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Smallmouth Fishing on the Umpqua River with David Paul Williams
May, 2019
Next Chapter Meeting

Tuesday May 14, 2019
6:00-7:00 pm, No Host Eats & Drinks
7:00-9:00 pm, Speaker Presentation

High Rocks Restaurant
915 E. Arlington, Gladstone, OR

Meetings are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Bring a friend and have a chance at some great raffle items!

Fly Fishing the Umpqua for Smallmouth

David Paul Williams, Author of Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth
David Paul Williams: Smallmouth Fly Fishing on Oregon's Umpqua River

Author of Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth

CRTU is pleased to have David Paul Williams presenting a program on Smallmouth Fishing on the Umpqua river.  

David is a renowned author of several books and is one of the experts in Fly Fishing for western Smallmouth.  

In addition to being The Write Realtor, David Paul Williams is a writing instructor, media presenter, flyfisherman and soccer referee. He has published hundreds of feature articles in national and regional magazines. He wrote on real estate law and flyfishing for the, formerly Washington's oldest newspaper. He started fishing before he started kindergarten and spends time tossing flies anywhere there are fish. Williams has caught mackinaw in a September Wyoming mountain snowstorm, tricked Firehole River brown trout, hooked all five Pacific salmon species on a fly, done battle with "Mississippi steelhead," (that’s carp to those in the know) and worn out his wrist on Yakima River smallmouth. His book  Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth (Stackpole Books) hit the market July, 2014.

May 14: David Paul Williams, Umpqua Bass Fishing

Projects and Volunteer Opportunities

Steelhead Redd Surveys on the Molalla River

CRTU will once again team up with ODFW for spawning survey data in the Molalla.  This is a critical project 

Surveys are walking and wadinjg surveys where we record steelhead spawning activity in the Table Rock Fork and N. Fork of the Molalla.  If you are interested, you must be able to wade in the water for up to a mile.  Training on data collection will be provided.  

Contact David Tenney to get on the survey volunteer list.

Clackamas River Basin Watershed Council Annual Celebration

Join CRTU in helping the Clackamas Basing Watershed Council celebrate another great year.  Their annual celebration is a fun event with lots of cool prizes and items for auction.  

Check here for details.


Members and friends had a great weekend at Twin Lakes for our first full weekend outing of the season.  Be sure to mark your calendar for the next outing at Timothy Lake!

There are outings all summer long through October.  Check the schedule and line up a trip for a new location you want to learn to fish.

Check the schedule for a trip near you!

Special Raffle:
Win a Fish Cat 9 Pontoon Boat!
CRTU is holding a special raffle for this classic lake and Class II water pontoon boat.  

It's the orginal Fish Cat 9 pontoon with 6' oars, a plate for storage, an anchor, side storage and a set of Force Fins.  The entire package new is worth over $900.  The boat is used but has been stored inside.  

Tickets are $5 each and will be sold until the May meeting, May 14.  Get your tickets today!  

Join the Oregon Council for the Annual Salmon Fly Kickoff!
The Oregon Council is planning a fantastic event on May 19.  

Join TU members in supporting the Oregon Council of TU and the Salmon SuperHwy.  

The Council will be hosting a craft spirits tasting and a catered meal from Elephants Delicatessan.  

Check out the details for the May 19th Salmon Fly Kickoff and buy a ticket!
The Following Businesses have Supported our Chapter and the Oregon Council of TU. Please support them with your business.

NW Fly Fishing Outfitters

Royal Treatment Fly Fishing

River City Fly Shop

The Portland Fly Shop

Pelican Brewing

Thanks so much for those that donated to our year end campaign.  The general fund helps us carry on with our Youth Camp and kids fishing days.  We also use our general fund to match grants for fish passage and restoration projects in our region.  Thank you and have a great 2019!
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