Wednesday, April 27, 2016

TVTU Campouting!

Reminder....

Member Jerry shoots a South Twin selfie - 2014
WHEN: April 29 through May 1, 2016
WHERE: South Twin Lake [South Twin Campground]
WHAT TIME: no clock here - mid-day Friday or any time you can stop by
WHAT to EXPECT: Second trip of the year and the first CAMPOUTING! South Twin is located at 4350 feet and is very near Wickiup Reservoir in Deschutes County. South Twin is stocked with lots of rainbows, but the 18 to 26 inch holdovers are the real target. Primarily an early morning fishery, most of the fish hold near the banks. A Saturday night barbecue will be with the entree supplied by TU. Those attending are asked to bring something to share with the group during the barbecue (dessert, salad, chips and dip, bottle of wine).
Your trip down should be just under 4 hours.
WHAT to BRING:Float tube or pontoon and fishing gear! Also it's a campout so drag down your tent/RV/truck cab and other necessary living & cooking gear. As noted Saturday potluck barbecue - so bring a side dish & drink to share! Friends are always welcome! 

Contact: ANDY ANDREWS

Monday, April 25, 2016

What'd I miss....April Edition

On the 13th of this month about 30 members ventured down to the Lucky Labrador Public House for the evening; some were familiar faces and some were new. Jeff, Josh and Gill all made it out for the first time. Jeff has experienced a reintroduction to his fly fishing via the purchase of a new spey rod; he's looking to get some good use out if it. Josh and Gil are new members who came to introduce themselves! Good to meet you guys! Thanks for coming.

Jerry Lorang answered Erle's call for fishing stories...

Friday, April 22, 2016

A project report from Mark....

TVTU Volunteers and Cascade Education Corps working the wetlands...
Mark Rogers, our newly volunteered Youth Coordinator, sent us a quick update on the April 7th Project on Derry Dell - Mark, Erle, Jon, Lee and Janet all found some time to meet up with the Cascade Education Corps to plant some riparian areas. Looking good Mark!

Here's what Mark says:

Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited volunteers endured bright sunshine, 85 degrees and boot sucking mud to make Derry Dell creek just a little more friendly...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Because there is a history.....

of some TU related folks capturing tagged fish and missing out on collection prizes we bring you a note from ODFW on some tagged trout...with some prizes....
 
Anglers asked to report tagged Empire Lakes trout
April 19, 2016

ROSEBURG, Ore – Empire Lakes anglers have a chance of taking home a $50 VISA gift card if they land a specially tagged rainbow trout.

Empire Lakes is a popular coastal rainbow trout fishery, and ODFW biologists need anglers to help them keep it that way by reporting tagged fish they catch.

Fisheries biologist Gary Vonderohe said ODFW is tagging 1,700 hatchery rainbows through June. He asks anglers to report tags on fish they catch even if they don’t harvest them.

Fish with a specially marked four-digit tag number will net the angler a $50 VISA gift card when the angler brings it to the Charleston ODFW Field Office. All other tags can be reported by calling the field office.

“We stock a lot of trout here, and we want to make sure we’re giving anglers a quality fishery to enjoy. Tag reporting helps us know how many fish are being caught and what size of fish provides the best fishery for the anglers,” Vonderohe said.

The Empire Lakes tag reward project costs about half of a traditional angler creel survey, saving ODFW $5,000 in this case. Vonderohe said he will get generally the same information with the exception of angler effort.

ODFW stocks 40,000 rainbow trout each year in Empire Lakes. This year, 1,600 legal and 100 trophy trout are being tagged, with about 130 of those specially marked for a gift card.

Anglers who harvest a trout with a specially marked tag can visit the Charleston Field Office at 63538 Boat Basin Drive daily between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to collect their gift card. All other tags can be reported to ODFW at 541-888-5515.

This tagged rainbow trout will be released into Empire Lakes, helping biologists understand harvest data. ODFW photo
And to Terry Turner [esteemed CRTU Treasurer and OCTU Council Chair] South Twin Lakes outing is coming up! Don't forget to check for tags & contests....

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Americas Most.....

#1: Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
You might recall LAST YEARS LIST included two systems in Oregon; there are none this year - that doesn't mean anything really changed but highlights that the list is long....
#1: Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin

Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin

San Joaquin River

Susquehanna River

Smith River, Montana

Green-Duwamish River, Washington

Pee Dee River

Russell Fork River

Merrimack River

St Lawrence River

Pascagoula River


Monday, April 11, 2016

Don't Forget....

Chironomids are great for fooling SUSPENDED fish....
GENERAL MEETING...this Wednesday!
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Bob Wolfe - "Why fish chironomids?"
Why is it important to fish Chironomids and how to understand the mystery that is the chironomid - including what makes a good fly, making proper presentations and tying productive imitations. Bob will cover tackle, techniques, and helpful hints to make your time on the water more productive. This program includes fishing Chironomids in the Cascade lakes.
Bob Wolfe is a two tour army Veteran with a long history of fishing throughout Oregon. He is a founding member of the Blue Mountain Flycaster Club in Pendleton and designed and developed the Buzz Hackle fly series.
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room. A little cash for the raffle?

The life of a midge.....

Thursday, April 7, 2016

CONSENSUS!!

The Klamath River flows through southern Oregon and northern California. (Tami Heilemann/Dept. of the Interior)
You may recall PacifiCorp pushing the edge....seems to have taken hold!
 
OR & CA agree to remove Klamath Dams
April 7, 2016 - Eric Tegethoff, Public News Service (OR)
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D)and California Governor Jerry Brown (D) met at an event along the Klamath River Wednesday to agree to remove four dams from the river. They were joined by Native American tribal leaders, the electric utility PacifiCorp, and other groups interested in restoring the Klamath River to its natural state.

Brian Johnson, California director for Trout Unlimited, represents a national group seeking the removal of the dams in order to improve fishing in the region.

"The Klamath River is already one of the great steelhead rivers...

Friday, April 1, 2016

April at TVTU?

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, April, 2016
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Bob Wolfe - "Why fish chironomids?"
Why is it important to fish Chironomids and is bobber-watching worth it? Is this really the way to do it? Bob's presentation will help fishermen understand the mystery that is the chironomid - including what makes a good fly, making proper presentations and tying productive imitations. The presentation will cover tackle, techniques, and helpful hints to make your time on the water more productive. This program includes fishing Chironomids in the Cascade lakes.
Bob Wolfe is a two tour army Veteran with a long history of fishing throughout Oregon. He is a founding member of the Blue Mountain Flycaster Club in Pendleton and designed and developed the Buzz Hackle fly series.
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room. A little cash for the raffle?


CONSERVATION:
WHEN: April 7th, Thursday
WHERE: Derry Dell Creek, Tigard [SW Johnson St. and SW Brookside]
WHAT TIME: 9:30 a.m.
WHAT TO EXPECT: TVTU will team up with the Cascade Education Corps crew out of Tigard High School to plant sedges and willows at the Derry Dell Creek site which we have worked on the past couple of years. We will meet at 9:30 AM and expect to get done around 1 PM. Park at the corner of SW Johnson St. and SW Brookside. Just bring appropriate clothes , boots, work gloves and lunch or snack. Tigard will supply the tools.

If you are interested in helping out with this work please email Mark at marwrog@gmail.com and let him know you are coming.

OUTING!!
WHEN: April 10, 2016
WHAT TIME: We don't try too hard - maybe mid-morning? Boat ramp by at least 10....
WHAT to EXPECT: First day trip of the Season - Lost Lake is less than 30 feet deep and is divided into two parts by a small passage; it is a 15-acre natural forest lake nestled in the mountains. The lake has stocked rainbows as well as larger holdovers - the bonus? A few steelhead. The lake is best fished with a pontoon boat or float tube.
Directions: drive west on highway 26 and turn off on the road to Henry Rierson Spruce Run Park on the Nehalem River. Just before entering the park, a gravel road (unsigned but known as the Lost Lake Road) takes off on the left. This road travels 5 or 6 miles to a parking area on your right. Just past the parking lot is an unimproved boat ramp. Andy hopes to be at the parking area by 10 a.m.
 
FOR FUN!!!

REDD SURVEYOR
WHAT: Salmonberry River Redd Surveying
WHERE: on the Salmonberry - CONTACT BELOW for more info
WHEN: April 17; May 1, 15, & 29 for 2016
WHAT to EXPECT: In 1996, the Salmonberry was identified as the only river in Oregon with a healthy run of wild winter steelhead. And, despite massive damage from a 2007 storm that saw significant road failures and landslides, the river still produces some of the best runs of wild steelhead.
Volunteers from NW Steelheaders and Native Fish Society have been collecting steelhead spawning survey and temperature data from the Salmonberry River since 1993, complementing and expanding on ODFW's data that goes back to 1973. Without all the hours put in by dedicated volunteers, there would be a far less complete picture of abundance cycles, run timing, and fish distribution in the Salmonberry.
COST: just your time! This is NOT a TVTU function but our members have enjoyed participating in the past - contact Ian and tell him you're with TVTU and want to join the fun! If you would like to spend some fun and important time on the river contact Ian Fergusson [503.TwoEightEight.2025] or email Ian Fergusson.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ever wondered about....

those really nice molded coolers? Envious of them riding in the bows of some of those guide boats? Really thought you needed one until you choked on the price-tags? Don't get me wrong - they really can have their place but that price tag for a cooler?

Well, someone did a value cost benefit on them....with rankings and reasoning! Besides being interesting to see the comparison - I also learned MANY more manufacturers have entered the market place.....


not really convenient in camp.....




Monday, March 28, 2016

Have some weekday time to spare?

If you have some time on Thursday of next week - why not help out on Derry Dell Creek in Tigard - new Youth Outreach/Restoration Effort....

We still need some help for the April 7th workday at Derry Dell Creek. I know this is a weekday....