The Final meting for 2018 will be held at Outbreak Brewery in Placerville. Our agenda for the night is to assist the members in familiarization with
our new website (Jason Lindberg). Guest speaker Mitch Lockhart of the CDFW will be speaking on current topics of the South Fork American
River, recent snorkel survey results, angler report books, future projects, and much more. A raffle will contain full set ups and much more. You are invited to present your fishing stories from 2018. Please bring photos or videos for presentation. Several items of business relate to future projects, meeting schedules, communications and the new edtu.fish web-site.
Future meetings will be every other month. Board meetings will be held on the interim months.
Signage is planned for the middle section of the South Fork of the American River. Work is also ongoing on promoting new regulations to establish a trophy trout reach on the river.
A focus on youth angling and membership will be implemented.
The Board is developing a plan to hold a film festival
Communication will be accomplished through the web-site and include e-mail to registered members and other users. Registration will be required to receive future mailings and notifications of meetings, events and projects.
California Trout has released "Against All Odds" the story of Southern California. Nine months in the making, Mike Wier's latest CalTrout documentary Southern California Steelhead: Against All Odds is available for viewing on CalTrout's website. You'll learn why Southern California's steelhead, which oncenumbered in the tens of thousands, now number in the hundreds. You'll also learn what's being done to save them. Enjoy the stunning video while you learn about this tough, resilient fish. View Here.
Putah Creek Trout reports that Didymo or Rock Snot is currently found in the Bear River, Middle Fork of the American, Lower American, Little Truckee, Prosser Creek and other sierra waters. Didymo can destroy the habitat of the river by suffocating all of the invertebrates and covering the stream bottom. Anglers using these and other streams should take precautions to prevent transfer of this species to other waters. Remember to clean, drain and dry your boats and equipment after using these streams. We see our local waters as being clean but this report should sound an alarm that we are in danger of alien species invasion.
Rob Grasso and Jason Julienne team up to discuss AIS issues at the state and federal level for our local area. Rob is an Eldorado National Forest Fish and Aquatic Biologist, while Jason is an Environmental Scientist and Regional Coordinator for AIS with the California Department of Fish and Game. They will discuss the local risk and threats to our area waters and current monitoring strategies for AIS. They will also share important information for anglers and boaters. Additionaly, Berni Bahro, Chapter Vice President, will update us on TU's National AIS survey results and plans for TU California.
The meeting will be at 7:00 PM in the Forest Service Conference Room at the rear of their building on Briw Road just off Forni Road.