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

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.

Oct 4th  20018 Program:

The Effects of Cattle Grazing on Our Fragile Watersheds”

Presented by Scott Lake, Director of Western Watersheds Project .

Idaho’s history is woven throughout with ranching and grazing, some one on private land but much on public lands. After more than 150 years we now live with the effects of those land use impacts

This topic will discuss ranching and grazing issues in Idaho with a specific interest and focus on the Copper Basin area. The Upper Big Lost is an area where Trout Unlimited has worked with public agencies and private entities to improve the watershed and provide for healthy fisheries.

The goal of this program is to educate and inform on current effects of grazing on public lands and solutions offered to protect pubic lands while providing solutions for better ranching and grazing practices on public lands.

Trout Unlimited has a long history of working with Ranchers on both private and public lands with positive results, through the building of partnerships and coalitions.

In the Wood River Valley, the Rock Creek Ranch is one place where Trout Unlimited, The Wood river Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy and University of Idaho are studying he effects of ranching on land and discovering better techniques and processes for ranching and grazing which will allow grazing to continue with much less impact on the land.

Come and participate in this important and interesting program.

Program 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”


Thursday, December 6     5:00-7:00 PM

Greg Stahl, Communications 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”