Dick Symthe Outing Rules

2020 Gig Harbor PSA Dick Symthe Outing Rules

We would like to give a generous thank you to John Hager of Southworth Marine and Sportco of Fife for donations for our event. Here is a list of the prizes:

1st = $250   2nd = $150   3rd = $100   1st Youth = $50 (All cash prizes donated by Southworth Marine)

Mystery Weight = $50 Sportco Gift Card    Youth Runner Up $50 Sportco Gift card

  1. Participants must adhere to all Washington State Fishing Laws and Regulations.
  2. Entry is only available to 2020 current members and family.
  3. Fish can only be caught in Areas 11 and 13, between daylight and 1 PM on the day of the outing. All fish must be transported by boat, via water, to the official weigh station: Point Defiance Boat House.
  4. Do to COVID19 there will be no award ceremony, all winning prizes will be mailed to the winners. When weighing a fish in please verify that we have your current address.
  5. Just a reminder when at Pt. Defiance boathouse all COVID19 rules requiring face masks and social distancing must be followed. No mask no weigh-in (pulled up tee-shirt doesn’t count as a mask).
  6. All fish must be weighed, marked, and logged in at the designated weigh station.
  7. Weigh station will operate from 8 AM to 1 PM. Weigh-in times will be determined by cell phone times. Only fish on the dock and in line will be weighed at the 1:00 PM cutoff, NO EXCEPTIONS
  8. Any fish that appears altered in any way or not legally caught on the day of the outing will be disqualified without recourse. Decision of outing officials is FINAL.
  9. GHPSA reserves our right to use all photos taken during the outing.             
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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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