Presidents Message July 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE July 2019

July’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 – 6th Avenue – Tacoma, WA  98406).  Jim Jenkins will be our guest speaker for the meeting doing a presentation on the State of Washington Hatcheries.  We would like to give a special thanks to Tommy Donlin for his June presentation on Ocean Salmon Fishing and filling in for Duane Inglin.

Chris Trembly member #191 was drawn for the membership drawing and was present. July drawing will be for $150. Thanks to John Hager of Southworth Marine for his support.  The drawing is open to all current, paid members and members must be present to win.

The Gig Harbor chapter has been involved with helping NW Salmon Research in raising 30+k Chinook. The smolts were released Thursday morning, June 13 at 3:00 AM and all have left the pen. The Chinook gained over 1,000 pounds in the Net-Pen. Average weight when the fish were placed in the pen was 150 fish per pound, when they were released the fish weighed 23.9 fish per pound.

Our annual Gig Harbor chapter salmon derby is scheduled for August 10 at Pt. Defiance Marina. The derby will be sponsored by King Salmon Marine this year. One of the donated items this year is a trip to Fish Baranof in Sitka, Alaska (www.fishbaranof.com). We will have numerous other prizes and donated items for this year’s event.  The award ceremony this year will be held at Pt. Defiance Marina. Tickets will available for purchase at the end of June at Pt. Defiance Marina, Sportco, Narrows Marina and ACE hardware in Gig Harbor. 

There are numerous opportunities for members to volunteer to help with promoting the club at our events. We are looking for volunteers for the August Fishing Derby. We need a weigh-in chairman and volunteers for the weigh-in station at Pt. Defiance. We will also need volunteers for the food tent and general setup and cleanup support. Signup sheets will be available at the July meeting or by contacting one of the board members.  All members who volunteer over the course of the year will have their names entered into a special drawing for a great prize at our Christmas party in December 2019.

Please feel free to contact me or any board member with any questions or comments.

Frank Baker

President

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Presidents Message June 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE June 2019

June’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 – 6th Avenue – Tacoma, WA  98406).  Tommy Donlin will be our guest speaker for the meeting doing a presentation on “Ocean Salmon Fishing”.  I would like to thank Wayne Harmond from NW Salmon Research for stepping in at the last minute and giving a presentation on their current Chinook research project that we are helping with at Narrows’s marina. They are raising 30k+ Chinook to be released in early June in conjunction with the Puyallup tribe, SAMI school district and our club.

Jeff Norwood member #156 was drawn for the membership drawing and was not present. June drawing will be for $260. Thanks to John Hager of Southworth Marine for his support.  The drawing is open to all current, paid members and members must be present to win.

Our May 4th swap meet was very successful raising $600 for the club’s coffers. I would like to thank everyone who donated items or worked the swap meet.

There are numerous opportunities for members to volunteer to help with promoting the club at our events. We are starting to look for volunteers for the August Fishing Derby. We need a weigh-in chairman and volunteers for the weigh-in station at Pt. Defiance. We will also need volunteers for the food tent and general setup and cleanup support. Signup sheets will be available at the June meeting. All members who volunteer over the course of the year will have their names entered into a special drawing for a great prize at our Christmas party in December 2019.

Please feel free to contact me or any board member with any questions or comments.

Frank Baker

President

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Presidents Message May 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE MAY 2019

May’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 – 6th Avenue – Tacoma, WA  98406).  We currently do not have a speaker scheduled for the meeting due to their unavailability. If anyone would to like to present a topic feel free to contact me. I would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time to make the annual crab feed a success. A special thanks to Proper British Bacon for supplying the wonderful barbequed ribs.

There was no membership drawing at April’s meeting because of our annual crab feed. May’s drawing will be for $150. Thanks to John Hager of Southworth Marine for his support.  The drawing is open to all current, paid members and members must be present to win.

We are looking for donations of used or new fishing gear for our upcoming spring swap meet at Pt. Defiance Marina’s May 4 annual swap meet. Any equipment that is taking up space in your basement or garage will be gladly accepted. Donations can be brought to the Pt. Defiance boat house the day of the swap meet or contact me to make arrangement for pickup.

There are numerous opportunities for members to volunteer to help with promoting the club at our events. All members who volunteer over the course of the year will have their names entered into a special drawing for a great prize at our Christmas party in December 2019.

Please feel free to contact me or any board member with any questions or comments.

President

Frank Baker

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Presidents Message April 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE APRIL 2019

April’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM. This meeting will be our Annual crab feed dinner and will be in place of our monthly meeting and we will not have a guest speaker that evening. There will be a ladies raffle for those in attendance. Crab salads $20 (8oz tub of cleaned and cracked crab) or barbecued ribs $10 will be the choice of dinner options. Barbecue will be provided by Proper British Bacon from Auburn, WA. All dinners must be prepaid by April 1.

Mike Riedling, Member #242, was drawn for the membership drawing at March’s meeting and was present. There will be no April drawing due to the crab feed. May’s drawing will be for $150. Thanks to John Hager of Southworth Marine for his support. The drawing is open to all current, paid members and members must be present to win. Just a reminder: All memberships expired January 31, 2019.

We are looking for donations of used or new fishing gear for our upcoming spring swap meet at Pt. Defiance Marina’s annual swap meet on May 4th. Any equipment that is taking up space in your basement or garage will be gladly accepted. Donations can be brought to the meeting for collection.

There are numerous opportunities for members to volunteer to help with promoting the club at our events. Currently we are in need of a membership chairman and a Derby weigh-in chairman. All members who volunteer over the course of the year will have their names entered into a special drawing for a great prize at our Christmas party in December 2019.

Please feel free to contact me or any board member with any questions or comments.

Frank Baker
President

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Lake Washington Sockeye

NEED SUPPORT FOR CEDAR RIVER HATCHERY

LAKE WASHINGTON SOCKEYE MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019
7 P.M.
RENTON RED LION MOTEL
RENTON, WA

The Cedar River Council will host an important meeting on Tuesday, April 23. at 7 p.m. at the Renton Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center (1 South Grady Way) about the very popular Lake Washington sockeye fisheries which had been largely supported by the Cedar River sockeye run produced by natural spawning and a temporary Cedar River hatchery that began operation in 1991 followed by a permanent hatchery constructed by Seattle Public Utilities in 2011. No Lake Washington recreational sockeye fisheries have been allowed since 2006 when more than 50,000 sockeye were taken by sport anglers over an eighteen day season. That year the number of sockeye surging through the Ballard Locks exceeded 400,000. The 2019 run is forecast at only 15,000, the lowest forecast ever. There have been no directed harvest fisheries for the last 13 years. The public meeting will include presentations by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Seattle Public Utilities on the history of the introduced sockeye run, fabulous periodic sport fishing from the early 1970s until 2006, and the likely reasons the run has collapsed. The role of the sockeye hatchery will be covered. What might be done to restore the run to harvestable levels and the possibilities this could happen will be discussed. Puget Sound Anglers and other organizations have worked hard over the years to secure recreational sockeye fisheries, and engaged as strong advocates for the permanent Cedar River sockeye hatchery.

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