I am writing to advise you of changes to the discharge rates from the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam and Arrow Lakes Hydro. Starting at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14, the total discharge rate from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will increase from approximately 708 cubic metres per second (25,000 cubic feet per second) to approximately 1,529 cubic metres per second (54,000 cubic feet per second) by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 15. When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to rise by 1.7 metres (5.5 feet) from the current levels. Please make safety your top priority when planning activities near the Columbia River
Hello All : More on our club news.
Only one new change to our club executive this year. Many thanks to Jason Hart for stepping up and giving time to us as our new club Treasurer. As the club moves on to more years of surviving and exciting times it has to be run by people with the right motives. Jason has been with the club for many years and has all the credentials needed to continue with the same great standards that Len Henschell gave to us. I think Len was the treasurer for close to twenty years and I want to thank him for a fantastic job he did all those years.
I have attached a copy of the clubs new ‘Calendar of Events‘ for all you members to print out, if you have your printers working. A couple items to watch for:
First is a casting clinic on Nov. 9th for any of you wanting to hone up on spey or switch rod casting. Bring your waders and boots to get in the water to try out the rods.
Second change note worthy of mentioning is the club outing at Whiteswan lake is changed to Premier lake. A bit closer than Whiteswan and usually better weather has made us make this change for the upcoming year. The fish are a bit bigger in Premier also, not that were big fish addicts, but it helps.
Upcoming events: fly tying will start in Castlegar on Nov. 4 at my house , 7 pm. Bring your own tools, vice, bobbins, scissors, threads is all needed. Club will supply materials and hooks and some knowledge of how to. See you there.
Last on mind is our first club draw of the year. Were doing a 10′ 3″ – 4 pc.- 4 wt fly rod from Mystic. I have tried out a rod just like this for the last four months and have fallen in love with all aspects of it. Casts like a dream with the dry line, roll casts incredible, throws a indicator very easy and lands very nice big Columbia River rainbows. A great chrony rod for lake fishing. Its the first rod I pull out to fish with for me this year. If i could I would recommend you all get one for yourselves. There will only be 100 tickets sold at $5.00 per ticket, all can pick one up at the shop or at the up coming meetings and/or fly tying sessions.
Next meeting is November 6, 7 pm , Sandman Inn. See you there. tight lines, Rod Z.