Wednesday, June 29, 2016

C4C - the last of them!

Christmas Trees At River Island South
By Michael D. Ellis

On June 11th, volunteers from the Tualatin Valley, Clackamas, and Wild North Coast chapters of Trout Unlimited, the Northwest Fly Fishers, as well as volunteers from the Clackamas River Basin Council, the Clackamas Watershed Council, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife met at the River Island South Metro Project on the Clackamas River to enhance habitat for juvenile coho salmon by placing used Christmas trees in the backwater area. In attendance were Dave Tenney, Clackamas chapter TU; Zach Bergen, Clackamas River Basin Council; Bill Monroe, Clackamas Watershed Council; Ben Walczak, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife; Phil Hager, Northwest Fly Fishers; Doug Ray, Wild North Coast chapter TU; Mike Gentry and Michael Ellis, Tualatin Valley chapter TU.

We met at the parking area and hiked down to a landing above the site, where Zach had a table of snacks and coffee! Zach filled us in on the site.....

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Reminder....

Don't let this one get away....if you are on the fence about Timothy - it is one of the 3 most popular trips. And remember, you can make a day trip or shorter stay of it if you wish - the main camp is there all weekend!

CAMPOUTING!!
WHEN: June 24-26, 2016
WHAT TIME: Whenever you can show up [Andy usually is there Thursday evening]
WHAT to EXPECT: One of the biggest and most popular campouts of the season; come and join the folks from TVTU and CRTU at the North Arm of Timothy Lake for some fun and fishing relaxation.
Saturday night potluck barbecue - bring a side dish or dessert to share. Also some stories for around the campfire. If your lucky, there will be a wayward hiker or bicyclist to save and you'll live in infamy for future outings! [There is ALWAYS a story related with this event...just ask!].
Contact ANDY ANDREWS for more info.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Mark has been the outreachingous!

The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge - Sherwood, Oregon
TVTU Outreach News
by Mark Rogers

Under intermittent squalls TVTU Board members Mike Gentry, Ron Reinebach, Jerry Lorang and Mark Rogers manned the table at the 16th annual Sandy River Spey Clave on Saturday and Sunday May 14 and 15th. A little rain did not discourage the more than 100 fly casting steelheaders. Participants perused the many shiny rods and reels, watched various spey fishing demonstrations and took advantage of the opportunity to improve their casting technique with expert advice....

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Join us Saturday.....

WHEN: June 11th, Saturday
WHERE:
16344 South Eaden Road [Oregon City; across and upstream of Barton Park]
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m.
WHAT TO EXPECT: TVTU will team up to make the final foray onto the Clackamas River to place the last of the C4C trees. This work is being done in cooperation with the Clackamas River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the Clackamas River Basin Council, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Meet at 16344 South Eaden Rd. Oregon City, just across the river and upstream from Barton Park at 9 AM.

If you are interested and have more questions, please contact either Mark Rogers or the TVTU Restoration address and ask away.

Bring gloves, rubber boots, hip/chest waders. We will be hauling and placing trees in stream so it will be wet and dirty! Wear work clothes.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Don't forget...THIS Wednesday

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
 

WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Andy Andrews - "A Wilderness Survival Kit for Your Car"
Andy
Andrews, TVTU outings director, will speak on Building a Survival Kit to keep in your car in case of an unexpected event. Due to Andy's many years of experience traveling the wilderness and numerous survival classes, he will demonstrate equipment and techniques he has used when things have gone wrong in his travels. And most likely share some good stories about the same...
The world of search and rescue (SAR) is much larger than most think with the Deschutes County Sheriff's office rescuing 250 to 300 people a year. They are only one government operation out of 90 that have SAR units operating in the state of Oregon.
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room. A little cash for the raffle?

FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

Next months General Meeting - July 13 - will be the annual TVTU Potluck Cookout! We WILL NOT be at the Multnomah Lucky Lab but WILL BE at Cook Park in Tigard - Shelter #3!!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Heading to the Crooked this month?

Especially in the area between Big Bend and Cobble Rock Campgrounds? You'll have some SHOCKING companions....you've been warned:

ODFW to conduct trout, whitefish survey on Crooked River
June 1, 2016

PRINEVILLE, Ore. – Biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will sample the Crooked River below Bowman Dam for redband trout and mountain whitefish from Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17.

Biologists will be electrofishing the river....

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June at TVTU?

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
 

WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Andy Andrews - "A Wilderness Survival Kit for Your Car"
Andy
Andrews, TVTU outings director, will speak on Building a Survival Kit to keep in your car in case of an unexpected event. Due to Andy's many years of experience traveling the wilderness and numerous survival classes, he will demonstrate equipment and techniques he has used when things have gone wrong in his travels. And most likely share some good stories about the same...
The world of search and rescue (SAR) is much larger than most think with the Deschutes County Sheriff's office rescuing 250 to 300 people a year. They are only one government operation out of 90 that have SAR units operating in the state of Oregon.
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: June 11th, Saturday
WHERE: Clackamas River [location TBD]
WHAT TIME: 9:30 a.m.
WHAT TO EXPECT: TVTU will team up with ODFW and others to male the final foray onto the Clackamas River to place the last of the C4C trees. More information will be emailed out with specifics - if you are interested please contact either Mark Rogers or the TVTU Restoration address and let him know you are coming.

CAMPOUTING!!
WHEN: June 24-26, 2016
WHAT TIME: Whenever you can show up [Andy usually is there Thursday evening]
WHAT to EXPECT: One of the biggest and most popular campouts of the season; come and join the folks from TVTU and CRTU at the North Arm of Timothy Lake for some fun and fishing relaxation.
Saturday night potluck barbecue - bring a side dish or dessert to share. Also some stories for around the campfire. If your lucky, there will be a wayward hiker or bicyclist to save and you'll live in infamy for future outings! [There is ALWAYS a story related with this event...just ask!].
Contact ANDY ANDREWS for more info.
 
FOR FUN!!!
WOMEN'S FLYCASTING CLINIC
WHAT: Stonefly Maidens Annual Women's Flycasting Clinic
WHERE: Blue Lake Park [Fairview, Oregon]
WHEN: June 18, 2016
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Annual ladies only casting clinic. Introductory session for beginners, this Stonefly Maiden event is a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and learn how to maneuver that wispy rod.
COST: $25.00 secures your spot for 4 hours of casting lessons and a lunch to boot!
CONTACT: Lynn Volz [Stonefly Maiden President]
 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Fish Passage Exemption Requests....

FIVE to be exact....

ODFW seeks comment on five fish passage exemption requests
May 26, 2016

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is seeking public comment on requests to exempt fish passage requirements on three proposed culvert replacement projects and two existing dams located in Western Oregon.

The three culvert exemption requests are located....

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Try before you buy?

Oregon invites families to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend
May 24, 2016

SALEM, Ore. – Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon is June 4-5, and many events are planned around the state to help families make the most of this opportunity.

During Free Fishing Weekend, fishing licenses, tags and endorsements are not required anywhere in Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.....

Saturday, May 21, 2016

OREGON TROUT TRAIL courtesy RTFF

Photo: RTFF
In case you do not get the weekly newsletter from Joel at Royal Treatment [which you might consider SIGNING UP for; bottom right of the RTFF home page], we thought we would pass on the information just released. As we noted in our recap from this month’s MEETING WITH HAL GORDON, he and Joel have schemed to get you and others outdoors and looking for some of our resident state dwellers.

Designated the OREGON TROUT TRAIL,.....