Friday, April 1, 2016

April at TVTU?

WHEN: Wednesday, April, 2016
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Bob Wolfe - "Why fish chironomids?"
Why is it important to fish Chironomids and is bobber-watching worth it? Is this really the way to do it? Bob's presentation will help fishermen understand the mystery that is the chironomid - including what makes a good fly, making proper presentations and tying productive imitations. The presentation will cover tackle, techniques, and helpful hints to make your time on the water more productive. This program includes fishing Chironomids in the Cascade lakes.
Bob Wolfe is a two tour army Veteran with a long history of fishing throughout Oregon. He is a founding member of the Blue Mountain Flycaster Club in Pendleton and designed and developed the Buzz Hackle fly series.
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room. A little cash for the raffle?

WHEN: April 7th, Thursday
WHERE: Derry Dell Creek, Tigard [SW Johnson St. and SW Brookside]
WHAT TIME: 9:30 a.m.
WHAT TO EXPECT: TVTU will team up with the Cascade Education Corps crew out of Tigard High School to plant sedges and willows at the Derry Dell Creek site which we have worked on the past couple of years. We will meet at 9:30 AM and expect to get done around 1 PM. Park at the corner of SW Johnson St. and SW Brookside. Just bring appropriate clothes , boots, work gloves and lunch or snack. Tigard will supply the tools.

If you are interested in helping out with this work please email Mark at and let him know you are coming.

WHEN: April 10, 2016
WHAT TIME: We don't try too hard - maybe mid-morning? Boat ramp by at least 10....
WHAT to EXPECT: First day trip of the Season - Lost Lake is less than 30 feet deep and is divided into two parts by a small passage; it is a 15-acre natural forest lake nestled in the mountains. The lake has stocked rainbows as well as larger holdovers - the bonus? A few steelhead. The lake is best fished with a pontoon boat or float tube.
Directions: drive west on highway 26 and turn off on the road to Henry Rierson Spruce Run Park on the Nehalem River. Just before entering the park, a gravel road (unsigned but known as the Lost Lake Road) takes off on the left. This road travels 5 or 6 miles to a parking area on your right. Just past the parking lot is an unimproved boat ramp. Andy hopes to be at the parking area by 10 a.m.

WHAT: Salmonberry River Redd Surveying
WHERE: on the Salmonberry - CONTACT BELOW for more info
WHEN: April 17; May 1, 15, & 29 for 2016
WHAT to EXPECT: In 1996, the Salmonberry was identified as the only river in Oregon with a healthy run of wild winter steelhead. And, despite massive damage from a 2007 storm that saw significant road failures and landslides, the river still produces some of the best runs of wild steelhead.
Volunteers from NW Steelheaders and Native Fish Society have been collecting steelhead spawning survey and temperature data from the Salmonberry River since 1993, complementing and expanding on ODFW's data that goes back to 1973. Without all the hours put in by dedicated volunteers, there would be a far less complete picture of abundance cycles, run timing, and fish distribution in the Salmonberry.
COST: just your time! This is NOT a TVTU function but our members have enjoyed participating in the past - contact Ian and tell him you're with TVTU and want to join the fun! If you would like to spend some fun and important time on the river contact Ian Fergusson [503.TwoEightEight.2025] or email Ian Fergusson.