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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Presidents Message March 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE MARCH 2019

March’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 – 6th Avenue – Tacoma, WA 98406). Tower Lanes will be our new meeting location for future meetings. Our guest speaker will be Tommy Donlin giving a presentation on Chasing Tuna.

Leslie Hunt, Member #98, was drawn for the membership drawing at February’s meeting and was present so the March 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 expire as of January 31, 2019.

The next family outing will be April 10 for our Annual crab feed. This dinner 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.

The 10th annual All PSA derby will be held March 23 & 24 in Anacortes, WA. Tickets are $40 per person. Derby participants must be paid PSA members entered to participate in the derby. Tickets can be purchased at the meeting or the following link can explain derby rules and purchase tickets: www.facebook.com/PSAFidalgoSanJuanIslands.

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. 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. 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 February 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FEBRUARY 2019

February’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Bass Pro in Tacoma. Our speaker will be Art Tachell giving a presentation on South Sound Blackmouth fishing.

Sam Kulla, Member #240, was drawn for the membership drawing at January’s meeting and was not present so the February drawing will be for $360. 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 expire as of January 31, 2019. Please come to February’s meeting and see Membership Chair Pete Pitman to pay your 2019 dues.

The next family outing will be April 10 for our Annual crab feed. The dinner will be held at the Scottish Rite in Tacoma (817 South Vassault Street). This dinner 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 or barbecued ribs will be the choice of dinner options. Barbecue will be provided by Proper British Baking from Auburn, WA.

There are numerous opportunities for members to volunteer to help with promoting the club and 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.

Remember this is your club, and we need our members to help promote our club and to make it run smoothly.

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

Frank Baker
President

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Presidents Message January 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
JANUARY 2019

Happy New Year! I hope this message finds everyone well and that everyone had a good holiday season. As we start the New Year I want to thank Chris Tremblay and Jeff Zuniga for all their work on the board last year. I would also like to thank Mark Abetz and LeRoy Bell for staying on for another year of service.
At the annual Christmas party the Big Fish drawing went to Peter Pitman and the Volunteer award went to Jerry Henderson (another downrigger was added to his collection). A special thank you to everyone that volunteered to make the Christmas party a success. The annual Dick Smythe derby was won by Capt. John Keizer and everyone enjoyed sharing his winnings at the Tides Tavern.
The New Year brings with it the time for our members to renew their membership and pay their annual dues. Don’t forget that at each monthly meeting all present and paid members are eligible for the monthly membership drawing for a cash prize of not less than $210 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine and Maggie Feagin-Schauble of Windermere Real Estate. Our next meeting is January 9, 2019 at the Tacoma Bass Pro Shop and our speaker will be Ted Schuman, Winter Run Guide Service giving a presentation on Steelhead 101.
Volunteers are needed for the January Sportsman’s and Boat show. A sign-up sheet will be available at the meeting. We are still looking for a volunteer for Membership Chairman. Please contact any board member if you are interested in volunteering for this position.
The 2019 board looks forward to working with all of you this year. Please contact any one of us if you have any comments, questions or concerns. The board contact information is as follows:

President, Frank Baker: bakerfaz@msn.com
623-221-7317
Vice-President, Mark Abetz: relentless3@comcast.net
253-677-7293
Treasurer, Pat Sanchez sanchezrez@yahoo.com
Secretary, Leroy Bell: ljb2043@hotmail.com
253-720-3010

Frank Baker
President

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