Tuesday, September 28, 2010

StriperFest 2010 November 6th

The 2010 Dan Blanton Bulletin Board Striperfest and BBQ will be on Saturday, November 6, 2010.

This event is a very important fundraiser to help protect Striped Bass and there is a pending lawsuit to brought about by those water users and irrigation districts who would like to see stripers gone.

NCCFFF is helping to fund the cost of this legal battle. The event is held on the top deck of the Sugar Barge Marina on Bethel Island. Fish early and then come to the great party. Proceeds are administered by the NCCFFF Bay Delta Committee and are tax deductible.

Watch http://www.danblanton.com/bulletin.php for further details. If you wish to purchase raffle tickets (you don’t need to be present to win) you may purchase tickets for offsite participation by mailing a check to Marcus Schroers at the address below. He will personally write your name on every ticket you purchase, so that they know you won and put your prize aside.

$100 - 6 tickets
$200 - 15 tickets
$500 - 40 tickets
$1000 – 100 tickets

Marcus L. Schroers
3750 Joan Ave
Concord, CA. 94521-2538

South Yuba River Citizen’s League Salmon Viewing Tours in Oct. & Nov.

South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL) is once again having their salmon tours via a gentle raft float on the lower Yuba River. Dates for the trips are October 23rd and November 6th and 13th.

You will actually see salmon spawning on this trip. For more information, go to yubariver.org.

Tuolumne River Trust Canoe Trips During October

The Tuolumne River Trust will be will be offering canoe trips every weekend starting the first week in October and there are four types of canoe trips this year:
  • 1/2 Day Family Floats
  • Introduction to Canoeing
  • Exploring the Parkway
  • Paddle with the Salmon.
Each of these trips will be educational and fun. The cost for the canoe trips are $60 for adults. TRT members get a 25% discount. Children 12-17 pay $35. Lunch and river equipment are included in the price. The 1/2 Day Floats are $30 per person.

The dates of these trips are as follows:
  • 1/2 Day Family Floats: October 2 and 17
  • Introduction to Canoeing: October 10 and 24
  • Exploring the Parkway: October 3, 9, 16, and 23
  • Paddle with the Salmon: October 30, 31, November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28
For additional trip information, please visit www.tuolumne.org. You also can contact Carlos Leonzo carlos@tuolumne.org — with any questions or to reserve a spot on one of the trips.

TRT’s toll free number is available to take your calls and reservations: 1-888-994-3344.

Alameda Creek Annual Membership Dinner, Oct 22nd

Join the Alameda Creek Alliance for their annual Membership Dinner on Friday, October 22nd, at the Chouinard Winery in Palomares Canyon, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

The evening will feature food from Miraglia Catering, Chouinard wine, live music, updates on Alameda Creek restoration efforts and some brief comments by watershed restoration experts and

Chouinard Winery is located at 33853 Palomares Road, along Stonybrook Creek in Palomares Canyon off of Hwy 84 in Niles Canyon, east of Fremont and west of Sunol. Tickets for the event are $60 per person and all proceeds benefit the Alameda Creek Alliance.

For more information, go to alamedacreek.org

Steelheader’s Oktoberfest – Duncan Mills, Russian River, Oct. 9th

The Russian River Steelhead Society is having its second annual fall fund raising event at the Russian River Sportmen’s Club at Duncan Mills on Oct. 9th.

Your ticket purchase entitles you to a barbecue featuring grilled Pork Loin, German Sausage and Hot Dogs for the kids accompanied by local beer and wine! There will also be a Wine-Country Fly
Fishing Raffle featuring donated items from Russian River area merchants as well as fly fishing merchandise including fly rods and reels, fly lines and hand-tied flies by some of the premier fly-tiers in Northern California. Fly-tying and Casting demonstrations will occur throughout the day, offered by special guests who include Brent Dawson, Hal Janssen, Tim Rajeff, John Ryzanich and Tony Yap.

Tickets are $35 for RRSS members, $40 for non-members and kids are $5.00 available at King’s Sport & Tackle in Guerneville, at Western Sport Shop in Santa Rosa or by phone – 707-869-2156

NCCFFF Festival of Flyfishing – Oct 1-3 at Placerville Fairgrounds

The Northern California Council Federation will hold its 2010 Festival of Flyfishing Oct. 1-3 at the Placerville Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Placerville Sportmen’s Expo.

This is an important fundraiser for the NCCFFF to benefit its conservation and education activities. On Saturday night, there will be a BBQ diner catered by Placerville’s Old Town Grill and an auction.

During the day, there will be fly tying and casting demos in addition to the Expo’s other activities including other Fishing, Hunting, Cooking Demonstrations, outdoor sports vendors, hunting, fishing, clothing, accessories, skiing, rock climbing, boats & RVs, archery, biking... more.

Go to www.nccfff.org for more details.

Help Eradicate Milfoil from Martis Lake (Truckee) Oct 3

Help rid Martis Lake of Milfoil, a destructive evasive plant.  The Milfoil eradication project at Martis Lake finally happening for National Public Lands Day - 9:30 to 1:00, Sunday, October 3.

Here is a call for volunteers to help. Milfoil is taking over Martis Lake which was once a renowned Trout fishery (until golf courses and other human development came along).  NOTE: You need to RSVP.  If you help, let Cindy Charles know since you will earn a GWWF Conservation pin for 2010.


From Park Ranger Jacqui Zink:
"We are finally moving forward with the milfoil removal project. We have had several hurdles to get over and I believe we have what we need in place to do the first barrier installment. This project will be ongoing, so anyone who wants to help and can’t make it this phase, can always help next year when we move the barriers to the next spot.

"The project will involve assembling the barriers on shore and then laying the barriers around the shoreline. We are not doing any diving to start, so will be going along the shore to start with. We need 15-20  volunteers at the most.

WHEN: Sunday, October 3, 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Martis Creek Lake, peninsula at mid lake – Registration will be at the picnic table by the bulletin board.
HOW: Hwy 267, first left south of Truckee Tahoe airport, follow sign to Sierra View Day Use area
WHAT: Lay 10x10 foot landscape barriers in the lake to kill Eurasian milfoil (starves them of UV light)
WHY: Milfoil raises water temperature, affects fishery habitat, reduces oxygen levels in the water and can interfere with water treatment plants.
WHAT TO WEAR: Hat, sunscreen, life jackets for volunteers 12 and under, waders if you have them or water shoes (no bare feet), water bottles (we will have water for your bottles). Chairs for the BBQ after.

Barbeque after the project in the campground.


Thanks to the Truckee River Fund and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada for grant funding to accomplish this project!  Hope to see you there. Should be a fun and productive day!"
Jacqui Zink
Park Ranger
US Army Corps of Engineers
Martis Creek Lake
office: 530 587-8113, mobile: 530 308-2117, fax: 530 587-8623