Joe Contaldi

Joe Contaldi

Manager at Sport Chalet Stevenson Ranch

Sport Chalet Stevenson Ranch

General Information


Head - Porter Ranch Store

Owner - Tackle Shop


Board Member - Hot Creek Hatchery Foundation , Inc.

Head Guide and Manager - Performance Anglers

Recent News  

CBC Newsletter January 2005

Joe Contaldi supported us as the manager of Sport Chalet Stevenson Ranch and has continued that support as head of the Porter Ranch Store.
Joe, a

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Performance Anglers, Mammoth Lakes, California - Hire a Guide

Joe Contaldi - Performance Anglers head guide and manager Joe Contaldi began his life-long angling addiction at the ripe age of four.
Fishing the streams of the New Jersey countryside as a young lad, Joe lived "tight lines" and "bent rods" even before entering into kindergarten. When asked in his first math class what the sum of ten plus twelve is, he offered the response, "About the number of fish that I caught yesterday! Relocating to Southern California during his high school years, Joe began to explore all of the So Cal waters, and all that they have to offer. Joe's history of angling in Southern California is exceptionally respectable. "Matuka Joe" has twenty years to-date of fishing and guiding experience in the Eastern Sierra. He understands all of the fish species, and the vast majority of fishable waters in Mono and Inyo Counties. Likewise, Joe has a history of hanging out with salty dawgs, bringing to the decks of countless ocean charter boats plenty of Bluefin, Yellowfin, Albacore, Dorado, and almost every other saltwater species one can find off of the coast of Southern California. Ask him about it next time you are in the shop. The fifteen years that Joe committed to running saltwater spinning and fly fishing charters is evident, in his love of being out on the boat on Convict Lake or Crowley Lake. When Joe is not fishing or guiding on the bountiful creeks, streams, and rivers in the Eastern Sierra, "Matuka Joe" likely has the boat anchored on a very productive corner of Crowley Lake. The P.A. Midge and P.A. Perch patterns envisioned and developed by Joe do land lots of very big trout throughout the region, each and every summer. "Matuka Joe" has spearheaded the world of video fly fishing and video spin & bait reports for the Eastern Sierra. They are really cool, extremely informative, and on this website. Joe really enjoys spending quality time fishing with his family: his lovely wife Julia and two sons Quinn and Logan. Youth development goes further than Joe's family, as he is deeply and selflessly committed towards bringing young (and younger) anglers into the world of fishing. He heads up the Kids Fishing Festival in Mammoth Lakes every View Joe's guide photos Rick came across "Matuka Joe" years ago, working with Joe as a teacher of fly angling, and as a very accomplished guide.

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Sierra Nets - Gallery of Sierra Nets Sold

Joe Contaldi of Performance Anglers Guide Service in Mammoth, Ca. was tired of breaking cheaply made inported nets.
We bumped into each other as exhibitors at the Pleasanton, Ca. Fly Fishing Show 2012. I showed him another client's net similar to this one. He was astounded at the strength of the Wenge hoop on that one. The rest is history... This is a beefed up guide model created especially for the type of fishing Joe does daily. The Wenge hoop was reinforced with extra strips of wenge and a wider frame. The yoke is fortified with a few strips of Wenge as well.

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