Category: President’s Message

President’s Message – September 2021

It was a delight to see so many members last month at our annual August picnic at the casting ponds in Westmoreland.  Our first in-person event was very well attended with at least 30 members by my unscientific recollection, and we enjoyed a beautiful summer evening with temperatures that were blessedly cooler than the scorching…

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President’s Message – July 2021

  July is starting out as a pretty good month already, with relief from the unbelievable record heat, the lifting of Covid restrictions as we cross the 70% statewide vaccination mark, and a holiday weekend with friends and family. Although I haven’t  fished in July yet, I had some good time on the water in…

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President’s Message – June 2021

May was a Big Month! Welcome to (almost) summer!  A stretch of warm weather last week offered a preview of abundant sunshine and shirtsleeve outdoor dinners, but as I write today, the temperature is below 60 and it feels much more like a traditional Oregon spring with showers and clouds. First and foremost, a big…

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President’s Message – May 2021

If your calendar didn’t remind you, the glorious stretch of sunny weather last month confirmed that it is indeed springtime in Oregon, and that means it is time for our auction.  Auction chair Janet Arenz has spent untold hours arranging this year’s event and deserves a big round of applause and more for her efforts.  Because…

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President’s Message – April 2021

Tilting the Axis Toward Trout Although the chilly rains of late March feel more like late winter as I write this, the tilting axis of planet earth has passed through the vernal equinox into spring, and almost everyone I know is enjoying the “extra” hour of evening light from moving our clocks forward. For anglers…

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President’s Message – March 2021

After February’s snow and ice and the resulting power outages for many people in the Willamette Valley, it’s a delight see the sunshine on a comparatively balmy 56 degree day as I write from my house in Northeast Portland.  I hope all of you managed to stay warm and safe during the storm.   Tomorrow marks…

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President’s Message – February 2021

  That’s Winter Fishing! Happy February!  Punxsatawney Phil has decreed another six weeks of winter, which appears to have been confirmed by the major nor’easter that dumped several feet of snow on the east coast earlier this week.  Out here in the Pacific Northwest, we are in a La Nina weather cycle, which often brings…

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President’s Message – January 2021

Welcome to 2021. As I write, the U.S. Capitol Building is currently overwhelmed by political protestors who have shut down the Senate and the House proceedings and forced an evacuation of our nation’s legislative body. The television news is full of disturbing images of mobs of people invading both chambers of Congress, and there is…

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President’s Message – December 2020

  After spending most of the year dealing with the pandemic, I won’t be sorry to bid 2020 adieu.  Our family, like many, celebrated a much smaller Thanksgiving than usual.  Following the recommended Covid-19 guidelines, we limited our gathering to six people from two households and used separate tables to ensure distancing.  Although it was…

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