Thursday, January 28, 2016

Become a Teacher....

Jack Morby - Angler Educator volunteer   (photo: Rick Swart/ODFW)
We received a note from long-time TVTU member Jack Morby who wanted to share a program opportunity that he is involved with - Angler Education Instructor! The program is run by ODFW and is a volunteer opportunity to share something we all enjoy - fishing in Oregon! Along with simply fishing the program strives to participants with a full range of knowledge associated with fishing - basic fishing skills, stewardship, aquatic resources and water safety. Get involved and share with others - the more people who become aware the better off the future for our sport!

When: Saturday April 2, 2016
Where: Glenn Otto Park - Sam Cox Building
What Time: 10 am to 3 pm
What to Do: *Registration Deadline - March 30 [end of business day]
What to Expect: training will be hosted by the ODFW Aquatic and Angling Education Program and is open to anyone 18 years or older interested in becoming a volunteer fishing instructor. Saturday’s training will cover all elements of program’s curriculum including basic fishing skills, stewardship, aquatic resources and water safety. Participants also will learn about events and other volunteer opportunities in their area.

Jack, besides being a TVTU member, is also a member of the NW Steelheaders and included his contact for those interested in finding out what the program is about:
*Registration for Training: contact Ciera Strickland, 503-NineFourSeven-6004 or <<EMAIL>> and provide your full name, email address, and contact phone number.

After participating in the training session an application to the program for certification is required. Go to <<ODFW APPLICATION>> for more information.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Following the C4C effort.....

Travis Walters, member extraordinaire and volunteer C4C'er, emailed us back before the 2016 C4C kick-off [prior to even Christmas actually....]. He forwarded a link to a comprehensive and interesting article about the role of forests and woody debris in our PNW coastal waters. The article is from the USDA Forest Service in partnership with the BLM.

Travis wrote:

"Hi Jeff....I just came across this "story" that I thought it might make a nice link for the TVTU blog/website. It really underscores the importance of Christmas for Coho and reforming logging practices.

Merry Christmas and Tight Lines!"

Thanks Travis! and Tight Lines to you! We appreciate the suggestion and the help - hope you get some fishing karma!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

What'd I Miss...September edition

Almost 30 members showed up to the our 2nd Floor meeting room at the Lucky Lab Public house in Multnomah Village earlier this month for the TVTU general member meeting – there was some early talk about the speaker, Jeff Morgan and who knew of him and why. There were also shared stories [or dreams] about fishing Yellowstone Park; some folks had been into the park and many had been nearby - the talk centered on that. 
Another book by Jeff Morgan
As always Erle Norman mc’d the meeting with some official Chapter business – the most important of which was confirmation of Peter Gray as the latest At-Large Board Member. Peter gladly accepted the nomination and the full house confirmed his placement!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ever wanted to play Tiger wrangler?

Might have your chance at Diamond Lake in a few years.....thanks to those pesky [and reappearing] chubs:

Fingerling Tiger....aka Cub

Stocking changes in Diamond Lake’s future
January 15, 2016

ROSEBURG, Ore – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to add tiger trout to its standard Diamond Lake rainbow trout stocking this June. These brook and brown trout hybrids are reproductively sterile and known to prey on smaller fish – biologists are banking on them to help keep tui chub in check.

A single tui chub was found in a trap net this past fall, and biologists know all too well their life history of explosive population growth in Diamond Lake.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

C4C Tallies are in!

Results of the 2015/2016 C4C effort are in - everyone should be very proud of the work accomplished thus far! And remember: tree placement will occur this summer so keep an eye out for your chance to further this effort and benefit the coho/steelhead and other denizens of the Clackamas River.

Trees data:
  • Total collected - 320 [both Jan 2 and 9]
  • Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters site brought in 154
  • Royal Treatment collected 166 [to the best of my recollection this is the first year RTFF has out collected the NWFFO team over the entire collection period]
  • Once again the trees at RTFF trended 1-3 feet bigger than trees at NWFFO [not that size matters!]
  • Driest tree:  though no official award was given apparently each location had a fair percentage of qualifying crispies! Good to have these to turn into a something besides fire starters!
Top 3 news sources?
  • Bill Monroe/Oregonian [31.4%]
  • Repeat customers [20.7%]
  • Joel/Royal Treatment newsletter [9.2%]
Publicity is paramount to the success of the program - THANKS to all those who helped pass on the word - especially the many wives of the respondents who have quite a controlling interest!
  • Other news sources: friends [8.4]; C4C volunteers [3.3]; NWFFO email/poster [4.1]; New Seasons stores [3.3]; Google/Internet/Facebook [3.7]; Grant McOmie article [2.9]; Oregon Zoo website [3.3]
The growing pile!

Jon unloads another future river condo...

Sunday, January 10, 2016

January at TVTU?

Holidays are now behind us - know how we can tell? The pile of Christmas Trees donated for Coho habitat! Congratulations and thanks to all those who spent time and/or donated trees to help us out. Early reports are a decent return of trees to help out the Clackamas River fishes! Better yet - the weather was rather nice; sure a bit cold but not raining and windy like we've endured in the past!
We'd like to forward a special thank you to our hosts Royal Treatment Fly Fishing and Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters for once again helping TVTU out! If you happen to be in their neck of the wood - stop in and say 'hi' and 'thank you' for their continued help!

So beyond that, what is going on this month? Continue on to see......