July 2020 Presidents Message

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE JULY 2020

Our next meeting scheduled for July 8, 2020 has been canceled.  Hopefully by the time of our August 5th meeting, we will be in Phase 3 and can get together.

The 106k chinook being raised in cooperation with NW Salmon Research, Puyallup Tribal Hatcheries, Tacoma Public Schools, WDFW and our chapter at Narrows Marina were released the evening of June 9. The Puyallup biologist weighed the fish previously that day and they weighed 35.5 fish to the pound and were extremely healthy. All these fish were clipped, and wire coded tagged for recreational angler opportunity and ORCA enhancement.

There has not been a meeting since the March crab feed, so the jackpot remains at $260. Do not 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 $150 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine.

The 2020 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.

Frank Baker

President

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June 2020 Presidents Message

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE June 2020

Our next meeting is scheduled for June 10, 2020  has been canceled.  Hopefully by the time our July meeting on July 8 we will be in Phase 3 and can have a meeting.

There has not been a meeting since the March crab feed, so the jackpot remains at $260. Do not 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 $150 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine.

The June C.A.S.T for Kids event has been canceled. Our annual Salmon derby in August has been canceled and we are discussing having a member only event.  I would like to thank all the volunteers helping on the Chinook net pen project. We now have 106k chinook being raised getting ready for their release on June 15th. Hopefully soon, things will get back to normal.

The 2020 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.

Frank Baker

President

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May 2020 Presidents Message

NOTICE: May Meetings are canceled

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE May 2020

Our next meeting is scheduled for May 13, 2020 at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA  98406). I assume our May meeting will be canceled with Shelter in Place probably being extended. If things do get released, our guest speakers for the meeting will be Bernadette Darby from CAST for Kids and Ann Stephenson from WDFW on Salmon Trip Reports.

There was no March or April drawing due to the March annual crab feed and the April meeting being canceled. May’s drawing will be for $260. 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 $150 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine.

The Pt. Defiance Spring Swap meet has been cancelled, so save your goodies for the October swap meet.  Hopefully in the very near future, things will get back to normal.

The 2020 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.

Frank Baker

President

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April President Message

NOTICE: April Meetings are canceled

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE April 2020

Our next meeting is April 8, 2020 at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA  98406). Our guest speaker for the meeting will be Dave Schamp from Wild & Hatchery Co-Exist.

I would like to thank all the volunteers that helped make our annual crab feed a success. Without the club volunteers, all our events would not be possible. Remember when you volunteer, your name is placed in the drawing for the Scotty downrigger at our annual Christmas party. Ed Chandler, Member #4, was drawn for the membership drawing at February’s meeting and was not present. There was no March drawing due to the annual crab feed in place of our regular monthly meeting. April’s drawing will be for $260. 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 $150 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine.

The club is planning to have another table at the Pt. Defiance Spring Swap meet. Start to clean out your garages and basements of any unwanted fishing gear or tools. You can bring items to the monthly meeting or make arrangements with me to have them picked up. Remember it is time to return your catch cards.

The 2020 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.

Frank Baker

President

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March Presidents Message

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE March 2020

Our next meeting is March 11, 2020 and will be 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 lady’s raffle for those in attendance. Crab salads ($25 for an 8oz tub of cracked and cleaned crab) or barbecued ribs ($15) will be the choice of dinner options. Barbecue will be provided by Proper British Bacon. Social hour 6:00 PM with dinner being served at 7:00 PM. All dinners must be prepaid in advance and ordered by March 3.  There will be no extra meals available for walk-ins. All food will be furnished by the club. We will also have a member raffle that night. Please contact Frank Baker bakerfaz@msn.com or Roger Chapman rkchapman58@comcast.net with questions. You can pay on-line via our website at gigharborpsa.org.

I would like to thank Dan Ayres for his very informative presentation on Razor Clams at our February meeting. Ed Chandler, Member #4, was drawn for the membership drawing at February’s meeting and was not present. There will be no March drawing due to the annual crab feed in place of our regular monthly meeting. April’s drawing will be for $260. 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 $150 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine.

The club is planning to have another table at the Pt. Defiance Spring Swap meet. Start to clean out your garages and basements of any unwanted fishing gear or tools. You can bring items to the monthly meeting or make arrangements with me to have them picked up.

The 2020 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.

Frank Baker

President

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