President’s Message for January 2018

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENTS MESSAGE JANUARY 2018 –CHRIS TREMBLAY

Happy New Year! I hope this message finds everyone well and that everyone had a good holiday season. As we start another year I want to thank John Keizer, Dave Johnson, and Jeff Zuniga for all their work on the board last year. 

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 new sponsor Maggie Feagin-Schauble of Windermere Real Estate.
Our next meeting is January 10, 2018 at the Tacoma Bass Pro Shop and our speaker will be Greg Mueller giving a presentation on Westport salmon fishing. Greg gave a great talk last year, you don’t want to miss this! 

Volunteers are needed for the Sportsman’s show and boat show. A sign-up sheet will be available at the meeting.

A cutthroat outing on Lake Washington is tentatively scheduled for January 20, 2018, weather permitting. We will meet and launch our boats at Gene Coulon Park and fish daylight to Noon. The group will then have lunch at Ivars. This is a fun, easy fishery.

The 2018 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, Chris Tremblay: chris@nventure.com
253-370-2230
Vice-President, Mark Abetz: relentless3@comcast.net
253-677-7293
Treasurer, Jeff Zuniga: jzuniga@flowcorp.com
253-255-8168
Secretary, Leroy Bell: ljb2043@hotmail.com
253-720-3010

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President’s Message for August 2017

GHPSA Presidents Message Aug 2017

The August meeting will be all about salmon fishing and the upcoming Gig Harbor Puget Sound Anglers 22 Annual Salmon Derby. The derby will take place on Saturday 12 August from daylight to 2 PM.

I will be hosting a pre-derby seminar at our Wednesday 9 August meeting that will cover where to fish in all the top areas in Area 11 & 13 and what techniques will work. I will also cover tides and where and when to fish to up your odds of catching a winning fish. We will also cover all the latest local fishing reports for the areas from our own club members. We have some great prices both for the top 10 places and as raffle prizes including a Lowrance Sonar/GPS unit. Derby tickets will be on sale during the meeting.

I have asked Mike to put on an extra special raffle for the August meeting.

Our new raffle for all club members who work an event.  If you volunteer to work at one of our support events, Bass Pro, Aug. Salmon Derby, Picnic or Christmas party your name will go in for a drawing for a guided fishing trip for two. If you already worked a Bass Pro or club event your name is in the raffle already. The drawing will be held at the Christmas party in Dec.

Speaking of Bass Pro, I need two volunteers to work Saturday 23 September at Bass Pro. You will have a table and be informing the visitors for Outfitters day all about Gig Harbor Puget Sound Anglers. If you’re interested in working this event see me at the Aug. meeting.

Doug Dixon pulled off a last minute save and hosted Cast for Kids event in July, a very grateful thank you for all who stepped up with their boats and supported the event by taking disabled children fishing. Thanks, Doug!

The Southworth Marine membership drawing will be $150.00. Yes, you need to be present to win!

Once again the meeting starts at 7 PM on 9 August but I encourage members to come early and join us at 6 PM in the Uncle Bucks restaurant for dinner and to share fishing reports.

See you all there.

John Keizer

 

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President’s Message for July 2017

Wow! June was a great meeting and we all enjoyed listening to Darrel Johnson with Far Corners Sportfishing passing on his tips on catching tuna off Westport. I can’t wait for tuna season to start this month.

Our July meeting will be all about salmon. We will be conducting a round robin on nothing but salmon fishing tips that will be very useful fishing in the ocean and the sound. You don’t want to miss this one as you will not get information like this from top salmon anglers on what really works anywhere else.

The GHPSA Salmon Derby is set for 12 August and we have lots of great prizes donated this year for the event. There will be a weigh station at Pt. Defiance and at Narrows Marina this year. The prizes and cook out will be held at Tacoma Bass Pro. Derby Tickets are on sale now at various locations and at our July club meeting. Larry Bucklin is our Derby Chairman and will be running the event this year. He looking for a few volunteers to work the weigh stations on derby day. 

We have instituted a raffle for all club members who work an event.  If you volunteer to work at one of our support events, Bass Pro, Aug. Salmon Derby, Picnic or Christmas party you name will go in for a drawing for a guided fishing trip for two. If you already worked a Bass Pro event your name is in the raffle already. The drawing will be held at the Christmas party in Dec.

Frank Auman membership number was drawn and he missed out on the Southworth Marine membership drawing for $260.00. The July drawing will be $370.00.

Once again the meeting starts at 7PM on 12 July but I encourage members to come early and join us at 6PM in the Uncle Bucks restaurant for dinner and to share fishing reports.

See you all there.

John Keizer

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President’s Message for June 2017

Gig Harbor PSA Presidents Message June 2017

We had a fun meeting in May and everybody learned how to maintain their boat trailers from Andy at King Trailers. 

This month will be a little different format for our speakers. We will be holding a round robin tuna fishing talk hosted by two of the best albacore tuna captains from Westport. Capt Mark Coleman with All Rivers and Saltwater Charters and Capt Darrell Johnson with Far Corners Express Sport Fishing.  Both Mark and Darrell run express style fishing trips for tuna and will give us some tips for this upcoming summer tuna season. This will be a must attend meeting and I would expect a full house so come early to reserve your seat.

Mike will be putting on one of his big raffles for this event so grab your tickets from him when you get there.

Doug Dixon is looking for some boats for the Cast for Kids event in Tacoma this summer. If you can volunteer to take some kids fishing get with him at the meeting.

Our derby is schedule for Saturday 12 Aug. mark your calendars. We will need some help manning the Pt. Defiance weigh station and for setup at Bass Pro.  If you want to volunteer to help out your club let me know at the June meeting.

Remember on meeting night you can take advantage of your club membership and shop at Bass Pro and receive a discount. Just in time to stock up for the summer.

Local salmon fishing will open around Tacoma on 1 June. I would expect it to be quite good. The south sound chinook run numbers look good for this summer. We will be covering some chinook techniques for catching salmon in Puget Sound during the July meeting.  

There was no winner of the Southworth Marine monthly membership drawing as member # 92 Withrow Reid was not present, so the pot will be increasing to $260 for the June meeting.

Once again the meeting starts at 7PM on 14 June but I encourage members to come early and join us at 6PM in the Uncle Bucks restaurant for dinner and to share fishing reports.

See you all there.

 

John Keizer

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