Saturday, February 13, 2016

Trees in other places....

Reedsport Community Charter School students and staff put Christmas trees in Buck Creek. ODFW photo.
Christmas trees help native fish
February 11, 2016
ROSEBURG, Ore – The holiday season may be over, but Douglas County’s fish are just getting their gifts. December’s used Christmas trees were recently placed in East Fork Rock Creek and Buck Creek to enhance fish habitat.
“We put the Christmas trees in streams...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Don't Forget...

The waters are in great shape but if you cannot 'steel' away for the day here are some close options that might be of interest.....

WHEN: Friday, February 12, 2016
WHERE: Aladdin Theatre - 2 shows
WHAT to EXPECT: Indie fishing films to whet your appetite for upcoming adventure!
Discount tickets at Royal Treatment Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters and Orvis.
RTFF will have an after-party on Saturday!

WHEN: February 10 -14, 2016
WHERE: Portland Expo Center
WHAT to EXPECT: The Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show offers the most extensive resources on fishing and boating, shooting sports, hunting, camping this side of the Mississippi. Grab the latest gear. Browse boats, campers and tent trailers. Discover top-notch camping and backpacking equipment, optics, outdoor clothing and vacation packages.
Hundreds of vendors and reps [including Trout Unlimited - come visit us on Conservation Row] and top outdoor experts will fill Portland Expo Center from wall-to-wall with the best in outdoor tools, tips and gadgets. Enjoy free demonstrations, seminars and interactive displays and the most up-to-date information for outdoor enthusiasts of every kind. Plus, connect with guides and outfitters from exciting locations throughout the Northwest and around the world.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Member Meeting -WEDNESDAY!

Don't miss out!

Known for his buggy knowledge, Rick has many other tricks - come and see!
WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Rick Hafele-"5 Mistakes You Do Not Need To Make"
Ever wonder why ten percent of the anglers catch ninety percent of the fish? It’s often because they don’t make these mistakes. Find out what five common mistakes to avoid (plus a couple bonus mistakes for good luck!) and how to cure them!
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room. This is our annual combined meeting with the Stonefly Maidens and always brings a FUN crowd!
RAFFLE PREVIEW: rumor is that the raffles will be flowing over - including TWO rod setups among the other items. Bring a few bucks and help out the chapter!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Klamath Basin water...

Upper Klamath Lake     photo: Devan Schwartz
PacifiCorp Pursues Dam Removal After Collapse Of Klamath Legislation
by Jeff Mapes OPB | Jan. 20, 2016

PacifiCorp is now trying to reach a quick deal with federal and state regulators to remove four aged dams on the Klamath River.

The aggressive action by the big western utility follows the failure of Congress over the last four years to pass sweeping legislation aimed at ending the water wars in the Klamath Basin that straddles the states of Oregon and California.

Supporters of restoring free flows on one of the West Coast’s biggest salmon rivers are cheered by the prospect of finally seeing the dams demolished. But Klamath Basin farmers say they’re worried they will be left behind without any of the water guarantees included in the federal legislation.....

Monday, February 1, 2016

February at TVTU?

Hard to believe but we are hurdling into the year and find ourselves already at February. Hopefully you have taken advantage of some of these rain breaks and gotten out to find some fish on the local waters - they are there according to all reports! Come out and share a story or's what is going on this month! And a few items to put on your calendar....
Rick demonstrating No Mistake techniques....
WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Rick Hafele-"5 Mistakes You Do Not Need To Make"
Ever wonder why ten percent...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Become a Teacher....

Jack Morby - Angler Educator volunteer   (photo: Rick Swart/ODFW)
We received a note from long-time TVTU member Jack Morby who wanted to share a program opportunity that he is involved with - Angler Education Instructor! The program is run by ODFW and is a volunteer opportunity to share something we all enjoy - fishing in Oregon! Along with simply fishing the program strives to participants with a full range of knowledge associated with fishing - basic fishing skills, stewardship, aquatic resources and water safety. Get involved and share with others - the more people who become aware the better off the future for our sport!

When: Saturday April 2, 2016
Where: Glenn Otto Park - Sam Cox Building
What Time: 10 am to 3 pm
What to Do: *Registration Deadline - March 30 [end of business day]
What to Expect: training will be hosted by the ODFW Aquatic and Angling Education Program and is open to anyone 18 years or older interested in becoming a volunteer fishing instructor. Saturday’s training will cover all elements of program’s curriculum including basic fishing skills, stewardship, aquatic resources and water safety. Participants also will learn about events and other volunteer opportunities in their area.

Jack, besides being a TVTU member, is also a member of the NW Steelheaders and included his contact for those interested in finding out what the program is about:
*Registration for Training: contact Ciera Strickland, 503-NineFourSeven-6004 or <<EMAIL>> and provide your full name, email address, and contact phone number.

After participating in the training session an application to the program for certification is required. Go to <<ODFW APPLICATION>> for more information.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Following the C4C effort.....

Travis Walters, member extraordinaire and volunteer C4C'er, emailed us back before the 2016 C4C kick-off [prior to even Christmas actually....]. He forwarded a link to a comprehensive and interesting article about the role of forests and woody debris in our PNW coastal waters. The article is from the USDA Forest Service in partnership with the BLM.

Travis wrote:

"Hi Jeff....I just came across this "story" that I thought it might make a nice link for the TVTU blog/website. It really underscores the importance of Christmas for Coho and reforming logging practices.

Merry Christmas and Tight Lines!"

Thanks Travis! and Tight Lines to you! We appreciate the suggestion and the help - hope you get some fishing karma!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

What'd I Miss...September edition

Almost 30 members showed up to the our 2nd Floor meeting room at the Lucky Lab Public house in Multnomah Village earlier this month for the TVTU general member meeting – there was some early talk about the speaker, Jeff Morgan and who knew of him and why. There were also shared stories [or dreams] about fishing Yellowstone Park; some folks had been into the park and many had been nearby - the talk centered on that. 
Another book by Jeff Morgan
As always Erle Norman mc’d the meeting with some official Chapter business – the most important of which was confirmation of Peter Gray as the latest At-Large Board Member. Peter gladly accepted the nomination and the full house confirmed his placement!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ever wanted to play Tiger wrangler?

Might have your chance at Diamond Lake in a few years.....thanks to those pesky [and reappearing] chubs:

Fingerling Tiger....aka Cub

Stocking changes in Diamond Lake’s future
January 15, 2016

ROSEBURG, Ore – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to add tiger trout to its standard Diamond Lake rainbow trout stocking this June. These brook and brown trout hybrids are reproductively sterile and known to prey on smaller fish – biologists are banking on them to help keep tui chub in check.

A single tui chub was found in a trap net this past fall, and biologists know all too well their life history of explosive population growth in Diamond Lake.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

C4C Tallies are in!

Results of the 2015/2016 C4C effort are in - everyone should be very proud of the work accomplished thus far! And remember: tree placement will occur this summer so keep an eye out for your chance to further this effort and benefit the coho/steelhead and other denizens of the Clackamas River.

Trees data:
  • Total collected - 320 [both Jan 2 and 9]
  • Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters site brought in 154
  • Royal Treatment collected 166 [to the best of my recollection this is the first year RTFF has out collected the NWFFO team over the entire collection period]
  • Once again the trees at RTFF trended 1-3 feet bigger than trees at NWFFO [not that size matters!]
  • Driest tree:  though no official award was given apparently each location had a fair percentage of qualifying crispies! Good to have these to turn into a something besides fire starters!
Top 3 news sources?
  • Bill Monroe/Oregonian [31.4%]
  • Repeat customers [20.7%]
  • Joel/Royal Treatment newsletter [9.2%]
Publicity is paramount to the success of the program - THANKS to all those who helped pass on the word - especially the many wives of the respondents who have quite a controlling interest!
  • Other news sources: friends [8.4]; C4C volunteers [3.3]; NWFFO email/poster [4.1]; New Seasons stores [3.3]; Google/Internet/Facebook [3.7]; Grant McOmie article [2.9]; Oregon Zoo website [3.3]
The growing pile!

Jon unloads another future river condo...