Monday, October 29, 2007

BLM WOPR hurts trout and salmon fishing

Bottom line: The Bureau of Land Management's plan to increase logging in Western Oregon (Western Oregon Plan Revision: WOPR) will hurt trout and salmon populations in our state, which are already in decline. From today's Register-Guard:

The plan would shrink by 57 percent the tree buffers along rivers and streams that provide shade, bank stability and downed wood in the water, which create good habitat for fish.

Please read this very balanced piece by Susan Palmer on how the WOPR will impact the financial situations of rural Oregon counties and the biodiversity of our region.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Eugene TU Chapter puts the hurt on Umpqua Coho

While this doensn't necessarily qualify as coldwater fisheries restoration... TU 678 members boated a few of the Umpqua River's hatchery coho this year. Good to eat and good for you!


Dan the man

Upmqua River Coho

Umpqua Coho Trip

Umpqua Coho Trip

The fish were biting early in the morning between Elkton and Sawyer Rapid. If you want to read about catching them on the fly, check out Upstream In Oregon.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dates set for upcoming Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 outings

Last night TU 678 representatives had the October meeting. We met with Jeff DeVore of the McKenzie Fly Fishers to talk about how the two groups can work more closely together and possibly do some joint trips in the coming months.

Karl Mueller outlined some of the problems facing salmonids if the proposed BLM WOPR is passed. An outline of how the Western Oregon Plan Revision will impact our fisheries will be in an upcoming Newsletter.

Upcoming outings for TU 678 include:
November 24-25: Elk and Sixes River for Fall Chinook. Last year's Bounty:
King salmon

We also have a trip scheduled for the Siletz River, March 1-2. If you're interested in either of these trips, email us.