Welcome! Please look around our website. If we offer something you are interested in, you may want to attend a meeting.
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.
The Christmas Party is a go. We have enough volunteers and the Lacey Community Center says we can have the event provided everyone in attendance has a mask on unless they are eating or drinking. Failure to comply with the mask rule could result in our loss of the Community Center for future meetings so long as the mandate is in force.
As has been the case in the past, the club will provide ham, turkey, punch and snacks and you will provide salads. It will begin a social hour at 6:00 PM and there will be large bucket raffle at the close of the evening.
Given the current Covid situation it is difficult to predict how many people might attend the event. It will help us ensure we have an adequate amount of turkey and ham if you could send us an RSVP if you plan to attend. It is not essential that you do so but a rough count will help. You respond to Dee Glenn at 360-491-0431 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at 360-866-0189 or email@example.com .
I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday December 2, 2021.
We are planning a Crab/Razor Clam Outing on Saturday 12/18/21 - clamming depends on the DOH report. We will going to Tokeland for Crabbing and Twin Harbors/Grayland to dig some Razor Clams. It's going to be a long day but it should be lots of fun.
If we have more people then we can haul in one trip, it is a short enuf run that we can shuttle people out to drop crab pots.
The plan is to leave Mud Bay Park & Ride Saturday 12/18/21.
Launch boats at Tokeland and catch our crab.
Drop boats on some private property
Dig Razor Clams behind Grayland Beach State Park. Map to where we clam is at the top of the Calendar of Events page.
Head for home and a comfortable bed
If you are interested in going or would like some more information, just holler at me or
Allen Morrow firstname.lastname@example.org
Puget Sound Anglers South Sound Chapter
This is an opportunity to let WDFW know what you think about steelhead fishing in coastal rivers. At this point, my guess is there won’t be any fishing in any coastal river including the Chehalis and any of its tributaries.
Allen Morrow, President
South Sound Chapter Puget Sound Anglers
From: WDFW Public Affairs
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2021 2:46 PM
To: Allen Morrow
Subject: WDFW News Release: Public invited to Nov. 29 Coastal Steelhead Virtual Town Hall
WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
November 12, 2021
Contact: Fish Program, 360-902-2700
Media Contact: Eryn Couch, 360-890-6604
Public invited to Nov. 29 Coastal Steelhead Virtual Town Hall
Meeting marks final town hall in four-part series
OLYMPIA – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting the public to a 5 p.m. Nov. 29 coastal steelhead virtual town hall, wrapping up the Department’s four-part series of meetings this fall to gather public feedback ahead of the 2021-2022 coastal steelhead season. The meeting is slated to include discussion of co-manager agreed-to fishing plans for the season.
“The amount of thoughtful and constructive feedback we've heard throughout this pre-season planning process is truly impressive,” said Kelly Cunningham, WDFW fish program director. “Public feedback is at the core of how we move forward toward a plan for next season and this final town hall is a critical part of this process.”
WDFW fishery managers will spend the weeks ahead of the Nov. 29 town hall finalizing management plans alongside tribal co-managers that will guide the approach to the 2021-2022 coastal steelhead season. WDFW staff will also update the Fish and Wildlife Commission's Fish Committee on the anticipated approach for the 2021-2022 coastal steelhead season during a Nov. 17 special meeting.
WDFW fishery managers will consider final public feedback received during the Nov. 29 meeting ahead of a December announcement of the final approach for the 2021-2022 season.
The outlook for coastal steelhead is poor, with the most recent returns in 2021 failing to meet escapement goals, which reflect the number of steelhead surviving to the spawning grounds. Furthermore, the 2021 total returns to the Washington Coast were the lowest on record.
To help achieve conservation objectives, last season’s fishery restricted the use of bait and fishing from a boat, ultimately ending in an early closure to help increase the number of wild steelhead that return to the spawning grounds. Tribal governments took similar steps to help support coastal steelhead conservation.
WDFW continues to operate under its Statewide Steelhead Management Plan, which requires the Department to prioritize the sustainability of wild coastal steelhead runs by focusing on healthy levels of abundance, productivity, diversity, and distribution.
For more information about the Nov. 29 town hall, previous meetings and other opportunities to share feedback, please visit wdfw.wa.gov/coastal-steelhead. The meeting will be recorded and posted online so people can also watch the meeting afterwards at their convenience.
For more information about upcoming Commission meetings, please visit wdfw.wa.gov/about/commission/meetings.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife works to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.
Engage with WDFW
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.
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.
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