Feb. 16, 2018 Meeting Info

Spring Trout Fishing Seminar by Fishing Guide Shawn Rainbarger


Third generation fisherman and a fishing prodigy, Shawn Rainbarger, owner of Shaun’s Fishing Guide Service, will share his expertise of trout fishing for the Rooster Tails Fishing Club’s February breakfast meeting.  Shawn was blessed to have spent countless hours with his grand dad Everett Holt, who was a fishing guide who instilled in him a life-long love of fishing.  After 23 years in the steel industry and only in his early forties, Shawn took the major step of taking his success as a talented fisherman to become a full-time fishing guide.

After spending hundreds of hours on the water, Shawn’s transition  from angler to a professional fishing guide is a story in itself involving complying with strict state requirements including acquiring insurance, learning CPR/First Aid, investing in quality tackle and the purchase of his fully rigged twenty-two-foot Boulton Sea Skiff.  He spent thousands of dollars to equip his guide boat with comfortable seating, the latest electronics, multiple down-riggers, to make it ready to put his clients onto fish.  Shawn not only had to be good at catching fish, but also had to patiently teach his clients on how to catch fish.  His personality provided to be his greatest asset to explain things in multiple ways and being excited for his clients catching fish.

Spring trout fishing on bodies of water like Camanche Lake, site of the Rooster Tails March Trout Tournament, will be no walk in the park.  With reoccurring rain storms accompanied by strong winds, similar water impoundments like Camanche will be cold, probably very discolored with floating debris.  It will not be easy to entice a trout into striking without some careful planning under these spring conditions.  Novice as well as experienced trout anglers, especially those fishing spring fishing derbies and tournaments, are encouraged to attend Shawn’s trout seminar.  He will be covering the latest tackle rigging and strategies for locating feeding spring trout.  In addition, the Rooster Tails will have on display the latest trout lures on display for breakfast attendees review.

Shawn and his family live in Nevada City.  To find out more about Shawn’s Fishing Guide Service visit his web site at www.shaunsguideservice.net.  Shawn provides a 20% discount to veteran clients and is a supporter of the Purple Heart Anglers group which has helped nearly 2,000 wounded veterans heal by taking them fishing.

Rooster Tail Members and non-member guests are welcome to attend the club’s regular third Friday breakfast meeting at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine Street, Auburn, CA 95603.  Free admittance, reservations are not required, with the doors to the meeting opening at 7:00 a.m.; a wide selection self-serve $15 breakfast buffet at 8:00 a.m.; and 9:00 a.m. for Shaun Rainbarger’s trout seminar presentation.  Free fresh coffee will be waiting for you!

For more club and meeting information contact Jim at 530-887-0479.



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