FISHING - CONSERVATION - EDUCATION
SUNRIVER ANGLERS is proud to host ODF&W in presenting.......
"Fish Management in the Upper Deschutes"and"Invasive Chub Removal in our Surrounding High Lakes"
Thursday, November 21st
7:00pm - 8:30
at the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic Recreation Center (SHARC)
At this month's Anglers meeting, we will be given a special opportunity to hear from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife who will be presenting two topics that affect fish and fishing in our local area.
One of the topics, General Fish Management in the Upper Deschutes River basin, will be presented by Erik Moberly from ODF&W Deschutes Watershed District. Erik is a fish biologist who received his bachelor’s degree in Aquatic Biology from Southern Oregon University. He also minored in Environmental Law and Sociology. Erik has worked for a number of federal and state agencies throughout the western United States including Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. His focus was on salmonid research and monitoring. In 2004 Erik began his work with ODFW in the Upper Willamette District and in 2004 joined the Deschutes Watershed District and moved back to Bend.
The second topic to be presented will be about the Invasive Chub Removal Project in East Lake - one of the projects for which SUNRIVER ANGLERS supports through donation and membership fees toward the purchase and management of Chub Nets. Jennifer Luke, a “STEP” biologist and a seventeen-year veteran of the ODFW will be the presenter. The “STEP” program, is an acronym that stands for, Salmon Trout Enhancement Program. You will be able to ask further questions of Jennifer during the presentation. Jennifer works with volunteers on fisheries projects including monitoring, stocking and habitat renewal as well as various educational programs including Fish Eggs to Fry, Kokanee Karnival and Fishing events for youth.
The chub removal project was originated in 2010 from a suggestion given by Sunriver Anglers Club members at the time. This program has expanded to additional lakes including Paulina and Lava Lakes. Questions to be answered during this presentation include: “What’s does this entail?” “How is this monitored?” “How do you know it is working?” “What would happen if this is not done?” “How does this affect trout fishing in the lake?”
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from the experts in their field as both topics affect fishing in our local area.