President’s Message April 2023

Gig Harbor Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers

President:  Art Tachell

Our guest speaker for March 2023 was Captain Justin Wong of Cut Plug Charter, 206-920-9482, captain Justin did a fantastic job in demonstrating the fishing method of mooching in Puget Sound including gear, baits, techniques and tips. I have personally watched him put many fish in the boat for his clients.

The winner of our members drawing was Art Tachell in the amount of $150.00 which he donated to our annual club fund raising August 12th, 2023, salmon derby. The member’s drawing is sponsored by John Hager’s Southworth Marine of Port Orchard, Wash.

We also had a fantastic talk by Founding member Larry Madden which consisted of fish stories and appreciation for all the club does for our fisheries. In the next couple of weeks, we will begin in earnest our preparations for 100,000+ baby Chinook salmon to be delivered to our pens at Pt. Defiance Marina which will keep us busy for the next couple of months.

Our club outing will be a club salmon derby in MA13 on March 18th and the winner will be declared at The Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor, Wash.

At our General Club meeting on April 12th, Tacoma Public Schools Science and Math Institute will give a presentation on the science and cultural related projects they will be performing involving the Chinook smolts at our Saltwater acclimation project at Pt. Defiance Marina. 

The Board meeting will be the first Tuesday of the month at 6PM at the Club House Grill, 6501 6th Ave. Tacoma Wash.

The General Club meeting will be on the second Wednesday of the month at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Ave. Tacoma Wash.

All are invited to the general meeting, so please come join us and become a member!

President: Art Tachell


Vice President and Salmon Derby Chairman: Pat Leahy


Treasurer: Ron Hunt

Secretary: Scott Douglas

Membership: Derrick Wallace

Raffle: Jeff Stockman 

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