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   South Sound Chapter 
 Puget Sound Anglers

Located in Olympia Washington

.... To preserve, protect & enhance our fisheries ....

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*** New items added 6/5/2018 ***

Come on in and have a look around our website.  If we offer something you are interested in, you may want to  join our group.
 Or, show up at a meeting, enjoy one of our monthly speakers and meet some of our members. 

Meetings are at 7 PM on the first Thursday of each month at the Woodland Creek Community Center
6729 Pacific Avenue, SE  Lacey, WA 98503
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MEDIA ALERT:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  

June 1, 2018                                                                          


Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s to donate 50,000 rods and reels in nationwide effort to get kids outside this summer


Gone Fishing movement kicks off with National Donation Day 
at Cabela’s in LACEY, WA


WHAT:           Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is challenging families to put down their digital devices and get outside to discover the joys of fishing. To kick off Gone Fishing, the nationwide movement that gets kids and families connected to nature each summer, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are donating 50,000 rods and reels to nonprofit organizations that help kids from all backgrounds connect to the great outdoors.


Media are invited to Cabela’s in Lacey, Washington on Thursday, June 7 for a special ceremony featuring Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) receiving the donations, The WDFW helps get kids outside with programs like “Fish Washington, Kid Fish Events”, receiving this donation of rods and reels will help increase the number of kids that participate in events throughout the year.

During the family-friendly Gone Fishing events taking place over the next two weekends (June 9-10 and 16-17), kids of all ages are invited to catch their first fish with free catch-and-release ponds, take home a “First Fish” certificate and beginner’s guides, and participate in free seminars, free crafts and free photo downloads.

The effort is part of the company’s mission to inspire future generations to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors. In the past five years, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s have donated more than 300,000 items to youth-focused nonprofit organizations across North America.

WHEN:           Thursday, June 7, 2018, 4 P.m.


WHO:              Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
                        (Insert name(s) of local nonprofit representatives attending the event)


WHERE:         Cabela’s

                        1600 Gateway Blvd N.E.

                        Lacey, WA 98516



MEDIA CONTACT:   Tracy Hatton




Happy fishers at Mason Lake (Shelton, Wa) Kids Fish-In


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Thanks to all the volunteers, 2018 Kid's Fish-in was a great success.  You made some lasting memories for many a kid and I heard a lot of Thank You's from the parents.


Wea had at least 80 kids catch fish.  Some kids (with teacher permission) took the fish back to the school to be grilled and eaten!


Let's do it again :-)



All 2018 NOF meeting schedules are located on WDFW webpage at:


Please read these attached letters from NOAA, WDFW and NWIFC  files affecting

our endangered Chinook Salmon:  NOAA Letter & Puget Sound Chinook


Check out the PSA clothing - See link below (right column) and the link under the Membership tab. 

Also, see about squid fishing under the Fishing Info tab! 

NOAA Draft Environmental Impact Statement Duwamish-Green River Salmon and Steelhead Hatchery Programs is available under the News tab.



click here for a membership application



 PSA State Board website link

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Float Plan
Salmon Identification
Puget Sound Creel Count
Coastal Creel Count
Bonneville Dam Fish Count
Columbia River Adult Salmon Passage
Cowlitz River Information
Westport Charter Assn. Fishing Report
State Fishing Records
LeeRoy's Ramblings
Washington/Oregon NOAA bar reports
NOAA Nat. Data Buoy Center
Langley Hill Coastal Radar
Solar Lunar Table
SailFlow Wind Predictions
Ocean Swell Predictions
Tide Predictions
Sea Surface Temperatures
USGS River Flows
West Coast Bar Cams
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Written by Vice President Allen Morrow

Click here for Complete June Club Message

In addition to trading fishing tips, techniques and opportunities, the South Sound Chapter has traditionally actively promoted opportunities for kids to experience the joy of catching a fish. We have a portable fish pond that we take to many venues during the year as well as sponsoring an annual Family Fish-In at Long’s Pond in Lacey. Thus far this year, we have provided almost a thousand kids a chance to catch a fish at events such as the Fish-In, Columbus Park or the Lacey Cabela’s. Those attending the Fish-In not only got to fish, but also went home with a new rod and reel. This was made possible by a grant we have received from Cabela’s to purchase six hundred rods and reels for use at various events this year. I understand that the source of the funds they have given us is money they have raised when they ask you to round up to the nearest full dollar amount when you make a purchase. I encourage everyone to do just that so we or other organizations might continue efforts to promote fishing.
Our May speaker was Steve Caromile from WDFW. Steve is an enthusiastic bass fish-er and gave a very entertaining and educational talk on fishing for bass and other warm water fish species throughout the state of Washington. Steve also gave an over-view of WDFW’s new Fish Washington app. It provides users immediate access to information regarding fishing opportunities and regulations.
We have several upcoming events on the calendar. We will be at Panhandle Lake on June 9th to assist with a Mason County kids fishing opportunity. More long term we are planning for a club member only fishing derby on August 18. You might want to put the date on your calendar. The board is actively looking for other opportunities for outings. Please contact one of us if you have any suggestions.
Our June meeting will be on the 7th. The speaker is scheduled to be Lee Warnaca of the Tacoma Maritime Institute. TMI provides maritime education and safety training. Lee will give us actual cases of maritime accidents, how they can be prevented and what to do when they happen. Jerry Peterson, speaker Chairman, says that after you hear Lee speak, he guarantees you will have renewed interest in have your life jacket nearby. I hope to see you then.


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South Sound Chapter of PSA receiving the $5,000 grant at Cabela's in Lacey Wa, May 26, 2018.


Support Cabela's, who really supported our
salmon derby 


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NW Indian Fisheries Comm.
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