Welcome to the website of the Sandy River Chapter of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders.

The Sandy River Chapter was formed in 1964 and is currently located along the shores of the Sandy River in Troutdale, Oregon. Since its inception, this chapter has helped by playing a key role in the development and conservation of sport fishing and is dedicated to improving the freshwater fisheries in the Northwest.

Sandy's members have a wide interest range including but certainly not limited to the following: sponsoring various fishing tournaments and outings, monthly membership meetings, assisting at the Sportsman Show, holding various fund raiser raffles and providing volunteer support for the Hall of Fame dinner and awards banquet in November. There are many other activities that the whole family would enjoy.

We are committed to safeguarding, promoting, and enhancing the social, environmental, and conservational values of sport fishing. Our mission is to take part in "educating the general public on improving, preserving and promoting sport fishing in the Columbia River and their tributary streams and rivers, which include the Sandy."

Be our guest and cruise through our website to learn more about our chapter and how to join this dedicated group. Whether you're a weekend angler, charter captain, or just someone interested in Sandy's scenic views and its fishery, you will find it here.

November 8th Steelhead clinic a big success

by Larry Palmer
on 11/15/2014

Our third clinic in conjunction with ODFW was even a bit better than our last one, as we smooth out the “how to” of it each time. With 30 students registered via the ODFW website for this effort, our volunteers acquitted themselves ably.

We received excellent reviews from the students, both on the quality of instruction, individual help from our volunteers and food provided. All in all, I have to say it was a gold star effort by our group, and you made me very proud.

Thanks to all who volunteered for the November 8th Steelhead Clinic

Larry Palmer, Brad Halvorsen, Art and Kathryn Israelson,  Buzz Wilcox, , Robert Wisher,  Steve Rothenbucher, Lee Van SpeyBrock, John Pearson, Jim Cathcart,, Scott Bowling, Robert Crayton, John Hydorn,  Doug Briggs, Ralph Young, Lorrie Bell,  Andell  Thompson, Jon Bennett, Tim Heath, Buzz Wilcox, Doug Miller, Mike Runker, Harold Blenn, Scott Niesen

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Our Next Fish Along

Originally set for November 15th, some of those who’d like to participate will be volunteering that day at the Association auction and Banquet.

I have re-set the date to Saturday December 6th. Meet in the Glenn Otto Park parking lot at 8 AM. Some of our new members may be coming (with all gear they bought the day after Thanksgiving…) so be ready to give them some helpful advice.

This will be about a half day of fishing , all from the shore. See you there!


Larry Palmer

Sandy River Chapter Special Projects Coordinator


Calendar of Events

Date Title Contact Phone
11/1/2014 to 11/30/2014 November Events Summary Robert Wisher (503) 780-8212
12/1/2014 to 12/31/2014 December Events Summary Robert Wisher (503) 780-8212
12/3/2014 December Town Hall Meeting Brad Halverson 503-201-6052
12/6/2014 Sandy River Chapter Fish Along Larry Palmer 503-286-2093

Meeting Place

We (normally) meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM.
We don't normally meet in July (when we do our picnic) or August.
The public and guests are welcome!

Glenn Otto Park
Sam Cox Building
1208 Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, OR 97060

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