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Hatchery vs. Wild


What you can do to save our fish

Carmen Macdonald, Ifish blogger, sportfishing advocate, and Vaunt Marketing partner will be the guest speaker at the Molalla Steelheaders September meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Farmstead Restaurant in Arrowhead Golf Course.

Macdonald 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, Fisherman’s Marine and Outdoor and TUFLine.

Mcdonald has also maintained close involvement with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for more than 15 years. Recently, Carmen’s 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. Carmen will share the measurable results, or lack thereof, that he’s 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 Oregon’s fishing future.

All Molalla Steelheaders meetings are free and open to the public. Raffle tickets are available to win fishing tackle, with all proceeds going to the chapter’s efforts to enhance fishing opportunity on the Molalla River. Food and drinks are available before, during and

after the meeting.