Auburn, CA- The Rooster Tails Fishing Club is kicking-off the 2016 year with a breakfast at the Auburn Elks Lodge on January 15th. This breakfast event is open to club members, spouses, and non-member guests.
Doors to the Lodge will open at 7:00 a.m. to share fresh brewed coffee. The Rooster Tails Fishing Club of Northern California strives to bring club members and the general fishing community third Friday monthly breakfast meetings with a variety of expert fishing related guest speakers. The January 15th meeting is no exception with the Rooster Tails hosting special guest speaker Douglas Demko, President of FISHBIO, an internationally recognized expert on fisheries research.
Doug is the President of FISHBIO , a company that specializes in research and monitoring fisheries in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. Doug has 25 years of experience includes studying the impacts of hydropower and river flows on salmon behavior and survival, and the impacts of hatchery practices on wild populations. Doug’s presentation, The Future of Salmon in California’s Central Valley, will review the extent and causes of salmon decline, and explore their future amidst the significant environmental and social challenges ahead.
It is common knowledge amongst anglers that Chinook salmon populations in California’s Central Valley have been declining for over a century. Doug will explain how threats such as habitat degradation, water use practices, predation by non-native species, and over-harvest have combined to degrade salmon migration. Additionally, he will describe how reliance on hatcheries to meet fish production goals in the last few decades have decreased the diversity of salmon genetics, resulting in fish that are less likely to survive and reproduce, and stocks that are poorly suited to adapt to changing climate conditions.
FISHBIO employs a wide spectrum of dedicated research scientists, engineers, and technicians that specialize in counting, tracking, and analyzing trends in fish populations throughout the world. Doug’s expert staff’s technical capacity and state-of-the-art equipment has made FISHBIO the trailblazer in fishier research.
The 30 year old, 200+ member Rooster Tails Fishing Club of Northern California, Inc. is a non-profit organization that meets the third Friday of each month to educate, entertain, and enhance a fishing experience. Unlike many bass and fly fishing clubs that concentrate on very specific types of fishing, the Rooster Tails Fishing Club provides a balanced mix of fishing techniques presented by fishing experts targeting a variety of fish species on multiple types of waters.
For more information contact Jim, Club Chairman, at 530-887-0479 or visit the club’s web site at www.roostertailsfisingclub.org