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Steelheader Meetings

Association Board Meeting
10:00 a.m., May 21, City of Keizer
Community Center (at City Hall), 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer
For More Info:
President Bill Kremers
541-602-0881

Columbia River Chapter
General Meeting
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 11 , Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 NE Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver
For More Info:
President Don Hyde
360-835-3372
Emerald Empire Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3,  Modular building beside Eugene Elks Lodge, 2470 W. 11th, Eugene
Guest Speaker: Jeff Ziller, District Fish Biologist from the Springfield office of ODFW.
For More Info:

McLoughlin Chapter
General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, Denny's, 15815 SE 82nd Drive, Clackamas
Guest Speaker:  Larry McClintock, our newsletter editor, an avid walleye fishermen, and a Mack's Lure representative, will tell us how to target walleye.
For More Info:
President Carol Clark
503-632-6974

Mid-Valley Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, Albany Senior Citizens Center, 489 Water Avenue NW, Albany
Guest Speaker: Jody Smith of Jody Smith Guide Service, discussing Columbia River sturgeofall Chinook with spinners and herring; spring Chinook with plugs or spinners; shad and smallmouth bass on the Umpqua River; and Steelhead using side drift, bobber dogging and back trolling.
For More Info:
President George Larson
541-971-1033

Molalla River Chapter General Meeting
6:30 p.m., Thursday, May19, Farmstead Restaurant, 28313 S Highway 213, Molalla
For More Info:
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, Chehalem Senior Center, 101 Foothills Drive, Newberg
For More Info:
President Ty Campsey, 503-705-8296
North Coast Chapter General Meeting
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, ODFW building on Third Street immediately east of the fairgrounds. Guest Speaker:  Chris Vertopolous will be doing a spring Chinook clinic.
For More Info:
President Bill Hedlund
(503) 815-2737

Salem Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, City of Keizer Community Center (at City Hall), 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer
For More Info:
President Brian Winn
(623) 363-7387

Sandy River Chapter
General Meeting
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, Glenn Otto Park, 108 Historic Columbia River Hwy., Troutdale
Annual Dinner and Auction. Call Joli, 503-970-5620, to order dinner.
For More Info:
President Steve Rothenbucher
503-255-6232

Tom McCall Chapter General Meeting
11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May18, Old Spaghetti Factory, 0715 SW Bancroft Street, Portland
President John Laing
503-730-4662
 
Tualatin Valley Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, Aloha American Legion Hall, 20325 SW Alexander, Aloha
For More Info:
President Tom VanderPlaat
(503) 783-6228
Salmon Classic June 4

Join us for a day of fishing followed by an awards party at the Historic Springdale Pub in Corbett!  Fish can be caught anywhere  in Oregon or Washington. Cash prizes for winners; special prize for biggest fish! There will be boat parking and security while you listen to the Eric Savage live band, visit the beer garden, and enjoy the burger, chips, and drink provided to all participants. There will be great door prizes and a Dutch Auction. You will get a  FREE T-Shirt if you Register by May 25.
Early Registration $65 -  $75 after May 25

2016 Sandy River Salmon Classic Sponsors
Abbott Construction,  John Aho Fishing  Adventures,  AMG Fiber Optic  Technologies,
Argus Network Solutions,  Bear Electric,  Cousins Rods,  Crescent Electric,
Eagle Claw,  EZ Marine Products,  Fisherman's Marine
Fritz Concrete Cutting and  Coring,  Historic Springdale Pub
Hometown Hearth and Grill,  Lamiglas,  Lanware Technologies,
Northwest Data,  Northwest Steelheaders and Sandy River Chapter,
Pro-Cure,  Red's Guide Service,  R2M2,  Salmon Trout Steelheader,
Sandy River Investments,  John L Scott--Sandy,  Sowles Steel Erectors,
Paul Swift Guide Service,  Weston Buick Kia GMC,  Wright & McGill
Steelheaders Made a Difference!
Here is proof that you (not just the Steelheaders or any one organization) can make a difference. Several hundred Steelheader members signed petitions and letters to the Pacific Fishery Management Council asking for protections for unmanaged forage fish. When enacting the protections, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) said: "NMFS appreciates the broad public interest in this rulemaking and has taken the strong public support it received into account in its approval of this final rule." All of you who signed petitions or filled in post cards helped make this happen.
 
Now Oregon is poised to provide the same protections within its state waters. Let ODFW and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission know you support this effort by adding your name and home town to the petition here
North to Alaska Trip Raffle Winners Drawn
Fishing at Yakutat Lodge offers an excellent chance of landing the fish of a lifetime!
Following the Wednesday, April 27, drawing, winners were announced:

First Place:
Four night/five day trip to Yakutat Lodge in Yakutat, Alaska, including airfare - Ticket No. 04108, Tim Rotter. Trip donated by Yakutat Lodge; airfare donated by Northwest Steelheaders.

Second Place: Lamiglas Certified Pro Kenai Kwik Casting Rod - Ticket No. 07408, Greg Wellington.
Rod donated by Lamiglas, Inc.

Third Place: Pendleton Blanket - Ticket No. 12452, E. P. Harrison.
Blanket donated by the Tom McCall Chapter, Northwest Steelheaders.

Fourth Place: Lamiglas X11 Casting Rod - Ticket No. 04543, John Putman.
Rod donated by Lamiglas, Inc.

Fifth Place: Northwest Steelheaders hooded sweatshirt - Ticket No. 04265, Henry Lavigne.
Donated by Northwest Steelheaders.  
Multnomah Channel Spring Chinook Fishing Saved
Long-time Steelheader supporter Gary Kish alerted the Steelheaders to the over-reaching proposal to make nearly 50% of the Multnomah Channel a no-wake zone. We alerted you, our members, and many of you appeared at the Oregon State Marine Board meeting or contacted them. It was obvious to the Marine Board that major stakeholders, i.e., anglers, were opposed; they denied the petition. The lower Willamette spring Chinook fishery will continue without being hamstrung by much of the water being a no-wake zone.
Upcoming Events 
Sandy River Chapter Dinner and Auction
Wednesday, May 4, 5:30, Sam Cox Building at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale. Call Joli, 503-970-5620 to order dinner.

Learn the River Trips
A series of Saturday trips on the North Santiam , from easy to difficult.  May 7, Lyons to Stayton; June 4, Fisherman's Bend to Lyons ; June 25, Packsaddle to Fisherman's Bend. Contact Bob Lusk, President of North Santiam Guides, 503-859-2880.
 
Vernonia Lake Family Fishing Event
Saturday May 7, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Vernonia Lake. Looking for volunteers to assist with basic fishing instruction, rod and reel maintenance, set-up, and clean-up. This event is geared to help people learn basic fishing skills, or reacquaint those who have been away for a while. 

Salmonberry River Winter Steelhead Spawning Surveys
Sunday, May 15 and May 29, all day. Contact Ian Fergusson, 503-957-8875, or Joyce Sherman, 541-614-1252 to volunteer. 

Battle Lake Trout Stocking
Saturday, May 21st. Volunteers needed to help backpack trout fingerlings into Battle Lake located in the Nestucca watershed. Contact Ron Rehn.

Pleasant Valley Ramp Project Turnover Celebration
Sweet Home, Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with free BBQ. Contact George Larson for information.

Timberlinn Scout Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 28th 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Timberlinn Lake.  Contact  George Larson  for information.

Sandy River Spring Chinook Classic
Saturday, June 4, fishing followed by awards party at the Historic Springdale Pub in Corbett. Register by May 25 for a FREE T-Shirt. 
 
Watch this space for future events!
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