We had our April meeting and we had a ball. We had 2 new members and a guest at our function. Our membership drawing, brought to us by John Hagar at Southworth Marine, went unclaimed so next month it will be $260. Remember, you “MUST” to be present to win and be a member in good standing. Our derby committee has started to receive donations from various sponsors. These items will be used as prizes for our upcoming 20th Annual Salmon Derby on August 8th. Bill Herzog, renowned salmon/steelhead fisherman and author, spoke to us about fishing for Kokanee. Very fitting since we are about to have our annual Kokanee fishing outing on American Lake in May. Bill was very entertaining and most informative of his techniques, gear, time of day, and the overabundance of Rainbow Trout in American Lake.
Just a reminder that annual dues, still just $30, were due before the end of March so try to get your dues renewed ASAP. Next month, May, is our annual Spaghetti and Clam Dinner. Our own Andy Galkin, Vice President, has volunteered to cook for us. The cost is $5, which you can pay at the door. The doors will be open at 6:00 PM and grub will start shortly thereafter. The regular meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. Our annual Kokanee outing is going to be on American Lake on May 16th, Dawn to 12:00 PM. There is a $5 entry fee and the largest Kokanee will take the pot. Last year we had over 40 participants.
May is the opening of Halibut and Shrimping seasons. Remember to check the restrictions in your particular area as they may have changed. Our May guest speaker will be Duane Englin, Co-host of Northwest Wild Country. He will talk about float and bait fishing for springers
Also, all fishing license and tags, Crab, Salmon, Steelhead and such, can be renewed at the WDFW website or at your local dealer. Please return your catch cards by the end of April.
Coming on June 9th will be the first of two garage sale days. The other will be October 13. Please remember that this is for fishing and/or boating items. June’s speaker will be Mark Gavin. He will talk about the Upper Columbia River fishery.
Our illustrious leader is overseas this week so I have undertaken the president’s letter task.
Treasurer, PSA Gig Harbor