In This Issue
Steelheader Meetings

Association Quarterly Board Meeting
10:00 a.m., Saturday February 13, Chehalem Senior Center, 101 Foothills Drive, Newberg
For More Info:
President Bill Kremers

Columbia River Chapter
General Meeting
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 10, Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 NE Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver
For More Info:
Acting President Gregg Robinson
Emerald Empire Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, Modular building beside Eugene Elks Lodge, 2470 W. 11th, Eugene
Guest Speaker: Bob Reese, Executive Director, Northwest Steelheaders. He will talk about various issues, both environmental and legislative that impact sport anglers.
For More Info:

McLoughlin Chapter
General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, Denny's, 15815 SE 82nd Drive, Clackamas
Guest Speaker: Scott Nichols, who has a guide service and spends many days on the river fishing and has knowledge to share. 
For More Info:
President Carol Clark

Mid-Valley Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 3, Albany Senior Citizens Center, 489 Water Avenue NW, Albany
Special Coldwater Fishing Clinic.
For More Info:
President George Larson

Molalla River Chapter General Meeting
6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 18, Farmstead Restaurant, 28313 S Highway 213, Molalla
For More Info:
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, Chehalem Senior Center, 101 Foothills Drive, Newberg
Guest Speaker: Cody Herman.
For More Info:
President Ty Campsey, 503-705-8296
North Coast Chapter General Meeting
No meeting scheduled.
For More Info:
President Bill Hedlund
(503) 815-2737

Salem Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, City of Keizer Community Center (at City Hall), 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer
Guest Speaker: Jack Glass, Team Hook-up Guide Service.
For More Info:
President Brian Winn
(623) 363-7387

Sandy River Chapter
General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 3, Glenn Otto Park, 108 Historic Columbia River Hwy., Troutdale
Guest Speaker: Brandon Glass, Team Hook-up Guide Service. Meet Ryan Queen, the new manager of Cedar Creek Fish Hatchery.
For More Info:

Tom McCall Chapter General Meeting
11:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 17, Old Spaghetti Factory, 0715 SW Bancroft Street, Portland
Guest Speaker: Doug Hays from Oregon Tackle.
President John Laing
Tualatin Valley Chapter General Meeting
7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 14, Aloha American Legion Hall, 20325 SW Alexander, Aloha
For More Info:
President Tom VanderPlaat
(503) 783-6228
See the bottom of this newsletter for a special offer from Columbia Sports!
Washington Hearing
Bob Rees, representing the Association of Northwest Steelheaders, joined representatives from Northwest Guides and Anglers Association, NSIA and CCA at the January 23rd Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in Vancouver, to provide the sportfishing perspective on how the "Kitzhaber plan" is effectively working to prioritize sportfishing on the mainstem Columbia. Like the Oregon presentation, we presented the facts and why we should stay the course on a plan that is working to keep commercial fishermen fishing when the sportfleet can't utilize all the impacts for a targeted, more sustainable and economically beneficial fishery. Our team's message was well received, but it also reiterates why we need to stay diligent on this issue--it's not over yet.
Crossing the Columbia Bar
There will be a Coast Guard class on how to safely cross the Columbia River Bar Saturday, 8:30-Noon, March 26th, at the Clark County Wastewater District, 8000 NE 52nd Court, Vancouver. Cost will be $35 at the door. If you wish to attend, contact:

Todd Baker, Deputy #3282, USCG Master
Clark County Sheriff's Office, Marine Unit
360-397-2106 or e-mail
The course is limited to the first 40 who call.
Family Fish Camp 
February 19-21

Whether you're a beginning angler (or know of one), or an experienced angler who simply wants to learn from the pros, register now to ensure your space at Camp Magruder!

To see the full schedule for Family Fish Camp, click here.

The event will be held at Camp McGruder near Rockaway Beach on the Oregon Coast. Participant cost includes two nights of overnight accommodations and five meals over the two-day/two-night event. Call the Association office, 503-653-4176 or e-mail to register. You can also learn more and register from our website. We look forward to having you there and invite all those who may be interested in this action-packed event!
Upcoming Events 
McLoughlin Chapter Clackamas Drift Fishing Trip
Saturday, February 6.  We have 6-8 seats available if anyone is interested in going. Seats are filling up. Contact Kyle Smith, 971-506-3114

Family Fish Camp
Friday-Sunday, February 19-21, Camp Magruder, Rockaway, Oregon. See the full schedule. Adult fee, $139; children, $99 to register.

Clinic Boat Techniques for Spring Chinook
Saturday, February 20, 9:00-4:00, Sam Cox Building at Glen Otto Park, Troutdale Oregon. Hosted by ODFW and the Sandy River Chapter, Northwest Steelheaders. $52 fee includes one year membership to Steelheaders.

Tillamook County "Hook Line 'n Sinker" Steelhead Tournament
Saturday, March 5th. Fish daylight to 3:30, any Tillamook County river. Weigh-in, 3:30-4:30, and awards, 5:30, at the Garibaldi Hook Line 'n Sinker Bar and Grill. Grand Prize drawing, plus three anglers will win $200 championships for biggest fish landed by a Tillamook County resident, Oregon resident, and a woman. For additional information, click here or call Len Clarke, the event coordinator, 503-329-6572.

Learn the River Trips
A series of Saturday trips on the North Santiam, from easy to difficult. March 5, Greens Bridge to I-5; April 2, Stayton to Greens Bridge; May 7, Lyons to Stayton; June 4, Fishermans Bend to Lyons; June25, Packsaddle to Fishermans Bend. Contact Bob Lusk, President of North Santiam Guides, 503-859-2880.

2016 Salmon Quest
Saturday, April 2. Weigh-in by 4:30 at the Portland Airport Holiday Inn, followed by Awards Dinner. Register here

Watch this space for future events!

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