Here’s an item in the “mark your calendar” category. The annual Fish and Wildlife Roundtable is to be held in Brewster this year on Wednesday, September 8th. Most every year now the Director of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Phil Anderson, makes a trip over here to listen to the public’s concerns on a variety of hunting and fishing issues. High on the agenda for this meeting will be the Upper Columbia salmon and steelhead selective fishing management plans. The Roundtable is known for lively discussions and frank exchanges from the community on how the department conducts its business in this region. The meeting will be held at the Columbia Cove Recreation Building, 508 W. Cliff Avenue, in Brewster. It is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 that evening. It will be interesting to learn about the upcoming steelhead season on the Upper Columbia and the tributaries. I have heard that another great return is expected over Priest Rapids Dam, and that the season could open earlier than ever before. If what I have been told is true, we may be fishing for steelhead before October 1st. Can you imagine, fishing for steelhead wearing a t-shirt instead of long johns?