We currently have 90,000 healthy fish at the hatchery.

Check out the Life Cycle Picture Board at the hatchery, created by Hassie Taylor.

CAF Board is looking for member involvement in the following events so far in 2023:

Curry County Fair, and parade held in late July.

Curry County Fair: We have been asked by the Curry County Fair Board to be in charge of the admission gates during the Curry County Fair. Joe Janowitz brought up the idea of having a
C.A.F. booth at the fair. We would offer hats, tee shirts, and information. Having a booth at
the fair could help bring awareness of what we do to a wider range of people

Salmon Derby to be held in early August.

Membership appreciation dinner that takes
place in mid-December.

Check "Events" for other oportunities.

If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a member with Curry Anadromous Fishermen (CAF) at the Indian Creek Hatchery, please contact Tom Spani @ 541-660-9229 or

To update your email please call Tom Spani @ 541-660-9229 or send to

Don’t forget to save your McKay receipts. It is an easy way to add money to feed our babies. You can turn the receipts in at the hatchery, Jots, or The Indian Creek Café. Each location has a donation jar.

Ray’s Market Receipts-We need more members to enroll in the All Access Program or they will discontinue our donations. Members can enroll at the store.

Here two new ways to help the hatchery through donations.

Fred Meyer - Link your Rewards Card to the hatchery at

Amazon Smile - Amazon has cancelled this.


Today is going to be a fantastic day.  Enjoy!

Fish ponding, raceway maintenance, and feeding schedules are underway. If you wish to
get involved contact Gary Underhill to get on the schedule.

April is the month for “Reel Fish Days” at Arizona Pond fishing with third grade children
from all schools in Curry County, running April 18, 20, and 25, 2023.

Resource Day is going to take place May 4,2023, right here at the C.A.F. Indian Creek Fish
Hatchery. This event is put on by the OSU Extension Service and Curry County 4-H.
Please sign up with Mary Duncan to help out at this fun event involving all of Curry County’s fifth graders. The kid’s get to hand feed the fish in the raceways, and go on tours of the facility.

The Life Cycle Picture Board, created by Hassie Taylor, will be used to explain the process of
spawning and return of our 90 thousand Chinook Salmon. There will be other agency specialists on hand to deliver hands on lessons on rocks, flora and fauna. The kids get tested
on their newly gained knowledge, answering questions from the presenters. This is a half
day event scheduled for May 4th. Ruth Dixon is the coordinator for Curry County 4H.



General Meeting.  Normally the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM.  It's held at the Gold Beach Community Center located at 29841 Airport Way, Gold Beach. 

March 18

April 15

May 20

Board Meeting: Second Thursday of the Month, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM,  Meeting is held outside at the Indian Creek Hatchery.

March 9

April 13

May 11



By John Weber on 3/5/2020

In an effort to understand fishery contribution and improve hatchery performance, the Curry

Anadromous Fishermen (CAF) will be sponsoring a coded wire tag (CWT) snout collection effort.

The group will have stations located at key fish cleaning areas and boat landings. The stations will have baggies and a place for volunteers to donate snouts from fish they caught that are missing the adipose fin. Also, there will be a small ticket to fill out for use in a raffle for some nice prizes. There will be two separate raffle drawings. One or Spring Chinook season, and a separate drawing for Indian Creek fish in the fall.

For more information on this, go to The Riffle section of this website.  Click on 2020 and then download the March April Riffle

You can be a Sponsor for just $72 a year.

A list of Sponsors can be found by clicking on the Sponsor tab towards the top of the page.

For Volunteer Opportunities, go to the Volunteer tab.