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Old 08-29-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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The Association of Northwest Steelheaders

iFish would like to welcome the Northwest Steelheaders. The Northwest Steelheaders have been working for fish for the past 50 years, securing several victories in conservation. This is a place for members to post meeting dates and times, events and activities, or for folks to get their questions answered. Please visit their website to find out more about the organization."

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Ifishers! It has never been a better time to be a Northwest Steelheader! After celebrating our 50th anniversary last year, we dedicated ourselves to ensuring the organization remains successful for the next 50 years by focusing our fish advocacy campaigns, increasing and diversifying our fundraising efforts, expanding our youth education programs, increasing our membership benefits, expanding our fun fishing events, and maximizing board, staff and volunteer participation.

Steelheaders are anglers who are dedicated to improving sport fishing opportunities! We love to fish and want to give back to and help support the resource that gives us so much enjoyment. In our 50-year history, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders have had many accomplishments which have significantly improved sport fishing; including banning high seas drift nets to end the practice of ocean strip mining off Pacific Coast shores, obtaining fish protection language in the Northwest Power Act, passage of stream-side riparian buffer zone rules, removing Steelhead from commercial fisheries, protecting the public right to access waterways, passing in-stream water rights law to provide minimum stream flows, and educating thousands of Oregon children annually -- on the beauty, wonder and importance of salmon and their habitats.

Volunteerism is one of the Steelheaders greatest strengths -- with members contributing tens of thousands of volunteer hours annually in education, habitat restoration, propagation and monitoring. We work closely with local, state and federal government. We recognize that government can and often does have other agendas, and that natural resources agencies do make mistakes; however, we know that working with government is a much more effective means of achieving positive results than always working against it. There are times we have no choice but to go to court against our government to protect fish, but we also work in close cooperation with natural resource agencies whenever possible.

Steelheaders current campaigns and projects include SAFE for Salmon legislation to move commercial gillnets off the mainstem Columbia River to Select Area Fisheries Enhancement areas; expanding the Fish Eggs to Fry program to schools throughout Oregon; advocating for a balanced, sustainable approach to Oregon state forest management and permanent conservation areas on state forests; protecting the budgets of state and federal natural resources agencies; creating an Oregon-wide stream nutrient enhancement program; protecting the incredible salmon runs of Bristol Bay, AK; improving public access to waterways; and protecting water flows in the Upper Deschutes River, among others.

We have created this thread on Ifish to keep the public informed of our efforts to improve sportfishing in Oregon and Washington, to invite you to our many fun and educational fishing events held throughout the year, and to encourage a constructive dialogue with our membership.

For more information on all things Steelheaders, check out our website at www.nwsteelheaders.org, our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NorthwestSteelheaders, and check back often to this thread.

Now. Please... fish on!


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I was pleased to see that Northwest Steelheaders had a full page ad in the September issue of Salmon Trout Steelheader magazine. It's been a long time since I've seen ads for the organization. I hope this ad signals that the Northwest Steelheaders are making an attempt to expand the organization. I would love to see not only more chapters in Oregon, but chapters in Washington and Idaho as well. In other words, I'd like to see the "northwest" in Northwest Steelheaders.

(And by the way I plan to respond to the ad by joining even though I live in the North Puget Sound region).
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Rooselk,

Glad to hear it!! We're glad to have you, and you're right, there is a renewed focus on expansion and revitalization.

Thank you for being a part of it.
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The latest issue of the Northwest Steelheaders Online Newsletter 'The Steelhead' is now online!! Check it out!!

In this issue:
  • Salmonberry River Macroinvertebrate Monitoring: Steelheaders leading the way in river health studies in the Tillamook Forest.
  • Doug Thompson; 3 term Astoria City Councilor hired as North Coast Grassroots Organizer: Working to organize the North Coast for the Northwest Steelheaders
  • NO PEBBLE MINE: Steelheaders call upon Sen. Wyden and Merkeley to follow Senator Cantwell's plea with the EPA to stop the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay.
  • Chapter Meeting Times, Locations, Photos from the McLoughlin Chapter's Crab-a-Long, and more.
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs017/1105007507171/archive/1107616498889.html
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I was pleased to see that Northwest Steelheaders had a full page ad in the September issue of Salmon Trout Steelheader magazine. It's been a long time since I've seen ads for the organization. I hope this ad signals that the Northwest Steelheaders are making an attempt to expand the organization. I would love to see not only more chapters in Oregon, but chapters in Washington and Idaho as well. In other words, I'd like to see the "northwest" in Northwest Steelheaders.

(And by the way I plan to respond to the ad by joining even though I live in the North Puget Sound region).
Thanks for that note Rooselk. Earlier this year we started the Columbia River Chapter in Vancouver. I went to their meeting last night, and they really are a great group of guys that are going to do some really great things in SW WA. Our goal is hire a lobbyist for Olympia next year, and we are looking for members in WA to help us start new chapters in the state. Welcome aboard and thanks so much for your support!!!
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The October E-Newsletter is up -- to be fair -- HAS been up. I just reeturned into town and could get it posted, so my apologies for the delay.

You can check it out here!

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs017/1105007507171/archive/1108007155643.html

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Hey Everyone,

Senator Merkeley is set to make his decision this weekend regarding his support for the EPA interceding on behalf of the Bristol Bay Gold Mine. NOW IS THE TIME to contact Merkeley. If there has ever been a time more important to make your voice heard, it is now. Northwest Steelheaders members, TU members, CCA Members, everybody -- please contact Jeff Merkeley's office at 202-224-3753 and ask for his support on the Bristol Bay Gold Mine issue.

Please request that he write a letter or contact the EPA to intercede.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
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Hey folks!

The November E-Newsletter is out, check it out at http://archive.constantcontact.com/f...570296967.html

Good stuff inside of this issue!!

Forestry Update
Senator Merkeley sends letter to the EPA
Expansion of the Eggs to Fry program

Plus chapter information, updates, and meeting times! Check out this months 'The Steelhead'.
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The Northwest Steelheaders would like to make you aware of a couple of volunteer opportunities that are available this coming winter Steelhead season on a couple of our local mid-coast rivers.

Nestucca Steelhead Fishermen:

ODFW is looking for volunteers to assist in their collection of wild winter steelhead for the Broodstock Program. Interested individuals will need to complete a Condition of Volunteer Service Form, and agree to the ODFW Code of Conduct. Both of those documents are located at the link below. Simply access and print off and return to ODFW. Deadline to apply for this opportunity - End of November. So this is somewhat time sensitive.

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B0q...gyNmFmNzBmYzI3

Siletz Steelhead Fishermen:

An opportunity to assist ODFW in their broodstock program has presented itself. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for a few boat based fishermen to provide 6-10 Winter Steelhead broodstock pairs for their program. Before you run out and start catching Wild Winter Steelhead on the Siletz, please go to the following link, and download and print off the forms required to sign up with ODFW as broodstock collectors.

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B0q...U5M2M0ZjgzNDJh

Northwest Steelheaders members -- if you participate in this program, please keep track and log your volunteer hours with your local chapter for reporting.

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Alsea Fishermen!

There is an opportunity to help assist ODFW on the Alsea this winter as well, the Alsea hatchery needs to collect 35 breeding pairs of Wild Steelhead on the Alsea river to fulfill Broodstock program needs. Participants must have all necessary ODFW paperwork filled out prior to participation in the program.

For more information call 541-487-7240, or stop into the Alsea Hatchery for additional information.

Press Release Below:

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Contact: Dan Knoll (503) 947-6023
Contact: Matt Frank (541) 487-7240
Internet: www.dfw.state.or.us Fax: (503) 947-6009

For Immediate Release Monday, November 15, 2011
Anglers needed for wild broodstock collection project

ALSEA, Ore More anglers are needed to fish Alsea River and participate in the wild winter steelhead broodstock collection project. Collecting broodstock every year from Dec. through May helps Alsea Hatchery officials in the production of eggs and juveniles for future generations of steelhead.

This is an important project because it creates a wild broodstock, said Alsea Hatchery Manager Matt Frank. Both wild and hatchery broodstock help spread out the peak of the run so anglers can enjoy good fishing for a longer period of time.

Volunteers must be registered, or fishing with a registered angler, to participate in the project. Individuals can register with ODFW at the Alsea Hatchery or Newport district offices, and will be required to sign a Conditions of Volunteer Service form for the State of Oregon.

Only unmarked fish will be collected. Anglers should transport collected fish in PVC fish holding tubes (fish should be placed headfirst into holding tubes) or re-circulating transport totes (supplied by the hatcheries) to a pickup site. Participants need to contact the Alsea Hatchery at 541-487-7240 immediately following their drop off.

It is highly recommended that individuals refrain from overplaying or excessively fatiguing the fish and use cotton or wool gloves to handle fish. For more information call Matt Frank at Alsea Hatchery 541-487-7240.

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We'll make you aware of more needs as they become available.

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Senator Merkeley is set to make his decision this weekend regarding his support for the EPA interceding on behalf of the Bristol Bay Gold Mine. NOW IS THE TIME to contact Merkeley. If there has ever been a time more important to make your voice heard, it is now. Northwest Steelheaders members, TU members, CCA Members, everybody -- please contact Jeff Merkeley's office at 202-224-3753 and ask for his support on the Bristol Bay Gold Mine issue.

Please request that he write a letter or contact the EPA to intercede.

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We're working on it Perfect, thanks for your support!!

So far, Merkeley has asked the EPA to consider the mine's operations so far a violation of the Clean Water act, so hopefully that will help sway their opinion.

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Fellow Steelheaders,

I want to thank those of you who called into Senator Merkley’s office last month to encourage him to side with the EPA in opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay. NW Steelheaders is one of many organizations working together to save Bristol Bay (http://www.nwsteelheaders.org/ht/d/s...019/pid/106019).

Trout Unlimited is one of the leaders of this effort. Their Save Bristol Bay road show (http://www.savebristolbay.org/roadshow) is coming to Bend on Dec 2. This free event will include a documentary film, Boneyard Beer, and gear giveaways. Sign up at: http://bendsavebristolbayroadshow.eventbrite.com/

I hope to see you there.

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The latest issue of the Northwest Steelheaders Online Newsletter is now online!!

http://tinyurl.com/DecSteelhead

Click on the above link to check it out!

In this issue:
  • Crunch Time for the Crooked River
  • Change in WDFW Budget supports Commercial Fisheries from Angler Dollars
  • Speak up to Protect Conservation Dollars in State Budgets
  • NEW Mollala River Chapter Forming!!
  • Much, Much More. Chapter meeting times, upcoming activities, ways to become involved...
Check it out!
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I've wanted to join this organization for quite some time, but after I looked for a chapter in Central Oregon, I could not find any info. Is there a chapter in CO or what would be the next closest chapter. I suppose the link you provided has this info, but honestly I'm being lazy and hoping for an insiders view, with a readers digest summary of what I can expect with a membership. I've heard good things about this group, hence the reason I'd like to join and ask. Thanks in advance.


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Ifishers! It has never been a better time to be a Northwest Steelheader! After celebrating our 50th anniversary last year, we dedicated ourselves to ensuring the organization remains successful for the next 50 years by focusing our fish advocacy campaigns, increasing and diversifying our fundraising efforts, expanding our youth education programs, increasing our membership benefits, expanding our fun fishing events, and maximizing board, staff and volunteer participation.

Steelheaders are anglers who are dedicated to improving sport fishing opportunities! We love to fish and want to give back to and help support the resource that gives us so much enjoyment. In our 50-year history, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders have had many accomplishments which have significantly improved sport fishing; including banning high seas drift nets to end the practice of ocean strip mining off Pacific Coast shores, obtaining fish protection language in the Northwest Power Act, passage of stream-side riparian buffer zone rules, removing Steelhead from commercial fisheries, protecting the public right to access waterways, passing in-stream water rights law to provide minimum stream flows, and educating thousands of Oregon children annually -- on the beauty, wonder and importance of salmon and their habitats.

Volunteerism is one of the Steelheaders greatest strengths -- with members contributing tens of thousands of volunteer hours annually in education, habitat restoration, propagation and monitoring. We work closely with local, state and federal government. We recognize that government can and often does have other agendas, and that natural resources agencies do make mistakes; however, we know that working with government is a much more effective means of achieving positive results than always working against it. There are times we have no choice but to go to court against our government to protect fish, but we also work in close cooperation with natural resource agencies whenever possible.

Steelheaders current campaigns and projects include SAFE for Salmon legislation to move commercial gillnets off the mainstem Columbia River to Select Area Fisheries Enhancement areas; expanding the Fish Eggs to Fry program to schools throughout Oregon; advocating for a balanced, sustainable approach to Oregon state forest management and permanent conservation areas on state forests; protecting the budgets of state and federal natural resources agencies; creating an Oregon-wide stream nutrient enhancement program; protecting the incredible salmon runs of Bristol Bay, AK; improving public access to waterways; and protecting water flows in the Upper Deschutes River, among others.

We have created this thread on Ifish to keep the public informed of our efforts to improve sportfishing in Oregon and Washington, to invite you to our many fun and educational fishing events held throughout the year, and to encourage a constructive dialogue with our membership.

For more information on all things Steelheaders, check out our website at www.nwsteelheaders.org, our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NorthwestSteelheaders, and check back often to this thread.

Now. Please... fish on!


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Hey Hook and Book, thanks for your interest.

There is a chapter located in Central Oregon, called the 'Deschutes Basin Chapter'. It is located in Bend, and their meetings are quarterly at the Environmental Center on Kansas Street.

For more information on the chapter, contact President Yancy Lind at [email protected].

With regards to what you can expect -- each chapter is a little bit different, but most follow a pretty standard format. The meetings offer an opportunity to get together with other steelhead and salmon fishermen. The meetings often have a guest speaker, giving a presentation of some kind on fishing techniques or conservation issues. Most meetings also include some raffle sales and gear giveaways.

Regarding the conservation issues, each region is a little bit different. Right now in Central Oregon, there are a few local issues being worked on currently -- one of which is water allocation along the Crooked River, as well as a couple of statewide campaigns, the State Forest campaign, and the Steelheaders involvement in the fight against the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay.

The meetings are a great way to get to know other fishermen in your area, as well as get involved in both your local and statewide fisheries and give a little back.

Thanks again for your interest, we'd sure love to have you onboard!

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Count me in, I'm going to email the contact you provided as soon as possible. Thanks for the information, I'm excited to get involved, and yes I'm aware of the conservation issues, specifically water changes for our agrea. I'm truly anxious to find others with a similar addiction, who might drop a peril every now and then to improve my experiences, as well as get involve where I can to maintain this incredible sport. Again thanks



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There is a chapter located in Central Oregon, called the 'Deschutes Basin Chapter'. It is located in Bend, and their meetings are quarterly at the Environmental Center on Kansas Street.

For more information on the chapter, contact President Yancy Lind at [email protected].

With regards to what you can expect -- each chapter is a little bit different, but most follow a pretty standard format. The meetings offer an opportunity to get together with other steelhead and salmon fishermen. The meetings often have a guest speaker, giving a presentation of some kind on fishing techniques or conservation issues. Most meetings also include some raffle sales and gear giveaways.

Regarding the conservation issues, each region is a little bit different. Right now in Central Oregon, there are a few local issues being worked on currently -- one of which is water allocation along the Crooked River, as well as a couple of statewide campaigns, the State Forest campaign, and the Steelheaders involvement in the fight against the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay.

The meetings are a great way to get to know other fishermen in your area, as well as get involved in both your local and statewide fisheries and give a little back.

Thanks again for your interest, we'd sure love to have you onboard!

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Hook and Book! Love to hear it!
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I'll be there along with some others representing the Sandy River Chapter to welcome in our newest chapter.

Should be a fun evening...............
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Just a heads up...............

The Farmstead Restaurant is located at the Arrowhead Golf Club on Hwy 213 if you are needing a landmark.
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The Farmstead Restaurant is located at the Arrowhead Golf Club on Hwy 213 if you are needing a landmark.
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The Latest Issue of the Northwest Steelheader e-newsletter, "The Steelhead" is up! Most of you that are members should have received it in your email this evening, for those that are not - Here's the link to go and check it out!

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact....mMxFXtGA%3D%3D

There's a lot going on with the Northwest Steelheaders right now - become a part of it at http://www.nwsteelheaders.org/ht/d/Contribute/pid/48322

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I really want to join Northwest Steelheaders, do you guys have a program where i can donate my time for the membership Fee? I have a lot of free time but i Don't have the extra money to afford even the small joiner fee.
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Hey Doug, didn't see your post until today - my apologies. I don't know of any program that we have that officially exists to turn volunteer hours into a membership, but I will check into it.
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Any chapters around Bremerton, WA.??
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Not yet, wanna start one?

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I guess that means no??

Maybe. Would I get help?? This would be new to me.

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That's correct - there isn't one currently. However if you wanted to start a chapter up that way, that would be cool. I'll PM you some details.

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I opted not to PM in the interest of getting the word out to ALL who were interested.

First off, thank you for the interest in forming chapters in new locations! It's extremely encouraging to see so many expressing interest in getting NW Steelheaders chapters going in parts of Washington!

There are two documents to start the process. The first one focuses on getting a feel for what the Northwest Steelheaders are as an organization, the second, the actual nitty gritty of chapter formation.

Russell Bassett, (Head of Steel) our executive director is more than happy to work with any groups that would like to get started, simply send him a PM on here, or call the office or email at [email protected]

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Volunteer Opportunity!!



To STEP Volunteers:

Leroy needs help delivery fish eggs to the classroom incubation tanks this Thursday - Feb 2 at 8 am. We will be meeting at Hillsboro's Home Depot Parking lot off TV HWY near Sunset Esplanade Shopping center.

No experience needed and this is great fun!!! In my view this activity ranks almost as high as catching a big fish. These kids get very excited about having our members deliver eggs. You do not have to talk in front of the class, though they love hearing fishing stories. So take time from your busy life and spend an hour or two doing something really rewarding. I guarantee you will have fun!!!

Leroy will pair up the teams to deliver the eggs to local schools.

These kids are the future of our sport -- we need to get them excited about fishing and Fish!!

Please email or call Leroy at 503-648-6871.

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Busy Day Today! Lots of announcements!!

1) Steelheader's Summer Rendevouz!! This is an incredible event put on by the Salem and Mid-Valley chapters of the Northwest Steelheaders and is a big group campout at Sunnyside County Park with excellent distances from some great fishing! Attendees have their choice of fishing the South Santiam river for Steelhead, as well as Foster Lake and Green Peter Reservoir for Kokanee, Trout, Bass or just pleasure boating. This is a great event for families and kids, and gives participants an opportunity to get to know other Steelheaders. Space is limited so you'll want to register soon. See the flyer posted by Jennie at https://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=394812

2) Knife Sharpening at the Sportsman's Show -- Bring your Knives to be Sharpened at the Sportsman's Show! All proceeds from the knife sharpening at the Kershaw Booth will be donated to the Northwest Steelheaders! It costs $3 to sharpen a knife, and those dollars will go towards fish conservation and advocacy! Thanks in advance!

3) Willamette Salmon Quest! Get your quest on! Don't miss Portland's most cherished fishing event! April 21st, 2012. Space is limited, so get yourself a guide and get yourself registered. Registration costs are $250 per person, and fishing is in teams of 2 + your guide. Don't miss this opportunity!!

For more information, visit http://www.nwsteelheaders.org/ht/d/s...713/pid/100713
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Salem Chapter of Northwest Steelheaders
Kelly Short, professional fishing guide for the past 25 years will the guest speaker at our February 21st. meeting for the Salem Chapter of the Northwest Steelheaders. The Spring Chinook season is just around the corner so come and see Kelly. He will be giving tips on Spring Chinook fishing and his special cure for curing herring. Kellys webpage: http://www.oregonmexicosportfishing.com/

Kelly Short has donated a new limited edition Kelly Short Signature Series CastAway Triple S series spinner/plug SS84C rod as a door prize for the meeting. Rod value $189.00. The tickets for the limited edition Kelly Short Signature Series rod are $2.00 per ticket or 3 tickets for $5.00. We will also be showing photos of Kellys successful fishing trips at the meeting. This will be a fun and educational meeting for everyone. Come join us at 7:00 PM, February 21st at Keizer City Hall, 930 Chemawa Rd NE.
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I had a wonderful time walking around the show yesterday with Russell and Kristin and the two "Future Steelheaders" thanking all of our fabulous business sponsors and supporters, as well as working to establish connections with other sponsors.

I just want to remind everyone that while you're out and about, swing by the two Northwest Steelheaders booths, booth 1412 in the Hall A, and booth 504 behind the Adair Homes display in Hall D., and say hello. Booth 504 has a replica of the boat we're raffling off, as well as tickets for the Alaska trip. They're also signing people up for show special memberships.

$20 for a yearly membership to the Steelheaders at the show! For $20 you get a membership and Northwest Steelheaders bag. For $25 you get a bag and a towel and a yearly membership, for $30 you get a "50 Years Working for Fish" hat, towel and bag, and your membership!

What a Great deal!

Also - don't forget the knife sharpening in the Fred Meyer booth near the Breezeway between halls C and D by the Fast Draw competition. $3.00 to have your knife professionally sharpened, and 100% of the proceeds go to the Northwest Steelheaders.

Enjoy the show!
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Cant wait for saturday so I can get to the show!!!
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You better stay close to Matt and watch that wallet arm. That place is like AM/PM, "Too Much Good Stuff"
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Salem Chapter meeting in 30 minutes! Kelly Short talks about Spring Chinook fishing, and raffles off a SICK Triple S rod. DO IT, you know you want to.
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What a great meeting last night in Salem!!

Kelly Short gave a fabulous Springer presentation, one of the best I've listened to, and gave away an incredible Castaway Triple S rod. The winner of the sweet new Castaway (one of the last few produced due to company sale) was one of our charter members, as well as our oldest member in the chapter at 90+, Mike Huddleston.

Now he's got to get himself a Springer on that puppy. Thanks to all that attended, it was a packed house - literally standing room only. We counted right around 100 in attendance.

Huge thanks to Kelly, and of course a huge thanks to all of those who continue to support the Northwest Steelheaders.

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The Tualatin Valley Chapters March Fish-A-Long still has some spots available. I've fished with this group a couple times now and had a great time. Great way to get into some fish inexpensively, learn some new techniques, perfect some old techniques, and get tips from local guides and ODFW staff on when, where and how to catch fish in the Tillamook Bay rivers.

This event is open to all the public.
Here's the details
Location : Tillamook County Fairgrounds - 4H Dorm
Contacts: Pat Bauer 503.713.3797 or Tom VanderPlaat 503-784-6228 cell,
Cost - $50 per member and $70 per person if not a NW Steelheaders association member. This will get you a yearly membership.

Send checks ahead of time to Curtis Ward, Chapter Treasurer, 309 NE Edison St., Hillsboro, OR 97124

The admission cost includes: 2 nights lodging in the dorm and meals for Sat. breakfast, sack lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and sack lunch.
Each person should bring sleeping bag, pillow, towel and personal care products. Dorm has showers, restroom and bunk beds. Ear plugs are a good thing to! Bring a camp chair and your own adult beverages (liquor is allowed).
For fishing, please bring rod, reel, tackle and bait for bank or boat fishing winter steelhead. If a member is partnered with a boat captain, please help cover the cost of gas, bait, shuttle and other incidentals.

Schedule
Friday 3/2 - Doors open at 4 pm. 4H Dorm (Mark or Tom)
(need to get to fairgrounds office early enough to get Dorm Key or ODFW staff will pick it up for us)
Dinner On your own or pitch in for pizza ($7 per person)
Evening Activities tips on fishing for winter Steelhead everyone
Boat Assignments and Bank locations Including emergency contact information and maybe a release form
Guest Speakers -- Robert Bradley or Ron Rehn ODFW and Guide (Pat Abel, Dave Johnson,
Bob Rees or other Tillamook guide)

Saturday 3/3
Breakfast (6 am) Linda Hutchinson Menu
Fishing all day in boats.

Dinner- Linda Hutchinson Menu -
Evening Speakers Fishing Guide and ODFW staff
Lunch - Make you own supplies provided - Bread, lunch meat (turkey, roast beef, ham), chips, cookies, fruit (apples, Oranges), Pop diet and regular (condiments - mayo, catsup, mustard, relish, pickles, lettuce, silverware, napkins, ziplocks and sandwich bags)

Sunday 3/4
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I am thinking of hitting up a meeting or 2 before I join. Do I need to know any thing first?
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Hey Kevin,

Nope -- nothing you really need to know, come on in, we'd love to have you. Our meetings in Salem are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month out at the Keizer Community Center. They start at 7:00pm.

Look for the big guy with the beard wearing the Northwest Steelheaders Hat (That describes probably 10 of us) but be sure to introduce yourself.

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OK will do. Cant wait to meet some like minded folks..
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Just a reminder for everyone interested in being a part of the SalmonQuest Springer Tournament being held on April 21st!

Participation costs just $250 per angler. Arrange a day with your favorite guide, and get some friends involved... You might just win some prizes.

Registration forms and more information can be found on the Northwest Steelheader website.

http://www.nwsteelheaders.org/ht/d/s...713/pid/100713
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Hey Everybody - just letting those of you in the Eugene area know that there will be a FREE Columbia/Willamette Spring Chinook seminar at Mazama Sporting Goods on Thursday, March 8th at 6:30-8:00pm.

The speaker will be Curt Currey, the owner/operator of Currey Guide Service, and while I'm not 100% sure this is a 'Steelheader Event' so to speak - Curt has been very good to the Salem Chapter in the past, and we always like to pay it forward. Curt knows his stuff, and it will be very worthwhile for those of you in the Eugene area.

Check it out!
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New E-Newsletter is up! March 2012 issue of 'The Steelhead'

Inside:
  • Legislative Wrap-up
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  • Local Chapter Information, Meeting Times and Locations, and Much More!

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hello!
Tualatin Valley Chapter is having there annual monthly meeting. April 12th at 7:00pm at the Aloha American Legion Hall. The adress is 20325 s.w. Alexander, aloha oregon 97006.
We'll either have a guide speaker or a clinic put on by one of our chapter members. Please join us at 6:30 visit with our members before the meeting.
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Attention - Portco users this Saturday 3/24

This Saturday (3/24), Columbia River Steelheaders, in partnership with the Vancouver Wildlife league and the Wounded Veterans program will be hosting a fishing event to help provide a much needed day of peace for some soldiers who are returning to us from deployments to the middle east. This is an event we have been putting together for some time now, and we are preparing for what we hope is a great day on the water honoring those who have given so much to our country.

Our goal is to create a peaceful, enjoyable, and safe day of springer fishing to help out those who have served us in the middle east. We will be taking 40 returning soldiers out for Springers on Saturday.

We know tensions have a habit of getting high at boat ramps, especially this one during the peak of springer season, but we ask for everyone's respect and patience this Saturday at Portco. We will be launching and loading 20 boats with 40 soldiers between 6-7am. The City of Vancouver, WDFW, and the Vancouver Police department are graciously assisting and have offered us all the permits, first priority at the boat ramp, and the parking lot. VPD will be marking off a designated area for our boat trailers. We humbly ask for as much cooperation as possible.

If you need to contact our group on Saturday on the water, we will be monitoring VHF channel 68.

For more details see our website at http://www.crsteelheaders.org


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SALEM CHAPTER OF NORTHWEST STEELHEADERS
Featuring

SCOTT AMERMAN
PROFESSIONAL GUIDE
Scott will be talking about Springer Fishing and curing bait for Springer’s

This will be a fun and educational meeting for everyone.

Come join us at 7:00 PM, April 17th at Keizer City Hall, 930 Chemawa Rd NE.


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McLoughlin Chapter of Northwest Steelheaders is having for Guest Speaker

Brandon Glass

For the April 10th (Tuesday)
Chapter Meeting @ 7pm

Round Table Pizza-16550 SE McLoughlin

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The Molalla River chapter of the NW Steelheaders Association will be meeting Thursday, April 19th at 6:30pm at the Farmstead Restaurant at the Arrowhead Golf Course in Molalla, OR
At this month's meetings guide Ed Fast will be presenting a lot of information regarding spring chinook planting size, planting locations, run timing, run size (and more) for numerous streams in the Willamette basin (and Sandy River). The most important aspect to catching salmon/steelhead is to fish for them when they are actually in the river.
Hope everyone can make it out. You are welcome to purchase dinner/drinks during the presentations. Meeting is open to the public.

Farmstead Restaurant
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Molalla River Spring Cleanup

Join the Steelheaders Molalla River Chapter, Molalla RiverWatch and others for a day of meaniful activity, healthy exercise, and likely viewing of wild winter steelhead spawning. The annual river spring cleanup begins at 9 am on Saturday, April 28 at... Feyrer Park, just southeast of Molalla on Feyrer Park Road.

Volunteers will disperse up and down the beautiful Molalla River Corridor for river cleanup activities, restoration tree planting, or trailwork on the shared-use non-motorized trail system. We'll return to the park for a volunteer appreciation BBQ. Activities include: illegal dumpsite cleanup, tree planting, invasive plant removal, litter pickup, mulching around plants, and trail work.

For more info, visit http://www.solv.org/programs/event_details.asp?eventID=20007
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2012 Salmon Quest participants enjoyed a day of more than 70 degrees and got to fish both the Willamette and Columbia. Participation in the 2012 Salmon Quest more than doubled from the previous year, and the net proceeds also more than doubled. Proceeds from this event go to projects on Portland-area rivers to improve fish fish runs and fishing opportunity.

Big Fish winner: Bill Monroe Jr., 42.4 inches
1st Place team: Guide Chuck Borgen, Gary Whelan and Jack Dowty (who was last year's big fish winner), 156.63 total inches.
2nd Place team: Guide Bill Monroe Jr., Marshall Strutz and Eric Farm, 103.8 total inches.
3rd Place team: Guide Tim Juarez, Leann Reardon and Mark Rowland, 103.5 total inches.

Congrats guys!

Many thanks to our sponsors, guides, donors and volunteers that made the 2012 Quest a huge success.

2012 Sponsors: BC Angling Post, Clackacraft, D&G Bait, Dick's Sporting Goods, Fishermen's Marine and Outdoors, Joe Domenico Farmers Insurance Agency, McLoughlin Chapter NW Steelheaders, Plano, Stevens Marine, Yakima Bait.

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2012 North to Salmon Raffle winners

Winning tickets were drawn at noon on April 25, 2012, at the Association office, 6641 SE Lake Rd, Milwaukie.

Grand Prize winning ticket #10731: Four night, five day Alaskan fishing adventure at Yakutat Lodge in Yukutat, Alaska for two people, 2012 season, air-fare included. Includes travel, lodging, meals, and one day guided fishing. $4,700 value. (Trip dona...ted by Yakutat Lodge, airfare donated by ANWS).

2nd Prize wining ticket #13102: Creek Pontoon Boat (Donated by Fisherman's Marine and Outdoor). $500 value

3rd Prize winning ticket #19519: Pendleton blanket (Donated by the McCall Chapter of the Northwest Steelheaders). $175 value

4th Prize winning ticket #19877: Lamiglas spinning rod (Donated by Lamiglas and ANWS): $164 value

5th Prize winning ticket #3821: Framed art print (Donated by ANWS): $100 value

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Tomorrow is the day!

The ANWS in partnership with Clackacraft Drift Boats will be drawing for this year drift boat raffle. Look for the winning ticket number on the Association website, www.nwsteelheaders.org, or pay attention to iFish for the Executive Director's announcement...

Come on tickets... daddy needs a driftboat.
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The winning ticket for the Clackacraft 16-foot Old School High Side Drift Boat complete package was drawn at noon today. Winning ticket #2045.

Congrats to Gregg Robinson, this year's winner, who will pick up the boat from Bruce Belles of Clackacraft on Monday!
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The May ANWS E-Newsletter, "The Steelhead" is up and available. Check it out at the following link - http://campaign.r20.constantcontact....gs0Qj1CQ%3D%3D

In this edition:

1) Upcoming Summer Events

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3) Columbia and Snake River Dams

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5) Salmon Question Wrap-up
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