Today, a number of us moved the Christmas Trees from the Les Schwab parking lot to Camp Creek. The plan was to have Reedsport High School students help, but school administrators cancelled the trip because of “hazardous road conditions”? We had eight trucks and trailers on site to move trees, so we decided to move them with the volunteers on hand. Many thanks to Bill Dilenge, Bruce Harris, Chris McCart, Mel Palmer, Rick Rockholt, Mark Teeter, Bill Town and Connie Hastings, and Ean Wright for helping with the loading, hauling and unloading the trees. Thanks to Neal Reiser for loaning us two trailers for the job. There were at least two hundred trees and not one was left behind! The trees were unloaded at various locations along Camp Creek, where they will be placed in the water. At the moment we’re looking at next Thursday, March 1st for a student field trip to place the trees.
Next up is the Lower Umpqua Fly Casters Exposition on Saturday, February 24th at the Reedsport Community Center, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. OCA will have a table to display information, add signatures to our Halibut petition, and answer questions about our club. Skip Rosenbalm and Bill Hennig will be at our table, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Bob and Gloria Free and Melvina Adolf, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Rick Rockholt (could use some help here), 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. I will be supporting the LUFC by tying flies. This is a good event for us, helping another local club and we have gained new members, as a result.
I will be attending the ODFW Ocean Salmon Industry Group meeting in Newport on February 27th. This is the first meeting of the year, where anglers get to see and comment on Salmon fishing regulations for 2018. I will be there representing OCA and southern Oregon angler interests. I will report the results at our March meeting.
Please mark your calendars for March 1st, the first official 2018 meeting of the Oregon Coast Anglers. We have much to discuss and I’m looking forward to some great fishing this year. The meeting will be at the Marina Activity Center, starting at 6:30 PM.