Friday, November 29, 2013

BLACK FRIDAY - early post...

While you're waiting around for those shop doors to open consider the fate of your soon to be dessicated Christmas trees! That's rigggghhhhtttttt.........

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hosmer stocking - Public Comments

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If you fish Hosmer Lake in Central Oregon - ODFW is looking at making some changes. They want to know your feelings! What I don't see is anything that will change the "Kayak Hatch". All's fair afterall it is a popular area near a populace town - enjoy one and all [the fish really don't seem to care]!
ODFW- Angler at Howmer

Monday, November 25, 2013


Official request for public comments with contacts regarding fish passage waivers and dam enhancements from ODFW - the second part of a previous note. Looks like a pair of Baker County and Malheur dams are up for enhancements via added hydroelectic units - Warmsprings Dam/Malheur River near Juntura and the Mason Dam/Powder River. Since the dams are existing - these waivers are using a mitigation process to implement other improvements.....Bull trout and Redbands are affected.

December 9 is the public comment period deadline and January 10 is the meeting.

Friday, November 22, 2013

SB 830: Gillnet Fleet Changeover Funding

Implemented this past session the structure of SB 830 to enhance a more selective, non-native fishery transition for non-tribal gillnetters affected by Columbia River management plan is becoming clear - or is being more clearly outlined by the folks at ODFW. If you fish - any means - along the Columbia and it's tribs check out the news article and see how it affects you in the upcoming seasons [at least through current expiration of 2021!]

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chris Wood: State of TU Address

In case you don't frequent the National TU website [and their now NEW site] this is brought to you from Chris Wood during the September Annual Meeting.

Monday, November 18, 2013

November Member Meeting - Were You There?

As numbers go Henry Hoffman brought in a fair crowd for TVTU meetings - and perhaps the Annual TVTU State-of-the-Chapter brought in a few more as well! Good to see everyone - new and returning. Thank you for attending and remember we want this to feel like YOUR chapter so feel free to introduce yourself and come see what the Chapter is doing!
Read on for a recap and we hope to see you in December.......

Friday, November 15, 2013

Public Comment - Fish Passage

It can be difficult to get involved sometimes - other times people look for input. Here are a couple of items from ODFW that they are looking for comment on regarding fish passage on some small dam projects. It is hard to provide educated comment on such projects without a lot of information but history probably tells us more about blockages than anything else we have.

[November 25 - Needy Creek is trib of the Pudding River system near Hubbard]

[Public Meeting November 15 - Northeast and Southeast Oregon]

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Trout Unlimited and Ecola Creek habitat restoration efforts

By Alan Moore

Here is a pretty cool illustration of yet another way Trout Unlimited, working with a broad and diverse array of public and private partners can combine efforts to get stuff done:

TU’s native fish habitat assessment for Ecola Creek on the North Oregon Coast, completed last year at the request of the City of Cannon Beach for management planning of their Ecola Creek Forest Reserve recommended large wood projects on the lower mainstem and select tributaries.

Then, a couple of weeks ago the local partners made it happen (click link to see the article from The Daily Astorian):

Monday, November 11, 2013

ODFW works to restore natives

ODFW Bio Shannon Hurn at Sage Creek        Photo: ODFW
ODFW is continuing to work to restore native Lahontan Cutthroats in SE Oregon. This project apparently is ongoing for the agency as it gets interrupted by various factors including perhaps self-stocking programs....

Saturday, November 9, 2013

In case you missed it.....

In October members showed up at the Lucky Lab Public House in Multnomah Village [the monthly meeting place for TVTU - second Wednesday each month - second floor - 6:30 p.m. in case you care to sit in with us!] to hear Tom Wolf - our man of Salem talk about the 2013 legislature and upcoming 2014 issues.

Tom started by noting it was a very good year for TU concerns in Oregon - BOTH of the major "priority" bills saw action and PASSED in one form or another.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday, November 13 - 6:30 p.m. at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village is where TVTU will be to hear Henry Hoffman speak! If you tie flies - or fish with flies you most likely have therefore met Hank Hoffman - he's the modern era developer of fine hackles for the fly tying industry. Hank pioneered genetic breeding of prime roosters from right here in Oregon! Come hear the story and share in the lore!

ALSO NOTE: this meeting is the TVTU Annual Meeting and will incorporate a short State of Chapter address as well as board/director nominations and elections!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Willows and Sedges and Spruce Oh My, or, Planting the Circle Creek Off Channel Wetland Complex Text and Photos by Michael Ellis

The Crew, from the left: Mike Gentry, Regina Southworth, Jeff Roehm, Jon Pampush, Austin Tomlinson, Casey Corkrey, Alan Moore, Andy Andrews, Doug Ray, Rod, Lundberg, Michael Ellis
On November 2nd, 2013, 7 stalwart TVTU members and 4 North Coast Land Conservancy members braved the predicted weather (high winds, steady rain) to assemble at the North Coast Land Conservancy’s Circle Creek site to plant native vegetation in and around the new Off Channel Wetland Complex (OCWC).

Monday, November 4, 2013


November 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you have never been to the PACIFIC NORTHWEST FLY TYERS RENDEZVOUS you really should try out this little gem of a fundraiser event! The no-pressure Rendezvous is organized by The Flyfishing Arts and Conservation Society – and is akin to the best meet-n-greet going of local fishing and conservationists and groups. This year the Rendezvous is featuring over 30 tyers and has a large cache of fishing related items for silent auction. But don't forget this year they have MOVED TO A NEW VENUE – the Jackson Armory and p[lan on making the most of the larger space!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

North Coast Site Tour part 3

At the Circle Creek Off Channel Wetland Complex
After visiting Neitzel Farms, we proceeded on to the North Coast Land Conservancy's Circle Creek site. Our chapter provided funds, through a Trout Unlimited Embrace a Stream grant, to design, engineer and and permit this work.  

Saturday, November 2, 2013

In action on Derry Dell!

                The Fix-the-Creek Gang [L-to-R]: Carla Staedter, Mark Rogers, Travis Walters, Michael Ellis, John Burger, Keith Williams, Erle Norman, Janet Davis, Jeff Price, Andy Andrews

Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited
starts project in the
Tualatin Valley

by Mark Rogers

Sunday October 27, 2013 eight hearty volunteers of the TVTU Fix-the-Creek gang met at Derry Dell creek in Tigard to continue the work of restoring a neighborhood creek that may soon support native cutthroat. On location the team replaced invasive interloping plants with new native plantings.