Carmen Macdonald will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Molalla Steelheaders Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m.
McDonald, an Ifish blogger and sportfishing advocate, will be at the Farmstead Restaurant in Arrowhead Golf Course in Molalla to answer the question Hatchery vs. Wild: What you can do to help save our fishing.
He grew up on the banks of the Clackamas River and his professional life has included advertising and marketing work for fishing industry-leading brands like Luhr-Jensen, Storm, Blue Fox, Okuma Fishing Tackle, Fishermans Marine & Outdoor and TUFLine.
McDonald has also maintained close involvement with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for more than 15 years.
Recently, McDonalds article for his Ifish blog Anti hatchery or anti angler has caused a stir in sportfishing circles. His interest is the management philosophy that has reduced the number of hatchery salmon and steelhead released in area rivers in order to increase the strength of wild stocks.
He will share the measurable results, or lack thereof, that hes been able to identify and offer his views of the questions anglers should be asking of management staff in order to judge the strength of the anti-hatchery philosophy on Oregons fishing future.
All Molalla Steelheaders meetings are free and open to the public. Raffle tickets are available to win fishing tackle with proceeds going to the chapters efforts to enhance fishing opportunity on the Molalla River.
Food and drinks are available before, during and after the meeting.