December 2021 President’s Message


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


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