February 2022 Newsletter

Salem Chapter Northwest Steelheaders Newsletter for February 2022

The news for our Salem Chapter began on a somber note this month and it is with great sadness that we report the death of Dave Hopfer, a dedicated and longtime member of the Salem Steelheaders. In his retirement years, Dave was a professional videographer and served as “Special Projects Coordinator” for our Salem Chapter. Dave regularly attended our meetings and, for many years, generously provided his videography services by recording the programs and presentations given by our guest speakers. He also recorded many of our club’s outings and special events and was often a participant on the North Santiam River Guides “Learn the River Trips.” Last month, we learned that Dave had tested positive for COVID-19 on January 8th and became a casualty of the pandemic on January 26th. Dave leaves behind a huge void in our membership and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

On a lighter note, we are looking forward to our monthly membership meeting on February 15th with a great program presented by Jeremy Jahn, the “Kokanee Kid.” Jeremy has been a guest speaker for us in the past and has a wealth of information including many valuable Kokanee fishing tips. Jeremy will also offer a wide selection of Kokanee fishing gear available for purchase at the meeting and, if you’re like most of us, you could greatly benefit from his advice and fishing tackle recommendations. I have personally used some of his Kokanee lures in the past and they greatly improved my success ratio in fishing for Kokanee Trout.

I hope you can attend the meeting and look forward to seeing you there.

Submitted by

Mike Ferris