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Scroll down to see recent pictures, our complete newsletter and to check out our apparel for sale. Meetings are at 7 PM on the 1st Thursday of the month at Woodland Creek Community Center 6729 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, Wa 98503. We have many different guest speakers who share a lot of in fishing information.
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Here is the form for the Lacey Parks & Rec for all members to complete and turn in if you are planning to assist the kids at the Lacey Kids Fish in on April 13, 2019.
Please print and deliver (in person or mail in) prior to the event.
* Volunteers needed March 2 (noon to 5 PM) & March 3 (noon to 4 PM) at the Cabelas Kids Pond event.
CLUB MESSAGE Written by President Allen Morrow
LeeRoy Wisner was the featured speaker at our March meeting. His topic was over 40 different ways to improve your chance to catch any species of fish by modifications to existing, invention of and presentation of the lures and tackle we use. His suggestions which are based on his many years as a very successful fisherman are not only effective, but often practical and economic. I don’t believe there was anyone in the room who didn’t come away prepared to make changes in their gear.
The March meeting also featured the election of officers for the upcoming year. We chose these individuals Allen Morrow, President; Pat Leahy, Vice President; Dee Glenn, Secretary Treasurer; Jason Anderson, Board Member and LeeRoy Wisner, Board Member. I want to express my and the club’s appreciation for the dedicated service of outgoing President Steve Cummings and Board Members Jerry Peterson, Chris Salp and Mike Servey.
The next couple of months are a busy time for our club. We have many events on the schedule beginning on April 4 with our annual Sea Food Banquet. On April 9 beginning at 5:00 PM we will be assembling the six hundred and reels we will be handing out to the participants at the annual Kids Fish-in which will be at Long’s Pond in Lacey on Saturday April 13 starting at 7:00 AM. We have scheduled a member boat show and safety inspection in the Cabela’s parking lot on April 20. Bring your boat to show off how you have it rigged and get it inspected by a member of the Coast Guard Axillary. Other events you might want to put on your calendar the annual Columbus Park Kid’s Fish-in on May 11 and the special needs kids fishing event on June 5.
The sea food banquet is a major fund raiser for the club. The social hour will begin at 6:30 with dinner at 7:00. This is a major fund raiser for the club. Tickets for the event featuring salmon and steamer clams are $15.00. There will also be an awesome raffle. Come join us for an opportunity to enjoy the company of our fellow members and a delicious meal. As an aside we can always use volunteer help setting up the room starting at 5:00 or cleaning up after the dinner.
I do have a few reminders. First, if you haven’t already paid your dues it must be paid by April 1 if you want to continue receiving the Reel News and our newsletter. Second, you must buy a new fishing license if you want to fish after March 31. And, finally, you need to send your 2018 catch record to WDFW.
Come join for a "bobber dog-in" event on November 10. We will be out on the Puget Sound chasing Chum Salmon. Contact Mike Silvers at Mike Silvers [email@example.com] to see if we have an open seat for you or to find out details about the outing. Hope to see you there! (See pictures below)
On October 13 members participated in a clam dig/surf perch fishing/bon fire event at Rooseveldt Beach. All got limits of razor clams 5 surf perch were caught by one member. Good time had by all!
At the Puyallup Fair, the Master Hunters out did themselves this year. Master Hunters volunteered for 13 days with 57 shifts and a total of 396 volunteer hours to help 4,355 kids catch fish at the Puyallup Fair. Because of the volunteers we fished 315 more kids this year than we did last year and did it with less fish.
Thanks for all the help!
On July 14th, Cub Scout Pack 462 had a ball catching Rainbow trout. After the scouts each caught two it was open to their siblings. The fish cooperated, sort of. All caught fish. The South Sound chapter of Puget Sound Anglers volunteers had a ball and a fabulous lunch provided by the Pack. Pack 462 is JBLM based. They have 62 cub scouts! A wonderful program and pleased we could help. Thank you Mike Silvers Mike Servey, Dennis Knutz, Kevin Fast, and John Ignac for your time.
Thanks to all the volunteers, the May 30, 2018 Kid's Fish-in at Mason Lake 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.
We had at least 80 kids catch fish. Some kids (with teacher permission) took the fish back to the school to be grilled and eaten! Happy fishers at Mason Lake (Shelton, Wa) Kids Fish-In. See pictures below and Click here to watch some of the fun!
Our South Sound Chapter of PSA received a $5,000 grant from Cabela's in Lacey Wa, on May 26, 2018, for us to give kids rods and reels.
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)
MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Hatton
Cabela’s – Lacey, WA