Out & About

By Al Thomas, Columbian Outdoors Reporter



Free seminars scheduled at Fishermen’s Marine

PORTLAND — A pair of free seminars about spring chinook salmon fishing are scheduled in March at Fishermen’s Marine & Outdoors, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive.

Guide Steve Leonard and Steve Lynch of Pro Cure will discuss scents for spring chinook baits at 6:30 p.m. March 6. Guide John Childs will explain fishing in downtown Portland for Willamette River spring chinook at 6:30 p.m. March 27.

Eric Winther, manager of the pikeminnow sport reward program, will explain how to earn money catching the predators at 6:30 p.m. April 17. Top pikeminnow angler Tim Histand will assist Winther.

Vancouver Wildlife League meets Wednesday

The Vancouver Wildlife League will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2108 Grand Blvd.

Theresa Labriola of Columbia River Keepers will be the guest speaker.

The public is welcome.

Clark-Skamania Flyfishers set beginners school

CAMAS — Registration is open for the Clark-Skamania Flyfishers Beginners Fly Fishing School on April 20 at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive.

The class is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $34. It will cover casting, equipment, knots, tactics, insect life, safety and more,

For information, call Don Starkin at 360-608-5916 or dstarkin@msn.com.

Registration open for spring chinook derby

PORTLAND — Registration is open for the 21st annual Spring Fishing Classic on March 30 on the Columbia, Willamette, Clackamas and Sandy rivers.

The derby is for teams of three members, but a boat may contain three, five or six entrants. Entry costs $240 per team plus $80 per additional entrant.

Weigh-in will be completed by 3:30 p.m. at Kliever Memorial Armory, 10000 N.E. 33rd Drive.

Salmon and steelhead will be weighed together to make the team total. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. The angler who catches the largest fish of the event will receive $500 cash.

Entry forms are available at Fishermen’s Marine and Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive. Teams can register online at www.nsiafishing.org or by calling 503-631-8859.