Our El Dorado chapter will hold a fall meeting on November 16 in Cameron Park. The meeting will feature a survey of Caples Creek conducted by a TU crew from Truckee. The California Division of Fish and Wildlife will address Division goals and fish population data. This work has been done in support of our goal to increase the fishery population in the creek.
Lauren Herbine of the TU staff led the survey of Caples Creek. The TU crew performed a three day transect of Caples Creek at the end of July. They have documented numerous features of structure, blockages, log jams, sediment sources, etc. She will provide an assessment of the creek and provide recommendations for further work and corrective measures,
Michael Mamola of the DFW will state the Wild Trout program goal for Caples Creek.. He will summarize fish population data over the last ten years and identify any trends. They were unable to complete their snorkel survey.
The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and last about two hours. A fly tying session will be provided by Bruce Butler from 6:00 to 7:00. Bruce will provide vises and materials for the session. You are welcome to bring your own. Simpler patterns will be introduced initially. More complex designs will be used as the group is capable. We can initiate a monthly session as desired.
We will offer door prizes and hold our usual raffle of fishing related items.
Our meeting will be held in the Social Room of the Cameron Park Community Center. The Center is located at 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA. The social room is located on the back side of the building as seen from the street. Entrance to the Center is shared with the Library. Turn to the left and park in the available spaces. There is a turning circle in front of the building to unload. You should return too the parking as there is no more beyond the circle. Do not park on the neighboring streets except for the half dozen streetside spaces in front of the building.
John Sikora, Jann Williams and Stan Backlund have been on the Board of Directors for over ten years. CP Johnston and Bruce Butler have joined more recently. They can use some help and relief. If you want more meetings, better speakers, more activities you should volunteer to join the board or a committee. Speak with one of our members or respond to this mailing.