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President’s Message – September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered my perception of time.  Spring seemed interminable, with stay at home restrictions making one day blur into the next, and little difference between workdays and weekends.  Conversely, the summer has flown by faster than usual.  The past few nights have found me reaching for an extra blanket as cooler temperatures…

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Member Matters – September 2020

Another Great FCO Outing Coming Up If you missed the Goose Lake outing, there is another opportunity to gather with fellow Club members at a safe physical distance on Saturday September 19th at picturesque Timothy Lake. Bring your favorite floating device, lunch, and beverages for a day of fly fishing for rainbows, brook trout, and…

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Conservation Corner – Klamath Revival

Editor’s Note: The Klamath River dams could begin coming down in 2022. The plan for demolition is nearly as massive as the dams themselves, involving multiple agencies, tribes, sport fishing groups, environmental groups, landowners, Pacificorp, and Klamath River Renewal Corporation. Will the promise of a free Klamath finally come to pass? Native Fish Society’s Southern…

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President’s Message – August 2020

Summer greetings to everyone!  Although the pandemic has caused many of us to cancel vacation travel, I hope that you have been able to get outside and enjoy the relative safety of nature. Thanks to those of you who responded to the recent club survey about the annual picnic and monthly meetings.  About 60% of…

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Member Matters – August 2020

Results of Future FCO Events Survey Thanks to the 36 members who completed the survey sent out by Ross Beatty last month. The two main questions addressed members comfort with attending FCO Meetings as we continue to endure the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. A resounding 71.4% of respondents said they would not attend a meeting at the…

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Conservation Corner – On Science and Living Rivers

  One of the pleasures of retirement is having the time to explore the myriad interests that were superficially studied during the frenetic working years. My love of science has sparked deeper investigation into botany, entomology, genetics, and even virology! Yes, there is a fishing connection here. But back to virology. Like many Americans, I…

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President’s Message – July 2020

Welcome to summer 2020!  I hope you are all managing to enjoy some outdoor recreation as we continue to deal with Covid-19 and civil unrest. Due to ongoing health concerns, we will not be holding our July dinner meeting at the University Club.  We are looking into whether we can hold a modified version of…

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Member Matters – July 2020

Keeping Up the FCO Spirit Our Club is nearly 60 years old and it will endure for decades to come . . . with your help and involvement. Club leaders are re-tooling FCO Meetings this year due to the pandemic and to adhere to the COVID-19 recommendations of Oregon’s governor and the Centers for Disease…

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Conservation Corner – Early Summer Report on Columbia River Salmonids

Editor’s Note: I am grateful that wild salmon and steelhead have the tireless devotion and expertise of David Moskowitz  at The Conservation Angler. He continually advocates for science-based policies to manage Columbia River Fishery regulations. It’s difficult for those of us who love to chase summer steelies to think about leaving the two-handed rod at…

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