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September 2015

News & Events


General Meeting - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

“Jerry Coviello”
“Wyoming’s Greybull River ”

Wyoming’s Greybull River runs through some of the most remote backcountry in the Greater Yellowstone. Along its 90-mile corridor, water travels from snow-capped peaks in the Absaroka Mountains to sagebrush flats at its confluence with the Bighorn River. The Greybull River watershed is famed for supporting the best genetically-pure populations left of Yellowstone cutthroat trout, a species decimated elsewhere in the West by non-native species and altered water flows. The river’s high-quality aquatic habitat is spurring efforts among many landowners to join with partners to protect and restore this biologically-important watershed.


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American Legion Hall
137 New Market Road
Dunellen, NJ
Meeting starts at 8 PM - Non Members are always welcome!

Point Mountain Project

Fred Simonson


Point Mountain Project

From the top of the run looking upstream. This is the project start point.



Point Mountain Project

Looking downstream into the first of five pools that were created. The point bar on the Hunterdon side is designed to move the flow to the newly created channel.



Point Mountain Project

Looking downstream from the bottom of the first major pool. The point bar is on the Hunterdon side of the river.



Point Mountain Project

The largest of the pools created with a major point bar on the Warren side of the river. This pool is currently 10 feet deep.



Point Mountain Project

Riffles, runs, and pocket water below the large pool looking downstream.



Point Mountain Project

Same shot taken from the downstream end looking back upstream.



Point Mountain Project

Looking downstream into the bend at the downstream end of the restoration site prior to work on the last pool. You can see the bank erosion in the lower right hand corner.



Point Mountain Project

Two major pools were created, one above the bend and one at the bend. The bank has been built up with river gravel to stabilize it and a root ball was added on the corner of the bend to further stabilize the bank and prevent further erosion.




Batten Kill Watershed Alliance

Over the last 10 years our chapter has been supporting the Batten Kill Watershed Alliance by sending donations for improving the Batten Kill and its tributaries as it flows from Vermont to New York.This project is also supported by TU National and TU Vermont. The Alliance has worked on over 20 sections of the river improving cover, river dynamics and shelter.

You can check on all the work at www.bkwa.org On your next fishing trip up north try the Batten Kill.

Fly of the Month

“Stillwater Leech”
by Ron Ruskai

Stillwater Leech

Try this fly on Trout or Bass when fishing lakes or ponds.



Click here for the recipe!