A number of opportunities are out there for us to get out and fish. We have trout in many of lakes and streams as well as Steelhead in the Deschutes and other Columbia tributaries. Do not forget the coastal streams which are now starting to see Sea Run Cutthroat Trout as well as Chinook and Coho. These are just a few so get out there and wet a line.
Our last speaker was Jim Colthrust, a founding member, who spoke to us on fishing for Permit in Xcalak, Mexico. He shared a number of videos to show the features of this fishery which he has enjoyed for a number of years. It was an entertaining and informative program. Our thanks to Jim.
This month we welcome Kevin Erickson who will sharing with us techniques in fly tying. This will be a different program, but as we have a number of tiers at all levels it should be very informative. I encourage you to attend.
The September fish-a-long journeyed to the John Day River for Smallmouth Bass. It was well attended and everyone caught fish albeit most were of the smaller size although a few big ones were landed. Cottonwood Canyon State Park is a beautiful spot and all had an enjoyable day.
Next we will be on the Deschutes River for Steelhead. The date is Saturday October 21st and more details will be coming soon. Although the overall numbers of returning Steelhead are down, there has been increased numbers tagged at the falls so fish are now getting distributed throughout the river. Make this one.
The November fish-a-long will be before our November meeting as we are targeting Chum Salmon on the Kilchis River. The date is Saturday November 11, 2017 which is the last weekend before the fishery closes on November 15,2017. Mark your calendars as this is a fun day conditions permitting as weather may be a factor. Keep a look out for more details as the we get nearer to the date.
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