the area, tying demos and event attendees can also see the latest RVs, Subarus and Chevy vehicles. The event will be held Oct. 5. Times are yet to be determined.
If you can't be a part of any of these events, at least go wet a line and get on the water. Cooler night temperatures are starting to chill water temperatures so spots like Davis and Frenchman's are starting to wake up again! If you like keeping up on fly fishing events and reports, subscribe to this page and every time a new story is written, you will be alerted.