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  • 18 Apr 2018 9:38 AM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Expanded mining of the Stibnite Mine on the headwaters of the SF Salmon are of concern for heavy metal contamination of the river.  The river was listed on the top ten endangered rivers of the USA list by

    See the report

  • 12 Apr 2018 10:31 AM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Idaho2Fly will be holding their annual 2Fly Derby fund raising event.

    • Saturday June 2nd, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Ron Sali's ranch on Eagle Island
    • Each participant is provided with a box of flies
    • Lakeside  catered lunch
    • 100 acres of water
    • 30" rainbow trout and 10 Lb largemouth bass in the lake!
    • 6 hours of dry fly or wet fly fishing in a fun and friendly derby.
    • Limited to 50 anglers
    Entry fee is $500

    For more information, go to, or the event link 2018 2_Fly Derby.

    The funds raised by this event help support the Idaho2Fly retreats and support services for Idaho men with cancer. BVFF is a supporter of Idaho2Fly.


    A special opportunity for all BVFF members!  BVFF will be holding a drawing for a ticket to this event.  There is no fee for entering the drawing, however you must be a BVFF member in good standing to participate in the drawing.  Join or renew your membership now and enter this drawing.  The winning ticket is not transferable--please do not enter the drawing if you are unable to attend the event on June 2.

    The drawing will be held on May 10 at the club meeting, and the winner notified as soon as possible.

  • 16 Oct 2017 9:47 AM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    From David Banks-- ODFW Malheur Watershed District

    I hope this email finds all of you doing well and enjoying fall fishing. It has been a while since we last reached out to you and let you know what we have done and still need to do this year.

    Summer Sampling

    We bumped into some of you on the Owyhee in August when we were conducting our electrofishing surveys. The high points of that identified what many of you have been telling us; there are high densities of brown trout from the dam to the powerlines below church camp with good densities from the powerlines to the tunnel and then they drop to low densities down to Snively Hot Spring. Sizes, from my recollection, were 15-18” on average. There were no direct mortalities from sampling. We haven’t had time to delve into the date, but will when we meet again (see below).

    Fall Sampling

    Ben and I will be out sampling for bugs next week and downloading the temperature loggers. Bug sampling will occur at the temperature logger locations. We also have our spawning surveys approaching. Mark your calendars for Saturday November 4th and December 2nd. We need at least seven people to effectively do the spawning surveys and more is better. We will plan on meeting at Jim’s house again (if that works for Jim) at 9 AM MST both days. It would be great if people started to let us know if they plan to help. An email or phone call would be great with your name and the number of people coming with you.

    Next meeting

    I propose the next meeting occur sometime in January. This will give us the time we need to process the data (e.g. bugs) and run the statistics and estimates. Mid-January to mid-February should give us enough time get information together and is usually a slower time us.

    Other news

    We are working on purchasing signs to post along the Owyhee reminding anglers that spawning is occurring and it’s a good idea to keep from walking in the riffles. These will likely be small yellow signs this year, with plans to transition to more permanent signs over time.

    Please call or email us with comments, questions or suggestions and we look forward to seeing you in November and December.

    P.S. Please forward this on, announce it in your club meetings or post it at your place of business for others to see. Thanks.

    Dave Banks and Ben Ramirez

    Malheur Watershed District

    541-573-6582 (O)

    541-589-1905 (C)

  • 22 Jul 2017 9:16 AM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Don Schwabe, who won the drawing for the Dream Cast Idaho Spey casting class certificate, at the recent BVFF July picnic. 

  • 26 Jun 2017 1:15 PM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Timeline video showing historic spawning regions of salmon on the Columbia River basin, and impact due to dams and restoration/mitigation activities.

  • 15 May 2017 8:59 PM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Fly Fishers International will be holding the annual International Fly Fishing Fair August 1-5, 2017 in Livingston,  MT.  The event includes classes, clinics, and demonstrations.

    See the Registration Guide for information on specific events and classes.

  • 04 May 2017 1:46 PM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    BVFF charter member Gene Miller passed away April 11, 2017 at a local care home.  He was 99.  Gene was a regular attendee at club meetings and outings, well into his 90's.  He was frequently first on the water at outings, and a faithful attendee at BVFF functions, such as the annual banquet/auction and summer picnic.  Gene was a strong supporter of BVFF and the Wooly Buggers youth organization during his time with the club, and has bequeathed several items to both organizations for their benefit.

    See obituary at the Idaho Statesman, published April 30, 2017. 

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