Sunday, November 30, 2014

Post Holiday Reading.....

Continuing our trek down the informational highway - before we hit mile post-holiday narcolepsy - we follow Tom's lead once again as he shares with us more wisdom from Dr. James Rose studying the:

Tom offers: " the end he makes a good point that if fishing was banned, urbanized society would lose a big voice for the protection of fish and their habitat.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


As we all sit and recover from a day with friends and family or efforts serving others, we first want to wish all our members the best for this Thanksgiving holiday and hope that each of you have been able to enjoy it in the manner you find most enjoyable - and that your families and friends are safe and sound!

We continue to clean out the inbox and as such will forge ahead on our journey down the Tom Wolf informational this episode TU shares a report by Dr. James Rose on the pain felt by our finned friends.

So while catch and release is not possible for that Turkey [or ham or bologna sandwich] that you may have enjoyed this day - and before that tryptophan kicks in - help yourself determine how that released trout may interpret what just happened to him!

Be safe and enjoy yourselves!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Catching up with Tom Wolf....

Tom Wolf does his best to keep us all informed on issues he tracks throughout the year from Salem and the various interest groups he participates in. Though often late to move the information on - much of it is not so time sensitive. We're playing catch-up....below is an update and reports  from NOAA who is a part of those who oversea the ocean fisheries stocks [and our beloved salmon/steelhead].

Two Reports:

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lahontan Cutts - SE Oregon.....UPDATE

Holloway Fire map   -Holloway/wordpress
In 2012 along the Oregon-Nevada border, many may recall a large brush wildfire that burned to over 460,000 acres of BLM and rangeland - the Holloway Fire - over 250,000 acres were in Oregon. The fire was devastating at the time due to already worsening range conditions and moisture levels in that far SE corner of our state. Though many people do not venture out to this portion of Oregon there is more to it than just range grasslands and scrub.

This happens to be one of the areas where Lahontan Cutthroat exist and carry natural populations - ODFW staff are dedicated to this unique region and have been for decades. The species has been protected since 1973 and is currently listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. In 2006, it was identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy as a species in need of conservation. In 1989 biologists counted only 8,000 Lahontan trout in the Whitehorse basin. During a population survey in 2011, the population was estimated at 23,800. Several streams were opened to catch-and-release fishing in 2001 due to growing or stable populations [ODFW News Release].

The Holloway Fire threatened all of this...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November at TVTU?

Here we go!  Diving headlong into the Holiday season - we wanted to wish you a good one now before everyone is too busy to remember what it is that is important to each of us during this time...Please enjoy yours and be safe!

As for what TVTU has planned for this month.............