December 2021 President’s Message

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE December 2021

With the December Christmas party cancelled, there will be no December meeting. The next scheduled meeting will be January 12th, 2022. The Dick Smythe derby scheduled for December 4th has been CANCELED. Marine A11 was closed to fishing, see emergency closure.

Action: Closes salmon fishing in Marine Area 11.

Effective date: Nov. 20, 2021, 12:01 a.m.

Species affected: All salmon

Location: Marine Area 11

Reason for action: The current estimates of Chinook encounters for the Marine Area 11 winter Chinook season are 94% (945 of 1,001) of the total projected encounters, 107% (683 of 637) of the sublegal encounters, and 110% (263 of 239) of the unmarked encounters agreed to in this year’s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). Because sublegal and unmarked encounters have reached 100% of their encounter limits, Marine Area 11 will close to salmon fishing at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Information contact: Fish Program, 360 902-2700

At the November meeting, member #130 Jim Miller was drawn and was not present. The next membership drawing will be for $710 at our January meeting. 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 Hager of Southworth Marine. We would like to thank John for continuing to support us during the Covid19 pandemic.

We will be selling $5.00 raffle tickets for a Scotty 1106 downrigger and the winner need not be present. It is now time to get those BIG FISH pictures into the club. Please have all BIG FISH entries into me by December 24th. The Big Fish, Volunteer Award and Downrigger raffle will be drawn at the January 2022 meeting.

New officers will take over starting in January 2022. We are still looking for the membership and Raffle chairman positions. Please contact your new President Larry Bucklin if interested in volunteering for one of these Chairman positions.

I would like to personally thank everyone for reading my messages every month, also it has been my privilege being your president the last 3 years.

The Board would like to take this opportunity wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Frank Baker

President

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Presidents message November 2021

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE November 2021

NOTE:  We ask that all members and guests wear a face covering (mask) if you are planning to attend. We would like to avoid any conflict at the meeting, so if you choose to attend and not plan on wearing a mask, you will be asked to leave.

Our next scheduled meeting will be on November 10th at Tower Lanes in Tacoma. Just in case you forgot here is the address 6323 6th Ave Tacoma WA. 98406. (253) 564-8853. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM but feel free to come early and swap fish stories.

The guest speaker will be Sanford Slack giving a presentation on Surf Perch fishing.

At the October meeting, member #167 Lloyd Walker was drawn and was not present. The next membership drawing will be for $600 at our November meeting. 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 Hager of Southworth Marine. We would like to thank John for continuing to support us during the Covid19 pandemic.

At the September meeting it was announced we were planning to have the Christmas party on Friday, December 3rd. After discussing the current COVID changes that have been announced, the board has decided to cancel the Christmas party. It was also announced we will be selling $5.00 raffle tickets for a Scotty 1106 downrigger and the winner need not be present. It is now time to get those BIG FISH pictures into the club. The Big Fish, Volunteer Award and Downrigger raffle will be drawn at the January 2022 meeting.

At the October meeting your 2022 board of directors were nominated and approved for next year. Here are your 2022 officers:

President – Larry Bucklin

Vice President – Steve Ng

Treasurer – Ron Hunt

Secretary – Donald Auman

Please contact any one of us if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.

Frank Baker

President

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October Presidents Message

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE October 2021

NOTE:  We ask that all members and guests wear a face covering (mask) if you are planning to attend. We would like to avoid any conflict at the meeting, so if you choose to attend and not plan on wearing a mask, you will be asked to leave.

Our next scheduled meeting will be on October 13th at Tower Lanes in Tacoma. Just in case you forgot here is the address 6323 6th Ave Tacoma WA. 98406. (253) 564-8853. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM but feel free to come early and swap fish stories.

The guest speaker will be Dave Schamp from the Hatchery & Wild Coexist organization. Hatchery & Wild Coexist is a group highlighting the importance of fish hatcheries and the role they play in wild fish recovery and providing abundant fisheries.

At the September meeting, member #245 Roe Simmons was drawn and was not present. The next membership drawing will be for $490 at our October meeting. 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 Hager of Southworth Marine. We would like to thank John for continuing to support us during the Covid19 pandemic.

At the September meeting it was announced we are planning to have the Christmas party on Friday, December 3rd. Current plans are for it to be held at the same location Scottish Rite Temple in Tacoma. It was also announced we will be selling $5.00 raffle tickets at the meeting for a Scotty 1106 downrigger to be drawn at the XMAS party and the winner need not be present. It is also time to get those BIG FISH pictures into the club for the drawing at the XMAS party.

We will be voting for directors for the 2022 board at the meeting. We need a President, Vice president and Treasurer. We also need to replace the Membership Chairman and Raffle Chairman. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact me. Remember without the board, the club cannot continue. Being a 501C we are required to have a board of directors. Please contact any one of us if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.

Frank Baker

President

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September Presidents Message

 
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE September 2021

NOTE:   
 
We ask that all members and guests wear a face covering (mask) if you are planning to attend. We would like to avoid any conflict at the meeting, so if you choose to attend and not plan on wearing a mask, you will be asked to leave. 

Our next meeting is scheduled for Sept 8th at Tower Lanes in Tacoma. Just in case you forgot here is the address 6323 6th Ave Tacoma WA. 98406. (253) 564-8853. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM, come early and renew old friendships. Memberships, hats, and raffle tickets will all be for sale.

The guest speaker will be Wayne Harmond from NW Salmon Research recognizing the volunteers that have contributed to the salmon raising projects over the last few years.
  
At the August meeting, member #57 Mike Lindbo was drawn and was not present. The next membership drawing will be for $380 at our September meeting. 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 Hager of Southworth Marine. We would like to thank John for continuing to support us during the Covid19 pandemic.
  
We would like to thank everyone that supported our 25th salmon derby and a special thank you to the sponsors that made our derby a success. A total of 69 fish were weighed in.
  
 Results from our 25th Annual 2021 Salmon Derby:
  
 Adult winners
 1st place               2nd                      3rd place
 Bill Combs 18.93 lb.   John Aikeen 17.83 lb.   Jerry Foss 16.64 lb.
  
 Ladies’ winner   Annalise Kors 12.45 lb.
   
 Youth winners
 1st place                2nd Place                3rd place
 Annalise Kors 12.45 lb. Tucker Kross 11.48 lb.  Lyla Walker 7.29 lb.
  
 Our Grand Prize raffle winners were:
 Duane Bower     Camp Tyee and Tyee Wilderness Lodge Murder Cove,    Alaska fishing trip
 Eileen Sonnier-Bell  Lowrance Hook 5   Fish finder/Chart plotter
    
We would like to thank all our 2021 Salmon Derby Sponsors and   participants for their support: 
 
 ACE Hardware – Gig Harbor         
 Auburn Sports & Marin
 Beau Mac Enterprises
 Boathouse 19                     
 Boat Top Shop 
 Budget Battery (Tacoma)
 Camp Tyee and Tyee Wilderness Lodge
 Gamakatsu
 Gunarma
 J&G Marine
 Johnson Cox Printing
 Keith Yamaguchi
 King Salmon Marine
 Kitsap Marine
 Lowrance/Salt Patrol       
 Narrows Brewing Company
 Narrows Marina
 Northwest Salmon Series
 Pt. Defiance Marina        
 Pro Cure
 Puget Marina
 Scotty Inc. (Canada)  
 Silver Horde Fishing Supplies
 SMI                        
 Sportco
 Tacoma Marine  Repair  
 TICA USA
 Van Wormer Resorts      
 West Marine
 Yuasa Family 
   
The 2021 board looks forward to working with you this year. At the September meeting we will be nominating members for the 2022 board. We need a President, Vice president, Secretary and Treasurer. We also need to replace the Membership Chairman and Raffle Chairman. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact me. Remember without the board, the club cannot continue. Being a 501C we are required to have a board of directors. Please contact any one of us if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. 

 Frank Baker
 President
   
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2021 Derby Results

Results from our 25th Annual 2021 Salmon Derby:

Adult winners

1st place                                  2nd place                                  3rd place

Bill Combs 18.93 lb.        John Aikeen 17.83 lb.               Jerry Foss 16.64 lb.

Ladies’ winner   Annalise Kors 12.45 lb.

Youth winners

1st place                                   2nd place                                            3rd place

Annalise Kors 12.45 lb.           Tucker Kross 11.48 lb.             Lyla Walker 7.29 lb.

Our Grand Prize raffle winners were:

Duane Bower     Camp Tyee and Tyee Wilderness Lodge Murder Cove, Alaska fishing trip

Eileen Sonnier-Bell    Lowrance Hook 5   Fish finder/Chart plotter

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