Meetings

CHAPTER MEETINGS

Where: Lucky Lab Public House - Multnomah Village
            [7675 SW Capitol Highway]
When: second Wednesday each month [except July and August].
Time: 6:30 p.m. gathering time - 7:00 p.m. program start.
What to Expect: The meeting room is the 2nd floor banquet room. There is usually a brief update on Chapter news and events; we ask that new members introduce themselves; allow short tales of any recent member fishing exploits; all that leads directly into the feature presenter.

Raffle: throughout the evening you will have a chance to purchase raffle tickets from our raffle organizer – Ron Reinebach – who assembles some handy and attractive take-homes for the lucky contributor* [Ron loves a good haggle so test your skills! Though he offers some good packages deals!]. You cannot win if you don’t enter so if something catches your eye call on Ron – help further support the Chapter! *

Food and drink: available for purchase at the Lucky Lab meetings [hint: place your order in the banquet room and avoid the lines on the main floor – this service is provided with the room rentals!].

Speakers: we schedule a wide range of interesting and informative speakers at each monthly meeting so there certainly will be many of interest to you. The topics range from fishing guides and instruction to conservation – we even have some Chapter members who have presented on some of their most awesome destination fishing trips! If you have a suggestion for a speaker – please contact us and let us know.

So please plan on stopping by and taking part – and bring your best fishing stories! We hope to see you soon!
*  All proceeds go directly and solely to the Tualatin Valley Chapter to support our projects, meetings, and outings. Must be present to win.
2017 MEETING SCHEDULE


January 11: Jeff Morgan - "Winter Flyfishing for Trout"
Jeff can give you the tricks and secrets of why winter fishing is different than your typical fishing [and it is not just how to keep your guides ice-free]. It is not simply a function of fishing different flies, it requires an entirely different approach to the fishing experience. Jeff will cover both streams and stillwaters, with a specific focus on Oregon Cascade and Willamette Valley fisheries.
February 8: Dave Hughes - "Tenkara: Unburdened"
Dave was introduced to the sport of tenkara fishing many years ago, while courting his wife on beautiful streams in Japan. He was immediately taken by both the simplicity and effectiveness of the method. He fished tenkara for perhaps 20 years before the current fad hit the fan in the US. This presentation briefly unfolds the history of tenkara, describes the minimal equipment needed to go lightly out to a stream, and covers all that you need to know about what to do when you get there in order to catch trout, and have a lot of fun doing it. Includes notes on microfishing, with shorter and even more delicate rods. Based on a thorough tenkara chapter in Dave's book Trout from Small Streams, 2nd edition.
March 8: 
Ben Walczak/ODFW - "Wild steelhead - locally"
Ben Walczak, an assistant district fish biologist with ODFW, providing a comparative update on the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers. The Sandy is ten years post dam removal with intensive large scale restoration activities; the Clackamas is seven years post dam re-licensing. What is this teaching us about winter steelhead and management actions to meet conservation goals and provide a fishery? How have these management changes altered the fisheries in both basins? 
April 12: Jonah Sandford, Executive Director of Deschutes River Alliance
The Deschutes River Alliance advocates for water quality, a healthy ecosystem, and for the establishment and protection of robust populations of resident and anadromous fish throughout the Deschutes' entire watershed. Jonah Sanford, executive director of DRA, will have an update on work plans for 2017. This includes scientific work on the lower Deschutes River and Lake Billy Chinook, to determine the sources and extent of ecological changes occurring in the river. DRA is using that science as a foundation for advocacy efforts, including its Clean Water Act lawsuit against Portland General Electric, alleging hundreds of violations of water quality requirements at the Pelton-Round Butte Hydroelectric Project. This lawsuit is a critical first step to restoring the cool, clean water that helped make the lower Deschutes such a treasured stretch of water. 
May 10: Marty Sheppard - "A Year of Fishing in Oregon"

Marty will draw on his guiding experience to bring us a calendar full of angling ideas. This will include some of the great rivers of Oregon: Grande Ronde, John Day, Deschutes, Sandy and Clackamas. Each one offers unique opportunities for fly anglers. His program covers fishing for trout, bass and steelhead.
June 14: Jeff Morgan - "Flyfishing the Oregon Cascades"

For many, "Cascades fly-fishing" begins and ends with the famous stillwaters along Century Drive, with perhaps a detour to the upper McKenzie, Metolious, or Fall River. However, the Cascades offers so much more for the adventurous trout angler. This presentation covers the tips, techniques, and patterns to find quality trout on both the streams and lakes of the "Hidden Oregon Cascades."
December 13: Rob Crandall - "Spring Fishing Opportunities"
Here in the NW we have so many great fisheries. In this presentation, Rob features some of his favorite spring fishing opportunities and offers tips and strategies for anglers to make the most of their early season trips. This presentation covers: Lake fly fishing strategies, Deschutes River Spring hatches, Fly Fishing for Shad and Spring steelhead opportunities [rescheduled from 2016 due to cancellation]



2016 Schedule
January 13: Jeff Morgan - "Fishing Yellowstone National Park"
February 10: Rick Hafele - "Five Mistakes You Do Not Need to Make"
March 9: Marc Williamson - "Fishing Fall River"
April 13: Bob Wolfe - "Why Fish Chironomids"
May 11: Hal Gordon - "Wyoming Cutthroat and the Cutt Slam Award"
June 8: Andy Andrews - "A Wilderness Survival Kit for Your Car"
July 13: Annual TVTU Potluck Barbecue at COOK PARK in Tigard [Shelter #3].
August: NO MEETING! Go FISHING!
September 14: Scott Richmond - "Ancient geology and biology of the Deschutes country"
October 12: Michael Gorman - "Steelhead fly fishing;Guerilla Flyrod Tactics"
November 9: Annual State of TVTU meeting including OCTU Legislative updates from Tom Wolf.
December 14: Rob Crandall - "Spring Fishing Opportunities"


2015 Schedule
January 14: Bernie Taylor - "Timing the Salmon and Steelhead".
February 11: Dave Hughes - "Trout from Small Streams"
March 11: Jeff Morgan-"The Oddballs"
April 8: Rob Crandall-"Steelhead Mysteries-Winter and Summer"/Water Time Outfitters.
May 13: Melissa Brown-"Urban Fish: Making a Living in the City"
June 10: Isabel LaCourse-Tualatin Riverkeepers "Kids Fishing Camp"
July 8: Annual Chapter Potluck Barbecue!
August 12: NO MEETING!
September 9: Preston Singletary-"The Sea-Run Cutthroat"
October 14: John Pomplin-"Self-guided Alaska Fly Fishing Adventure"
November 11: Tom Wolf-"Comments on ODFW and legislature"
December 9: Scott Richmond-"The Gold Fly Box"



2014 Schedule
January 8: John Weinheimer, WDFW District Fish Biologist - trout fishing in SW Washington.
February 12: Jason Borger - “Approach/Presentation Strategies for Trout.”
March 12: Lizanne Saunders/World Salmon Council - Salmon Watch program.
April 9: Scott Richmond - the seven seasons on the Deschutes River.
May 14: Joel La Follette/Royal Treatment Fly Fishing - "New Challenges".
June 11: Doug Ray - TVTU coastal projects review.
July 9: annual Chapter potluck barbecue!
August 13: NO MEETING!
September 10: David Moskowitz/Deschutes River Alliance.
October 8: Brian Marz/PNW Salmon attack.
November 12: Annual State of the Chapter meeting; elections; Tom Wolf-OCTU executive director
December 10: Marc Williamson - fishing the Crooked River.



2013 Schedule
January 9: Doug Ray: Necanicum projects update.
February 13: Rick Hafele: everything emerger.
March 13: John Bracke: Native Fish Society.
April 10: Rob Crandall: steelhead.
May 8: Joel LaFollette: Metolius River.
June 12: Peter Baxter: fishing Southern Africa.
July 10: Annual TVTU picnic/fundraiser at Cook Park!
August 14: NO MEETING
September 11: Mia Sheppard: T. Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
October 9: Tom Wolf: TU Lobbyist.
November 13: Hank Hoffman: hackle developer; Annual Meeting.
December 11: Doug Ray: 2013 projects wrap-up.

Tualatin Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited
85 Tanglewood Drive
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035-1415