In This Issue
Steelheader Meetings

Association ExCom Meeting
6:00 p.m., September 21, Association Office, 6641 SE Lake Road, Milwaukie.
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President Bill Kremers

Columbia River Chapter
General Meeting
Summer break; meetings will resume September 14.
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President Don Hyde
Emerald Empire Chapter General Meeting
Summer break; meetings will resume September 7.
Picnic, Saturday, August 6, 
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McLoughlin Chapter
General Meeting
Summer break; meetings will resume September 13.
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President Carol Clark

Mid-Valley Chapter General Meeting
Chapter Picnic, Wednesday, August 3,
4:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:00,  Waterloo County Park, 39510 Gross St, Lebanon  - Gazebo #1. See Events listing.
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President George Larson

Molalla River Chapter General Meeting
Summer break; meetings will resume September 15.
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Summer break; meetings will resume September 13.
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President Ty Campsey, 503-705-8296
North Coast Chapter General Meeting
Chapter BBQ, Sunday, August 28, see Events listing
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President Bill Hedlund
(503) 815-2737

Salem Chapter General Meeting
Summer break; meetings will resume September 20.
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President Brian Winn
(623) 363-7387

Sandy River Chapter
General Meeting
Summer break; meetings will resume September 7. 
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President Steve Rothenbucher

Tom McCall Chapter General Meeting
Summer break for August and September: meetings will resume October 19.
President John Laing
Tualatin Valley Chapter General Meeting
Summer break; meetings will resume September 8 at the new location, Meriwether Golf Course.
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President   Tim Lenihan

Reserve a Spot for SHOT!
The Salmon Hawg Open Tournament (SHOT) will be October 13 -15 at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds. The fishing will take place in the surrounding rivers, bays, and ocean! The Northwest Steelheaders and event sponsors invite you to join in the fun.
The event includes participant commemorative gifts, two great dinners, and up-to-the-minute fishing report, a Tillamook specific fishing seminar, snacks and beverages, awards, and prizes for all participants. Get a couple of your fishing buddies together and join us to celebrate one of the best fall fisheries in the northwest.
SHOT and its sponsors have generated over $7,500 dedicated to improving sport fishing in Tillamook County. This includes improved fishing access, habitat restoration, and angler education. You will be accomplishing much more than just having a great time.
Register now!  For more information, contact Tim Lenihan at 503-310-9824.
Fish and forests command significant attention in Oregon's vibrant dialogue. Both resources have a deep history of contributing to our culture, economy, and ecology. This talk is aimed at illuminating how fish - especially salmon and steelhead - and forest interact. How do our coastal forested watersheds impact salmonid health? What role do fish play in forest ecosystems? What are the implications of the way we manage these resources?
Bob Rees is the Executive Director of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders and a professional fishing guide with over 20 years experience on Oregon's waterways.
Ian Fergusson is a river steward with Native Fish Society and the Resource Director for Northwest Steelheaders. For nearly two decades, he has examined wild steelhead populations in the Salmonberry River.
Linn County Lawsuit Against Dept. of Forestry

Members of the North Coast State Forest Coalition (including the Northwest Steelheaders) have been denied intervention in the Linn County state forest lawsuit . The lawsuit could be severely detrimental for the state of Oregon and our state-owned forests and it is disappointing that environmental interests have been precluded from participating. Logging companies and lobbyists are paying the county's legal fees , so the industry is being represented in the lawsuit.
Despite this setback, state attorneys are stepping up and doing good work to defend the Greatest Permanent Value of our state forests. The motion to intervene allowed for environmental concerns to be heard and for the belief in multi-use forest management to be reaffirmed.
Tillamook Fish-Along/

Weekend of September 17 at the  Tillamook Fairground Dorm. 

The Sandy River Chapter's Fall Chinook fish-along and the McLoughlin Chapter's Crab-along will join  forces this year to enjoy the best of two worlds! These two events have been conducted separately in  Tillamook in September for about two decades. The McLoughlin Chapter has a biggest crab contest with  close to limits per crabber over several days, and the Sandy Chapter has achieved up to a fish per angler  in two days of fishing.
Combining these great events and inviting  other Steelheaders to join us, we gain  options! Got a camper or other RV needing  hookups, or just like tent camping? The  Barview Camp Ground has all the amenities  for tenters and full hookups for RVs. Does a  bunk house feel like a better fit? The Sandy  Chapter has the 4-H bunk house at the  Tillamook fairground, where meals will be
Show up Friday evening for a pizza dinner  and a fishing report and fishing and crabbing  clinic. There will be breakfast Saturday and  Sunday morning and a "build your own"  lunch bar with lunch meat selections for  sandwiches, fruit, a snack, and a beverage. There will be a BBQ dinner Saturday night followed by tales of the day's exploits and big fish prizes. Then we'll set up teams for those who want to fish the next day. Sunday morning starts with another hot breakfast. All this for just $80! (See fee details below.) Everyone will need to pack out before leaving for fishing Sunday morning.

Got a boat? Bring it! Those volunteering their boats for this event will get a $20 discount on their event  registration. Boat captains are able to pick their own passengers, but we will help coordinate other  boaters and riders to balance local knowledge and expertise to insure this is a learning experience for  everyone who needs it as well as being a great weekend of fishing. This will be done well in advance to  allow participants to coordinate their fishing. Riders are expected to cover boat fuel, launch fees, and  bait (which are only a portion of the boat owner's cost).
There may be fresh dungenous crab for Dinner - assuming we can catch enough prior to the event and  on Saturday. Interested in doing some crabbing? One boat with three crabbers can get a limit of 36  crabs. A boater who takes out two sets of three crabbers can get up to 84 crabs, which has been  accomplished in previous years. Let us know if you are interested, particularly if you have a boat and  some traps.

The Dorm is located between the most popular Tillamook Bay boat ramps and between the Wilson and Trask Rivers. There are also bank fishing opportunities just as close.The dorm has a large kitchen and dining/meeting room on the main floor and two bunk rooms with bathroom and showers upstairs. Bring your sleeping bag, towel, and other shower supplies. 

Fees are due no later than Friday, September 9:
Per individual staying at the dorm: $80
Per additional family members staying at the dorm: $75
Per individual or family member not staying at the dorm but participating in evening meals and activities (breakfast and lunch not included): $30
Per individual not staying at dorm but including all meals: $50
Limited number of RV sites with 20 amp electrical and water (no dump), an additional $10 per night. Sites with 50 amp are $15 per night.
Mail your check made out to "Sandy River Chapter, ANWS" to Norm Ritchie, 2834 SE 166th Avenue, Portland, OR 97236-1861. 
Upcoming Events 
Mid Valley Chapter Annual Picnic
Wednesday, August 3, Waterloo County Park (Gazebo 1), Lebanon. Chapter will provide table service, beverages, hamburgers, hot dogs and the fixins. Bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert.  Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., however, you are encouraged to arrive from 4:30 on.  That will give everyone lots of time to catch up on fishing adventures.  Bill Pavlisick will be our BBQ chef.  Casting contest will take place after dinner.  Horseshoes will be available before and after dinner.  This is a great time to bring a guest (future member).  Looking forward to seeing everyone!  Don and Vicky Heintzman,  541-619-3873.

Emerald Empire Chapter Annual Picnic
Saturday, August 6,  Letz Creek Hatchery Pond, 79244 Letz Creek, Lorane.  Our club  will provide barbecued  chicken and iced water; please bring anything else you want to  drink.  Last names from A to M should bring a pot luck dessert and, N thru Z, a side dish.  We will be eating around 2:00 p.m.  Plan to come and enjoy the nature where our prized steelhead are raised. If you plan to attend, please RSVP Rod at 541-913-5164.  Seating is limited so please bring your own chairs!

North Coast Chapter Annual Summer BBQ
Sunday, August 28, 1:00 p.m., Bill Hedlund's home,  9829 Kilchis River Road, Tillamook  (look for milepost 3). The chapter  will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, beer, soda, and fruit juices. A few side dishes and desserts from participants will be appreciated.  As in the past two years, dogs are invited so long as they like to swim, play, and get along with others. Please RSVP Bill via e-mail or at 503-815-2737. 

Pre-event dinner and seminar, Thursday evening, October 13. Fishing, Friday and Saturday, October 14-15. Awards Dinner, Saturday night, October 15. All events will take place at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds.

Annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Auction 
Saturday, November 12, Wilsonville Holiday Inn.
Watch this space for future events!
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