The Trout Line Newsletter - August 6, 2018


August 6, 2018


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.


  Come Join Us on the Board! 

Your Tualatin Valley TU Chapter could use a couple of additional Board members.  The job description is pretty simple.  The Board meets monthly at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month (some months with no meeting needed) in the downstairs meeting room at the American Legion Hall in Tigard.  Meetings usually last an hour or a bit more.  TVTU has been quite successful in recent years, with projects such as the Christmas for Coho efforts and with good attendance at effective and entertaining Chapter meetings held most months at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village.  But we can always use fresh energy and fresh ideas.  If you are interested and would like to come to one of the Board meetings to test the water (barbless hook only), please contact Mike Gentry at or (503) 636-0061.  This is a feel-good volunteer opportunity.

  Upcoming Outing!

There is an outing this weekend August 10-13 at Miller Lake, Digit Point Campground.  Our outings are a great place to meet other members and learn or share fishing techniques.  Evening gatherings are encouraged and the trips often involve one evening where the chapters provide an entree course for a potluck-style barbecue dinner - so share your favorite side dish or dessert with others and enjoy reveling in the stories of the day!  Reservations/RSVP are not required but are appreciated.  Contact Andy Andrews ( for additional information and directions if needed.  Please join us! 

  Volunteer Opportunity with World Salmon Council

My name is Nadia and I am an intern with the World Salmon Council, a local environmental nonprofit. Our mission is to provide experiential education to students in the Greater Portland area. Through our program Salmon Watch, we provide field trips that use wild salmon as a focal point to foster connections with nature and provide a multidisciplinary outdoor education. We also provide in-class curriculum and facilitate service learning projects, which are centered on community engagement with environmental issues.

Our organization is dependent upon the work of our incredible volunteers, and we are always hoping to expand our program with new volunteer educators. If anyone in Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited is interested in becoming involved, the application to become a volunteer educator can be found here:

No experience is necessary as we provide volunteer trainings at the end of the summer. Field trips happen on weekdays during September, October, and November.

If you would like to learn more about us or schedule a tabling or informational meeting, you can contact our program director You can also find out more about us at our website:


Meetings Location and Dates

Regular chapter meetings are held at the Lucky Labrador Public House 7675 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 (503) 244-2537.  Food and beverage available.  Social get together starts at 6:30 pm and formal meeting starts at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the newsletter or website.

August Meeting: No Meeting - Go Fishing

September Meeting: Sept. 12 - Kaitlin Lovell - Salmon Sanctuaries in Portland


In 2017, the City of Portland created an effort to recognize successful habitat restoration in urban environments. Every year, on the Salmon in Our City Day, City Council will designate the best salmon habitats in Portland as Salmon Sanctuaries.  A Salmon Sanctuary can be achieved when the certain criteria, developed by Environmental Services scientists, are met. These criteria reflect the best salmon habitats in Portland. These locations represent the future success of salmon in the city and demonstrate that is possible to create urban sanctuaries for these threatened species.  To date, only one stream qualifies: Crystal Springs Creek.  But the city has identified a number of potential candidates. For a Salmon Sanctuary, the local stewardship group will receive a one-time grant to invest in continuing restoration in the watershed.

October Meeting: Oct. 10 - Michael Gorman "All Things Nymphing"

November Meeting Nov. 14 - Kyle Smith - TU Sportsmen's Conservation Project Campaigns in Oregon