March 2024 Newsletter

Salem Chapter Northwest Steelheaders

Newsletter for March 2024


March Membership Meeting includes a presentation by Oregon State Police

Plans for our Membership Meeting on March 19th include a program presentation by Andrew Porter who is an Oregon State Police Trooper. His program on “game enforcement issues” will inform us on how we might be able to help report fish and game violations and turn in poachers. If time permits, Club Secretary Mike Ferris will cover another lesson from the ODFW’s Steelhead 101 Class on “Reading the Water” for Steelhead Habitat.

Local anglers discover a bright spot of Winter fishing success at Detroit Lake

Ray Perez with a 15-inch Rainbow and Lee Harrington with a nice Detroit Lake Kokanee

One recent bright spot on the fishing horizon this Winter has been the Kokanee and Trout fisheries at Detroit Lake. Trips to Detroit Lake between rain and snowstorms last month revealed some consistently good results. Dan Lemke of Mill City also reported catching twenty bright Kokanee Trout with two of his fishing buddies on February 23rd.

Plans for a new park bench in honor of deceased member Jim Kitzhaber are under way

Our Salem Chapter Board of Directors has been working with Past Secretary Bob Johnston and members of Jim Kitzhaber’s family to design and install a park bench in Jim’s memory at Minto Park on Highway 22 near Gates, Oregon. Jim was an active member of our Salem Chapter for many years and regularly participated in our volunteer work at Minto Park.

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 on March 23rd and have invited other chapters to participate. 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