to the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter 109 of
Monthly Meeting - Chapter
monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month,
normally beginning at 7:00 pm.
place on Wednesday, July 8. Featured speaker will be Rick Farmer, a
member of our chapter. Rick will be providing a detailed summary
of the kokanee fry trapping/counting activity that the chapter was
involved with from March through May. In addition, there will be
project updates, fishing reports, raffles, good food and brew.
There is lots of activity regarding our activities to save the little
red fish! Be sure to come and learn about these activities.
Be sure to bring your friends!
The meeting will be held at the
Issaquah Brew House
35 W Sunset Way
Trapping and Counting
We have completed our annual kokanee fry trapping and counting
activity. Many thanks to everyone who helped out!
November 20, 2014 Trout Unlimited launched its "Wild Steelhead
Initiative." This is an effort to protect and restore wild
steelhead that used to be abundant in streams in Washington, Oregon,
California, Idaho and Alaska. Now, 70% of the wild steelhead
populations in these state require federal protection. We must
act now if we are to preserve remnants of the original runs in streams
in our area. To see what Trout Unlimited is doing and see how you
can get involved, click
here. While at the web site, but sure to sign the credo to
show that you agree with the goal of recovering wild steelhead!
Trout Unlimited Online Radio -
Program hosts Rabekah Jensen and Mark Taylor are always lining up
interesting speakers for their programs. Information on the next
scheduled program will be given here as it becomes available.
listen to past broadcasts, click here.
Merchandise for Sale
- As a fund raiser, the chapter is selling some chapter
logoed merchandise. We have the following items:
These items can be purchased
at the chapter meetings or by contacting Robert Metzger. Pictures
of these items are shown below. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
- T-shirts - $20 each
- Stainless steel travel mug - $20 each
- Ceramic coffee cup - $10
- Mouse pad - $10 each
Run with the
The 4th Annual Run with the Kokanee Fun Run and Walk will be held on
Saturday, October 17 at the Lake Sammamish State Park. We are
hoping to increase the number of runners/walkers over last year's total
with the goal of raising even more money for our Kokanee restoration
projects on Lake Sammamish.
Fishing Outings - The next outing will be on the Cedar River on July 18. Details follow -
next TU BI fish out will be to the Cedar River on 18 July starting at
4pm with a BBQ/pot luck then heading to the river from 5:30pm till
dark. We will be meeting in Maple Valley at my friend's house
on the river. There are 14 spots open for this fish out as
there is a limited space for up to 15 fly fishermen in this one mile
section. Please let me know by July 15th if you would like to
join us. I will send out specific information to those who sign
up. I will need your name, email and phone number. Please
send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a great fishery only open from June 1 to
August 30th. If you like small stream fly fishing for wild trout
both rainbows and cutthroat this outing is for you. Bring your 1
to 5 wt fly rods, small dries12 and smaller along with assorted
nymphs. There are some large deeper pools if you want to try
streamers in certain locations. Bring, fishing gear, jacket, sun
glasses, sun screen, bug repellant, waders/boots or just boots and wet
wade, life jacket, wading staff, camera,
and your pot luck item along with your cold beverage and join our merry
group along the Cedar River. Hope to see you there.
Meetings - The next board meeting
will be held on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00
pm. Location will be the Issaquah Brew House in
Issaquah. All chapter members are welcome.
- Check out Facebook to see pictures of the Fun Run, chapter activities
and fish outs
supports the Trout Unlimited Teens program. Check out the program's
Calendar - To
see a calendar that shows our
meeting schedules and activities for 2015, click
can always use
donations to help us with our projects. You can donate to our
chapter simply by
here. Members who work for companies
like Microsoft and Boeing
can use their gift matching programs to increase donation
amounts to our chapter.
chapter is committed to saving/restoring
Kokanee Salmon in Lake Sammamish. Click
here to follow our
actvities and learn how to get involved.
mission of Trout
Unlimited is "To conserve, protect and restore America's coldwater
fisheries and their watersheds" with the vision of "ensuring that
robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish once again thrive
within their North American range, so that our children can enjoy
healthy fisheries in their home waters."
us save our Lake Sammamish Kokanee!