February 2024 Newsletter

Salem Chapter Northwest Steelheaders

Newsletter for February 2024


February Membership Meeting Plans

Notwithstanding another surprise Winter ice storm, our scheduled meeting program for February 20th includes a presentation by Janine Belleque from the Oregon State Marine Board on boating access. If time allows, we will also continue with our ongoing plans to present another segment of ODFW’s Steelhead 101 Class. Robert Morton has agreed to cover the “Basic Fishing Gear” and “Rods & Reels” portion of the lesson at next Tuesday’s meeting.

Sportmen’s Shows are Scheduled for Portland and Salem

If you find yourself looking for something to do during all the rain and high water this month, you might want to check out the Sportsmen’s Shows coming to Portland and Salem. The Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show is scheduled to be at the Portland Expo Center from February 14th to 18th and the 2024 Saltwater Sportsmen’s Show will be held at the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center on February 24th and 25th. A few more details are listed above.

Tualatin Valley Chapter of ANWS to Host Tillamook Area Fish-A-Long Event

The Tualatin Valley Chapter of the ANWS will be hosting a “Fish-A-Long” event in the Tillamook Bay area from March 1 – 3 and have invited other chapters to participate. Their plan is to fish some of the local waters including the Wilson and Nestucca Rivers. At last report, there were still a few spots open. The cost is $70.00 per person and includes meals and two nights of “dormitory style” lodging. Please contact Jeff Hernandez for more information at: [email protected] Phone: 971-404-5793

Reminder Notice for Membership Dues

If you need to pay your annual membership dues, 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

Salem Chapter Secretary