In This Issue
Steelheader Meetings


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June ExComm Meeting
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 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., Wednesday, 14, Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 NE Fourth Plain Road in Vancouver.
For More Info:
President Don Hyde
360-771-4627 
Emerald Empire Chapter General Meeting
6:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, building behind the Eugene Elks Lodge, 2470 W. 11th. Eugene
Fishing Clinic, 5:30: Fish biologist Bill Kramer.
Guest Speaker, 6:00: 
Guide Damon Struble, summer steelhead fishing in Willamette Valley rivers.
For More Info:

McLoughlin Chapter
General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13 
Special "Tailgate" Meeting: Riverside Park in Clackamas about 7:00 by the river.  Hot dogs and beverages--bring something to share.  Bring your rod to learn techniques and a lawn chair for your comfort.  
For More Info:
President Carol Clark
503-632-6974

Mid-Valley Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, Albany Senior Citizens' Center, 489 Water Avenue NW, Albany.
Guest Speaker: 
Todd Logan, Adaptive Excursions, will describe providing guide service for handicapped customers and display his special access drift boat. For More Info:
President George Larson
541-971-1033

7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, Chehalem Senior Center, 101 Foothills Drive, Newberg.
For More Info:
President Ty Campsey 503-705-8296
North Coast Chapter General Meeting
Watch for the date for the annual summer BBQ!
For More Info:
President Bill Hedlund
(503) 815-2737

Salem Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, City of Keizer Community Center (City Hall), 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer.
Guest Speaker: Jeremy Jahn, the Kokanee Kid, speak about fishing for kokanee in Oregon
For More Info:
President Brian Winn
(623) 363-7387

Sandy River Chapter
General Meeting
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, Glenn Otto Park, 1208 Historic Col. River Hwy, Troutdale.
Guest Speaker:  Bob Rees, Executive Director.
For More Info:
President Steve Rothenbucher
503-255-6232

Tom McCall Chapter General Meeting
11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June21 at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 0715 SW Bancroft Street, Portland.
For more info:
President
Tim Wilson
503-201-3525
 
Tualatin Valley Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m ., Thursday, June 8,  Meriwether National Golf Course,
5200 SW Rood Bridge Road, Hillsboro.
Special Awards Dinner: Catered ($10/ plate) dinner and awards ceremony with no speaker. Presentation of awards for within our chapter.
For More Info:
President   Tim Lenihan
503-310-9824



  
There's Reasons to Celebrate this Spring!



Despite our hard fought progress on Columbia River Reform, a poor return has over-shadowed the fact that the sport fleet prosecuted a fairly successful spring Chinook fishery, without large-mesh gillnets part of the equation. It's a success we can't overlook.

COME JOIN US ON JUNE 17th at the Holiday Inn at the airport, to celebrate our victory for a Columbia River Sportfishing Priority, what our next steps are on Columbia River Reform, and a vision for a strong future for Willamette River spring Chinook. Of course you can fish with or without a guide too. Just go to our Quest Registration and sign up for a guided trip, a self-guided trip, or just the dinner to see what the future holds for Pacific Northwest fishermen!

Finally, with all the high water and abundant snow pack, we'll see a prolonged spring Chinook season. Many of you already know the secret of Willamette River spring Chinook, this year should be no different. Help us be a part of the solution. Come
Quest with us, and find out why the future is so bright! Bright, as in bright as a couple of Oregon City spring Chinook!

Bob Rees
Executive Director
Association of Northwest Steelheaders
  
Thank You Knipe Realty!


Affiliate member Tim Wilson hands another $1000 check to President Bill Kremers for the Association to continue its fight for better fisheries for Northwest Steelheaders. This brings our partnership with Knipe Realty to nearly $10,000 in the last two years. Upon purchasing or selling a property through Tim Wilson, or referring Tim Wilson to a friend of yours, when the transaction closes, Knipe Realty will donate $1000 to our organization in your name. Call Tim at 503-201-3525.
  
June 3rd and 4th is
Free Fishing Weekend

Now's a great time to take your friends and family out and explore our many wonderful fisheries. Check out all the Family Fishing Events put on by ODFW this Weekend.

  
Family Fishing Events

I'm Hooked Family Fishing
I'm Hooked, an awesome group led by Will Warren, supported by TV Chapter Steelheaders and other incredible organizations.  Fishing rods, reels, bait and life preservers will be provided at no charge. Lunch will be available from 11:30 to 1:30 for $2 per person. Lot's of extra activities!

Sat & Sun Jun 3rd & 4th @ 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Henry Hagg Lake, boat ramp "C"
  
Learn to Fish

Steelhead 101 Clinic
This workshop is designed to assist beginning anglers in learning the essential elements of successful steelhead fishing. This workshop is presented by experienced steelhead anglers who are members of the Sandy River Chapter Steelheaders in partnership with ODFW.

Sat June 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oxbow Regional Park, Alder Shelter
3010 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham, OR 97080
  
Fish With Other Sport Anglers!

Steelheaders love gathering together on the river, lakes, and  bays to build friendships and become stronger anglers. Join in on these chapter events and get to know others who love fishing as much as you do.

John Day Fishing With Sandy River Chapter
Thurs Jun 15 - Mon Jun 19th
Albert Philippi Park
Learn More HERE, or contact Jon Hydorn ( 503) 255-0600
  
Enhance Our Fisheries!

Just as it is important to enjoy our the resources we have available to us, it's just as important for us to return and ensure they are there for our future use. Volunteer in these events and give back while having fun, building relationships, and having fun!

Rhodes Pond Chinook Fin Clipping
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:00 am
BBQ, Raffle Prizes, Silent Auction. Bring the Kids!
Call Pat @ Nestucca Valley Sporting Goods (503) 392-4269
  
Learn More About
Certified Wildlife Habitats

The Assoc iation of Northwest Steelheaders is teaming up with National Wildlife Federation's  Garden for Wildlife  program to transform backyards, school grounds, places of worship, businesses, and community spaces into Certified Wildlife Habitats across Oregon.

Visit the new page and learn all about it!
Volunteers Needed!

One of the things that makes Steelheaders great is that everyone enjoys fishing along with protecting and making our fisheries better. Often forgotton is the great diversity in talent and skills that many of our volunteers bring to this amazing organization.

We love all the time and energy that all our volunteers give to the many projects and programs that the Association and all the Chapters run. However, there are some particular skills that are likely amongst our members that we would like to tap into for some ambitious outreach and organizing goals the outreach team is looking to tackle.

Do you have any skills and time you could volunteer, perhaps even professional services that you would like to donate in:
  • Graphic, Web or Print Design
  • Non-profit Member and Donor Database management
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning
It's true also that many hands make the load light. Can you reach out and can help ANWS?

To help ANWS with these, contact Aaron Bento -  communications@anws.org
2017 Willamette Salmon Quest
Rescheduled!


We are sorry and disappointed that our highly anticipated QUEST tournament did not occur on it's original April 1st date, but the good news is that is has been switched to June 17th! We want to provide the best possible experience for Quest, and we couldn't justify that with for the Columbia River above flood stage this weekend.

However! We are planning something great for the new date!
Be sure to get your seat! Ticket sales have been extended!

Join the Steelheaders for the 2017 Salmon Quest Fishing Tournament June 17th. Begin your day with a full day of spring fishing with the best guides and anglers in the area. Fin clipped salmon and steelhead can put you on the winners' platform. The day concludes with a dinner, awards, and silent auction at the Airport Holiday Inn in NE Portland. Angler registration fee includes guided fishing, dinner, and award ceremony. Proceeds from the tournament are dedicated to improve sport fisheries through on-the-ground restoration and fisheries projects in the Willamette and Sandy river basins.

More details at the Salmon Quest Event Page

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