Members Only Dick Smythe Derby

Gig Harbor PSA Outing Information

Location: Marine Area 11, Point Defiance Area

Event: Winter Blackmouth Derby (Dick Smyth Derby) (Open to active GHPSA Club Members Only)

Date:  Saturday 7 December 2012

Time: Daylight – 12 noon

Entry Fee/Signup: $5.00 (Pay at Tides)

area 11

Fishing  Information:


If you want to score fish cover ground and be flexible. Troll the good water on the bottom in each location when the tide is best, Clay Banks on the outgoing, Quartermaster or Dalco on the incoming.



Tackle: Glow/UV Squids, bait or spoons behind flashers work the best.



Weighing Fish: This is a club member’s only derby. GHPSA Board will set any additional prize(s).  

Meet at the Tides Tavern dock between 11:45AM-12 Noon PM to weigh in a fish. Scale closes at noon sharp!!! Winner takes total cash pot for biggest blackmouth (King Salmon) by weight. Ties decided by overall length.


Weather: If the weather is deemed to be not fishable notice will go by GHPSA e-mail Friday afternoon by 4PM.


Radio: VHF CH68


Local Ramps: Point Defiance, Narrows Marina, Gig Harbor, TOA



Tides:Dec 7th Tides


05:20 AM PST 13.14 feet High Tide
06:24 AM PST Twilight begins
07:06 AM PST Moonrise
07:37 AM PST Sunrise
10:23 AM PST 7.03 feet Low Tide
03:29 PM PST 12.98 feet High Tide
04:21 PM PST Sunset



John Keizer

Activities Chairmen


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