Salem Chapter Northwest Steelheaders Newsletter for May 2022
With the North Santiam running at flood stage in Mehama on Saturday, May 7th, the usual Learn the River Trip sponsored by the North Santiam River Guides Association had been cancelled and Past Salem Chapter Secretary, Bob Johnston and I had plenty of free time to attend a fishing gear sale and swap meet held by the ANWS Mid-Valley Chapter. This event was open to the public and George Larson – Club Treasurer said they had been attempting to conduct the event despite the pandemic since last June. George explained that “members provided fishing gear and tackle equipment at individual tables and purchasers came from both within and outside the group.”
Also participating in the event were four University of Oregon master’s degree students and their teacher, Melissa Graciosa. These students are studying community and regional planning, public policy, and management. They were there to share information on their estuary management planning project in Yaquina Bay and talk with our members about fishing experiences on the Yaquina River Estuary.
Mid-Valley Chapter Fishing Gear Sale at Bryant Park in Albany Jim Salee – Mid-Valley Chapter President at their sale and fundraising event
In addition to scoring a couple bargains on two vintage fishing reels, Bob and I were able to observe firsthand what another club is doing to raise funds and promote their Chapter. In addition to scoring a couple bargains on two vintage fishing reels, Bob and I were able to observe firsthand what another club is doing to raise funds and promote their Chapter.
May 17th Program Speakers will be Wayne & Tyson Parker of Good Day Fishing, Inc.
Wayne Parker started Good Day Fishing, Inc. in 2006 after developing a line of anise scented hand wipes and rubber fish cleaning mats. In the sixteen years since then, he has added many more innovative products such as scent dispensing fishing lures, “blinkie lights,” flashers and customized spinners. More recently, Wayne’s Grandson, Tyson, has joined him in the operation of the business and their product line continues to grow. We look forward to their presentation on Tuesday to hear about their latest new products.
Salem, Oregon 97303
Next Board of Directors Meeting to be held on June 1st
As usual, our Board of Directors welcomes all Salem Chapter members to attend our Board Meetings held at Sportsman’s Warehouse on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM.
Reminder Notice for 2022 Membership Dues
If you have not yet paid your annual membership dues for 2022, attached is a Membership Form for your convenience. Please return your completed form and dues payment to:
Linda Chezem – Treasurer
663 Rockwood St. SE
Salem, OR. 97306
Submitted by Mike Ferris – Club Secretary