June 2015 Newsletter

NewLogoHi All!

Well here it is June already and the weather is HOT but the fishing is hotter. I mean to say that there have been more Chinook caught in the North Santiam than Steelhead, I even caught one myself (nice fish). Hopefully the steelhead will start coming up the river soon, don’t stop trying.

Our next meeting (June 16th) will feature Dave Carpenter, fly fisherman extraordinaire, Dave is a pro guide for Orvis and is the owner of Outdoor Excursions and is also the owner of Riverview Flies, I am sure that you will get a lot of good pointers from this guest.

This will be the last general meeting until September, but I will try to keep you informed on what is happening in the river.

Our Chapter picnic will be held on the 25th of July and there will be a sign up sheet at the meeting, we have to have a head count so we can get the proper amount of food to feed everyone, and don’t forget to bring a potluck dish. Please remember that this picnic is for you the members of the chapter and your families, we need all the support we can get to make this a success. We will have a fishing game for the kids so please don’t leave them at home.

Our meeting is held at the Keizer City Hall 930 Chemawa Rd. We start at 7:00 there will be refreshments and door prizes, please feel free to bring a friend.

The last learn the river trip from Mehama to Stayton was OK except that there is rocks and low water at the bottom of the slide. Remember that the Stayton boat ramp will be closed from June 12th until it opens again in August (I think that’s right) anyway be careful out there.

Well hope to see you at the meeting. Keep your line tight and your powder dry. Brian

Free Kids Fishing Day 6/6/2015



JUNE 6, 2015

This year’s event will be held at Roaring River Fish Hatchery located near Scio. The event will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. The trout are big this year and each angler will have the opportunity to catch two fish. There will also be opportunities for participants to make fish prints at the US Forest Service tent and the Oregon State Police will be there displaying some of their enforcement equipment and trophy antlers. All participants must register the day of the event before fishing in order to enjoy the following:

  • Fishing for all kids 12 and under.
  • Fish Cleaning station with ice for the ride home.
  • Free parking.
  • All fishing poles, bait (donated by D & G Tackle), and tackle provided. Use of personal fishing poles and gear will not be allowed.

Sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife/Roaring River and South Santiam Hatcheries/STEP – Northwest Steelheaders Assoc. (Albany and Salem Chapter) – U.S. Forest Service

If you have any questions or wish to make accommodations for disabled participants contact South Santiam Fish Hatchery at (541) 367-3437 or Roaring River Hatchery at (503)394-2496.

Click here for the Flier