Presidents Message December 2019

The next family outing will be December 6 for our Annual Christmas party which will replace our December meeting. The dinner will be held at the Scottish Rite in Tacoma (817 South Vassault Street). Social hour at 5:30 PM with Dinner served at 6:30 PM. There will be a ladies raffle for those in attendance. There will also be a surprise visit by Santa Claus for the children. If you are bringing children to the dinner, please bring a wrapped gift with their name on it for Santa to present to them. Please keep the gift value under $15 dollars. The Stadium High School Choir will provide Christmas music for our enjoyment. We will have a large general raffle, plus don’t forget to bring a lure for the Christmas Lure Tree.  Ham, turkey and beverages will be provided by the club. The rest of the nightly feast will be potluck. Please RSVP by Nov. 24 by contacting Frank Baker at (623) 221-7317 or email: bakerfaz@msn.com or Mark Abetz at (253) 677-7293 or email at: relentless3@comcast.net.

Bill Macaras member #82 was drawn for the membership drawing and was present. The next drawing will be for $150 and will be at our January meeting. The drawing is open to all current, paid members and members must be present to win.

Our January meeting will have Director Kelly Susewind, David Stormer and Mark Baltzell from the Department of Fish & Wildlife as our guest speakers. If you have items you would like for them to address, please forward them to me at bakerfaz@msn.com or call me at (623) 221-7317. We will not have a business meeting that night to allow us to dedicate the entire meeting to the Director.

On Saturday, January 11, 2020 we will have our annual Dick Smythe Derby.  The Derby will run from daylight to Noon when everyone will meet at the Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor for the fish weigh-in and lunch.

I would like to thank our outgoing board members LeRoy Bell for his 2 year stint as secretary and Mark Abetz for his 2 year stint as Vice President. A special thanks to John Hager of Southworth Marine for his support sponsoring our monthly membership drawing. I would also like to especially thank all members who volunteered to help out at our events; our club wouldn’t be what it is without your support.

As the year comes to an end, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and prosperous New Year.

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

President

Frank Baker

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November Presidents Message

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE November 2019

November meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA  98406). Our guest speaker will be Tom Browning from Browning’s Sportfishing (www.browningssportfishing.com).  I would like to thank Jacques White from “Long Live the Kings” for presenting an informative presentation on all of the salmon issues we face. The 2020 board members were elected for the upcoming year. Your 2020 board members are:   

 Frank Baker       President                 Jacob Abetz       Secretary

 Steve Ng            Vice President          Patrick Sanchez Treasurer     

Randy Taylor will be replacing Pete Pitman as our new membership chairman. We owe Pete an enormous thank you for having held this job for so long. Your 2020 raffle chairman will be Jeff Zuniga.

Jim Charboneau member #151 was drawn for the membership drawing and was not present. The November drawing will be for $590. 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 next family outing will be December 6 for our Annual Christmas party which will replace our December meeting. The dinner will be held at the Scottish Rite in Tacoma (817 South Vassault Street). Social hour at 5:30 PM with Dinner served at 6:30 PM. There will be a ladies raffle for those in attendance. There will also be a surprise visit by Santa Claus for the children. If you are bringing children to the dinner please bring a wrapped gift with their name on it for Santa to present to them. Please keep the gift value under $15 dollars. The Stadium High School Choir will provide Christmas music for our enjoyment. We will have a large general raffle , plus don’t forget to bring a lure for the Christmas Lure Tree.  Ham, turkey and beverages will be provided by the club. The rest of the nightly feast will be potluck. Please RSVP by Nov. 24 by signing up at the meeting or contacting Frank Baker at (623) 221-7317 or email: bakerfaz@msn.com or Mark Abetz at (253) 677-7293 or email at: relentless3@comcast.net

What to bring:

Last Name A-E Salads and vegetables

Last Name F-M Desserts and Fruit

Last Name N-Z Other side dishes

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. Remember to have all BIG FISH entries to me by November 24th.

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

Frank Baker

President

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October Presidents Message

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE October 2019

October meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 – 6th Avenue – Tacoma, WA  98406). Our guest speaker will be Jacques White from “Long Live the Kings”.  I would like to thank Roger Urbaniak for his presentation on the status of Sockeye salmon and Lake Washington issues. At the October meeting we will be nominating and voting for the 2020 board members.

Richard Kinnaman member #192 was drawn for the membership drawing and was not present. The October drawing will be for $480. 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.

We have started our 2019 Nutrient Enhancement program taking spawned carcasses up the Puyallup watershed. We finished the Chinook spawning on October 2. We have taken up 1547 Chinook carcasses for distribution to the various feeder streams. It will be a few weeks before the Coho are ready. If interested in either the spawning process or distribution of carcasses, please sign up at the meeting or email me.

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.

Frank Baker

President

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Nutrient Enhancement

Nutrient Enhancement 2019

It is that time of year again; we had our first successful fish toss on Sept 18.  We distributed 9 totes of carcasses over various streams of the watershed. Our next opportunity will be Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Voight’s Creek Hatchery in Orting.  If you would like to participate in the spawning process be at the hatchery at 8:00 AM on Sept. 24.  If you would like to participate in the carcasses throwing, be at the hatchery on Sept. 25 at 10:30 AM. We will leave to take carcasses up river at 11:00 AM.

We go approximately 35 miles upriver to the little Puyallup watershed for distribution of the carcasses. You will be traveling on gravel logging roads. Volunteers and pickups are needed. You will need boots, rain gear bibs or waders, gloves will be provided.

Contact Frank Baker

EMAIL:  (bakerfaz@msn.com)

Cell: (623) 221-7317

Art Tachell (PLUGKUT@aol.com)

Directions to Hatchery:

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.0832,-122.1791057,17z

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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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