Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Heather Farms Community Center
301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek
7:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)
Casting Practice Starts at 6 p.m.
The Half-Pounder, A Steelhead Trout Life History
& Fly Fishing with Dennis Lee
Dennis’ program will describe the origin of steelhead and half-pounder names, and covers half-pounder evolution and distribution, life history, important half-pounder rivers, fly fishing equipment and presentations, and historical and current flies used for half-pounders. The information presented is based on Dennis’ new limited edition, 240-page, full-color hardback book, The Half-Pounder, A Steelhead Trout Life History and Fly Fishing, released in March 2015.
Dennis retired from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2006 as a supervising fishery biologist. He began his 36-year career in 1970 at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery helping spawn and rear Chinook salmon and steelhead. During his career, he was promoted to various positions and supervised and worked on a variety of programs, projects and studies. This included the Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Study, Trophy Trout Program, North Coast Fisheries Management and Timber Harvest Review, Central Valley and Sierra Fisheries Management, Klamath River Salmon and Steelhead Study, Heritage and Wild Trout Program, Lake and Reservoir Program, and Central Valley Angler Survey.
He also acted as the department’s liaison to the Klamath and Trinity Restoration Advisory Committee and the Director’s Warmwater Fishery Board, helped promulgate sport fishing regulations, and reviewed legislation pertaining to management of California inland and anadromous fishery resources. During his career, Dennis was awarded the Director’s Superior Achievement Award for his work on northern pike control, and development of an interactive fisheries information system. In 2010, Dennis was appointed by the US Fish and Wildlife to the California Hatchery Review Group, a nine-member science committee tasked with reviewing California’s anadromous fish hatchery programs and providing recommendations for improvement. He continues to work with the Department of Fish and Wildlife as a retired annuitant and is a member of Hatchery Coordination Teams for the Feather River, Nimbus, and Mokelumne River hatcheries. Information about Dennis’ book can be found at http://www.dennisplee.com, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.