Woodland Creek Community Center 6729 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Located in Olympia, Washington.

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Club News and Current Events

JBLM Pack 462 July 14, 2018

SSCPSA President's Monthly Newsletter November 2019

  

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FROM ALLEN MORROW


 

The 2019 Washington State Fair is over.  On the 13 days the fish pond was open we helped 4,841 

kids catch a fish.  This year we were moved to a new location on the fairgrounds which caused  

us some concern, but they proved to be unfounded as we fished over 500 more kids than in 2018. 

This success would not have been possible without the assistance of 58 Master Hunters and 8  

members of the Sno-King PSA Chapter.  Those two groups provided half of the volunteer hours  

it takes to run this program.  The kids we fish at the Fair and other events during the year are the  future of recreational fishing as we know it.  They are the decision makers of tomorrow and if  they don’t understand the entertainment and personal satisfaction we gain by fishing they will  view it as an unnecessary activity for the State to fund.  We all need to participate in our fish  

pond events in an attempt to demonstrate the values we enjoy. 

We are planning a Bobber Dogging event on November 9.  For those unfamiliar with the term  

Bobber Dogging as we are using it, this is a method used by many South Sound anglers to catch  

chum salmon (dog salmon) in the salt.  You simply find a school of chum, usually at the mouth  

of a creek, and float an anchovy under a bobber.  It has proven to be a very successful method for me and many others to catch and usually release one of the best fighting salmon in our waters.   

This year our plan is to invite some active duty service members from JBLM to be our guests.   

As of this date I have 6 boats signed up which means if we have 2 guests per boat we can give 12 

service members an opportunity to fish.  If you haven’t already given me your name and would  

like to join us please or simply want to learn more about the event let me know.  You can reach  

me at 360 866-0189 or at ramorrow@pacifier.com .   More information on chum fishing will be available at our November 7th meeting.  

We are looking for volunteers to help at the Christmas banquet.  Dee Glenn will have a sign-up  

sheet at the November 7th meeting.  Come prepared to add your name to the list so that we can  

again have a great party on December 5.  The Board has decided to cancel the event if we don’t  

have enough volunteers signed up by the end of the meeting. 

Dennis Knutz was very  happy that he missed the Seahawks game on October 3 because he went home with $350.00 when he won the member drawing.  The drawing will be $50.00 for November.

Outings, Events and Announcements

    

  

Bobber Doggin’ November 9, 2019

Our plans for a bobber dogging outing for single soldiers at JBLM are coming together.  The plan is to take single soldiers from JBLM on a chum fishing outing.  We have made contact with an organization called Better Opportunities for  Single Soldiers (BOSS) at JBLM and they are excited about this opportunity for their members.  The plan is to meet at Swantown Marina with our boats at 10:00 AM on the morning of Saturday November 9 go to Mill Creek in Hammersley Inlet or Little Skookum in Totten Inlet (depending on the where the chum are to be found) returning to Swantown around 4:00 PM.  We are planning on taking 2 soldiers per boat so the more boats we have the more we can take out.  The plan is for us to provide all the fishing gear and for the soldiers to have a license, appropriate clothing and something to eat and drink.  

If you are interested and want more information please let me know as soon as possible so I can let the folks at BOSS know how many we can accommodate.  When you do respond it will be helpful if you could let me know how many people you can take on your boat. Contact info is ramorrow@pacifier.com

Allen Morrow


PSA SSC will have a clam dig at Twin Harbors Beach on October 25th.   If you do not know where this is, we will leave the Mud Bay Park and Ride at 1 PM to caravan out to the site.  Or you can  find us on the beach between Grayland Beach Road and Cranberry Beach Road.  Low tide is about 6 PM with a surf perch fishing oppotunity before the dig commences.  


We had our annual kid's fish-in last Saturday, April 13, 2019.  Rain in the morning and wind in the afternoon but the kid's and the volunteers stuck it out. A good time was had by all.

35 volunteers helped 454 kids fish on 2,000 Rainbow Trout.  A couple of big carp thrown into the middle of the event brought smiles all around.  I went back to Long's Pond on Sunday and a young lady was there fishing and had to show me a picture of the big Carp that she had caught at the event.  She said that it tried to pull her in.

It was another successful PSA event

Thanks everybody for all of your time and effort in helping these kids fish.

See you next time.


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 [setthehook55@gmail.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)

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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!

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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! 

-- 

Mike Silvers
 

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)

WHERE:         Cabela’s

1600 Gateway Blvd N.E.

Lacey, WA 98516

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Hatton

Tracy.hatton@cabelas.com

360-252-3535

Tracy Hatton

Events Specialist

Cabela’s – Lacey, WA

(360) 252-3535

4136-8046 (internal)

Tracy.Hatton@cabelas.com

Information for member action and/or a call for volunteers.

  

 

   

It's that time of year again.  We will be setting the pond up at the Puyallup Fair next week and start fishing kids on Friday 8/30.  The fair is open from 8/30 thru 9/22

We need more volunteers to help fish the kids.

Volunteers will each get 2 vendor tickets to the fair.  One to get them free parking in the Silver Lot and get into the fair.  The other ticket can be used anyway you want.  The pond will be open from 12:00-6:00 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on Monday the 2nd.  There will be a lunch break from 2:30-3:30.  All equipment furnished.

We are in a different location this year.  We will be over in front of the Green Gate.  Between Timber Gulch and Mutton Busters.  We will be in a tent by ourselves.  We have more visibility this year so we will probably be busier. 

We need volunteers on the following days.  Opening weekend is where we need the most help.

Friday 8/30 full

Saturday 8/31 need 5 volunteers
 

Sunday 9/1 need 7 volunteers

Monday 9/2 need 6 volunteers

Friday 9/6 need 6 volunteers

Saturday 9/7 need 6 volunteers

Sunday 9/8 need 2 volunteers

Friday 9/13 need 2 volunteers

Saturday 9/14 full

Sunday 9/15 full

Friday 9/20 need 4 volunteers

Saturday 9/21 need 6 volunteers

Sunday 9/22 need 5 volunteers

If you can help out on any of these day, let me know.  Your help is appreciated.

We don't have a pond without volunteers.


If you can give us a hand, please contact Mike Silvers at 360 951-5160.



 On Tuesday June 4th we will fish 70 Special Needs Kids from the Shelton School Districts.  We can use your help.

We could use 3 more people on Monday June 3rd to help set up our pond fill it with water and set up the wheel chair ramp.  Car pool will be leaving the Mud Bay Park and Ride at 3:00 pm.


If you can give us a hand, please contact Mike Silvers at 360 951-5160.


On Tuesday June 4th we helped the kids catch fish.  USFW was be there teaching the kids how to cast.

The kids arrived by school buses at about 10:00am and left with their catch at 2:00pm.   We will released the remaining fish into Mason Lake and packed up the pond.  Subway furnished lunch.

The event address was

Green Diamond Employees rec area

1052 E Mason Lake Dr W

Grapeview WA 98546

-- 

Mike Silvers
Puget Sound Anglers South Sound Chapter
setthehook55@gmail.com
cell/text (360)951-5160




 IMPORTANT MEETING
It is very important to have as many folks attending as possible as this might be your last time to comment on the Lake Washington Sockeye Fishery.

The Cedar River Council will host an important meeting on Tuesday, April 23. at 7 p.m. at the Renton Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center (1 South Grady Way) about the very popular Lake Washington sockeye fisheries. 

Historically, the Cedar River sockeye run was produced by natural spawning. A temporary Cedar River hatchery that began operation in 1991 and that was replaced by a permanent hatchery constructed by Seattle Public Utilities in 2011. 

No Lake Washington recreational sockeye fisheries have been allowed since 2006 when more than 50,000 sockeye were taken by sport anglers over an eighteen day season. That year the number of sockeye surging through the Ballard Locks exceeded 400,000. The 2019 run is forecast at only 15,000, the lowest forecast ever. 

The public meeting will include presentations by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Seattle Public Utilities on the history of the Introduced sockeye run, fabulous periodic sport fishing from the early 1970s until 2006, and the likely reasons the run has collapsed. 

The role of the sockeye hatchery will be covered as well as what might be done to restore the run to harvestable levels and the possibilities this could happen will be discussed. 

Puget Sound Anglers and other organizations have worked hard over the years to secure recreational sockeye fisheries, and engaged as strong advocates for the permanent Cedar River sockeye hatchery. 
Please forward this information to other members and friends. 


Knot tying "class" will be at Mike Silver's on Friday, 22 June at 6:30 PM - see the Club Events page.


Files coming soon.