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We are the Puget Sound Anglers. We are dedicated to preserving your quality fisheries. We believe in the de-commercialization of Steelhead. We believe that our salmon resources can be restored to what it should be with sound biological management. We believe in the comradeship and wishes of our fellow sport fishing anglers. We believe that our grandchildren can have a higher quality fishery than we have ever had.
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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.
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.
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.
GHPSA Presidents Message May 2017
We all enjoyed a great April meeting and were glued to our State PSA President Ron Gardner’s seminar on halibut fishing. This month’s speaker will be Andy Anderson with King Trailers and will give us the secrets of keeping our trailers running great to all the salmon hot spots this summer.
We have two event days at Bass Pro on May 20 & 27 supporting the kid’s trout pound. We need 4 members each day to work catch and release pond helping the kids C&R trout. This is fun time watching kids land trout and helps instill fishing in their future not just video games. Signup sheet will be at the meeting.
As I mentioned at the last meeting we have revamped our big fish awards. You can now entry one entry for chinook salmon, coho salmon, trout, steelhead and halibut. So each member will have up to 5 entry’s total over the season 1 for each fish category. Weight doesn’t count expect for bragging rights! For each entry you will be entered into a drawing for the grand price for $500. So if you catch all 5 species you get 5 chances to win. To enter fill out the form on our web site and attach a picture of your fish for each category of fish caught. Bring it to the meeting to enter. Note: All steelhead only required an in water picture. All entries will be due by 1 Nov 2017.
The winner of the Southworth Marine monthly membership drawing was our own treasurer, Jeff Zuniga, who took home $260.00. This month membership drawing will be worth $150.00.
Now that we have the salmon season set for this year and everyone’s making their fishing plans keep August 12th on your schedule for our annual summer salmon derby and 9 December for our club winter blackmouth derby.
When you see club members Dave Johnson and Art Tachell shake their hands and tell them thanks for all the time and effort they spent representing us at the NOF salmon season process this year. Trust me when I say they earned it!
I been asked a few times why we not having more club fishing outings this year? The answer is very simple, low turnout by club members. I cut the outings back to just a few a year and have no plans to add anymore at this time. However if you’re interested in putting one on feel free to take the reins and host one. If you have a great idea stop by the GHPSA board meeting on 2 May at Ben Dew’s Clubhouse Grill, 6501 6th Ave in Tacoma. It starts at 6PM and doesn’t last longer than an hour. All members are welcome. My new policy is all club business is handled at this meeting and not at the general meeting.
Keep in touch with all the happening at your club on our web page gigharborpsa.org and signup for our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Gig-Harbor-Puget-Sound-Anglers. You will find out the latest information on what’s happening here.
Mike will be putting on another of his fantastic raffles with some nice items in May.
Once again the meeting starts at 7PM on 10 May but I encourage members to come early and shop at Bass Pro with your club discount or join us at 6PM in the Uncle Bucks restaurant for dinner and share fishing reports.
See you all there.