Kenny Rupp recently earned a scholarship from the Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers to attend the weeklong Fish Camp hosted by Redding’s Fly Shop at the Antelope Creek Ranch. Eighteen campers age 10-15 were led by a competent staff of avid fly fishers as they were taught the basics of fish and insect biology, casting and fly tying. Each camper was able to catch multiple fish in the camp’s creeks and lakes. Rupp caught two brown and six rainbow trout, measuring from 12-20 inches in length. He looks forward to sharing his newly acquired skills and knowledge with his friends, family and Cub Scout Pack 15.
OPEN SWIM: Come on down and cool off 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturdays. Admission for children up to age 5 is $1; kids ages 6-17 years $2; and adults/seniors $4. Children age 5 and under or any non-swimmer must be accompanied by an adult.
I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day! I know I did.
Hay-Town MX drew a good group of some of the fastest riders from all over Northern California for the last race when Earthshaping Inc. offered a $1,000 purse for the winner of the Pro-Exhibition Class! Trinity Outdoor Premier Properties put up the purse for second place of $600. And thanks to Bayley Lumber for sponsoring the race, making it possible to pay third- through fifth-place winners of the Pro-Exhibition Class as follows 3rd - $450, 4th - $350, 5th - $200. There was a very strong showing of riders across all ages and skill levels, the word is getting out about Hay-Town MX being the fun and family-friendly track to race at in NorCal!
Pro golfer Tom Johnson, formerly of Weaverville and now the Arbuckle Golf Club, won the Redding Pro Am on Monday, June 15, at Riverview Golf & Country Club. Johnson shot a 12-under 204 (69-68-67).
The Trinity Horse and Long Ears Club is hosting the second of six gymkhanas this Saturday, June 20, at the Trinity County Fairgrounds Arena in Hayfork.
The weather has been unkind to us here in WonderLand. Last week we had lots of lightning strikes that started 22 fires in the Six Rivers National Forest. The good news is that most of them were small and are under control or out. The bad news is that a fire up on the South Fork of the Trinity River near Hyampom jumped the river and is now in Humboldt County and has reached more than 1,500 acres. The smoke comes right down the river and into Willow Creek. Most of the time it is just a smoky haze but at some times it really gets thick. It clears most days around 1 or 2 in the afternoon. A couple of times last week the smoke got thick enough that one could hang out your salmon and you could smoke it overnight. Most of the time it is not bad and it does help cool down the air temperatures. That’s a good thing because the temperatures have been in the hundreds most of last week. Today I have not had a helicopter fly over the house and am hoping that that is a good thing.