Ted Trueblood Chapter Inaugural Fly Casting Tournament a Success!
More than 130 people took part in the inaugural Ted Trueblood Chapter Fly Casting Tournament May 14 at Eagle Island State Park.
The event was a fundraiser for the Pierce Creek reconnection project on the South Fork Boise River and also served as a fund and friendly competition event for fly fishing enthusiasts across the Treasure Valley. KBOI TV sports reporter Troy Oppie came out to the event and his story was aired Saturday night and is available in the above video.
The Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited and other sporting and conservation organizations have worked to protect and enhance the South Fork Boise River fishery. After careful study of the South Fork by Idaho Fish and Game, the Boise National Forest and Bureau of Reclamation, we are on the brink of launching our first major habitat improvement project. This fall, we will reconnect 1.9 miles of trout spawning and rearing habitat to the South Fork of the Boise River. We will replace the culvert with a bridge on the South Fork road next to where Pierce Creek meets the South Fork of the Boise River near the Danskin boat ramp. Idaho Fish and Game and other agencies identify Pierce Creek as a top priority reconnection project.
Our first ever Fly Casting Tournament has helped us to complete our needed funding for the project. Dozens of anglers and conservationists across southwest Idaho who who value protecting our natural resources have stepped up to the opportunity to help enhance one of our own local premier fishery, the South Fork Boise River.
Thanks to all the participants and to the business and individual donors to this Fly Casting Tournament and to the Pierce Creek reconnection project!