Make the Meeting: Manage the Mckenzie for Wild Fish!

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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.)

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7 Responses to Make the Meeting: Manage the Mckenzie for Wild Fish!

  1. Jim Terborg says:

    I attended the meeting a few years ago in support of wild trout. But, I may not be able to attend this meeting. How can I communicate support for the bait ban to ODFW?

  2. Stevie says:

    Thanks to all of you at the Caddis Fly for your wild trout efforts!


  3. Nick says:

    The forum building is in the south-central portion of the main campus. Here’s a map:

  4. David Jensen says:

    I just checked with ODFW in Springfield. The meeting is at 7PM. Be there, and wear the wild trout tee shirts.

  5. moon says:

    Monica and I will be there, I hope all of you will be too. With our wild fisheries being in as much trouble as they are – a few small measures like the ones up for debate can make a big difference on our waters. But they need your support monday nite.

  6. steve says:

    I’m there folks… Just showing up opens your eyes to what we and these native fish are up against!!!!

    Hopefully we’ll see some folks from Caddis there too.


  7. David Jensen says:

    I agree with Steve, I hope Caddis Fly is there. At the same time, I want to recognize the contributions of Chris and crew over the years in supporting wild trout. All we have to do is look at who is paying for this website/blog we are posting to regarding this fight. I hope we pack the house, but show respect for divergent speakers.

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