January President’s Message

Welcome to a new year and some exciting new changes at Gig Harbor Puget Sound Anglers.

First I would like to thank the outgoing leadership staff of Bill Brengman, Bob Watts, Scott Douglas and Thom Names. It was a tough year for them dealing with a quickly changing salmon season but yet hosting a salmon derby on very quick notice.  Thanks for all you guys have done for the club this past year.

Let me introduce our new leadership team this year. Our Vice President is Dave Johnson, Secretary Chris Tremblay, and Treasurer Jeff Zuniga. They’re all very active in the club and we are all now planning a fun and rewarding series of meetings and activities for 2017.

The first big change for 2017 is our general meeting will move to Tacoma Bass Pro starting with our January 2017 meeting. The date of the meeting will also change from the second Tuesday night at 7PM to the 2nd Wednesday night at 7PM.  Tacoma Bass Pro is located at 7905 S. Hosmer Street Tacoma WA. 98408. Just off I-5 exit 129. (253) 671-5600

The meeting will be held in the FishBowl meeting room in the Uncle Bucks Restaurant near the bowling center. As you enter Bass Pro it will be on the left side of the building. I would encourage members to come early and have dinner at Uncle Buck’s Restaurant, they have a great menu or have an adult beverage at the bar and share fishing tales and techniques before each meeting.

Bass Pro also has offered GHPSA members in good standing discount shopping on meeting nights. More on this and how it will work at our January meeting.

Leading off our list of exciting speakers this year will be Greg Mueller. Greg is the President of the Washington Trollers Association. Learn how the commercial guys are so successful catching salmon and how to fish like they do. I have heard Greg speak at other PSA clubs and I guarantee you will learn a lot of fishing tips from his presentation. Don’t miss out on this one!

Following Greg in February will be non other than the host of ESPN The Outdoor Line radio show Tom Nelson. Tom is a fantastic speaker who broadcasts every Saturday morning 6AM-9AM on AM 710.

Our new quarterly winter fishing event will be held on Saturday Jan 14 at Lake Washington. We will have a group outing for cutthroat trout.   Be at Renton’s Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park at dawn we will fish to 1PM. The ramp is located at 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. exit 5 off 405. More details will be presented at the meeting.

You will want to keep an eye on our web page gigharborpsa.org and signup for our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Gig-Harbor-Puget-Sound-Anglers. We will be putting all latest club information and news on outings both of these.

Bring Cash, you will not want to miss out on our all new raffle at the January meeting….TRUST ME ON THIS! Grand prize is a Scotty 2106B HP Electric Downrigger loaded with braided line.

January is also dues month. Bill Long will be helping us out training our new Membership Chairman.  Be ready to renew your $30.00 family membership so you don’t miss out on your Bass Pro shopping discount.

I look forward to seeing all the regular members and we want to welcome back any members who might have dropped out of the club during the past year. If you’re new to the area or are just interested in fishing and want to check out a fun event come by and join us…guests are always welcome at Gig Harbor Puget Sound Angler meetings.

See you all at the new Bass Pro meeting location and get ready to enjoy the all-new 2017 meeting format.

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President’s Message for November 2016

WHILE SEVERAL MEMBERS WERE  BASKING IN THE SUN IN LOS BORRILLOS MEXICO IN THE MARLIN TOURNEMENTPUT ON BY THE SALT PATROL. WE HAD OUR MEETING WITHOUT THEM. AFTER OUR BUSINESS WAS TAKEN CARE OF WE HAD OFFICER JEFF SUMMITT AND OFICER TED JACKSON FROM THE ENFORCEMENT SIDE OF WDFW. THEY HAD A GREAT QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD THAT WAS VERY INTERESTING. DURING THE MEETING WE DISCUSSED OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY IN DECEMBER THEN NOTIFIED ALL MEMBERS OF OUR NEW MEETING PLACE IN JANUARY. WE WILL BE HAVING OUR MEETINGS ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT THE BASS PRO SHOP ON HOSMER STREET IN TACOMA. ALL WISITORS AND GUESTS ARE WELCOME

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President’s Message for October 2016

WE HAD OUR GENERAL MEETING TEUSDAY OCTOBER 11. STARTED EARLY THIS MONTH BECAUSE HAD OUR SEMI ANNUAL GARAGE SALE. MEMBERS BRING THEIR EXTRA FISHING EQUIPTMENT TO SELL TO OUR MEMBERS. WE ALSO HELD OUR ELECTIONS FOR THE 2017 BOARD. CAPTAIN JOHN KEIZER WILL BE OUR NEW PRESIDENT WITH DAVE JOHNSON VICE PRESIDENT, JEFF ZUNIGA TREASURER AND CHRIS TREMBLEY OUR SECRETARY.

LARRY BUCKLIN GAVE US THE CRAB SEASON AND RAZOR CLAM DATES. CAPTAIN JOHN KEIZER WAS OUR SPEAKER WHO GAVE A GREAT TALK ON ELECTRONICS. SHOWING TROUBLE SHOOTING AND ERRORS MADE BY BOAT OWNERS. HE ALSO DESCRIBED THE NEW EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS COMING OUT THIS YEAR

OUR MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 7pm THE SECOND TEUSDAYS OF EACH MONTH OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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President’s Message for September 2016

At our September general meeting we had a great speaker John Hagar from Southworth Marine. John discussed winterizing your boat and the effects of Ethanol on your engine. We also had our board nominations for 2017. Next months meeting we have Captain John Keyser discussing electronics for your boat.

This should turn out to be a very interesting discussion. We will have our semi annual garage sale.    Our meeting will start at 6:00 pm October 8th so we can have the garage sale before our meeting.Our meetings are held the second Teusday of the month at the Towers Lanes on 6th Ave in Tacoma theare open to the public.

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