Congratulations to Paul Brewer (pictured), Trux Dole, George Coutts and Gil Henderson for completing this year’s Fly Fishing Challenge!
Congratulations to Tom Flannery, Brad Jonasson and Greg O’Brien for completing this years fly fishing challenge!
Also, a big Thank-You to this months presenter Garth Wyatt from PGE for his very informative presentation last night about on our own Clackamas River.
Complete any three (3) of the four (4) elements below:
1. Catch one (1) or more Salmonid within fifty (50) miles of residence;
2. Catch one (1) or more non-Salmonid on a fly;
3. Attend and fish two (2) or more CFF Fish-alongs;
4. “Take someone fishing” –
- Participate in a”shared outing” with one (1) or more other persons
- Fish for any variety of gamefish
- At lease one (1) fish caught by any group member
- Any CFF Fish-along does not qualify
2019 awards: Certificate and –
- CFF patch: 1st award winners
- Green salmon pin: 2nd award
- Blue salmon pin: 3rd award
**Note: the 2017 and 2018 Challenges will not be repeated in 2019.
Winners at the September meeting: Red Smith, Trux Dole, Henry Muehleck and Greg O’Brien
This months the fish-a-long will be at Harriet Lake. This is a small impoundment on the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River.
We will meet on Saturday morning about 8am in the main parking area. Coffee & donuts plus a sandwich lunch will be provided. There is a $5 fee per car for using the park so you may wish to look at carpooling with other members.
The lake is 22 acres and contains rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout. There is a very long dock along the north bank but it is best fished from a floating devise such as a float tube. If you do not have a float tube the club now has a small fleet that you can use, so don’t use that as an excuse to not get out and fish!
The best fishing is at the top of the lake close to the inlet. It is probably best to use an intermediate lake line. As for flies a leach pattern works best….callibaetis nymph, seal bugger, woolly bugger, and chironomids fished sub surface with an indicator. As the lake has just been stocked a glo-bug colored dark with a felt pen looks a lot like a pellet. Below overhanging trees, ants will fall into the water and temp cruising trout.
The lake is due to be stocked with 3,000 legal size trout this week so fishing should be good. Also, along the way is the upper Clackamas River, which has trout and whitefish and the Oak Grove Fork is nearby too and has good numbers of cutthroat trout; these opportunities perfectly dovetail with the CFF Fly Fishing Challenge!
Last weekend I checked out several possible areas for our Fish-A-Long. Trillium is very beautiful but also extremely crowded on the weekends this time of year. The water was very low at Clear Lake and the restrooms needed some attention—yuck! Timothy Lake had potential but it was pretty crowded too so we will probably go there later in the year.
2018 Challenge Award winners to date – George Coutts, Brad Jonasson, Gil Henderson, Jim Adams, Carson Taylor”
This year’s new Fly Fishing Challenge is to Catch and Release three (3) different fish-types on a flyrod (using a wet or dry fly) of any local variety of a salmonid species
Complete the Y’17 Fly Fishing Challenge; Catch and release a salmonid from a river, a lake, and a creek.
Terms and conditions: No hold-over fish count from Y’17 and if you completed this last year you need to select the new 2018 FFC.
Certificate Award for the Fly Fishing Challenge, a Fly Fishing Challenge Patch for the first-time completion or a new recognition pin or patch for 2nd time completion.
End of year drawing for a $25 gift certificate for those who complete a Fly Fishing Challenge in 2018.
Rise to the Challenge! Come to the Jan. 16th CFF meeting to sign-up!
There’s still plenty of Time and Opportunity to complete Clackamas Fly Fishers 1st annual Fly Fishing Challenge to earn YOUR patch and certificate for 2017.
Bring your completed catch record to the next meeting (Tuesday, November 21) or email an image to Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org