The Trout Line May 1, 2023


May 1, 2023


Welcome to The Trout Line Newsletter! This is our Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter newsletter that will be coming out twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.


May Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 - 7:00pm

Join your fellow TVTU Chapter Members for food, good conversation, fun, and common interests. Learn what your chapter is doing and get involved. We meet in person at Old Market Pub or virtually. 

Old Market Pub, 6959 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97223

We are pleased to have Marc Williamson from Fall River Fishing join us this month. Marc was a guide for many years and has been an instructor since 1983. He will be presenting on 'Fishing the Crooked River'. This presentation will dive into the specific patterns and techniques related to the river. To learn more about Marc please check out his website.


Topic: TVTU May Chapter Meeting - Marc Williams from Fall River Fishing
Time: May 10, 2023, 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Outting Schedule

The Tualatin Valley and Clackamas Chapters plan joint outings each year.  This year’s outings schedule includes several spots.  The initial outing planned for late April at South Twin Lake was canceled as the lake was still frozen.  The planned outings are as follows.
May 20 at Pine Hollow Reservoir near Wamic .  This day trip outing is a good early-season destination and provides access to both trout and warm water species.
June 5-9 at Timothy Lake North Arm Campground .  The Clackamas Chapter gratefully reserved a number of camp spots early on, so members can show up and pick an empty spot or share with someone else.  Fishing there does provide a good opportunity at fish over 20 inches, with a variety of hatches depending on the weather.
July 16 at Clear Lake in Mt. Hood National Forest.  This lake is just off Hwy. 26 on Mt. Hood.  This is a day trip, and the hope is that the fishing will hold up well with the wet spring and snowpack.
August 23 at Lost Lake in Mt. Hood National Forest.  This Lost Lake is on the north side of Mt. Hood near Hood River.  A day trip was planned in mid-week as it is a busy spot in the summer.  Boats can be rented at the resort if desired.  There are big rainbow here!
September 21-25 at Fall River Campground in Deschutes National Forest.  The Clackamas Chapter again has thankfully reserved most of the sites in advance, so those attending can pick or share a spot with the group.  Bring warm clothes and sleeping gear as nights can get very cold while days are often sunny and mild.  Many other close by fishing opportunities also exist.

 Will Christmas for Coho Continue?

Over the last ten years, the Tualatin Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited Christmas for Coho program has been a success both financially and environmentally. People drop off their trees at two locations staffed by volunteers on two Saturdays in January, and volunteers load the trees each Saturday and Sunday onto an ODFW staked flatbed trailer and take them to a storage area and unload them. Later in the year volunteers reload the trees onto the transport and take them to stream placement locations where they are offloaded. Volunteers then place and stake the trees in side channels, alcoves, and other suitable instream spots. But logistical hurdles threaten C4C’s continuing future.
There are three major GO/NO GO challenges that must be overcome.
The first is the Storage of Trees.  At the end of this summer, the storage site outside Barton Park that has been used for years is no longer available.  An easily accessible and suitable storage site must be found near the Clackamas River to hold the 350 to 400 trees typically collected each year.
The second is the Transportation of Trees . Typically, 75 to 100 trees are collected at each site each Saturday.  The ODFW trailer and the truck that pulls it have been the transport, but they are not guaranteed to be available when needed in the future. Experience shows that having a rig at each site on Saturdays and possibly Sundays is desirable. Therefore, the need is for a second comparable rig or two rigs, in case the ODFW rig is unavailable. In addition, currently, a stalwart TU member is the approved ODFW driver, which means that a driver for the second rig and a backup ODFW rig driver need to be lined up and vetted.

The third is a need for Volunteers to Load and Unload the Trees. The physical demands of all the loading and unloading of trees are taking a toll on the list of aging volunteers such that adequate staffing is less than certain. Therefore, we are seeking volunteers to be added to the Volunteer Roster. We also invite anyone to join a Working Group to determine the future of C4C.
Please send your comments and suggestions regarding the three GO/NO GO challenges to TVTU Board member and Vice President Peter Gray, Working Group chair at This will enable the TVTU Board by October to answer the question Will Christmas for Coho Continue? 

New Directors to be Elected

Two persons have been nominated to fill vacant spots on the Chapter’s Board.  Steve Young has been very active in TU affairs including as President of a chapter in Pennsylvania, and Thomas Delegarde brings years of operations, human resources and technology experience to the Chapter.  These two candidates will be voted on at the monthly Chapter meeting at 7 p.m. on June 14 at Old Market Pub, 6959 SW Multnomah Boulevard in Portland.  Members may attend the meeting live or on line.


Meetings Location and Dates

Regular chapter meetings are held at the Old Market Pub 6959 SW Multnomah Blvd., Portland, OR 97223.  Food and beverage are available.  Social get together starts at 7:00 pm and the speaker starts at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted in the newsletter or website.

May Meeting - May 10
June Meeting - June 14



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