Cast Hope 4th Annual Steelhead Tournament – December 7-10, 2017

4th Annual Steelhead Tournament This is going to be a great weekend with friends, fishing, great food, drinks, and raising money for Cast Hope. As always, all proceeds from the event go to benefit Cast Hope. People attending the event will be receiving 3 nights lodging at Indian Creek Lodge and 2 days of guided fishing on Trinity River. The event includes gourmet meals, wine/beer, a door prize package, two day guided fly fishing tournament with five prize categories! If you are interested in attending this event email Ryan Johnston at, space is limited. Good Luck to this year’s Anglers!

Dates: The event is going to be held on Dec 7-10, 2017. You will check in on Thursday evening. Fish on Friday and Saturday. Then check out Sunday morning.

Location: The steelhead tournament will be taking place on the Trinity River near Weaverville, CA. Fish from 25-30" are common on this river with the potential at fish in the 31-35" range being caught every year. This tournament is going to be open to both nymphing and swinging for steelhead. Steelhead caught swinging will carry more weight in terms of points for the tournament.

Lodging: We will be staying at the Indian Creek Lodge in Douglas City ( Indian Creek is directly on highway 299 with the river running through the back of the property. The Lodge is more a hotel style place with an awesome banquet room where we will be doing meals and hosting all of our festivities.

Meals/Drinks: All meals and drinks are included in the price of entry. You will be served a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day of the event. There is also unlimited beer and wine included.

Cost: The cost of the event is going to be $2,500 per individual angler or $4,000 for a team of two. A great price with everything that comes included in the package.

Prizes: There are going to be some awesome prizes for the winners this year. All of the prizes are going to be based around the thought of steelhead and will include rods, trips, and cold weather gear. In total there will be 5 different prizes given away to the top 3 anglers, top team, and Big Fish caught. In addition to the actual prizes each participant will be receiving a free swag bag with a Simms Bag, Simms Jacket, Simms Shirt, and other Cast Hope Goodies.

Sponsor: This steelhead event is being sponsored by The Fly Shop ( We will be using all of their guides for the fishing. They have been around for a long time and are looked upon highly with expertise on the Trinity River.

Beer Sliders and Wings at the Pub after the Fly Show!

Come party and support Cast Hope's fabulous outdoor youth outreach program after the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show! Enjoy great drinks, food, sweet auction items and raffle prizes at the fantastic Handles Gastro Pub right on Main St. in old town Pleasanton.

Event Dates: February 24, 2017 - 5:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Handles Gastro Pub
855 Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton
Cost: $20 per person (Free for show vendors!)

All proceeds benefit the efforts of Cast Hope, giving the gift of fly fishing to the youth of Northern California.