Friday, April 17, 2015

Trout Power Stream Clean Up Sign Up

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Sign up for the Trout Power Stream Clean up.  on Saturday June 6th at 10am at the Rte 8 and 28 Parking Area.  

Choose your beat you wish to clean up.  Each beat can contain up to 4 people.  Our online system will keep an inventory of open spots.  

Each sign up is for one person. And each sign up includes a Trout Power Commemorative hat.  

Locations are as follows.  

  1. Hinckley Dam Parking Area
  2. Prospect Pond Parking Area
  3. Dover Road Bridge area and parking area
  4. Bottom of Putnam Road Access Area
  5. All of Partridge Hill Road
  6. Comstock Bridge Area
  7. Rte 8 and 28
  8. Yellow Gate Access on Rte 28
  9. West Canada Campsites parking area
  10. Anglers Parking Areas in Poland Rte 28
  11. Anglers Parking Areas in Newport Rte 28
  12. Anglers Parking Areas in Middleville Rte 28

You are probably wondering why you have to pay to sign up?  Well the answer is kind of simple; You will receive a hat for your purchase that will offset the cost.  However, in order to assure that we have people committed, we need to have some kind of cost that way we know we will have people attending.  Its sounds a little crazy but its true.  Later that day we hope to all meet up at a local place and celebrate.  JP Ross and Trout Power will coordinate trash bags and pick ups.  

What you will need?  Boots, possible rain gear, gloves.  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Trout Power 2015

Trout Power 2015:  Event update and initiative update.  June 5th and 6th.

Since our last Trout Power® event in 2014 we have been working diligently to attempt to create a new protected zone on the West Canada Creek to harbor  trophy fish.  Our study’s have shown that there is little if any evidence that wild brown trout live in the creek at all.  However, we did find that there are some, not many, but some wild brook trout in the creek.  Note that there are over 60 tributaries in the middle section of the creek from Dover Road to Newport Dam.  Our work right now is figuring out with the state how we can use these resources.

In 2015 we will not be holding a tournament; however we will be doing a stream wide clean up.  After the spring floods there is a lot of junk, both on the side of the road and at the angler parking areas, as well as on the river shoreline.  We will assemble teams to travel to the angler parking areas to pick up trash, and we will need a number of canoe and drift boat teams to float the river and pick up junk.  Trout Power will fund disposal of this trash.

We are looking for a venue for everyone to meet Friday Night and celebrate, and a place for us to rendezvous on Saturday.  Please email jpross@jprossflyrods.com if you are interested in hosting these events.

Sign ups for stream clean up teams will begin April 15th.