Friday, June 1, 2018
As all of your aware, the primary mission of the Rogue Flyfishers Club is to improve conservation of our fish and the habitat they live in so we can enjoy the continuing benefits of a healthy fish habitat.
Ryan Battleson, Assistant Biologist at ODFW has been working very closely with the rogue Flyfishers to assure that the Holy Water is improved as a great fishery for our use. In addition to staffing our Holy Water committee that is co-chaired by Jack Patterson and Will Johnson, Ryan has been very actively involved with club members in trapping fish in various tributaries around the Rogue Valley that support the steelhead we like to catch in the Rogue River.
One of these projects, located in Galls Creek just outside of Gold Hill, has been undertaken by Ryan and a few club members. They need our help in tending a fish trap at Galls Creek so Ryan can use the data gleaned to improve the steelhead fish habitat in the area. Currently Kirk Kowalke, John MacDiarmid and myself are helping to trap fish for this project, but Ryan is in critical need of additional club members to volunteer on Tuesdays, Saturdays or Sundays of each week so he can have two-person teams each day of the week.
If you are interested in volunteering for this project, which takes no more than 1-2 hours per assigned day, please contact Ryan at the email or office phone noted below so he can put the rest of the team together. This project is very important to our club.
Thank you. Harry Foster
Ryan Battleson 541-826-8774 ext 226 email: Ryan.D.Battleson@state.or.us