Save Our Fish
Next chapter meeting
6:00 PM on
Wednesday July 23rd
Board Meeting August 13th
South Auburn Round Table Pizza
4002 A Street SE, Auburn
Save Our Fish (SOF) Chapter continues to grow very fast, attracting a lot of new members every month. We want to welcome you to one of our meetings and a chance to have fun, meet new people, expand your friendship circle, improve your fishing skills and be part of a group that intends to make a difference. Chapter meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month.
WDFW Deputy Assistant Director
– Questions that Ron has been asked to address
- Will DFW make the same mistake next
year cutting off sport fishing for Chinook in upper Grays Harbor
(John's River fishery) while allowing the Quinault tribe to
harvest the "saved" wild Chinook that had been intended to
improve conservation escapement? How many days less will be the
non-tribal Coho commercial fishery in Grays Harbor in 2014 vs.
the days fished in 2013? How much will this reduce the wild
Chinook by catch? Please provide the respective tribal directed
and C&S Chinook and Coho fishing schedules for the Chehalis and
Humptulips basins for 2013 and 2014, the actual harvest for 2013
and expected harvest for 2014 of each species.
- What is being done to restore
meaningful Chinook fishing success in CA 11 that we enjoyed
prior to the opening of CA 9 and 10 to mark selective sport
- What is the likelihood of a directed
Lake Washington sockeye fishery in 2015 and/or 2016? Will there
be an allowance of Lake Washington basin wild Chinook impacts
for such a fishery? Will there be a payback to sports
allocation for our next sockeye fishery from the tribes for the
35,000 C& S harvest of sockeye that is likely to be the
cumulated tribal take since 2006 through 2014?
- If the Humptulips river is closed for
sports harvest of Chinook, will the tribes still have a gillnet
fishery for Coho? If so, what is their allowable Chinook impact?
What will that season allocation be?
May 17th -
Brice Ponds release at
Flaming Geyser State Park
thanks to everyone who helped out this year with the steelhead imprint
project this year at Flaming Geyser State Park (pond set-up, feeding,
and clean-up and release). The project went very smoothly this year with
no major problems. Appoximately 12,000 wild broodstock program steelhead
were released into Christy Creek on May 17th. See attached video:
Bryce Ponds Youtube Video
STEEL LAKE PARK-
FEDERAL WAY - June 7th
We worked with the
city of Federal Way to do a kids fishing derby every spring.
The State will
provided 2000 fish this year; a discussion of larger fish from Trout
Lodge resulted in approval to spend $700 this year for more large fish
[approximately 2x as many as last year].
June 8 2014 - Auburn
Senior Derby at Mill Pond
Fishing Reports from the
Club Outing will be (October 31-Nov1)
or November 7-8 (weather dependant) is our "Mike Woods Memorial Outing" on the Humptulips River. Check out the
previous years Pictures
Picture from 2009 Sturgeon Club trip
Nisqually River Access
The Nisqually River runs through Fort Lewis so it is best to get access
to the fort. Access Range Control operates the Area
Access office to issue permits and grant non-training access to the
Range Complex. The Area Access office is located in Building 4074, at
the intersection of Stryker and Kaufman Avenues, JBLM-Main. Go to the
visitor center located at exit 120 on I-5. You will need your drivers
license, insurance information, and registration for your vehicle. Ask
for a pass so that you can go to the Range office.
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