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 Welcome to the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter 109 of Trout Unlimited

Monthly Meeting
- Chapter monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month,  normally beginning at 7:00 pm.

The next  meeting will take place on Wednesday,  February 10.  This is not a normal meeting, but we will be hosting a stop of the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) at the North Bend Theater.  This is a major fund-raiser for our chapter, so come and invite your fishing friends! The F3T always has highly entertaining films showing fly fishing at various places around the world.  For more information and to purchase tickets on-line, click here.  Advance tickets priced at $15 can be purchased from the Orvis shop in Bellevue, Creekside Angling in Issaquah and Ace Hardware in North Bend.

The North Bend Theater is located at 
125 Bendigo Blvd N.
North Bend, WA

Calendar - To see a calendar that shows our meeting schedules, chapter activities and other fishing-related events in 2016, click here.

Membership -  Currently, our chapter has 602 members, which falls into several different categories. Breakdown of the membership is as follows:

  • Life members - 138
  • Regular members - 305
  • Sponsor members - 14
  • Senior members - 41
  • Trial members - 39
  • Family members - 50
  • Griffith Circle members - 3
  Renewing a membership is simple.  Just go to http://www.tu.org, click on "Get Involved" and then "Join/Renew Membership" to  complete the membership process in the appropriate category.

Wild Steelhead Initiative - On Friday, December 11, the WDFW voted unanimously to adopt new fishing regulations for the Olympic Peninsula that will bolster runs of wild steelhead!  Yeh!  For more information,  click here.

On 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!

Chapter Logo Merchandise for Sale  -  As a fund raiser, the chapter is selling some chapter logoed merchandise.  We have the following items:

  • T-shirts - $20 each
  • Stainless steel travel mug - $20 each
  • Ceramic coffee cup - $10
  • Mouse pad - $10 each
These items can be purchased at the chapter meetings or by contacting Brad Throssell.  Pictures of these items are shown below. (Click on the image for a larger view.)

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Fishing Outings  -Details on the next outing can be found here.

Board Meetings - The next board meeting will be held on Wednesday,  January 27 at 7:00 pm.   Location will be the Issaquah Brew House in Issaquah.  All chapter members are welcome.  

Facebook - Check out Facebook to see pictures of the Fun Run, chapter activities and fish outs   facebook 

Our chapter supports the Trout Unlimited Teens program. Check out the program's Facebook page   TU Teens 

- We can always use donations to help us with our projects.  You can donate to our chapter simply by  clicking here.  Members who work for companies like Microsoft and Boeing can use their gift matching programs to increase donation amounts to our chapter.

Our chapter is committed to saving/restoring Kokanee Salmon in Lake Sammamish.   Click here to follow our actvities and learn how to get involved. 

The 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."

Help us save our Lake Sammamish Kokanee!

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Updated -  January 23, 2016
About Us
This is the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
For a list of 2016 officers and to read meeting minutes, 
go here ...

At the end of the year, we present awards to chapter members and others.  To see award recipients,  go here

Chapter membership total - 602

To see a calendar of chapter  activities  go here ...

Make a donation to Bellevue-Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Click here to donate.

The view the latest edition of the Wild Salmon and Steelhead News,  
click here

The Issaquah Reporter has a great article about this year's spawing run of  Kokanee.  To read it, 
click here

Here's a summary of the material presented at the recent WCTU meeting in Poulsbo.  This material shows what WCTU is doing in the state! To read the document,
click here

Here's an article in the Issaquah Press about Wally Pereya's efforts to fix the culverts on Zaccuse Creek. To read the article,
click here

The presentations from the Wild Steelhead Summit that took place on April 18 are available for viewing on a YouTube channel.  To view the presentations, 
click here

The Washington Department of Ecology has created a web page that shows areas that are expected to experience drought conditions this year.  To view it, 
click here

Here's an interesting article about warm ocean conditions that may affect salmon and steelhead. To read, 
click here

The Water Resources department of the Dept of Ecology has produced a video on "Instream Flow Rules."  To view the video, 
click here

WDFW has submitted to the National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) a Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan (HGMP) for Green River winter-late run endemic (or wild) steelhead.  To read this plan,  click here

The City of Issaquah is working with the Puget SoundCorps to remove invasive plants along Issaquah and Tibbets Creeks. For more information,
click here

The Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River may be designated as a "Wild and Scenic" river.  For more information, 
click here

WDFW is working with a student to study how oil spills could travel in the Salish Sea.  Part of the study involves using "drift cards."    For more information, click here

Under tough conditions, biologists are tracking salmon and steelhead returning in the Elwha River.  For more detail, click here

WDFW and Wild Fish Conservancy reach agreement on "early winter" hatchery steelhead releases.  For more information,  click here ...

WDFW designates three tributaries of Columbia River as wild steelhead gene banks.  For more details,  click here ...

Lawsuits could lead to changes in fish hatchery operations in Washington and Oregon.  For more information, click here...

Since removal of two dams on the Rogue River in Oregon, Chinook salmon are moving further upstream, click here...

The Elwha River is seeing its largest return of chinook salmon in decades! For more details, click here...

Chinook salmon are returning in significant numbers to previously inaccessible portions of the Elwha River!  For more details, click here...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has placed Lake Sammamish in its new Urban Partnership Program.  For more information,  click here...

Learn about the proposed "run of river" hydro project for the North Fork of the Snoqualmie river click here...

Read Andy Batcho's article about  "mystery" chemicals killing coho salmon click here...

Read Dallas Cross' last fishing article as he moves to Boise, Id.  To read,  click here...

Washington Recreation & Conservation Office releases State of the Salmon in Watersheds Report  . To view,  click here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on sturgeon fishing opportunities Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on how fly tying is healing veterans. Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on waste water treatment issues. Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on fishing for Cutthroat trout in saltwater Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' latest article about fishing access rights and Washington stream access laws Read here...

Kokanee Project
View Kokanee real-time with the Kokanee Cam on Ebright Creek! click here...

To view a video of the 5th annual kokanee fry release ceremony,  click here...

Take a look at the Kokanee Recovery Strategic Timeline.  To view,  click here...

Read Dallas Cross' article explaining where the Kokanee have gone Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article describing the long term fix needed for Kokanee in Lake Sammamish  Read here...

Here's some pictures of the culvert replacement project on Ebright Creek Click here...

Here's a USFWS video about the Kokanee fry release.   click here...

Here's a USFWS video about the Kokanee supplmentation project.  click here...

Here's some USFWS pictures and information on Lake Sammamish kokanee.   Click here...

Find out what we're doing to help restore the Kokanee population in Lake Sammamish here.

Read a copy of the latest plan for supplementation of late-run kokanee in Lake Sammamish Click here...

Here's Hans Berge's Kokanee presentation from the general meeting on Feb 10, 2010 Click here...

Bear Creek Project
Read about a new project whose goal is to enhance lower Bear Creek in Redmond Click here

Trout Unlimited is working with Water Tenders to measure the effect of pollutants from SR520 on Bear Creek water quality Read more here
Fishing Report
Where are the fishing hotspots? More importantly, where are the fish?! We're not telling! No, really, go here.
Conservation Organizations

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed

Mountains to Sea Greenway

Sno-King Watershed Council

TU Youth
Read about Marvista  School's "Salmon in the Classroom" project...

Kids, do you have the Boy Scout fly-fishing merit badge
 More about fly-fishing merit badge

Cast for Kids Events -  September 8 - Renton.  For more information, click
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