Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas for Coho

2018 DATES are HERE

Christmas 4 Coho

NW Flyfishing Outfitters [10910 NE Halsey Street, Portland]
Royal Treatment Fly Fishing [21570 Willamette Dr, West Linn]

January 2nd and 9th, 2016
9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The annual TVTU collection project where used Christmas trees are collected and turned into fish habitat returns for 2016!! 
Gather up that tree from the living room and coerce your neighbor into giving up his; bring $10 per tree and turn them into something good!
No flocked trees accepted; no tinsel or ornaments on your trees.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Early Release

For this special occasion we have an early release of the newsletter this month; hope we don't throw you off!

If you can't find the box/image above and make it expand out with that arrow in the upper corner - click the link below!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Summer recap....

With winter here and the holiday season nearing completion - lets go back and enjoy a warm summer camp day:
Lees Falls - Summer Camp 2015
Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited - Tualatin Riverkeepers Summer Fish Camp 2015
By Mark Rogers

Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited (TVTU) and Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) joined together to provide fly fishing experience for 20 - ten to thirteen year old day campers from throughout the west metro region. The camp was a week long effort centered in Tigard.

At Dirksen Nature Park in Tigard the kids enjoyed steam-side discussion and in the creek experience learning in stream ecology, chemistry and the water cycle. Activities included temperature, turbidity and getting your socks wet. The campers returned to the creek and collected macro invertebrates, crawdads and sculpin – learning more about a water based web of life.

The future conservationists were also led by TVTU members Jim Fenner and Mark Rogers in an introductory fly fishing class – that also happened to include side bars on the protection of nature, especially fresh water habitats. The learning continued as Jim and Mark shared a small stream fly box with fly comparisons to the actual critters collected in Summer creek and how anglers seek to mimic the trout's natural food. Standard forward and roll casts were practiced with bright orange hook-less woolly buggers. The demonstration ended creek side a description of our home Tualatin River watershed and the importance of cooperation, safety and following the rules when on the water.
Mike G guides the young flyfishers....
After a week of daily activities on the Tualatin the final found the day campers, TRK staff and TVTU volunteers - Mike Gentry, Peter Gray and Mark Rogers - walking the gravel road along the upper Tualatin River to Lee Falls. It was blessedly cool, for August, as we split the group half to hike on to the falls and half to fish below the side road bridge. The groups rotated at half time. This little known part of the river runs through a dense riparian buffer of maple, alder, Douglas fir, western red cedar, pacific yew and an occasional poison oak where it remains cool. Young coho and small cutthroat are well fed in the pools and riffles. Applying learned casting techniques, the now quite proficient campers coached several fish to their elk hair caddis and parachute Adams offerings.
Mark R lends a mend.....
A wonderful fun group of kids, enthusiastic volunteers and staff, a fine warm summer day on our beautiful namesake Tualatin River can only be reckoned a great success.
Reading the waters....
Consider joining us next summer for kids, fun and fishing - a few more hands on the river would be helpful and rewarding!
Smiles for all!

Sunday, December 20, 2015


Erle - esteemed Pres - passed along this little show about Tenakara fishing - straight from Dave Hughes who has been a presenter at TVTU meetings in the past. If the rain has you down - know that Erle has you taken care of with some in-house video watching!

[HINT: you might try opening the link video in Internet Explorer if it won't work for you].

Oregon Field Guide

An ancient simple form of fly-fishing from Japan has become popular in US. Tenkara rods have no reel, a short but extendable rod and a fixed length of light line. Fans say it makes fly fishing possible even on small mountain streams.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Elliott Forest....

Elliott Forest between Reedsport and Coos Bay  photo: Forest
Tom Wolf wrote in and gave a quick update not on the much contested and debated transfer of the Elliott State Forest; Oregon Trout Unlimited remains interested in the outcome due to the effect such areas have on cold, clean, fishable waters in our state:

In the Elliot Forest Transfer process, Dec. 15 was the date that groups had to write an expression of interest in order to keep involved in trying to find a solution for Elliot state forest. OCTU has sent in a letter of interest - all this means is we still are involved in process. I have attached <<LINKED BELOW>> the Elliot Transfer process and the OPB article below.

This is very early in the process and now we must work for solution that insures the protection of streams , wild salmonids and their habitats within the Elliot. I will keep you involved and informed as process moves forward.

Contact me if you have questions.

Tom Wolf, Executive Director
Oregon Council Trout Unlimited

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


General meeting this week - Wednesday in fact! With some nice raffle offerings to help fill out that shopping list....
WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Scott Richmond-"The Gold Fly Box"
Thar's GOLD in that thar box! Scott Richmond, creator of and author of nine fly fishing books, describes the GOLD BOX, the one fly box you should take anytime you go fishing. It is not the only box you'll carry, but it is the only box you'll always carry. The GOLD BOX contains only flies that are easy to tie and/or universally available to buy, and they work almost everywhere. Rivers and lakes, saltwater and fresh, trout and bass, steelhead and carp, winter and spring, summer and fall--any water, any place, any species, any season--don't leave home without the GOLD BOX!
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room.
RAFFLE PREVIEW: an 8’ 5/6 wt. fly rod; High Sierra SOLO Lumbar Pack; Timberland Hunter Commuter bifold leather wallet; themed Christmas Ornaments; books and hooks!

Friday, December 4, 2015

New Scenic Waterways??

Our esteemed Tom Wolf let us know that the Oregon Council of TU supported a designation of the Chetco and Mollala Rivers as SCENIC. This has some great effects on those areas if passed....the Grande Ronde River was rejected.

Scenic status recommended for Oregon’s Molalla and Chetco rivers

Mateusz PerkowskiCapital Press
The Oregon Water Resources Commission approved scenic designations for the Molalla and Chetco rivers, which may restrict water rights and land uses if finalized.

Oregon’s Molalla and Chetco rivers are one step closer to state designations as scenic waterways, which could limit new water rights and restrict land uses along their shores.

The Oregon Water Resources Commission voted on Nov. 20 to recommend the scenic river designations to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who is expected to make a decision in January 2016.

If Brown approves the designations, they can still be overturned by state lawmakers if they pass legislation reversing the actions.

Oregon hasn’t designated any new scenic rivers since 1988, but state agencies now plan to evaluate nominations on a regular basis, said Chris Havel, associate director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department......

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December at TVTU?

One down and one to go! With any luck you all had great Thanksgiving holidays and are all safely back without any regrets over that extra piece of pie you ate....

Temps are back to where we expect - or a smidgen cooler even; and so is our rain. Hard to believe it was not all that long ago that we barely had any warm water left in our local streams. Hopefully, this will not repeat and the snow will continue to fall into the new year.

As we hurdle toward the Christmas season - take some time and join TVTU this's what you can look forward to:

Monday, November 30, 2015

Columbia Runs for 2015?

2015: Huge Fall Chinook Return
...Below Average Steelhead Run
...Coho Only 28 Percent Of Average

Of Chinook:
The number of fall chinook passing Bonneville Dam continues to mount with nearly 1,000 more fish over the dam this week, increasing the record run to 954,376, or 212 percent of the 10-year average, according to NOAA Fisheries’ Paul Wagner at Wednesday’s Technical Management Team meeting.

Just last week, the previous record of 953,222 fish set in 2013 was exceeded when the count went to 953,541 fish as of November 12, the most fish passing the dam since it was built 77 years ago.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Best  wishes for a safe and  fulfilling holiday to all our friends at TVTU - take care and be well!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

December 5 - put it on your calendar!

The INVITATION: Wild North Coast TU has invited members of the TVTU chapter to participate in a riparian planting project on December 5, 2015.

WHAT to EXPECT: We'll be collecting and installing willows and conifers around the riparian edge of the Forest Lake campground off channel wetland complex dike breach project.

WHAT to BRING: Bring waders, rubber boots, work gloves, layered clothing, and anything else you'll need for a few hours in the field on the coast in December. The work should be less than 3 hours and likely more like 2 if we have a good turnout. WNC will provide tools.

LUNCH and MORE: Then on to fishing and lunch at the Relief Pitcher Tevern for those up for a tuna reuben sandwich [a don't miss in Seaside!]. BRING YOUR PREFERRED FISHING GEAR!! Some of the very best steelhead drifts on the river are present at the project site, and Gary Freeman the landowner, has offered to let any and all volunteers fish from his property for the day - no fee!

Doug Ray, the event organizer, will have local beer available. We should have a good crew so if we get the work done quickly, fishing for early winter steelhead is on, and bobber and egg fishing for Chinook is possible as well.

WHEN and WHERE: We'll meet at Klootchy Creek County Park at 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 5 and caravan out to the work site from there. If you need more info, call Jon Pampush at  503-330-7934.
You might recall that TVTU provided some support and also made a $1000 dollar conservation investment in this project; besides loving the Necanicum system! So continue the tradition and work off some of that Holiday meal!
Early stages of the Forest Lake dike breach porject

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Conservancy by indiegogo?

Our friends over at Western Rivers Conservancy are giving it a go to save Blue Creek in the Klamath Basin:

If the video doesn't answer your questions you can get more info from their website - includes a reasoning and additional bits of information....WESTERN RIVERS CONSERVANCY.

And if you are so inclined as to participate and help out the beleaguered salmon in our more southern Klamath system - their funding site: << HERE >>

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Don't forget.....

Rainy day Saturdays and.....

WHAT: Pacific Northwest Fly Tyer Rendezvous
WHEN: Saturday November 14, 2015
WHERE: The Jackson Armory - 6255 NE Cornfoot Road, Portland
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: A great time for a rainy Saturday...over 40 tyers from around the Pacific Northwest will be at the tables for tying demonstrations and answering your questions; silent auctions and door prizes; manufacturer reps with new products for 2016.

Barbecue lunch available for purchase.

The funds from this adventure are shared among several conservation organizations - including TVTU - and are distributed in their names to conservation groups and projects of their choosing.
WHAT to BRING:  at least $3 to get you in the door...and a personable attitude with a penchant for expanding your horizons; consider some added cash for the auctions! And to grab a tasty BBQ lunch!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Eagle Creek Coho Closed [Clackamas system]

ODFW closes coho season on Eagle Creek
November 6, 2015

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today adopted temporary rule closing the coho salmon season on Eagle Creek, effective Sunday, Nov. 8 and continuing until further notice.

The closure was adopted at the request of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which operates Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery near Estacada.  Coho returns to the hatchery are tracking well below brood stock needs for the hatchery.

“Based on reports through this week, returns to the hatchery are well below their production goals,” said Chris Kern, deputy administrator of ODFW’s fish division. “Unfortunately, this action is necessary to aid the situation.”

Steelhead fishing in Eagle Creek remains open. Fishing in the Clackamas River is not affected by the rule change.

More info at << ODFW >>


GENERAL MEETING - this week!
WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]

WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Tom Wolf-"Comments on ODFW and legislature"
Tom Wolf, executive director of Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited, will cover recent changes at Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Oregon legislature.   He will focus on ODFW - the budget and license fee increases, HB 2402 long term funding and reform, new simplified fishing license regulations, stream closures for temperature.

This is also the annual State of TVTU meeting and will include Board Elections and financial status
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room.

As an ADDED BONUS - Ron forwarded a bonus preview of fundraiser auction items...

The items in the November meeting fundraiser raffle have a value in excess of $300!! Featured item: Camp Cook’s Double Boiler set; 2 non-stick aluminum pots in which you can stow your stove and fuel canister in a compact package - great for warming your soup for lunch on that COLD steelhead trip to the Deschutes!

Friday, November 6, 2015


Chubs may be back........
Tui chub found in Diamond Lake

November 3, 2015

ROSEBURG, Ore – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists discovered one tui chub in a trap net during ongoing fisheries monitoring at Diamond Lake in mid-October. Fisheries professors at Oregon State University confirmed the fish was a tui chub, the first seen in Diamond Lake since the 2006 rotenone treatment that eliminated about 90 million of the invasive minnows.

ODFW believes that once again, tui chub were used illegally as live bait fish or were intentionally reintroduced into the lake.

“This is extremely frustrating when you consider the amount of time and effort put into the restoration of Diamond Lake by so many,” said Greg Huchko, ODFW Umpqua District Fish Biologist. Huchko said the chub was about seven and a half inches long and is likely a six-year-old fish.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November at TVTU?

Well, here we are back to the 'normal' Oregon - fall rains! Certainly blew in like a good October storm of old this past weekend - hopefully everyone's favorite rivers got some water and your basements stayed dry!

On a return trip Sunday from Eastern Oregon - one could certainly tell that Mt Hood - and especially the White River system was overwhelmed with rains - the mighty Columbia showed a mix of that famously white lower Deschutes water; it extended from the mouth all the way to The Dalles dam. It was an incredible flow....

Hope everyone's fall starts with a bang - and a coho or steelhead for you. Between the exciting river trips, here's what TVTU is doing this month.............

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Know yer crayfish/crawdads/mudbugs.....

Joel LaFollette tending the  Bug Boat - temporary home for crawdads and other river critters
We've trapped a few of these over the years for various reasons - most recently for Joel's Kids Day at Royal Treatment Fly Fishing; I can certainly say the ones we've come across so far on the Clackamas and that creek behind our house in Portland have all be the 'good' ones....BUT if you come across others - keep 'em and eat 'em [and let ODFW know...]:

SALEM, Ore – Ringed crayfish have successfully invaded many rivers and streams in southern Oregon, but were just found in Lane County’s Row River. This is the first discovery of this species in the Willamette River drainage.

“To find Ringed crayfish in the upper end of the Willamette Basin is very alarming to us,” said Jeff Ziller, South Willamette Watershed District Fish Biologist. “Ringed crayfish have been found to out compete our native Signal crayfish  for habitat and food. The non-native ringed crayfish dominate the crayfish populations in the Rogue, Chetco and Umpqua rivers, so this is bad news for Signal crayfish here in the Willamette system.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Another year and another rescue...on the Deschutes

Life or death struggle on the Deschutes: Another fish rescue

Saturday, October 17, 2015

North Twin Season extended.....

You might recall that North Twin Lake is getting 'the treatment' - and as a result limits have been removed; now the season has been extended....
North Twin Lake fishing extended through Nov. 9
October 13, 2015

BEND, Ore. – Anglers will have an additional three weeks to enjoy fall fishing at North Twin Lake near Bend. The lake was scheduled to close to all fishing on Oct. 19 so it could be chemically treated to remove illegally introduced brown bullhead.

According to Erik Moberly, ODFW fish biologist, the treatment is being pushed back because delivery of the chemical needed (called rotenone) has been delayed.

Anglers can continue fishing under the temporary regulations adopted in October: no daily bag or possession limits, no size limits and anglers may harvest fish by hand, dip net and angling.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Conservation Opportunity!

Well this isn't you're typical TVTU C4C adventure - BUT it is a similar vein and one that we are pleased to assist with! Why? Because this is the beginning of a combined effort on the Clackamas Drainage where TVTU will start to concentrate tree placement efforts for 2016.

This Project places the last of trees collected after Christmas 2014 and is partly directed by ODFW.

-- Please note --
RSVP requirement contact with Clackamas River Basin Council.
[Let them know you're with TVTU!]

WHEN: Saturday, October 17th - 9 am - 12 pm
REGISTER: Please RSVP to or 503‐303‐4372 x101. All volunteers must sign a waiver release form. Youth are welcome if accompanied by an adult, though activities are most appropriate for older children.
WHERE: Please RSVP for address and parking directions. Project is located just off Hwy 224. Stay tuned for more information.
WHAT: You are invited to join the Clackamas River Basin Council and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife in placing over 200 Christmas trees donated from the Kirk Company into the Fishers Bend Alcove, a side channel off the Clackamas River approximately 2 miles west of Barton, OR. Volunteers are needed to carry, tie, and secure trees among recently constructed large wood structures installed in an alcove, which will help enhance stream habitat for young salmon.
WHAT to BRING: Favorite gloves, rubber boots, hip waders (optional). Activities will take place in or near water, so be prepared to get wet. Volunteers will be carrying trees which are likely to brush up against clothing. Dress in outdoor apparel. Refreshments will be provided. This project is supported with funding from the Oregon Wildlife Foundation, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and the US Forest Service. Partner support includes Chrysalis Farms, Clackamas County Parks, Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Monday, October 12, 2015


GENERAL MEETING - this Wednesday!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: John Pomplin-"Self-guided Alaska Fly Fishing Adventure"
John will provide his insights into Alaska fishing for silver salmon and the cheap way to get there.
The trip John describes is in Cordova but any of the South Central Alaska towns have similar accommodations. The trick is taking advantage of cheap airfare on Alaska Airlines with their mileage plan, tying your own flies, and being open minded on other ways to fish for Silvers if Mother Nature throws you a curve
WHAT to BRING: a sense of adventure, questions, appetites and friends are all welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

What'd I Miss...September edition

About 25 members showed up to the lucky Lab Public house in Multnomah Village in September for the general member meeting - hoping to glean as much info as possible from Preston Singletary on the searun cutthroat trout. 

First we had some important introductions and awards from standing President Erle Norman; first time attendee Jim from Estacada introduced himself - Glad to have you Jim!

October 17 is the Oregon Council fall meeting - Dick Hollenback noted that the meeting will be in Corvallis and all members are welcome to attend. The agenda, besides other official TU business for Oregon, includes a review of the strategic plan. Voting is limited to attending chapter board members but input for consideration is appreciated from all members......

Monday, October 5, 2015

Bull Trout Plan....Western States

Bull Trout Officially Endangered since 1999

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a new plan for bringing back the declining bull trout in Oregon, Washington and three other Western states. But conservationists say it won’t actually restore the fish’s population to a healthy level.

Bull trout are predators native to streams across the Northwest. In some places, bull trout were purposely over-fished to keep them from eating precious salmon.

Bull trout need cold, clean water and the ability to move around within their habitat. So, officials say erosion, the removal of trees and vegetation that keep streams cool, and barriers to fish passage such as culverts and dams have all contributed to their decline. And climate change poses an additional threat.

For the rest of the story........

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October at TVTU?

Well Fall has arrived - just not quite the rains and cool temps we were expecting - but the trees are definitely thinking about turning colors and so are our anadromous denizens of the state! Last month we heard a bit about searun cutthroats; they should be coming into the rivers hard with some rain - right now most seem to be loitering enthusiastically in the estuaries and tidewaters or holding in deep pools.

Here's a few things you can do to kick off Fall.....
WHERE: Metolius River [Central Oregon]; Camp Sherman Campground
WHEN: October 2-4, 2015 
WHAT to EXPECT: This is a special event - once again the local Chapters of TU will join on the Metolius River to help with the long standing State Project; enjoy a day of restoration effort, campfire time and  be rewarded with a day of Fishing!
Contact: Dick Hollenbeck of Clackamas River Chapter for the latest!

WHERE: Royal Treatment Fly Fishing - West Linn, OR
WHEN: October 3, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Our friend Joel of Royal Treatment Fly Fishing fame is hosting a “Town Hall Meeting” with newly appointed ODFW Commissioners Bruce Buckmaster and Jason Atkinson. This is your opportunity to help shape the future by sharing your vision of our fish and wildlife management with these gentlemen. I hope you will attend and contribute to this discussion, thus helping change this little piece of the world that is so important to all of us.

If you can be there and have a commentator subject for Mr Buckmaster and Mr Atkinson, Joel asks that you leave a comment on his site - it gives them a chance to be prepared for a good discussion....

WHEN: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: John Pomplin-"Self-guided Alaska Fly Fishing Adventure"
John will provide his insights into Alaska fishing for silver salmon and the cheap way to get there.
The trip John describes is in Cordova but any of the South Central Alaska towns have similar accommodations. The trick is taking advantage of cheap airfare on Alaska Airlines with their mileage plan, tying your own flies, and being open minded on other ways to fish for Silvers if Mother Nature throws you a curve
WHAT to BRING: a sense of adventure, questions, appetites and friends are all welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Jackson Armory, 6255 NE Cornfoot Road, Portland [near the Airport!]
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Tyers, auctions, friends, stories and more! This annual effort organized by the Fly Fishing Arts & Conservation Society has it all - and is returning stronger for 2015. Remember all proceeds are distributed among local conservation organizations - including TVTU - for designation to beneficial efforts in the State of Oregon.

Monday, September 28, 2015

George shares a YouTube!

For a guy who doesn't do much computering - our friend George [and Board member] seems to be expanding his knowledge. Now he's turned to YouTube to share this bit on fish passage at the North Fork dam on the Clackamas River.

An interesting PGE when you drive by and wonder what that big floating thing is by the can thank George for the answer!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

North Twin to be cleaned.....

of brown bullheads....
ODFW temporarily lifts fishing restrictions at North Twin Lake
Agency plans chemical treatment this fall
Sept. 22, 2015

BEND, Ore. – Effective immediately, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has relaxed fishing restrictions at North Twin Lake (Deschutes County), which is scheduled to be chemically treated this fall to remove unwanted brown bullhead catfish.

The agency plans to treat North Twin Lake to remove the illegally-introduced brown bullhead in order to improve the rainbow trout fishery. Under the temporary regulations now in place, there are no daily bag or possession limits, no size limits and anglers may harvest fish by hand, dip net and angling.

Friday, September 18, 2015

C4C Could Use Your Help!

Christmas for Coho is gearing up! 
You may [or may not] have seen the note in the last TVTU Member email about the exciting new tree drop locations for 2016. This program has become a large and effective effort for the Chapter - and it takes hands to get it done. We have seen huge increases in participation through the years and the growth overall of the project! As we roll into this next year w could use some folks to help in a less physical and more mental capacity to help organize and plan:  

Committee makeup:  Mike Gentry and Jon Pampush are heading up the program this year and are hoping to get at least five folks [or more if possible] to brainstorm and organize. No experience necessary. Willingness to participate and organize at least one task of the many that need to be coordinated.

Overview:  there are two phases in the process:
  • collection (all the planning, PR, staffing, logistics, etc.)
  • distribution (logistics/stockpiling, staffing, transportation, etc.). 
Since we will be placing trees in the Metro (Clackamas) area and at our normal North Coast sites, we’ll be working with the Clackamas and North Coast chapters. We have already contacted and are working with ODFW on local efforts - including this fall.

Meeting Place and Date:  Please contact TVTURESTORATION@GMAIL.COM and let Mike and Jon know of your interest -ask more questions if you have them - there will be a place for everyone and their desires/skills! Meetings will occur in SW Portland - available meeting dates are being set RIGHT NOW!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


WHERE: Fall River [Central Oregon]; Fall River Campground
WHEN: September 16-21, 2015 
WHAT to EXPECT: A multi-day trip to one of the most named rivers in central Oregon - come for the full stay or drop-in as you can [the weekend is looking good!]. A multi-day getaway on the Fall River; come and rest up from those first frantic weeks of shuttling the kids to and fro! Temps can be cool so come prepared. Remember this is an overnighter so Saturday night there will be a potluck dinner - straight off the roadkill grill - bring a side dish or dessert and join Andy on his next to last adventure of the season!

End your summer on a high note!

CAMPSITE information is available - also check out page 5 of the Newsletter for more tidbits; if you have more questions contact Andy Andrews!

Monday, September 14, 2015

TU Science Forum...on TROUT

Announcement for 9/24 Science Forum in Ashland  
The Science of Fire and the State of the Trout

On Thursday, September 24, Dominick DellaSala, (Chief Scientist, Geos Institute) and Jack Williams (Senior Scientist, Trout Unlimited) will host a free Science Forum to discuss their new publications about wildfire science and trout fisheries.

This FREE Science Forum begins at 7pm at Science Works Museum (1500 East Main Street, Ashland). Co-sponsors include Geos Institute, Trout Unlimited, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, and Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Our friends at WNCTU....

Doug Ray of the Wild North Coast Chapter near Seaside copied us with an email recently - and according to their FACEBOOK page - the Forest Lake dike removal project is complete! Complete enough that the plug placed at the opening may come out within the week [the plug is placed to ensure the trapped water settles and does not introduce excessive silt in the main river].
The last piece - the plug will come out soon!
Doug further notes that more of this type of flood plain restoration/off channel wetland complex habitat restoration....

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

An update from Tom....

Tom Wolf - OCTU Executive Director
Tom Wolf - our legislative insider - keeps busy in the off-season not only fishing remote waters in wilderness areas but following developments within the state. Included in that is tracking some of the ODFW activities. This past week the commission voted on the 2016 State Fishing Regulations in Seaside - Tom was there and forwarded his thoughts to the TU members:

I attended the ODFW Commission hearing in Seaside yesterday. The main subject was the proposed ODFW 2016 simplified fishing regulations, designed to make regulations easier to understand and more consistent.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Don't forget the general meeting - with the short week and all it is TONIGHT! So if you want to know a bit about the SRC fishery, you'll want to be at the....

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Preston Singletary-"The Sea-Run Cutthroat"
Preston will provide insight into the SRC: His Life and Times in Freshwater and Salt, including the native range and the life histories of this semi-anadromous fish. His discussion will include a discussion of the saltwater fishery in Puget Sound and expand into fishing for them in rivers and streams.