Presidents Message September 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE September 2019

September meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 – 6th Avenue – Tacoma, WA  98406).  Roger Urbaniak will be doing a presentation on “Where have the Sockeye gone”?  I would like to thank Capt. John Keizer for doing his presentation prepping us for our salmon derby.

Ed Chandler member #4 was drawn for the membership drawing and was not present. The September drawing will be for $370. 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.

Results from our 24th Annual 2019 Salmon Derby:

Adult winners

1st place                                   2nd place                                   3rd place

Chris Tremblay   24.98 lbs.     Ken Maxfield    18.49 lbs.       Leroy Bell   18.03 lb.

Ladies winner                          Ashley Shatto    17.48 lb.

Youth winners

1st place                                   2nd place                                              3rd place

Kelsey Medalia   15.98 lb.      Kaitlyn Menigoz  12.27 lb.                  Kaleb Schumacher   11.50

Our Grand Prize raffle winners were:

Ashley Shatto     3night/2day trip to Fish Baranof   Sitka, Alaska

Boots Salatino    Lowrance Hook5   Fish finder/Chart plotter

We would like to thank all of our 2019 Salmon Derby Sponsors and participants for their support:

ACE Hardware – Gig Harbor     Aequalis Photography              Angler Innovations

Anthony’s Restaurant’s           Auburn Sports & Marine             Big 5 Sporting Good

Boathouse 19                              Boat Top Shop                              Budget Battery (Tacoma)

Cutco                                             Dick’s Sporting Goods               Fish Baranof Sitka, Alaska

Foss Harbor Marina                   Gamakatsu                                  Gig Harbor Fly Shop

Grays Harbor Marina                 Greg’s Custom Rods                  Gunarma

Heritage Distilling                      J&G Marine                                 Johnson Cox Printing

King Salmon Marine                  Kitsap Marine                             Les Schwab – Gig Harbor

Lighthouse Marine                     Lowrance/Salt Patrol                Maple Wood Arbor Care    

Narrows Brewing Company     Narrows Marina                      Northwest Salmon Series

Owner Hooks                                    Pt. Defiance Marina             Pro Cure

Puget Marina                                    Scotty Inc. (Canada)             Silver Horde Fishing

SMI                                                     Smokehouse Products          Sportco             

Tacoma Marine Repair                  the Tides Tavern                   TICA USA

Van Wormer Resorts                      West Marine                           Keith Yamaguchi

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

Frank Baker

President

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2019 Derby Results

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors and to everyone who participated in Gig Harbor PSA’s 24th Annual Salmon Derby. We appreciate your support! Please be sure to thank our 2019 sponsors.  Click here for 2019 Derby Fish                        

                     

 Ace Hardware – Gig Harbor         
Aequalis Photography                  
Angler Innovations                         
Anthony’s
Auburn Sports & Marine
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Boat Top Shop                  
Boathouse 19                   
Budget Battery (Tacoma)
Cutco                                                   
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Fish Baranof Sitka, Alaska
Foss Harbor Marina
Gamakatsu
Gig Harbor Fly Shop
Gray’s Harbor Marina                    
Greg’s Custom Rods                      
Gunarma                                            
Heritage Distilling
J & G Marine Supply      
Johnson Cox Printing     
Keith Yamaguchi
King Salmon Marine                       
Kitsap Marine
Les Schwab – Gig Harbor
Lighthouse Marine                         
Lowrance/SaltPatrol
Maple Wood Arbor Care
Narrows Brewing Company
Narrows Marina
Northwest Salmon Derby Series              
Owner Hooks
Pt. Defiance Marina                       
Pro-Cur
Puget Marina                    
Scotty Inc. (Canada)
Silver Horde Fishing Supplies
Smokehouse Products
SMI
Sportco                                                               
Tacoma Marine Repair
The Tides Tavern
Tica USA              
Van Wormer Resorts     
West Marine
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Presidents Message August 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE August 2019

August meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 – 6th Avenue – Tacoma, WA  98406).  Capt. John Keizer will be our guest speaker for the meeting doing a presentation on derby prep for our upcoming salmon derby on August 10. Come join us for this presentation so we all learn the secrets needed to win the derby. I would like to thank Eric Kinne Hatchery Manager from WDFW for his presentation on the status of the state hatcheries. Also we would like to thank all of the skippers and volunteers that helped make our Cast for Kids event a success on July 13. A big thank you goes to Leroy Bell for stepping up and taking charge of the Cast for Kids event.

Steve Casper member #251 was drawn for the membership drawing and was not present. The August 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 annual Gig Harbor chapter salmon derby is scheduled for August 10 for A11 & A13. 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 weigh-in station and award ceremony this year will be at Pt. Defiance Marina. Tickets are available for purchase at Pt. Defiance Marina, Sportco, Narrows Marina, King Salmon Marine and ACE hardware in Gig Harbor.  Adult tickets are $35 and youth tickets are free. Derby rules are posted on our website: (http/gigharborpsa.org/).

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 Scotty Downrigger 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 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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