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Steelheader Meetings

Association ExCom Meeting
6:00 p.m., September 21, Association Office, 6641 SE Lake Road, Milwaukie.
For More Info:
President Bill Kremers
541-602-0881

Columbia River Chapter
General Meeting
6:30 p.m., September 14, Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 NE Fourth Plain Road in Vancouver.
Guest Speaker: George Stump, First Strike Lures.
Annual Spinner Making Class:
 Learn to make your own spinners.
For More Info:
President Don Hyde
360-771-4627 
Emerald Empire Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, Modular building beside Eugene Elks Lodge, 2470 W. 11th, Eugene.
Guest Speaker: Frank Armendariz, River Trails Outfitters.  He will discuss techniques for effective fall Chinook fishing. 
For More Info:

McLoughlin Chapter
General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, Denny's, 15815 SE 82nd Drive, Clackamas.
Special Topic: A speaker will discuss the Willamette Falls Project.
For More Info:
President Carol Clark
503-632-6974

Mid-Valley Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, Albany Senior Citizens' Center, 489 Water Avenue NW, Albany.
Guest Speaker: Randy Bales of Lured By The Bead.  
For More Info:
President George Larson
541-971-1033

Molalla River Chapter General Meeting
6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 15, Farmstead Restaurant, 28313 S Highway 213, Molalla.
For More Info:
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, Chehalem Senior Center, 101 Foothills Drive, Newberg.
Guest Speaker: Pat Bauer will talk about how to fish the Deschutes River.
For More Info:
President Ty Campsey, 503-705-8296
North Coast Chapter General Meeting
6:30, Tuesday, September 13, ODFW Tillamook Office, 4907 Third Street, Tillamook.
Guest Speaker: Terry Mulkey.
Call for information.
For More Info:
President Bill Hedlund
(503) 815-2737

Salem Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, City of Keizer Community Center (City Hall), 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer.
For More Info:
President Brian Winn
(623) 363-7387

Sandy River Chapter
General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, Glenn Otto Park, 1208 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale.
Special "How To" Mini-Clinic for spinner making. Door prize drawing for a box of spinners.
For More Info:
President Steve Rothenbucher
503-255-6232

Tom McCall Chapter General Meeting
Summer break for September: meetings will resume October 19.
President John Laing
503-730-4662
 
Tualatin Valley Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 8 at the new location, Meriwether National Golf Course,
5200 SW Rood Bridge Road, Hillsboro.
Special Guests:  Robert Bradley, District Biologist from ODFW's North Coast Watershed, will introduce the new Assistant District Biologist. Mike Potts of Hoggs will be bring his mobile storefront with all of your tackle needs.
For More Info:
President   Tim Lenihan
503-310-9824

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.
Hall of Fame Banquet

Fish Now represents our mission with fishing clinics, taking veterans fishing, battling for healthy rivers, fighting for a fishing friendly Fish and Wildlife Commission, and fishing opportunity.  Fish Forever is the legend we pass on to future generations so they too can enjoy and pass on the sport and ethic we inspire.  Future generations should be able to look back and thank us as successful role models that protected and enhanced our sport fisheries.
 
Come celebrate another successful year of NW Steelheader accomplishments and growth.  Block out Saturday, November 12th on your calendar and join us at the Wilsonville Holiday Inn for this event.  You can expect great food, fun games, and desirable auction items.
Tillamook Fish-Along/
Crab-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 provided.

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 dungeness 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.
Clackamas River Cleanup


The 14th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas River takes place on Sunday, September 11, 2016, and there are still many volunteer opportunities available!  The event is hosted by We Love Clean Rivers, and the Clackamas River Basin Council. 
 
Join outdoor companies, environmental organizations, governmental entities, local community leaders and fellow Steelheaders in helping cleanup 20+ miles of riverway from McIver Park to Clackamette Park.  In its 13-years history over 3,635 community members and volunteers retrieved over 66,040 pounds of trash!
 
This is an opportunity for Steelheaders to use their driftboats to help clean up one of our most beloved and used local rivers, The Clackamas, as well as hang out with like-minded individuals and spread the word on who we are and what we do. 
 
Event sites include McIver State Park, Barton County Park, Carver Park, Riverside Park and Clackamette Park.  The river cleanup is usually split into four sections with five drift boats on each section.  If we could provide them with 20 drift boats, we would be a commanding presence as well as get Steelheader recognition on their event flyer, press release and other coverage.
 
We all love to fish and fish need rivers to thrive, grow, and return; let's help them out by giving them clean, healthy river systems.  Help fish, the environment, and promote Steelheaders at the same time! 
 
A bar-b-que for volunteers follows the cleanup and is sure to include good eats, good conversation and plenty of fish tales.  And, we also get to have a Steelheader booth at the event!
 
Please join us for a day of fun, giving back to the environment, helping our fish, and spreading the word.  Volunteers are asked to pre-register and choose positions which include Registration and On-Land Volunteer positions as well as On-Water Positions such as Boater Volunteer and Garbage Scows. 
Detailed descriptions of the driftboat/garbage scow job can be found here.

For more information contact: Tim Wilson at 503-201-3525, Stevie Parsons at 503-706-2515, or Norm Ritchie at 503-807-7729. Tom VanderPlaat at 503-784-6228 will be arranging drift boat shuttles.
Upcoming Events 
Clackamas River Cleanup
Sunday, September 11 , Carver Park, check in 7:30-9:30 . All non-motorized boats are invited, as well as those without boats. Register here. For additional information, click here.

Tillamook Fish-Along/Crab-Along
Weekend of September 16-18, Tillamook Fairground Dorm. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday the 16th and concludes with breakfast on Sunday the 18th, after which most participants will go fishing again before leaving Tillamook. 

SHOT
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. See flyer for further details.

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