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Kelsey Lake

Friday, April 23, 2021 to Monday, April 26, 2021
Kelsey Bass Ranch
About Kelsey
7400 Merced Falls Road
Snelling, CA  95369

(209) 564-6349
Additional Info:
Larry Carroll
Trip Organizer
Registration is required before Monday, April 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
After you register, you may pay with a credit card via the website or you can mail a check to Wilderness Fly Fishers, c/o Larry Carroll 2311 30th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2015. However your reservation is not confirmed until we receive your check.(Please write Kelsey on the memo line.)
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Friday Rod Fee
Saturday & Sunday Rod fee
Monday Rod Fee
Friday Camping
Saturday & Sunday Camping
Monday Camping

Join us for a weekend at Kelsey Lake where fly rod caught bass in the 3 to 5 pound class are common. (The current record is 16 pounds 12 ounces caught in January of 2014!) Since we have permission to camp lakeside, you can indulge in catch and release fishing from as early as you want to as late as you want. If we have twelve anglers in our group, we will pretty much have exclusive access to the 125 acre lake for the weekend.

The Basics
We have room for eighteen (18) anglers. Non-members are welcome. Larry Carroll is the hostfor this outing. For more info email Larry at
Kelsey is 125 acre isolated, private lake filled with trophy size Florida Largemouth Bass. Catch & release fishing only. The lake is perfect for float tubing, wading or shore fishing as demonstrated by Ken Hanley on Excellent AdventuresKelsey page.Check out the Kelsey article in the June 2013 Mending The Line for a good description of this outing.
WHEN: April 24 - 27 (Most people arrive Friday afternoon, depart Sunday afternoon or Monday morning after fishing Saturday & Sunday. For extra fishing days; i.e., Friday and/or Monday see below.)
Near Snelling, CA. About 20 miles east of Merced. Set your GPS for 7400 Merced Falls Road, Snelling, CA 95369. It will take you to the ranch entrance. (It is about a five hour drive from LA.)
We have permission to camp ($25 per night) next to the lake on a lovely park-like peninsula surrounded by prime angling. (Nearest motel = 35 minutes.) Note there is no potable water. It can be hot, so bring more water than you think you need. Check out the 2011 Kelsey Photo Album for an idea of what the camping area looks like. (Which is really nice.)
$210.00 minimum for two days* fishing (Usually Saturday & Sunday).For an extra $105 per day you can also fish Friday or Monday. For an extra $210 you can fish both Friday and Monday. (Note: You can make the decision about the additional days after you arrive.) Note Change: Non-fishing companions must now pay $25 per night for camping.

For more info read: About Kelsey Lake