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Putah Creek Trout Restoration Status and Where and How to Fish it Successfully
Presented by Steve Karr, Chairman of the Board for Putah Creek Trout
If you would like the opportunity to land a beautiful rainbow like the one in the picture, you will want to come and hear Steve’s presentation covering the history and heritage of Putah Creek Trout, a status report on the restoration projects both current and future, and of course the presentation would not be complete without covering where and how to fish Putah Creek.
Steve has been a fly fisherman for over 50 years and has been fishing Putah Creek since the 1990’s, during which time he witnessed many changes in the stream and the trout fishery. He joined Putah Creek Trout during its first year (2007) when it was still just a small group of concerned fishermen and women hoping to bring the Creek back to its Trophy Trout status.
In 2009 the group achieved 501(c) 3 nonprofit status and Steve became Chairman of the Board in 2010. With a very talented and supportive Board, numerous volunteers, and funding from fly fishing clubs and others they have accomplished several milestones including special catch and release regulations, Wild Trophy Trout designation, and establishment of restoration programs designed to improve the creek ecosystem, expand the fishery, and provide better access for the many different recreational users of this valuable natural resource.
Tonight, Steve will present a summary of current projects and close with a discussion of how, when, and where to fish this Trophy Wild Trout Fishery.