Presidents Message January 2020

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE JANUARY 2020

Happy New Year! I hope this message finds everyone well and that everyone had a good holiday season. As we start the New Year, I would like to thank Mark Abetz and LeRoy Bell for their service over the last 2 years as Vice President and Secretary.

At the annual Christmas party, the Big Fish drawing went to Scott Douglas and the Volunteer award went to Jeff Stockman. Chris Trembly member #191 was drawn for the membership drawing and was present. The next drawing will be for $150 at our February meeting. 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. I would like to extend a special thank you to everyone that volunteered to make the Christmas party a success. The annual Dick Smythe club derby will be held on Saturday, January 11 (daylight to noon) following with the weigh-in and awards ceremony held at the Tides Tavern where we will all enjoy sharing the winner’s prize.

Our next meeting is January 8, 2020 at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA  98406). The New Year brings with it the time for our members to renew their membership and pay their annual dues. Our guest speakers for the meeting will be Director Kelly Susewind, David Stormer and Michael Baltzell.  We will not have a regular business meeting that night but will have a club raffle time permitting. Volunteers are needed for the January 31st Seattle Boat show. A sign-up sheet will be available at the meeting or contact me if interested.

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. The board contact information is as follows:

President, Frank Baker: bakerfaz@msn.com   (623) 221-7317
Vice-President, Steve Ng: fishing1@aol.com   (253) 380-6056
Treasurer, Pat Sanchez: sanchezrez@yahoo.com
Secretary, Jacob Abetz: jrabetz@gmail.com

Frank Baker

President

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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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