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.
November's meeting will be held on Wednesday, the 12th at 7:00 pm at
the Issaquah Brewhouse (next to the fish hatchery). This month's
featured speaker will be Mark Taylor from our chapter. Mark was
recently elected to TU's Board of Directors. Mark will be talking
about TU's activities in our state and the challenges that TU faces in
the coming year.
In addition, there will be the usual project updates, fishing stories,
raffles, good food and brew.
This is the time of the year to consider new officers for the upcoming
year. If you are interested in one of these positions, contact
Robert Metzger at the meeting.
On November 20, TU is launching its Wild Steelhead Initiative, a
project to protect and restore wild steelhead and fishing opportunities
in our state and others. The kickoff meeting will be held at Earl
Harper Studio, 5531 Airport Way, Seattle on Thursday, November 20
beginning at 6:30 pm. Be sure to attend if you are interested in
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.
TU Photo Contest - Here's an
opportunity to demonstrate your photography skills! You can enter your
best photo in three different categories and have a chance to win a
great prize. For more information, click here
Note - the contest deadline is October 31, so there's not much time!
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!
The next outing will be on Saturday, November 1 at Rattlesnake Lake
beginning at 1:00 pm and going to 6:00 pm. The gate closes
soon after 6:00 pm,so we need to be off the lake and ready to head home
WDFW has planted over 20,000 trout (steelhead smolts) in Rattlesnake
Lake and has modified the catch/release policy to allow keeping up to
10 fish. The lake is still a special regulations lake and only
electric motors are allowed.
your fly fishing or trolling gear, rain jacket, warm clothes and green
or white woolly buggers and try your luck.
a boat or a float/pontoon boat as most trout seem to be more off
shore. We will have some space on a few boats, so please let John
Silvey (e-mail - email@example.com) know if you would like to
come, but do not have a boat.
Orvis Fishing Trip to Belize -
Orvis has openings for a fishing trip to Belize on February 21 - 27,
2015. This is a special Orivis event limited to 20 anglers and
their guests. If you claim you spot early, you will get a free
Helios rod and a 15% Orivs Travel VIP Merchandise Discount Card.
For more information, click here
Meetings - The next board meeting
will be held on Wednesday, September 24 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 2014, 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!