Welcome! Please look around our website. If we offer something you are interested in, you may want to attend a meeting.
Boat Safety Checks on June 12th. Most club activities are slowly coming back. Check the Club News tab and the Club Calendar for more info. For other fishing tips, tricks and general information check out the LeeRoy's Ramblings tab.
2021 Boat Safety Inspection and Boat Show.
Puget Sound Anglers has scheduled a Coast Guard inspector to inspect boats and issue 2021 Safety stickers for their boats. While we are there, we decided to have our annual Boat Show. Come get your boat inspected by Coast Guard for safety and see how we have our boats rigged for fish, cruising, shrimping and just to spend a day on the water. Location/time: Swan Town Marina parking lot Saturday 10:00-2:00 June 12, 2021. See downloadable safety checklist document at the bottom of the Club News page.
I'm going to call off the Surf Perch Outing.
Forecast is for 20-24 mph winds coming in from off shore. Won't be able to cast and the hot dogs will only get cooked on one side. We'll get out before the summer is over.
For those that have never fished for surf perch before, here is a very informative presentation put together by Bill Forstrom. (At the bottom of this page)
Take care and I'll see you Saturday the 12th at Swan Town Marina for a boat safety inspection. Bring your boat or just come by and see how we have our boats rigged for getting out on the water.
Start planning to attend a Surf Perch Outing on Sunday June 6th. We will be fishing South of Westport behind Grayland Beach State Park. We plan on Leaving Mud Bay Park & Ride at 10:00 AM. If you would like to Carpool/Caravan down, let us know, or we will see you down there.
If you haven't joined us at this location it is easy to find.
Turn Left at Westport,
Turn Right on Cranberry Beach Road,
Turn Left on Beach and drive until you find a small stream of fresh water
Look for the White/Blue PSA Outing Banner
The club will furnish Hot Dogs and a BonFire. Please let me know if you will be joining us so we know how much food to bring.
See you there.
Puget Sound Anglers South Sound Chapter
THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Shellfish managers have approved four more days of razor clam digging at Mocrocks Beach only, after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.
The approved morning razor clam digs, along with low tides, are listed below:
No digging is allowed after noon during digs when low tide occurs in the morning.
“The marine toxin results are in, they are low enough, and we are happy to open four more days of digging on alternate days at Mocrocks, said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “Opening on alternate days allows us to share dates with our tribal co-managers and ensure everyone has opportunities to dig during favorable tides.”
No other beaches are scheduled to open at this time. “We will soon begin our summer razor clam stock assessment and will be looking forward to some great digging starting in the fall,” said Ayres.
Many ocean beaches are open to motor vehicles, but drivers are required to follow the “rules of the road,” said Ayres. “Mocrocks beach only has three points of road access, so we are asking beachgoers to arrive early and exercise good judgment when accessing the beach,” he added.
“Under state law, all vehicles – and horses – are required to travel along the extreme upper limit of the hard sand,” he said. “When in doubt, follow the path marked by multiple tire tracks.” Drivers who veer from that path pose a direct threat to fish and wildlife, Ayres said. Motorists who violate Washington state laws on beach driving can face a fine of $150, or much more for killing endangered seabirds, like snowy plovers.
“We manage recreational clam digging in Washington in a manner that we believe minimizes potential impacts to vulnerable ground nesting listed bird species,” said Ayres. “We do this by not scheduling digging after May 15at key breeding areas for snowy plovers and streaked horned larks, including Long Beach and Twin Harbors.”
FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
May 19, 2021
Marine Area 13 open to salmon fishing
Action: Re-opens salmon seasons under permanent rules as listed in the 2020/2021 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.
Effective date: Immediately.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 13.
Reason for action: Federal Endangered Species Act consultations on 2021-22 Puget Sound salmon fisheries have been completed (NMFS Consultation #WCR-2021-01008), and a Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement have been issued. Accordingly, Marine Area 13 salmon fisheries can be reopened consistent with preseason fishing plans.
Information contact: Fish Program, 360-902-2700
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.
Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.
Even though this event was cancelled due to Covid 19 precautions, each kid who had registered and came to the park received a fishing pole. These pictures are some fishers trying out their new gear.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10 AM PDT – 11:30 AM PDT
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook
We will be broadcasting live from Lakewood Hatchery and American Lake to highlight what goes into raising rainbow trout for planting in Washington lakes.
We’ll be joined by friends from Puget Sound Anglers, who will share tips and strategies to catch rainbow trout. Representatives from Trout Unlimited will detail how to safely handle catch-and-release fish.
WDFW staff will show you how to navigate the agency’s website and the Fish Washington mobile app to find current fishing information. The event will conclude with a demonstration of how to clean and cook freshly caught trout.
Lacey Family Fish-In
It is with great pleasure that the South Sound Chapter Puget Sound Anglers announces the return of our annual Kids Fish-in at Longs Pond in Lacey, WA on Saturday April 17, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This event offers kids 4 to 14 years of age an opportunity to learn how to fish, be safe on the water and finally to catch a fish. Each participant will receive a fishing pole and terminal tackle at no cost.
We plan to place a net along 400’ of the shoreline of Longs Pond planted with 2,000 rainbow trout provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The netted area will be marked with 8’ spacing providing up to 50 participants an opportunity to try out their new fishing pole. Each participant will be allowed to fish for one hour or until they catch two fish within the netted area. The netted area will reopen at 1:00 PM for anyone who wants to take another try at catching a trout. There will be volunteers to provide technical advice and to clean the fish for successful anglers.
In addition to the fishing opportunity, we will offer instruction and demonstrations on boater safety with an actual boat on premises, how to cast and how to identify the various fish species in our area.
All participants must pre-register with the South Sound Chapter Puget Sound Anglers prior to April 15, 2021 at the bottom of the Kids Fish-in tab. Participants will be scheduled at hourly intervals beginning at 9:00 AM to avoid overcrowding.
All participants/volunteers will wear masks at all times and adhere to a minimum of 6' spacing. Hand cleaning stations will be furnished.
Halibut Season 2021 - (subject to change)
Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca/Puget Sound – Open April 22-May 22 and June 3-26 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and May 28, 29 and 30.
Western Strait of Juan de Fuca – Open May 6-22 on Thursdays and Saturdays; May 28, 29 and 30; and June 3-26 open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Neah Bay/La Push – Open May 6-22 and June 3-26 on Thursdays and Saturdays; and May 28 and 30.
Westport – Open May 6-23 on Thursdays and Sundays; and May 27 only; and could reopen June 17, 20, 24 and 27 if catch quota remains.
Ilwaco – Open May 6-23 and June 3-27 on Thursdays and Sundays; and May 27.
Be sure to check the Club News tab and the Calendar tab to see what is currently going on with our club. Monthly meetings are held at the Lacey Community Center/Woodland Creek Community Park (see directions below) on the first Thursday of each month. All are welcome to attend. Come listen to our guest speaker and other fish stories.
Orcas in the South Sound
We would love to see you at one of our meetings held on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 PM.
Woodland Creek Community Park, 6729 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503, United States
South Sound Chapter (SSC) of Puget Sound Anglers (PSA) is a membership driven organization located in Olympia, Washington.
There are currently 16 PUGET SOUND ANGLERS chapters throughout western Washington. These chapters all belong to the Puget Sound Anglers State Board. This is the fastest growing sport fishing organization in the state.
Puget Sound Anglers have been involved in stream enhancements, remote site incubators hatching salmon, educational forums, state legislation & Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife advisory committees.
We also participate in fishing with children through a joint project called Kast for Kids. PSA assists developmentally disabled persons catch their first fish. One chapter has an outing for the blind.
We have a program whereby our members take veterans fishing.
You are looking at our website. We also have a Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/Sschapterpsa/?ref=search
Our average number of members is 125, of which, usually 1/2 the membership regularly attend our meetings.
We do not provide, nor allow alcohol to be consumed at any of our meetings.
Except in January - the January 2nd, 2020, meeting will be held at Cabela's in Lacey , Wa. Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Woodland Creek (Lacey) Community Center -
6729 Pacific Avenue, SE Lacey, WA 98503, beginning at 7 PM.
To become a member:
(Please complete a membership application. See below.)
Annual Membership Fees:
Included in the membership fee is a subscription to the Reel News monthly publication (worth the price of membership by itself).
We also usually have a guest speaker who enlightens us on fishing, crabbing or things pertinent to fisherpersons, which is again worth the price of membership by itself.
To join, simply print out the membership application form, fill it out, and mail the form to the Secretary or Membership Chairman along with a personal check, or money order. Better yet, bring the application and cash or check with you to our next meeting.
Address: South Sound Chapter
Puget Sound Anglers
PO Box 1002