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August - September 2021


OWAC Fall Conference is ON!

November 14 - 17, 2021



for OWAC members


for OWAC member guest sharing

Cost includes accommodation for two nights, all meals, conference, and conference activities.

Pre- and post-activities will be available on request.

Accommodations for the OWAC Fall Conference will be at the all-new Hotel Lumberjack located in historic downtown Sonora. Average weather in November can be quite mild with lows in the 40’s at night and highs in the 60’s.

Registration opens 8/15/21

Watch for announcements to follow.

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Tuolumne County is one destination with three distinctly different vacations: Yosemite, the Gold Country and the High Sierra. Explore one or all three! Tuolumne County is the outdoor enthusiast’s playground with year-round activities that include fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife watching, snow and water sports, horseback riding and so much more. Expect fall color, friendly folks and downhome fun when you attend the Outdoor Writer’s Association of California Fall Conference. Sonora will be the hub for your time here with plenty of activities reaching into every corner of the County.

Great hospitality, fun meal events and exciting activities await you!

Make plans to be THERE!

More OWAC News & Views

Raffle Rumble at the 2021 Fall Conference

By: Carol Martens

Please think about what you can bring or send to our Fall Conference. Your donation can be new or lightly used, unique, valuable or not; but in like-new condition. Your donation can guarantee this raffle will be fun, profitable and support our OWAC programs.
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Executive Director Message

Executive Director Message
By: Bob Semerau

November 15, 2021, OWAC general membership will convene at the beautiful and inspiring town of Sonora, California, hosted by Tuolumne County’s Go Tuolumne organization.

California Fall Color

By: John Poimiroo

Fall Color varies from Just Starting to Patchy above 9,000' in the Sierra Nevada.
California Fall Color

Toronado loads up yellowtail and rockfish

Toronado loads up yellowtail and rockfish
By: Bob Semerau

“Captain Ray says we are going to start at the east end of the Cortes Bank. Many boats have worked the west end but not the east,” explained the affable Cpt. Chastine.

Fly Fishing Reading for a Rainy Day

By: Tom Martens

I miss rainy winter days that provide an excuse to stay indoors and read obscure books, such as the chance to read the hundred-year-old fishing books in the library on the UC-Davis campus. Between books I noticed that the rain had stopped. Time to pack up and go fishing.
silhouette of person casting a line, fly fishing, at sunset

Stranded at sea 35 years ago, watch the emotional moment a woman is reunited with her rescuers

Stranded at sea 35 years ago, watch the emotional moment a woman is reunited with her rescuers
By: Philip Friedman

Thirty-five-years later, Desiree Rodriguez meets the two captains who saved her life after she survived nearly 24-hours floating aimlessly in the Catalina Channel. Witness the jaw-dropping moment when they are reunited.


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