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.

Raffle tickets will get you fish

by Larry Palmer
on 9/11/2014 to 12/31/2014

The Steelheaders have an important fundraising effort going on right now- selling raffle tickets on a dream fishing trip to Alaska at Yakutak Lodge, and on a fully outfitted ClackaCraft drift boat, a great fishing boat.  Trip tickets are $1 each or 25 for $20.  Boat tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.  A book is defined as $20 worth of tickets; 25 Trip or 5 Boat.

Each year we ask members to sell tickets, but this year we are emphasizing that members can also buy tickets themselves, especially a book of 25 tickets, and that’s what this special message is all about.

Because this year we are going to have a special reward effort for all of you who buy a book or sell a book of tickets, of either type- Yakutak Lodge or ClackaCraft boat. There’s going to be a drawing held by our chapter, to go fishing with chapter members who really know a lot about fishing.

I am volunteering my time and boat, and have already recruited other chapter experts to volunteer theirs, who will take the winners of a random drawing at the end of the ticket selling effort. To “get your name in the hat” all you have to do is buy or sell books of tickets. Each completed sale will be tracked by the chapter and your name will be entered in the drawing. Naturally, the more books of tickets you sell, the greater number of entries you have in the drawing.

The drawing to go fishing with us will be held at the conclusion of the ticket sales effort at our May general meeting. For sure, a couple of you are going Spring Chinook fishing with me shortly after that drawing is held!

This effort will be limited to chapter members and guests at our chapter functions. Winners in the prize drawings will go on the trips awarded at the date and locations chosen by the trip providers. There will be different sorts of trips awarded given the preferences, schedules and equipment of the trip providers.

So buy a book or two of tickets and get in that drawing to go fish! Sell books of tickets to go fish! It’s that simple.


Larry Palmer

Calendar of Events

Date Title Contact Phone
9/1/2014 to 9/30/2014 September Events Summary Robert Wisher (503) 780-8212
9/19/2014 to 9/21/2014 The Annual Tillamook Fish-Along Doug Briggs 503-729-2023
10/1/2014 to 10/31/2014 October Events Summary Robert Wisher (503) 780-8212

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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