Monday, June 30, 2014

July at TVTU!

The TVTU Website has the July / August issue of The Trout Line for your reading pleasure!

Also check out the CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS while there!

GENERAL MEETING - Annual Picnic!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
WHERE: Cook Park - Tigard, OR [Note the scenery change!!]
WHERE ELSE: Shelter #3  <<-- CLICK for PDF map
WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Food conversation and whatever else may happen - bring your spouse; friendly pooches on leash are allowed too! We don't have a speaker at this annual gathering so bring your best handshake and introductory line - find out who else is a member of TVTU! Just a laid back evening down by the river!
WHAT to BRING: a no frills event - bring a side dish or dessert to accompany the TVTU provided entree. Have a favorite beverage? Bring it along and introduce someone else to your tastes!
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OUTINGS - there are TWO this month!
WHEN: July 10 - 15, 2014
WHERE: Chewaucan River - Southern Oregon
WHAT TIME: late afternoon - Marster Springs Campground [south of Paisley].
The Chewaucan is one of the largest and best fishing rivers in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. South of Paisley, the river is artificial lures and flies only; temps will be high but the river cool. There are also some lakes high above that could be reached by car - floating device in hand. A Saturday night barbecue will be had - with the meat/entree supplied by TU.
WHAT to BRING: Those attending are asked to bring something to share with the group during the barbecue (dessert, salad, chips and dip, bottle of wine) - your fishing/wading gear though wet wading may be on order. Bug spray. Float tube or pontoon if you adventure highter into the mountains [Campbell and Deadhorse Lakes?]. Also it's a campout so drag down your tent/truck cab and other necessary living & cooking gear.
[Fire Danger Closes Weyerhaeuser Access Roads]
WHEN: postponed - at least until fire season is over.
WHERE: Barney Reservoir - near Yamhill, Oregon
WHAT to EXPECT: Day trip to this catch & release fishery in the middle of logging country [watch for trucks even though we are on a Sunday trip!]. Little fishing pressure has this producing lots of various sized fish - no telling what you'll end up with.
WHAT to BRING: Floating devices are needed - but boats may be problematic due to a limited/primitive ramp. Also check the link for directions - it is a tough one to find if you don't know the roads but doable.

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WHEN: Saturday, July 12, 2014
WHERE: Seaside, Oregon - Coho Sanctuary
WHAT TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: christmas tree placement; the last of the trees collected in C4C are being used to created summer deep pool refuge habitat. They will be tied to create a boom and tree corral. There will be some water work so bring waders and consider you pontoon boat - check with Michael.
WHAT to BRING: waders & your heavy gardening gloves.
: contact MICHAEL ELLIS and/or <click here>

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BARK Tours....

Tom Wolf passes this info on for areas on Mt Hood that may be of interest for activities and restorations on the mountain; information on BARK Tours and the organization sent by Russ Plaeger/Program Director [<What is BARK?>]:
With more 3100 miles of roads, thousands of culverts, and hundreds of bridges the Forest Service road system in the Mt. Hood National Forest represents a huge public investment, liability, and an opportunity. Many of the roads were built in the heyday of logging and, like ‘empty nesters’ in a large house, the Forest Service is faced with the question, “Do we still need and can we afford all of these roads?” Bark is offering tours on Saturday, June 21 and 28 and Wednesday, June 25 to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about this issue; see below for tour details.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Don't Forget - Timothy Lake!

Timothy Lake this WEEKEND!
June 20-23, 2014
North Arm Campground

Even if you cannot make the entire weekend - just stop by for the day or whatever days you can get there! This trip is a popular one and it's productive too!

Call or email ANDY ANDREWS for more info!
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Outings anyone? Part II!

More photos have come trickling in on some of the TVTU OUTINGS. This time Jerry Harnage - a recent transplant from Georgia and soon to be transferee from an Atlanta area TU Chapter - used his Ansel Adams skills to capture images of....

South Twin Lake 2014!!

Jerry and the requisite selfie....Andy captured in the background!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Michael just found that the Field&Stream crew 
has posted the video they shot during C4C 2014! 
Check it out:

Sunday, June 8, 2014

What'd I miss....May edition

So did you want to make the May General meeting but that Blazer playoff game enticed you to the TV instead? We have you covered....and hopefully you can catch us in June!

Read on for what you missed for May.......

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June at TVTU?

WHEN: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHERE ELSE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room
WHAT TIME: 6:30 gather; 7:00 program
WHAT to EXPECT: Doug Ray and Melyssa Graeper will make a return trip [due to that annual Portland snow event] to regale us on the coastal projects that TVTU has been working on over the past number of years. A dynamic and energetic speaker, Doug received Hero of Conservation recognition from Field & Stream and has also been a main organizer of the Wild North Coast Chapter of TU.
WHAT to BRING: a friend! an appetite? a handshake to extend to a new acquaintance! [Ron wants you to bring a buck too - for his raffle tickets!].
Don't forget FOOD & DRINK are available for purchase at the staffed bar.
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ADDED NOTE: don't forget the JULY 9th meeting is our annual TVTU Picnic at COOK PARK in Tigard!

WHEN: June 20-23, 2014
WHERE: TIMOTHY LAKE - North Arm Campground [it's CLOSE!!]
WHAT TIME: mid-afternoon
Timothy is a popular TVTU trip - we stay at the North Arm Campground [no reservations]. We fish the North Arm for rainbows and brooks of varying sizes up to 20”+ - sight fishing is possible depending on conditions. No limit size/number of brook trout. A Saturday night barbecue will be with the meat 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)
WHAT to BRING: Float tube, kayak, pontoon or other watercraft and fishing gear! Also it's a campout so drag down your tent/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!
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WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2014
WHERE: Cornelius Pass Fred Meyer [Hillsboro] or Klootchy Creek [Hwy 6] pullout
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Necanicum Projects Tour-Seaside area
Doug Ray will be our tour guide on the coastal TVTU project sites. Our schedule for the day:
9:00 a.m. meet in Hillsboro [Fred Meyer-Cornelius Pass - 22075 NW Imbrie; Can Recycle area] to carpool or meet at 10:30 a.m. with Doug at Klootchy Creek Park turnout.
From there we'll tour our project sites - take a lunch break [Relief Pitcher tavern/Seaside]; tour some more and wrap up by 3pm. We can't guarantee seeing coho in the projects, but  recommend wearing polarized sunglasses for better viewing.
WHAT to BRING: a friend/spouse. A desire to return and help! Boots with ankle support for uneven ground.
: SPACE is LIMITED! RSVP REQUIRED - contact Erle Norman

You can also check out the CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS at the TVTU website!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Outings Anyone?

Some photos have been trickling in from Andy and other members [and guests] - we've been a bit remiss in getting them up and out there for folks to see! So without further ado - provided by Temris Ridge - daughter of our very own Mark Rogers [board member and all-around excellent restorative laborer...].

Lost Lake 2014!!

Pretty certain this is Mark pulling oars.....extra pints if you can remember the name of Mark's floating craft!