On line meetings on ZOOM have been planned for the coming year. Speakers have been identified through January. Meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 PM beginning on September 22. We held a trial ZOOM meeting in August. The presentation on fishing small creeks by John Baiochi went well and we had a small member participation. We trust that participation will grow through the fall.
Our selected speakers for the fall are:September 22, 6-8pm. Henry Lomeli: Fishing as a Gateway for Developing Ecotourism Careers; October 20, 6-8pm Heather Hodson: 30 Day Road Trip(DIY Fishing the West); November 17, 6-8pm, Chris Leonard: Wintertime Techniques & Tactics on the Lower Owens River, Bishop; January 19, 6-8pm, Cinda Howard: Fly Fishing for Arizona’s Native Trout.
Hope to see you on the screen. Meanwhile, stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands and stay in small groups.
California Trout has released "Against All Odds" the story of Southern California. Nine months in the making, Mike Wier's latest CalTrout documentary Southern California Steelhead: Against All Odds is available for viewing on CalTrout's website. You'll learn why Southern California's steelhead, which oncenumbered in the tens of thousands, now number in the hundreds. You'll also learn what's being done to save them. Enjoy the stunning video while you learn about this tough, resilient fish. View Here.
Putah Creek Trout reports that Didymo or Rock Snot is currently found in the Bear River, Middle Fork of the American, Lower American, Little Truckee, Prosser Creek and other sierra waters. Didymo can destroy the habitat of the river by suffocating all of the invertebrates and covering the stream bottom. Anglers using these and other streams should take precautions to prevent transfer of this species to other waters. Remember to clean, drain and dry your boats and equipment after using these streams. We see our local waters as being clean but this report should sound an alarm that we are in danger of alien species invasion.
Rob Grasso and Jason Julienne team up to discuss AIS issues at the state and federal level for our local area. Rob is an Eldorado National Forest Fish and Aquatic Biologist, while Jason is an Environmental Scientist and Regional Coordinator for AIS with the California Department of Fish and Game. They will discuss the local risk and threats to our area waters and current monitoring strategies for AIS. They will also share important information for anglers and boaters. Additionaly, Berni Bahro, Chapter Vice President, will update us on TU's National AIS survey results and plans for TU California.
The meeting will be at 7:00 PM in the Forest Service Conference Room at the rear of their building on Briw Road just off Forni Road.