Our final meeting before summer will be the 8th annual member appreciation meeting at the Jack Russell Farm Brewery, 2380 Larson Rd, Camino. This will be another pot luck get together with guided trips and high end rod/reel combo being auctioned off with proceeds going to EDTU Chapter projects.
Bring your favorite recipe and fish tales to share with your friends new and old. It is a good opportunity for talk and to take home some good gifts.
Gathering will start at 4:00 with beer available from Jack Russell. Raffle items will be displayed and tickets will be available. Dinner will occur as food is displayed. The raffle for gifts will follow dinner. There will probably be a fly tying contest as well.
TU California is excited to announce our annual youth trout camp in Truckee. The camp is a two-day event for participants ages 10-12, who will learn the most important elements of fly fishing, from casting and fly tying to insect identification and conservation ethics. Dates for this year's camp are June 8th and 9th at two private lakes in the Truckee area. Participants will get the opportunity to receive instruction from local fly fishing expert volunteers in the beautiful northern Sierra Nevada. No experience is required for participants. Anyone interested in applying should email to receive the short application -- participation is limited to 20 campers. It's going to be a great time, and we hope to see you there!
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.