Wednesday, July 30, 2014

C4C and Grant McOmie!

In case you missed it and have not been able to find the show - the Grant McOmie episode featuring TVTU's one and only C4C [that's Christmas for Coho if you're not into the whole acronym thing...] aired last week. We dug it up and have it for you right here!


Monday, July 28, 2014

In Case You Missed It....

On the off-chance your inbox is chock full of items of interest and you've missed the message from TU, we're passing this along as a reminder....ACT!!

Trout Unlimited
On Friday [July 18], EPA released their Proposed Determination that places restrictions on large-scale mining of the Pebble deposit in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Thanks to you, and thousands of American's across the country, we've reached an important milestone for protecting Bristol Bay. But, we need your help once again to push these protections over the finish line – please take action today and tell EPA you support Clean Water Act protections for Bristol Bay.

Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to one of the last great salmon fisheries on the planet. The salmon, wildlife, people and fishing jobs of this beautiful and productive region are threatened by the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine. If built, Pebble could become the largest mine in North America.

We have an unprecedented opportunity to stop this mine and protect Bristol Bay's fish and jobs through the Clean Water Act.

Take action now by commenting on the proposed determination. Ask EPA to finalize determination as soon as possible and put Clean Water Act 404(c) protections in place for Bristol Bay.

Steve Moyer Vice President of Government Affairs
Trout Unlimited

Monday, July 21, 2014


 2014 Barney Reservoir Outing

Due to fire season Weyerhaeuser has closed the mainline access road into the Trask State forest around Barney Reservoir. ODF has informed us the gate is currently closed and there is no public motorized vehicle access into the reservoir. They note that even if you find the gate open - there is a good chance it is temporary for patrols or official work and will close without notice.

Therefore, the Barney Reservoir Outing scheduled for Sunday July 27th is postponed until further notice.

TVTU will try and reschedule this day trip to be later this year after Fire Restrictions/Closures have been lifted but it may not happen until the 2015 season. Thanks all!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Christmas for Coho on KGW

Grant Mcomie interviewing Doug Ray at Coho Sanctuary on July 12th as Jeff Kastner runs the camera.
Grant's story is now on the KGW website
Here is the link: 

Grant Mcomie of KGW TV, channel 8 in Portland has completed his story on Christmas for Coho. Grant came out and filmed volunteers collecting trees last January at The Royal Treatment Fly Shop and went to Coho Sanctuary last Saturday to see our volunteers placing trees in the Necanicum River. His story will air this Thursday at noon and 6 PM. It will be repeated Saturday morning and possibly on the 5 o clock news. Additionally, a longer version will be posted to the Travel Oregon website. In September, the segment will be included in Grant's weekly program "Grant's Getaways".

Monday, July 14, 2014

Making habitat for coho salmon fry on the Necanicum

Text and photos By Michael Ellis

This is the area on the Necanicum River that we will be placing the christmas trees to provide habitat for coho salmon fry.

Thinking of you......

While some of us are enjoying the Chewaucan - thought we'd put up some pics from the Timothy Lake outing last month. Andy Andrews once again acting as photographer and kindly sharing:

The Original Fisherman [or is that woman?] - apparently these Osprey were fledging their chicks and the TVTU crew was met with screaming/pleading calls all weekend!
Wish I could tell you whose back this was.......but they're having fun in the North Arm!
AHOY Matey! Prepare to be boarded! Or perhaps ranging the target at port?
Darned invasives! They're no fun....or are they? This appears to be Dick Holenback's arms - once again showing off!
Now the GOOD stuff! The Spread....
The Entree! A person needs their protein....
The End
[Hopefully you can join us soon...]

Friday, July 11, 2014

Annual Picnic....

Andy is getting quite the use out of his camera this year!
And because of that we get to share with
[keep in mind this counts as the What'd I Miss...July Edition]

Ron taking center stage...notice proximity of FOOD?
Sitting down to the FEAST - thanks to Andy and Dick!
Jerry and the Art of the PHOTOBOMB!
Alex of Clackamas River Chapter collects his raffle prize....

To all who attended and brought some GREAT food! But especially those that helped set-up and take-down and cook and all that other stuff that allowed the rest of us to enjoy the evening.

Andy Andrews and Dick Hollenback - great grill work as usual!

Not sure how we got through the evening without a photo of the casting contest course - or even crowning a champion but we did....

Don't forget - NO August General Meeting next month.
See you in September.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


PICNIC on Wednesday
[Tigard's Cook Park, Shelter 3]


CHEWAUCAN this weekend!
[Marsters Spring CG, south of Paisley]

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What'd I Miss...June Edition

So summer anticipation had you at the bench tying something for that upcoming trip? Don’t blame you – but at least 20 folks made it to the June meeting to hear Doug Ray speak about the projects on the TVTU adopted home waters – the Necanicum. Michael orchestrated a nice accompanying slide show with photos – VERY interesting to see the growth of a project like that at Circle Creek.

Before Doug could wax poetic about habitat however, Erle kicked things off….