Monday, July 21, 2014


 2014 Barney Reservoir Outing

Due to fire season Weyerhaeuser has closed the mainline access road into the Trask State forest around Barney Reservoir. ODF has informed us the gate is currently closed and there is no public motorized vehicle access into the reservoir. They note that even if you find the gate open - there is a good chance it is temporary for patrols or official work and will close without notice.

Therefore, the Barney Reservoir Outing scheduled for Sunday July 27th is postponed until further notice.

TVTU will try and reschedule this day trip to be later this year after Fire Restrictions/Closures have been lifted but it may not happen until the 2015 season. Thanks all!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Christmas for Coho on KGW

Grant Mcomie interviewing Doug Ray at Coho Sanctuary on July 12th as Jeff Kastner runs the camera.
Grant's story is now on the KGW website
Here is the link: 

Grant Mcomie of KGW TV, channel 8 in Portland has completed his story on Christmas for Coho. Grant came out and filmed volunteers collecting trees last January at The Royal Treatment Fly Shop and went to Coho Sanctuary last Saturday to see our volunteers placing trees in the Necanicum River. His story will air this Thursday at noon and 6 PM. It will be repeated Saturday morning and possibly on the 5 o clock news. Additionally, a longer version will be posted to the Travel Oregon website. In September, the segment will be included in Grant's weekly program "Grant's Getaways".

Monday, July 14, 2014

Making habitat for coho salmon fry on the Necanicum

Text and photos By Michael Ellis

This is the area on the Necanicum River that we will be placing the christmas trees to provide habitat for coho salmon fry.

Thinking of you......

While some of us are enjoying the Chewaucan - thought we'd put up some pics from the Timothy Lake outing last month. Andy Andrews once again acting as photographer and kindly sharing:

The Original Fisherman [or is that woman?] - apparently these Osprey were fledging their chicks and the TVTU crew was met with screaming/pleading calls all weekend!
Wish I could tell you whose back this was.......but they're having fun in the North Arm!
AHOY Matey! Prepare to be boarded! Or perhaps ranging the target at port?
Darned invasives! They're no fun....or are they? This appears to be Dick Holenback's arms - once again showing off!
Now the GOOD stuff! The Spread....
The Entree! A person needs their protein....
The End
[Hopefully you can join us soon...]

Friday, July 11, 2014

Annual Picnic....

Andy is getting quite the use out of his camera this year!
And because of that we get to share with
[keep in mind this counts as the What'd I Miss...July Edition]

Ron taking center stage...notice proximity of FOOD?
Sitting down to the FEAST - thanks to Andy and Dick!
Jerry and the Art of the PHOTOBOMB!
Alex of Clackamas River Chapter collects his raffle prize....

To all who attended and brought some GREAT food! But especially those that helped set-up and take-down and cook and all that other stuff that allowed the rest of us to enjoy the evening.

Andy Andrews and Dick Hollenback - great grill work as usual!

Not sure how we got through the evening without a photo of the casting contest course - or even crowning a champion but we did....

Don't forget - NO August General Meeting next month.
See you in September.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


PICNIC on Wednesday
[Tigard's Cook Park, Shelter 3]


CHEWAUCAN this weekend!
[Marsters Spring CG, south of Paisley]

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What'd I Miss...June Edition

So summer anticipation had you at the bench tying something for that upcoming trip? Don’t blame you – but at least 20 folks made it to the June meeting to hear Doug Ray speak about the projects on the TVTU adopted home waters – the Necanicum. Michael orchestrated a nice accompanying slide show with photos – VERY interesting to see the growth of a project like that at Circle Creek.

Before Doug could wax poetic about habitat however, Erle kicked things off….

Monday, June 30, 2014

July at TVTU!

The TVTU Website has the July / August issue of The Trout Line for your reading pleasure!

Also check out the CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS while there!

GENERAL MEETING - Annual Picnic!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
WHERE: Cook Park - Tigard, OR [Note the scenery change!!]
WHERE ELSE: Shelter #3  <<-- CLICK for PDF map
WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Food conversation and whatever else may happen - bring your spouse; friendly pooches on leash are allowed too! We don't have a speaker at this annual gathering so bring your best handshake and introductory line - find out who else is a member of TVTU! Just a laid back evening down by the river!
WHAT to BRING: a no frills event - bring a side dish or dessert to accompany the TVTU provided entree. Have a favorite beverage? Bring it along and introduce someone else to your tastes!
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OUTINGS - there are TWO this month!
WHEN: July 10 - 15, 2014
WHERE: Chewaucan River - Southern Oregon
WHAT TIME: late afternoon - Marster Springs Campground [south of Paisley].
The Chewaucan is one of the largest and best fishing rivers in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. South of Paisley, the river is artificial lures and flies only; temps will be high but the river cool. There are also some lakes high above that could be reached by car - floating device in hand. A Saturday night barbecue will be had - with the meat/entree supplied by TU.
WHAT to BRING: Those attending are asked to bring something to share with the group during the barbecue (dessert, salad, chips and dip, bottle of wine) - your fishing/wading gear though wet wading may be on order. Bug spray. Float tube or pontoon if you adventure highter into the mountains [Campbell and Deadhorse Lakes?]. Also it's a campout so drag down your tent/truck cab and other necessary living & cooking gear.
[Fire Danger Closes Weyerhaeuser Access Roads]
WHEN: postponed - at least until fire season is over.
WHERE: Barney Reservoir - near Yamhill, Oregon
WHAT to EXPECT: Day trip to this catch & release fishery in the middle of logging country [watch for trucks even though we are on a Sunday trip!]. Little fishing pressure has this producing lots of various sized fish - no telling what you'll end up with.
WHAT to BRING: Floating devices are needed - but boats may be problematic due to a limited/primitive ramp. Also check the link for directions - it is a tough one to find if you don't know the roads but doable.

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WHEN: Saturday, July 12, 2014
WHERE: Seaside, Oregon - Coho Sanctuary
WHAT TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: christmas tree placement; the last of the trees collected in C4C are being used to created summer deep pool refuge habitat. They will be tied to create a boom and tree corral. There will be some water work so bring waders and consider you pontoon boat - check with Michael.
WHAT to BRING: waders & your heavy gardening gloves.
: contact MICHAEL ELLIS and/or <click here>

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BARK Tours....

Tom Wolf passes this info on for areas on Mt Hood that may be of interest for activities and restorations on the mountain; information on BARK Tours and the organization sent by Russ Plaeger/Program Director [<What is BARK?>]:
With more 3100 miles of roads, thousands of culverts, and hundreds of bridges the Forest Service road system in the Mt. Hood National Forest represents a huge public investment, liability, and an opportunity. Many of the roads were built in the heyday of logging and, like ‘empty nesters’ in a large house, the Forest Service is faced with the question, “Do we still need and can we afford all of these roads?” Bark is offering tours on Saturday, June 21 and 28 and Wednesday, June 25 to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about this issue; see below for tour details.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Don't Forget - Timothy Lake!

Timothy Lake this WEEKEND!
June 20-23, 2014
North Arm Campground

Even if you cannot make the entire weekend - just stop by for the day or whatever days you can get there! This trip is a popular one and it's productive too!

Call or email ANDY ANDREWS for more info!
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