When: 1st Thursday of the month: Unless otherwise noted by **!!
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Whiskey Jacques 521 Main St, Ketchum, 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.
Next Meeting : Canceled for the Season. **
Topic: “Hemingway Chapter Covid 19 update”
We were saddened to have to cancel our Hemingway TU programs and activities for the 2020 spring session beginning in March, but believed it was in the best interest of our members.
Trout Unlimited’s mission statement is focused on protect, reconnect and restore cold water fisheries. However, we are also about people and community. We are a group of passionate anglers and conservationists, who care about cold water ecosystems where trout live. Not being able to gather together to socialize, become educated and informed at in our monthly meetings is truly a loss. Because we care about you and your health, we have stopped all of our programs and activities where we meet together.
For the foreseeable future we will not be meeting to do mentoring, youth education or any maintenance projects, except in situations with a low number of people, where social distancing and safe practices can be implemented.
We want you to know your Hemingway Trout Unlimited Board is working diligently to continue with many of the protection and re-connection issues we have engaged in, in the past. We do this in the areas where we do not have to gather together in person. Some of the items we are focused on are.
- Elkhorn creek project
- River Restoration planning issues
- Fish passages at diversions and dams
- Stream Alteration Permits
- Advocacy for water issues
- Advocacy in general i.e. access issues
- Planning for youth education
- Maintenance of Fishing Access Trails
- Preparing for Fish Rescues
- Outings, once deemed safe and appropriate
Please stay safe, enjoy fishing this summer, following the CDC guidelines for safety and keep connected with us @ hemingwaywaytu.org. We hope we will be able to gather together again soon.
The Hemingway TU Board
Photo credit John Finnell: Trout jumping
Program Calendar 2019-2020
September (no meeting)
** Wednesday, October 2 5:00-7:00 PM
“Fishing and Conservation Trivia Night ”
Thursday, November 7 5:00-7:00 PM
“Tarpon Fishing on the Yucatan”
Ed Cummings, Fishing Aficionado
THURSDAY, December 5 5:00-7:00 PM
“Update Big Wood River Initiative”
Keri York, Trout Unlimited, Big Wood River Project Manager
Thursday, January 9 5:00-7:00 PM
“Predatory Fishing: “How to hook the Big One”
Brian Richter, Professional Fishing Guide, Silver Creek Outfitters
Thursday, February 6 5:00-7:00 PM
“Copper Basin Revisited: Fishery Issues in the Basin”
John Heckel, Regional Fisheries biologist, Idaho Fish and Game
** Thursday, March 12 5:00-7:00 PM
“News From Silver Creek”
Greg Loomis, Executive Director, Silver Creek Alliance
Thursday, April 2 5:00-7:00 PM
“ TBA ”
Thursday, May 7 5:00-7:00 PM
“ TBA ”