I hope this finds all of you in good health and taking advantage of this beautiful weather. The north Santiam is down to 4 feet and the fish are moving. I was on my way to Stayton yesterday when I saw one of our local fishermen on the bridge at Mehama with a fish on, and according to his pole it was a good one, unfortunately I couldn’t stop to see what it was.
This Tuesday is our general meeting and we are having a how-to, that would be how to tie on hooks, baits, and anything else you are not sure of, so if you have a question please ask so you can receive the proper instruction. There will be stuff on rods, reels and the different kinds of line and how to work with Mono and Braided lines, sinkers bobbers and the like will be demonstrated by our members to help you to understand better the things you are not quite sure of. So bring your friends and the kids so we have a full house.
For every ones information, there will be an Angler Educator Class on March 7th at the ODFW main office 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE in Salem. You can preregister by calling Darlene Sprecher at 503-947-6025 or by email [email protected] or you can sign up at the meeting, I will have a sign-up sheet for those of you that are interested in helping out, lunch will be served and training will be from 10:00am to 3:00pm. You will receive a ODFW shirt and a special hat for instructors and more. So please help out by becoming an Angler Education Instructor.
Volunteers will be needed for the upcoming winter steelhead clinic on March the 21st at North Santiam State Park, we will need help with some instruction, cooking lunch and helping with the cleanup, please sign up to help we are going to need 7 to 10 volunteers, this is our first clinic with the ODFW and we need a good turnout of volunteers.
Thank you for listening to me and letting me invade your space, now get out and do some fishing I need some stories at the meeting. There will be door prizes and refreshments, and plenty of Alaska and Drift boat tickets so come and enjoy.