May 13th Meeting
Our next monthly meeting will be on May 13th at 6pm at the Green Quad building on the USC campus. Our speaker this month will be our very own Johnny Butler. Johnny is the owner of Fly South and a wealth of information with regards to fly fishing products. He has saved me several times from making bad purchases so I urge everyone looking to buy a rod, reel, line, or any other gear to show up with questions in hand.
A special thanks for our speakers this far this year. Ben Moore (January), Alex Bell(February), John Gray (March), Scott Davis and Paul Pluckett (April). There information will be posted to the website in the next few days.
Saturday on the River April 27th!
2013 Parking Passes!
2013 Parking Passes will be sold starting at the monthly meeting. The cost of an annual pass will be $20 this year. Please review the parking pass policy before purchasing the pass.
Lower Saluda River Trout Study!
How to Report a Tagged Trout?
Anglers have many options to return tag information to SCDNR, whether you keep the fish or release it. At several locations along the Lower Saluda River you will find black tag return drop boxes. At each tag return drop box are pre-addressed tag return envelops. Please place the clipped tag in the envelop, complete all necessary information on the outside of the envelop, and return it to SCDNR via the drop box or US Postal Service. If you are not near a box, you can download the Trout Study Data Sheet on the DNR website (http://www.dnr.sc.gov/troutstudy/report.html) and mail it with the fish tag to SCDNR at:
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Attn: Ron Ahle, Region 3 Fisheries Biologist
2726 Fish Hatchery Road
West Columbia, SC 29172
Plan on releasing your fish?
If you plan to practice catch and release fishing, tag information can still be returned to SCDNR in the same manner as above simply by (1) clipping the tag before releasing the fish or (2) recording the tag number and releasing fish with tag intact. Be sure that you never rip a tag from a fish to be released, as this will likely cause damage to the fish that could result in unnecessary fishing mortality.
If you have any questions about reporting a tag, please call Region 3 Fisheries at
!!!Please leave the tag on the fish if at all possible and simply record the Data. This will allow information to be gathered and recorded on a single fish multiplie times. Thanks!!!
Free Introductory Membership for Women!
That's why Trout Unlimited is offering a free introductory membership for female anglers. Sign up today.
For the next year, you'll receive all the benefits of a paid membership:
- 1-year subscription to TROUT magazine
- 16-month TU calendar (mailed in the fall)
- official TU membership card
- car rental & hotel discounts
- TU decal
- Local chapter membership
And another, less tangible benefit as well: the pleasure of knowing you're part of a growing community of women who enjoy angling and want to keep America's rivers cold, clean and fishable.
Together, we can make our trout and salmon fisheries healthier, for us and the next generation. Join us in this important work.