President’s Message June 2023

Puget Sound Anglers Gig Harbor Chapter

President:  Art Tachell

Presidents Message for June 2023

Our speaker for our May 10th club meeting was club member Larry Philips, former WDFW employee who is now employed by the America Sportfishing Association as the Pacific Fisheries Policy Director for the West Coast.

Larry discussed in some detail what the ASA is and does for the Recreational community and the businesses that that support Americas favorite recreation. Larry also discussed some of WDFW policies and a wide variety of topics guiding decisions regarding our fishing opportunities in the salt water. His input was very informative, and we are grateful for his knowledge and support of the recreational fishing community.

In the first week of May Puyallup Tribal biologists weighed and measured the chinook smolt that they supplied for our saltwater acclimation pen which they do about every two weeks the salmon started out at about 90 to the pound and are now at 64 to the pound and are doing great. Thank you to all the volunteers that support this project.

In the next couple of weeks, we will be building our second pen and taking delivery of about 55,000 baby chinook from WDFW’S Voight Creek hatchery.

If you are interested in feeding the salmon which id done three times a day, go to the Gig Harbor PSA site and click on the fish feeding tab scroll down a little and click on the proper month and fill in your name in a open slot. Thank you.

Vice President and August salmon derby chair Pat Leahy gave us a derby update. If anyone is interested, we would appreciate any donations of Cash, Merchandise, or services to award at the August 12th Derby.

We had an update on current saltwater fishing opportunities and upcoming opportunities.

Our speaker for our June club meeting will be Bob Buchannan of Beaumac he will be doing a presentation on crab fishing, etc. Bob, his family and business are great advocates for the fishing community.

Pat Leahy #168 won our monthly cash membership drawing for $260.00 so next month’s drawing will be $150.00. A special thank you to John Hager of Southworth Marine in Port Orchard Wash.

Our club board meeting will be the first Tuesday of the month at Club House Grill 6501 6th Ave. Tacoma Wash. At 6PM

The general club meeting will be the second Wednesday of the month at Tower Lanes 6323 6th Ave. Tacoma Wash. At 7 PM.

Please come and join us.

President: Art Tachell 253-691-0811

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