Monday, June 8, 2015


June is here! And with the weather this past weekend - so is SUMMER apparently! Is it too early to start thinking about late summer/early fall tactics - yikes! Do not also forget to begin thinking about giving our fishy friends considerations for a warm and low water approach....

What will YOU be doing in June? Here's some TVTU Meetings, outings, conservation projects to help you decide..........

WHEN: Wednesday, June 108, 2015
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]

WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Isabel LaCourse-Tualatin Riverkeepers "Kids Fishing Camp"
A discussion about how to strengthen children's connection to Nature, and learn more about the many programs and partnership Tualatin Riverkeepers is facilitating to reach that goal. From fly-fishing and macroinvertebrate collection to water quality testing and tree planting, come find out what get's kids hooked!
Isabel, is Environmental Education Coordinator for Tualatin Riverkeepers. TVTU has provided funding to the program and will provide volunteer adult partners this year

WHAT to BRING: an appetite and a friend; meetings are rather informal, so put out your hand and offer a smile! Kick back and see how you can get involved with the Chapter! Food/beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room.
Andy takes a break - 2014 Chewaucan Outing
WHEN: June 11-15, 2015
WHERE: Timothy Lake [GONE CREEK CAMPGROUND (venue change!!)]
WHAT TIME: anytime you can swing by during that time - Sites 41 & 43!
WHAT to EXPECT: One of our more popular and widely attended events - Timothy Lake is a classic. Come for the entire time or just swing by for the weekend you will not regret it. Andy and the crew from Clackamas River Chapter run a first class operation here and will have a pot-luck dinner around the fire on Saturday night - be sure to bring a side dish or dessert! The lake is best fished with a pontoon boat or float tube.

Directions: Directions from Sandy, OR - Travel southeast on Highway 26, across the forest boundary and past Government Camp, to Primary Forest Route 42. Follow 42 south, across the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and back into the national forest, to Primary Forest Route 57. Follow 57 west for approximately two miles to the campground.
Gone Creek is the first campground you come to when approaching Timothy on the South end. When you first approach Timothy Lake, you will see the Oak Fork day use area, that has a boat launch.  Continue past the turn off for the day use area and next you will see the Gone Creek Campground.  If you see the Hood View Campground, you've driven past Gone Creek!


2014 Tree Raft installation   photo: M Ellis


WHEN: Saturday, June 27, 2015
WHERE: Seaside Oregon - Coho Sanctuary on the Necanicum

WHAT TIME: 9:30 a.m. at Coho Sanctuary [carpooling/caravan info below]
WHAT to EXPECT: For the fourth year, the Tualatin Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be helping our partners at the coast place christmas trees in the Necanicum River. If you have helped do this in the past you know what a fun and rewarding task this is. If not, now is your chance. You will get to see the Coho Sanctuary wetlands and, if time permits, Doug Ray will take a group to see the beaver activity at Stanley Marsh. 
The work consists of tossing trees from the bank (no waders required) and moving the trees around in the river (Waders definitely help here).  Bring gloves, wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a lunch. Other tools and materials will be provided.
CARPOOL/CARAVAN: We will carpool from the Fred Meyer in Hillsboro - 22075 NW Imbrie Dr, Hillsboro, Oregon. Meet by the can return area between 8 and 8:15 a.m. If you are already in the Seaside area you can meet us at Coho Sanctuary around 9:30. Be prepared for a pretty full day of work.
Contact: Michael Ellis
WHAT: Free Fishing Weekend
WHERE: Throughout Oregon waters - LINK BELOW for more info
WHEN: June 6-7
WHAT to EXPECT: ODFW sponsors an annual FREE FISHING WEEKEND each year. If you have a neighbor or neighbor kid or just your own family that you want to get out and introduce to fishing - this is a great opportunity!