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Spacious Home on Goodwin Lake - Wild Rainbow Trout Fishing!

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Goodwin Lake Vacation Rental---COLD WATER YEAR-ROUND.

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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GOODWIN LAKE VACATION RENTAL WITH WILD RAINBOW TROUT FISHING! RAINBOWS TO 33 INCHES!!!

30 MINUTES WEST OF JAMESTOWN, CA.

COLD WATER YEAR ROUND AT GOODWIN!

3/08/14: 33 IN. RAINBOW CAUGHT BY STEVE RUDZINSKI IN THE LATE AFTERNOON!!!

SPACIOUS VACATION HOME ON GOODWIN LAKE WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS (below Lake Tulloch to the west).

GOODWIN LAKE HAS WATER YEAR ROUND as it is an irrigation retention reservoir in the beautiful Stanislaus River Gorge situated between Tulloch Dam and Goodwin Dam.

GOODWIN LAKE RAINBOW TROUT FISHING: Goodwin Lake is open for fishing 365 days a year. The LAKE IS FULL AND THE WATER IS COLD ALL YEAR. PRIVATE LAKE with Owner/Guest access only. CATCH & RELEASE using single barbless hooks. Owner Roy Gunter is an avid fly fisherman & available at no charge to Renters to teach/assist with fly fishing at Goodwin Lake, or down the rivers on the weekends. Roy has caught over 100 rainbows in excess of 20 in. from 2010 through 2013 using a float tube.

20% DISCOUNT YEAR-ROUND FOR CLUB FISHOUTS!!!

HANDOUT: In addition, when you book a stay at Goodwin Lake Vacation Rental, we will email to you the handout entitled: How to Fish Goodwin Lake, which tells you what equipment & techniques are recommended, etc. to be successful at catching big rainbows during your stay.

TEXT the word 'GOODWIN' to 22828 to join our Email List to receive our quarterly Newsletter full of Fishing Reports about Goodwin Lake. (Sent via email only.) SIGN UP TO RECEIVE IT.

2014 - SOME OF THE FISH CAUGHT AT GOODWIN:

11/01: Hooked 16, Landed 14, Largest 18 in. - Roy G.
05/17: 28 in. rainbow
03/08: 33 in. RAINBOW CAUGHT BY STEVE RUDZINSKI LATE AFTERNOON - A NEW GOODWIN RECORD!!!
03/01: 23 in. caught by Roy G.
01/04: 22 in. caught by Roy G. and Keith M.
01/03: 24 in. caught by Bob M.

2013 - SOME OF THE FISH CAUGHT AT GOODWIN:

11/03: 25 in. caught by Owner Roy G.
10/19: 1 - 18 in., 2 - 20 in. and 1 - 22 in. caught by Keith M.
07/19-07/21: 23 in. (fishout group caught 50 fish 18 in. - 23 in.)
06/11: 23 in. rainbow caught off the dock by Steve R.
05/22: Hooked 15, landed 10 rainbows; 22 in. and under on black wooly bugger wrapped with green or red copper wire (8:30 am - 1:00 pm) Roy G.
05/12: 26 in. rainbow caught by Roy G. at base of waterfall where water comes into Goodwin from Tulloch (2 foot waves!)
04/27: 2-21 in., 1-20 in., others 19 in. & under (in 4 hrs. Roy G. hooked 21 rainbows & landed 13!!)
04/10: 23 in. & 22 in. rainbows
04/09: 24 in. rainbow
03/30: 24 in. rainbow caught by Charlie M.
03/17: 23 in. rainbow caught by Roy G.
02/26: 23 in. rainbow
02/02: Roy caught 5/landed 4 - 20 in., 19 in., 18 in. & 13 in. in 2.5 hrs.
01/04: Bob M. caught 13 & lost 6. Caught the biggest, 22 in., on a black seal bugger with red copper wire. Almost all of the rest were caught on an olive punk perch! 4 were in the 19-20 in. range & the rest were 14-18 in. (mostly 18 in.).

BEAUTIFUL FIRE PIT AREA NEXT TO THE LAKE FOR COOK-OUTS, S'MORES, AND CAMPFIRES!

NEARBY FAMILY/CHILD-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES:

-Cave & Mine Adventures: TWIN ZIP LINES AT MOANING CAVERN PARK; Black Chasm Cavern Walking Tour; Mammoth Cave Expeditions, ages 8+; Middle Earth Expeditions, ages 16+; & Sutter Gold Mine Boss Buggy Shuttle journey deep underground, ages 4 & up; CaveAndMineAdventures.com; Knights Ferry Recreation Area - rafting & fishing w/float tubes.

Also check out the TUOLUMNE COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU online for more activities.


12/31/12 GOODWIN FISHING: By the time I got into the water, it was already 2 pm. The water did not look too promising as the prior storms had brought silt into the lake & clarity was down to 5 feet. But it was a beautiful sunny, 55 degree day, so I paddled east toward Tulloch Dam. There was hardly any current. The CDEC reported only about 300 CFS being released from Tulloch Lake. The water was between 51 & 53 degrees, getting colder as I progressed upstream. The dang weeds were everywhere in 8 feet of water or less. Restricted to deeper water, I had no hits until about 2:30 pm when, about 500 feet short of the Tulloch Dam orange floats, I landed a nice 19 in. rainbow in about 14 feet of water. I was fishing 3 flies about 3 feet apart attached to 9 feet of PineLine 8 wt. fluorocarbon leader & then a 50-foot Rio T-14 sinking line using a 6 wt. rod. The fly closest to the leader was a #10 punk perch tied by Tom Knoth & donated to me by Mitch Matsumoto; the second fly was a #10 black seal bugger wrapped with red copper wire; & the third fly was a #10 black seal bugger wrapped with green copper wire. The first trout hit the punk perch.

I then entered the area where the water enters Goodwin from Tulloch & tossed the flies 90 degrees across the moving water & stripped them in rapidly. Nothing. Then, at about 2:45 pm, I moved my float tube into the moving water & tossed downstream as I paddled & twitched the line; a hard hit & the black/green fly was broken off by an unseen Whopper! That was encouraging! Paddling up toward the floats, I reversed course & paddled downstream, bang! I landed a 19 in. hen. Over the next 1.5 hours, I landed one fish after another with the largest ones exhibiting spawning colors, & most trout hitting the black/red seal bugger. By 4:30 pm I was back at my dock, having hooked 14 fish & landed 11: 2-17 in., 2-19 in., 2-20 in., 3-21 in. & 1-22 in. - all rainbows; & 1-14 in. Kokanee. This surpassed my prior best day on Goodwin in January of 2011 when my friend & I landed 11 trout between 20 in. & 25 in. in the same area in 4 hrs. Roy Gunter


5/06/12 DRIFTING THE TUOLUMNE RIVER BELOW LA GRANGE: The weather was perfect--70-80 degrees, blue skies, light wind & cool water (54 degrees). The water level seemed a little high, about 700 CFS, but the River Valley was beautiful.

Fishing was easy. (Who would have thought, during a full moon too.) I think I caught over 30 rainbows/steelhead. My fishing partner also hooked a Striper about 7 lbs. The water was so clear I saw him hit the fly. He hit a sz 8 white Crystal Bugger. I should have taken pictures of the drift, but I was too busy catching fish. The river is full of fish right now. The upper river was all rainbows/steelhead some to 22 in. (at least on this trip). The half-way point had added the Stripers, Squawfish & Carp (big schools of them), but I could not catch any. The second half still held plenty of trout if you were getting deep enough. The fishing slowed down for the others, but picked up for me. I was using straight T-11 off my 6wt & was getting to the bottom of the fast runs which obviously paid off.

The white Crystal Bugger size 10 was a killer on the upper stretch, but did not do as well in the lower half. There it was olive Bunny Leeches or burnt orange or olive Seal Buggers.

With the river full of trout & a chance at a few Stripers, I think this float is well worth taking. Also, on a Sunday, nobody else was on the river. Tight Lines. Roy Gunter


1/15/12 FLOATING THE STANISLAUS RIVER: Harry P., Peter F. & Roy Gunter floated three miles down the Stanislaus River from Knights Ferry to Horseshoe Recreation Area. After, dinner, “revelry” & a nights stay at Goodwin, we entered the water at about 8 am. That morning it was cold enough for ice on our windshields. The flows were perfect at 500 - 600 CFS as we approached Russian Rapids 1/8th mile down river. A sign offered a portage around; but Peter, a first time river float tuber, “offered” to let me go first. I had been through this rapid several times before at lower flows. This time, it was one hell of a nice ride as the waves washed over the top of my Fatcat & around my waist. Then, Peter swept through amazed to be alive & how easy it was, although he probably got a little wetter in his low rider tube.

Fishing 1 mile further down river produced only a few rainbows 14 inches or less until the river became wider & the flow moderate 4 to 5 feet over weed beds. I knew immediately the rainbows would be here if anywhere & worked the water hard, back & forth with my go-to river fly, a black #6 pistol peet - for the uninitiated traditionalists, a seal bugger with a small metal propeller just behind the hook’s eye. Soon all 3 of us were tossing pistol peets cross current & stripping them in fast. Among my catches was a beautiful 20 in. rainbow. At the end of this productive 400-foot run, a 30 in. steelhead showed me his entire back as he rested at the top of a rapids. But he wanted nothing to do with Mr. Peet, so I introduced Harry to him as he showed his back again 20 ft. between us. For 30 minutes Harry tossed every fly he could think of at the steelhead, but he had left his #000 treble hooks at home, so he too finally had to abandon his efforts.

Halfway through the drift, in 10 mins. we spotted a great egret, a bald eagle & an osprey. Later, Harry landed a 19 in. rainbow on a gold #6 burks bullet head minnow.

Before we left the water at 4 pm, it had warmed to 60 degrees under a mostly sunny blue sky. We had been the only humans on the river that day. It was by far my best float ever on the Stanislaus out of 3 prior.

I’m looking forward to improved flows for floats on the Merced River around Snelling & on the Tuolumne River around La Grange. I love these Central Valley tail waters which are all within 45 min. from Goodwin.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Sleeps 2...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Beds can be placed together for a king size bed...moreless

          • Pack 'N Play Crib: 1 baby crib

            Infant - Toddler...moreless

          • Extra Bed: 1 twin/ single

            Single Blow Up Bed - Stored in 2nd Bdrm Closet...moreless

          • Living Room: 3 twin/ single

            3 Single Chair Beds from Ikea...moreless

          • Living Room - Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Full Size Futon - Sleeps 2...moreless

          • Rollaway Bed - Single: 1 twin/ single

            Rollaway Bed Stored in Master Bdrm Closet...moreless

          • There is a TV with DVD/VHS players in each bedroom as well as in the living room, in addition to a DVD/VHS library. CHILD/BABY ITEMS AT RENTAL: BABY ITEMS: Ikea High Chair; Booster Seat; Bumbo w/Tray; Pack 'N Play Crib w/sheet; Toddler Toys/Books; Croquet Set; and 5-in-1 Game Set: Badminton, Volleyball, Yard Tennis, Horseshoes and Frisbee....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bedroom: toilet, tub, shower

            2 Sinks...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            1 Sink...moreless

          • Master Bathroom has sunken tub and views of Goodwin Lake.

          Other Amenities

              • If you would like to book a visit, please email or call us to receive a Rental Agreement. CHECK-IN TIME: 4:00 PM CHECK-OUT TIME: 2:00 PM These times are to accommodate the guests fishing for Rainbow Trout which are up to 30 in. in Goodwin Lake as the fishing is best early morning into the early afternoon & in the evening. SECURITY DEPOSIT: The Security Deposit is to reimburse Owner for unusual cleaning (more than 2 hrs.) & for damages. It must be paid in the following amounts: $300.00 for 2-6 rental nights; $500.00 for 7-28 rental nights; or $1,000.00 for 29 rental nights or more. CLEANING FEE: $75.00 per visit (up to 2 hrs.); $37.50 per hr. for any cleaning required over two (2) hrs. will be charged to Renter's credit card. PAYMENT METHOD: We accept MASTERCARD, VISA & DISCOVER credit cards ONLY. TEXT the word 'GOODWIN' to 22828 to join our email list to receive our quarterly Newsletter full of fishing reports, pictures and useful links....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Cards, Dominos, Monopoly, Life, Bingo, etc....moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Directv...moreless

              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Groceries

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Lake:

                    Year-Round Cold Water Fishing. Water temperature 45-65 degrees. Lake 1-1/2 miles long. Rental includes use of 16-ft. aluminum boat with trolling motor, 7-ft. pontoon kick boat, canoe & 2 kayaks....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    Beautiful view of lake & lava cliffs from deck & rental....moreless

                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Sheets, Blankets...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Directv, DVD Player, DVD Library...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    Parking for at least 9 cars...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Coffee Filters...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Large & Medium Size Crockpots, Smoothie Maker, Small Mixer, Electric Knife...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Ample Tableware and Silverware for 9+, BBQ Utensils, Cutting Boards...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Spacious with table for 4...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Oven:

                    2 Large Roasting Pans; Various Baking Dishes...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Salt & Pepper, Sugar, Paper Towels, Dish Soap, Dishwasher Soap, Hand Soap, Toilet Paper...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    2 Metal Veg. Steamers and Bamboo Steamer...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    Toaster Oven...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Binoculars
                  • Boat:

                    16 ft. aluminum boat with trolling motor and 7' pontoon kick boat...moreless

                  • Boat Dock
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Canoe
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large Deck overlooking Goodwin Lake...moreless

                  • Inflatable Boat
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 Kayaks with Paddles Plus Canoe with Paddles...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Patio and lawn on south side of Rental...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas BBQ on Deck...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Life Vests & Boat Cushions Provided...moreless

                  • Wood Deck

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 29 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      2014
                      Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,100
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,100

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Security Deposit $300
                      • Cleaning Fee $75
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      20% DISCOUNT YEAR-ROUND FOR CLUB FISHOUTS!

                      LOCATED 30 MINUTES WEST OF JAMESTOWN, CA

                      50% Deposit if Check-In date is more than 30 days away; balance due 30 days from Check-In Date

                      100% Due if Check-In date is within 30 days

                      We accept MASTERCARD/VISA/DISCOVER cards only

                      Contact Owner Daneen Gunter, 831-809-4155 or 831-484-2509, to book a visit & receive a Rental Agreement

                      Contact Owner Roy Gunter, 831-809-0316 or 831-648-8822, for fishing questions


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                      Location

                      • Lower Yosemite Falls

                        "Visiting Yosemite National Park is a must if you are in the area!"

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                      • Columbia State Historic Park

                        "Fun all year round. I especially like the Christmas Horse Parade in early December!"

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                      • Black Oak Casino

                      • City of Sonora

                        "Lots of shops, fun events year-round and many different restaurants to choose from in Sonora."

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                      • Raley's

                        "Pick up your groceries on your way to Goodwin Lake (20 mins. from Rental)."

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                      • Copperopolis

                        "Nice coffeehouse, restaurants and cooking store."

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                      • Lake Tulloch Boat Rentals LLC

                        "Boats and jet skis for rent on Lake Tulloch (1 mile down the road from the Rental)."

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                      • Knights Ferry General Store

                        "Old fashioned store with charm. Great place to stop for ice cream or that forgotten grocery..."

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                      • Sunshine Rafting Adventures

                        "Knights Ferry raft launch area is approx. 10 minutes from Rental."

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                      • Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

                      • Sonora Pass

                        "Absolutely beautiful scenic drive with many places to stop along the way to fish, camp or hike."

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                      • Tioga Pass

                        "What a fantastic and beautiful drive through the mountains with snow on the peaks, pretty la..."

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                      • Woods Creek Cafe

                        "Great for breakfast, brunch or lunch! The cow decor is fun to look at while waiting for you..."

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                      • Jamestown

                        "Pan for gold or browse the many antique stores in town."

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                      • 50'S Roadhouse Restaurant

                        "Close by Goodwin Lake Rental for a quick bite to eat."

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                      • Morelia Mexican Restaurant

                        "The flour tortilla chips are to die for! A popular restaurant in Jamestown."

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                      • Cahoots Corner Cafe

                        "Mon. - Sat. 5 am - 2 pm Sun. 6 am - 2 pm Great Raisin Cinnamon French Toast with Sausage!"

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                      56 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Merced
                      6.1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      50's Roadhouse Restaurant, Knights Ferry
                      19 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Jamestown
                      3.2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy. 108/Hwy. 120
                      6.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      50's Roadhouse (6.10) & Bocelli's Ristorante (17)
                      84 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, Pinecrest
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Tulloch Lake

                      Car: Necessary

                      COLD WATER YEAR-ROUND AT GOODWIN LAKE.

                      WILD RAINBOW TROUT up to 33 in. are plentiful in Goodwin Lake-a private lake with Owner/Guest access only.

                      33 IN. RAINBOW TROUT CAUGHT 3/08/14 BY STEVE R.

                      30 in. Rainbow Trout caught 6/24/12 by Bill F.

                      CATCH & RELEASE ONLY WITH BARBLESS HOOKS

                      YEAR-ROUND COLD WATER FISHING is fantastic at Goodwin using float tubes, pontoon boats or our aluminum boat w/trolling motor.

                      Boat speed on Goodwin is 5 mph; however, Tulloch Lake South Shore Marina is only 5 mins. away (at the end of the road) for your jet ski & speedboat use, beach for swimming & a grocery store.

                      FISHING LICENSE: a CA Fishing License is required on Goodwin Lake. The Fish & Game Dept. periodically patrols the lake.

                      WILDLIFE IS ABUNDANT AT GOODWIN LAKE:

                      Owners & Renters have seen the following animals: herons, swans, osprey catching fish & nesting, eagles, egrets, ducks, geese, turkeys, bobcats, foxes, deer swimming across the lake & otters playing in the water.

                      Sonora - 23 miles

                      Jamestown - 20 miles

                      San Francisco - 2-1/2 hrs.

                      Black Oak Casino - 32 miles

                      Chicken Ranch Casino - 18 miles

                      Yosemite National Park - 1.25 hrs.

                      Historic Town of Columbia - 26 miles

                      See FISHING INFORMATION & FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES below.

                      We hope you visit soon!!

                      Roy & Daneen Gunter, Owners (12/15/2014)

                      TEXT the word 'GOODWIN' to 22828 to join our email list to receive our quarterly (email only) Newsletter full of Fishing Reports.

                      10-1-14: 3RD QUARTER NWSLTR AVAIL. NOW; EMAIL DANEENGUNTER@YAHOO.COM to receive it

                      8/17/14 - GOODWIN DAM RESERVOIR HISTORY & FISHING REPORT

                      There are places where you can catch 20 in. trout in other parts of California, but when you add the fact that the trout are wild, well that's another story. Let's inform you on this water that I am are talking about.

                      It's hard to believe it is so close to Sonora & located in Tuolumne County. In 1912, two districts began construction of Goodwin Diversion Dam - named for Benjamin Goodwin, then President of the SSJID Board. The dam was constructed at a cost of $325,000 & was a double concrete arch dam, 80 feet in height above the riverbed & 500 feet long on the crest. Water was first delivered in 1913 when Goodwin Dam was completed. From this dam, each district constructed main canals extending to their respective lands. The dam & the canals are present today & form the tail water fishery on the lower Stanislaus.

                      This history lesson tells us that this particular water has been isolated since then. Fish have not been planted here & you can find wild rainbows that differ in colors from Crimson Red to Steelhead Silver. You can find some of these crimson reds down below Goodwin on occasion, but their numbers are small compared to the silver trout. Trout in Goodwin are truly native on the most part. I'm sure some trout come down the line from Lake Tulloch above. Roy Gunter, owner of Goodwin Lake Vacation Rental, has caught a few Kokanee although not many in this water. The real prize is the large rainbows that lurk in the deep dark water. Every once in a while one will rise & give you a reminder of their massive size. The thing about this fishery is that there are many fish in this body of water that make the 20 in. mark.

                      I had the opportunity to fish with Roy this weekend. It's a beautiful setting & the weather down on the water is a real treat from the hot temperatures above the Reservoir. The water stays at a fairly steady temperature being it's coming out of the bottom of Tulloch Lake. The fish key in on small emergence patterns as well as baitfish which Roy and myself fished for the most part.

                      Roy really stresses using a heavy sink line such as a T-11 through 14. That is like an anchor for still water! I had the misfortune of breaking my 8-wt rod the very first cast which had the T-14 on it. The only line I had close to it was a 250-grain shooting head. Roy started ahead of me with a Black Seal Bugger & Brown Seal Bugger & immediately started hooking into fish. I had to redo my backup rod with 250 grain & knew I was going to be limited to shallower water.

                      So I threw my Black Seal Bugger into the shores hoping to ambush a feeding trout off the shelves. Well, it worked, but I must say Roy's rig worked better being he was down deeper. I figured the ratio to be about 1 fish to his 3. The fish were on the bite & we didn't even fish, but maybe 60 yards of productive waters by his house. This was not the first time fishing with Roy; he definitely has this place figured out. My biggest fish was a healthy 21 in. & several that went the 17 in. range that day.

                      On the way back towards his house I decided to fish with an indicator rig, something to do when you want to rest your arm after casting for hours. I tied on my tried & true Black Zebra Midge & a Copper John of my own making and landed 2 more on the way in--both taking the sz 14 Copper John. The end of a perfect fishing day! Good fishing!

                      Cary Westbrook, Pres., Mother Lode Fly Fishing Club

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: Roy Gunter and his wife Daneen purchased the Goodwin Lake property, renovated the home, and started renting it as a vacation destination in 2011. Public access to Goodwin Lake is through Goodwin Lake Vacation Rental, a fully furnished 2-bedroom home. The use of an aluminum boat with trolling motor, canoe, 7' pontoon kick boat and 2 kayaks are included with the rental.

                      Why the Owner Chose Yosemite National Park:
                      -- Private Lake with cold water year-round -- Spectacular Scenery -- Beautiful Wild Rainbow Trout up to 33 inches -- Abundant Wildlife in the Area

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      -- COLD WATER YEAR-ROUND -- Fishing year-round -- Private water fishery -- Water 45 to 65 degrees year-round -- Situated in the Stanislaus River Gorge -- Beautiful views of the water and lava cliffs -- 20% Discount year-round for Club fishouts -- Catch and release wild rainbow trout - UP TO 33 INCHES


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                      Photos

                      • Goodwin Lake Vacation Rental---COLD WATER YEAR-ROUND.

                        Goodwin Lake Vacation Rental---COLD WATER YEAR-ROUND.

                      • 8/2014 - Rainbow caught by Michael S. from Riverbank!

                        8/2014 - Rainbow caught by Michael S. from Riverbank!

                      • 3/08/14 - 33 IN. RAINBOW TROUT CAUGHT BY STEVE RUDZINSKI - NEW GOODWIN RECORD!!!

                        3/08/14 - 33 IN. RAINBOW TROUT CAUGHT BY STEVE RUDZINSKI - NEW GOODWIN RECORD!!!

                      • 11/03/13 - 25 in. caught by Roy Gunter, Owner

                        11/03/13 - 25 in. caught by Roy Gunter, Owner

                      • 4/09/13 - Beautiful Rainbow caught by Jim T.

                        4/09/13 - Beautiful Rainbow caught by Jim T.

                      • 6/24/12 - 30 in. Lunker caught by Guide Bill Ferrero!

                        6/24/12 - 30 in. Lunker caught by Guide Bill Ferrero!

                      • View of Vacation Home Looking North (Goodwin Lake is Behind Home)

                        View of Vacation Home Looking North (Goodwin Lake is Behind Home)

                      • Fully Equipped Kitchen

                        Fully Equipped Kitchen

                      • Living Room Off the Kitchen with Wood Stove and TV Looking South

                        Living Room Off the Kitchen with Wood Stove and TV Looking South

                      • Master Bedroom with Full View of Goodwin Lake

                        Master Bedroom with Full View of Goodwin Lake

                      • Master Bathroom

                        Master Bathroom

                      • 2nd Bedroom Looking South to Patio (2 Single Beds or 1 King)

                        2nd Bedroom Looking South to Patio (2 Single Beds or 1 King)

                      • Goodwin Lake Vacation Rental-33 in. Wild Rainbows! 30 Miles West of Jamestown.

                        Goodwin Lake Vacation Rental-33 in. Wild Rainbows! 30 Miles West of Jamestown.

                      • 8/17/14 - Nice Rainbow caught by Roy Gunter

                        8/17/14 - Nice Rainbow caught by Roy Gunter

                      • 1/03/14 - 24 in. Monster Rainbow caught by Bob Monaco!

                        1/03/14 - 24 in. Monster Rainbow caught by Bob Monaco!

                      • 5/2013 - Nice Rainbow Caught by Elaine C.

                        5/2013 - Nice Rainbow Caught by Elaine C.

                      • 3/17/13 - 23 in. Rainbow Caught by Roy Gunter, Owner

                        3/17/13 - 23 in. Rainbow Caught by Roy Gunter, Owner

                      • 3/17/13 - View of Lava Cliffs from boat

                        3/17/13 - View of Lava Cliffs from boat

                      • Deck Overlooking Goodwin Lake

                        Deck Overlooking Goodwin Lake

                      • Dining Room with Large Window on the Left Overlooking Goodwin Lake

                        Dining Room with Large Window on the Left Overlooking Goodwin Lake

                      • Living Room Overlooking Goodwin Lake off the Dining Room-3 Chair Beds and Futon

                        Living Room Overlooking Goodwin Lake off the Dining Room-3 Chair Beds and Futon

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Master Bathroom

                        Master Bathroom

                      • 16 ft. Boat w/Trolling Motor plus 7 ft. pontoon kick boat, canoe and 2 kayaks

                        16 ft. Boat w/Trolling Motor plus 7 ft. pontoon kick boat, canoe and 2 kayaks

                      $350 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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