Make no mistake. The next public meeting held in Eugene by ODFW is critically important in the effort to make the Mckenzie a healthier place for wild and native cutthroat and rainbow trout. The local ODFW district’s proposal to limit bait fishing in the five mile section of river between Hendrick’s Bridge and Bellinger is the biggest and best potential change for redsides in the Mckenzie since 1992 …. Nineteen ninety two! That was a long time ago! Whitney Houston topped the charts with “I’ll Always Love You” …. I digress.
Several springs ago passions were high and wild trout advocates packed the armory in Springfield to express our concern for native redisedes. Now, there is a CONCRETE proposal to improve conditions for wild trout in the Mckenzie. Now isn’t the time to rest on our laurels. We need all the native trout advocates from groups like Trout Unlimited, the Mckenzie Flyfishers and all of you unaffililated wild trout afficionados out there to make it out and voice your support for our redsides! Bring a friend too! More redsides are better fishing!
When: Monday, May 21st
Where: Lane Community College, Forum Building #17, Room 308
(The ODFW public notice does not contain a meeting time. As soon as confirmed this post will be updated to include that time.)