to the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter 109 of Trout Unlimited
Monthly Meeting - Chapter
monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month,
beginning at 7:00 pm.
January's meeting will be
held on Wednesday, the 14 beginning at 7:00
pm at the Issaquah Brew House. This month's featured speaker will
be Dave McCoy, owner and head guide with Emerald Waters Anglers.
In addition, there will be
project updates, fishing stories and
raffles and good food and brew.
The meeting will be held at the
35 W Sunset Way
Trout Unlimited Online Radio -
Now, you can tune-in to blogtalk radio where hosts Rabekah Jensen and
Taylor and guests will
discuss a variety of topics related to fishing and
conservation. During a program,you can call in to(347)
308-8464 with questions or comments. To
listen to the current or past broadcasts, click here.
Run with the
The 3rd annual Run with the Kokanee was a great success with over 200
runners registered! With the help of our sponsors, we raised a
significant amount of money to help continue our efforts to restore
kokanee in Lake Sammamish. Thanks to all who helped!
Fishing Outings -
TU BI will be having our last fish out of the year and we will be trying
something new - squid fishing off the pier in Edmonds.
Date: Sunday December
Time: Arrive at garage
at 2:15 pm, leave at 2:30 pm for Edmonds. High tide is at 3:14 pm so it should be
pretty good squidding as there is no moon that night either.
Place: Meet at
Issaquah Bus transit Center garage to carpool over. Located on corner
900 and Newport Way. I will be in the lower parking garage. Let me know if
be coming. Make sure you have your Discover Pass/DFDW Parking pass just in
need it. For those that wish to meet us over at
Edmonds around 3 to 3:15 pm - here are the driving directions: if you are coming
from the south (which I assume will be most everybody) get on I-5 North and take
exit 177. Then merge onto WA 104 West, and follow signs for the Edmonds/Kingston
ferry. You then turn left onto West Dayton Street. Follow West Dayton Street
till it becomes Admiral Way. The parking lot will be on your right in a lot by
Equipment: Bring a
bucket as each person who is squidding has to have their own container, a spinning
reel on either a 6 weight fly rod or a medium action spinning rod spooled with
6-12 pound test. warm water-proof boots, headlight, flashlight, lantern as it
will be dark and you need to charge up the squid jibs with light to make them
glow, rain gear, snacks, water, cooler for squid you keep and
warm clothes. The limit is 10 lbs of squid or 5 quarts per person. Make
sure you have a combination fresh/saltwater fishing or
shellfish/Seaweed license not just a fresh water license. You can purchase one
just for the day if you want. If you have not tried squidding before it is fairly
easy and fun plus you get fresh squid to take home.
Remember to dress warm
with clothes you don't care if it gets squid ink on it, as the night time
temps can get pretty cold and the squid do squirt ink. Don't worry if you do not
have any squid jigs as our local squidding expert Sam has a source for jigs so
make sure you also bring 10 dollars or so in cash so you can get some
Contact John Silvey
at firstname.lastname@example.org if
you are interested in going on this outing.
Meetings - The next board meeting
will be held on Wednesday, January 28 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
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Calendar - To
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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!