President’s Message October 2016

Here we go on the last part of the year as fall arrives with winter shortly on it’s heels. Where has the year gone as it seems like it was just spring a short time ago.  Unfortunately, it has been a weak year for the return of Steelhead, Coho and Chinook in our local water ways. Of course some have been successful in catching them, but on the whole it has not been a strong year.  We still have a lot of enjoyable activities and speakers to keep our interest in the upcoming weeks.

Our speaker last month was Cheryl McGinnis, Executive Director,  of the Clackamas River Basin Council and she discussed many of their projects for fish habitat as well as the annual Clackamas River Cleanup. This is an activity that we as a club should support each year with participation from our members. You do not have to have a boat to help. We will keep you posted as the next one in September 2017.

Our October speaker is Josh Linn of the Royal Treatment Fly Shop in West LInn.  Josh has spoken to us before and always does a great job. He will be speaking on Steelhead Fishing in the Fall.  This will coordinate well with our planned October fish-a-long on the Deschutes River.

Speaking of a fish-a-long it looks like our last one on October 2nd was fun for all that attended. It was on the Deschutes and the group pursued both Trout and Steelhead. Appeared to be great weather and a fun time for all.

As mentioned we plan to have our next fish-a-long will be on the Deschutes on October 22nd and we will again try for Trout and Steelhead.

Wanted to give you a heads up as regards the November fish-a-long where we have traditionally tried for Chum Salmon on the Kilchis River. The season ends on 11/15/16 so we will have our November fish-a-long on Saturday 11/12/16.  Mark your calendar and stay alert as it is always  weather dependent.

Do not forget fly tying on Wednesday 10/26/16 at Royal Treatment Fly Shop. More details to follow as to pattern and time.

Remember our sponsors by visiting their shops when you are in their area. Stop in and purchase something, book a trip, or just say hello and thank them for their support.

Gil Henderson



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