full logo 384322899 logoPlease join us, the El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited, for our 10th Anniversary/Member Appreciation Dinner and fundraiser raffle. The dinner (catered by Diane Wilkinson) will be held at Boeger Winery on Thursday, June 10th, from 4-6 pm.  We will have some great raffle items available and food will be provided for the first 25 members plus one guest each. Greg Boeger has generously donated a 20% discount on all wine purchases for this event; flights, bottles or glasses.

Dinner will comprise Diane's famous menu of extraordinary edibles including chicken, pasta, and vegetarian options in a multitude of tasty combinations. And of course, our 10th Anniversary cake!

Non-members, you may join us , our cost to you is $20/person. If you have never been a member of any TU Chapter, you may join for $17.50 and eat for free. You will still need to RSVP as each respondent will receive a meal ticket with your name (and guest) on it. Please bring cash or checks as we can not accept credit cards. Boeger can accept credit cards.

No lawn chairs will be needed as tables appropriately spaced will be provided. Please bring your own face masks but if you don't have one, face masks will be provided at the entrance to our event. We will be following the El dorado County Health Covid guidelines for this event. Please park in the rear right of the lot so Greg has sufficient room for his regular customers.

Plan on entering our raffle raffle to win some of our prizes:

 Echo 9', 8 wt. saltwater rod and reel/line combo
Beginner Fly fishing kit w/ 5 wt. rod and reel, flies. Fly box, net, and other items
Redington 9', 4 wt. rod and reel/line combo
Fly tying kit combo
Bags, slings pack, fly fishing gear, flies, nets and numerous other related prizes
New member memberships (free raffle)

Raffle Tickets are $5 each or 5/$20.

Join us in welcoming our long standing members and guests back from this ever so long hiatus.

 

 

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.