When: 1st Thursday of the month: Unless otherwise noted by **!!

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Where: Whiskey Jacques 521 Main St, Ketchumn, ID

Guest speakers present local and global fishing opportunities, discuss tactics and stewardship practices

Learn about opportunities to participate in local projects and conservation efforts.


This Months Program: Thursday, Jan 3rd, 2019

Topic: Update on the Big Wood River Initiative

Presenter: Keri York, Trout Unlimited Big Wood River Project Manager

The Big Wood River is the lifeblood of our community. An aqueous artery, which provides for so many of the things we love about the Wood River Valley.  The Hemingway Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s mission is; impactful stewardship of the Big Wood River ecosystem through a Protect , Reconnect and Restore model.

Keri York, Trout Unlimited Big Wood River Project Manager, will give an update on the Big Wood Home Rivers Initiative.  In the past year, Trout Unlimited has led projects to restore the Big Wood at the Glendale diversion and after the Sharps Fire using innovative techniques.  Keri will also discuss collaborative efforts with Blaine County in an upcoming watershed assessment that will aid stream alteration permits and improve the health of the Big Wood in the long-term.

Come learn about all of the great projects and work being done on the Big Wood River and in our watershed. This is certain to be an informative presentation and there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Admission is free, all are welcome


Program Calendar 2018-2019

September (no meeting)


Thursday, October 4         5:00-7:00 PM

Scott Lake, Idaho Director, Western Watersheds Project

“The Effects of Cattle Grazing on Our Fragile Watersheds”


Thursday, November 1   5:00-7:00 PM

Chad Chorney, professional fishing guide and photographer

“Let’s Take an Amazing Photo”


**Wednesday , December 5     5:00-7:00 PM

Kevin Lewis, Director, Idaho Rivers United

The Effects of Dam Removal on Salmon and Steelhead Recovery”


Thursday, January 3        5:00-7:00 PM

Keri York, Trout Unlimited, Big Wood River Project Manager

“Update: Big Wood Initiative”

Thursday, February 7       5:00-7:00 PM

Dan Garren, Regional Fisheries Manager, IDFG

Pat Moore, Hatchery Manager, Mackay Fish Hatchery

Bart Gamett, Fish Biologist, USFS

Copper Basin: Survey Results and Plan for the Future”


Thursday, March 7           5:00-7:00 PM

Jeff Burley, Director of Adaptive Sports, Higher Ground

“Take a Veteran Fishing”

Greg Loomis, Executive Director, Silver Creek Alliance

“News from Silver Creek”


Thursday, April 4            5:00-7:00 PM

Larry “the legend” Larsen, Owner, Snake River Fly, Pocatello

Dave Raisch, professional fishing guide, Snake River Fly

“Secrets of South Fork of the Snake Revealed”


Thursday, May 7            5:00-7:00 PM

Alan Byrne, Anadromous Fish Manager, Idaho Fish and Game

“The status of Steelhead Runs in Idaho”