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.
Wednesday November 15, 2017 -
Speaker – Gene Jackson -- Lake Chelan and Surrounding Fishing
Gene will give an overview of research and the results of
Spring, Summer, and Fall trips to fish in Lake Chelan and other
bodies of water in that area. He will explain his decision to
target "warm water" fish, and why he had to change locations
numerous times to get away from Trout and other fish. In
addition to the type of fish targeted, Gene will go over how he
chose when and where to fish, what the results were of each
trip, and what he would do differently if the future. This
presentation will also breakdown the pros and cons of each
Part of the presentation will review various lake details
including ramp qualities, available parking, and lake depths.
Gene will also cover locations that worked on the various bodies
they fished and what flies, crank baits, plastics, and the
specific rigging that worked best for them. And finally, he will
share lessons learned, including best times of day to fish,
frustrations with locals, and great eating and drinking
The goal for this presentation is to provide members enough
information to organize their own trip to fish the Lake Chelan
area. The quality fishing, great weather, and relatively close
proximity make a trip to this area a "must do in 2018"!
Public Meeting November 16th
– restore salmon update
Tacoma Power is holding a public meeting Thursday, November
16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cushman Fire Hall (240 N. Standstill
Drive), Hoodsport, WA. They will be giving an update on their
efforts to restore salmon in the North Fork Skokomish River
basin. This will include the experimental jump starting of a
sockeye run using eyed eggs from the Baker River system that
most sport fishing groups are opposing because of the closure of
the Skokomish River to sport salmon fishing by the Department of
Fish and Wildlife. The closures, expected to continue in 2018,
were in response to legal challenge of river bottom ownership by
the Skokomish Indian tribe. Our club was a major participant in
the July 30, 2016 rally held at the George Adams Hatchery to
protest of the closure in 2016 which happened again in 2017.
Skokomish Tribe harvested 55,000 Chinook this year with more
than 35,000 surplus Chinook coming back to the GA Hatchery.
Frank Urabeck continues to quarter-back the effort to get our
fishery back. He is supported by PSA and four other leading
sport fishing groups in that fight. Frank will be challenging
Tacoma Power at the Hoodsport meeting where free food will be
Christmas Banquet – December 2nd
This year's Chapter Christmas Party Banquet will be held
at the Kent Senior Activity Center (same place as last
year). Doug Williams is our party chairman and will have sign-up
sheets available at the November 15th general meeting.
Be sure and send your fishing pictures to Rich Gregory as
soon as possible so he can start putting the slide show
together. Pictures can be sent to email@example.com.
If you have good quality items for the silent auction, bring
them and see Greg Hindman for a bid sheet. Donations of items
other than fishing gear are encouraged to keep our non-fishing
family members interested.
Each member should bring a dish to share for the dinner. The
club will furnish a turkey, ham, beer, coffee, water and soft
drinks. There will be wine available as well.
As in years past, there will be a smoked fish contest. Bring
your favorite recipe for tasting. Everyone will have the
opportunity to vote for the best recipe and a prize will be
awarded by the club.
Everyone is also encouraged to bring their favorite lure to
hang on the "lure tree" which will be displayed in the hall.
Each participant will be given a ticket and there will be a
drawing for the tree after the dinner. Winner receives all the
lures on the tree. Lures are to be worth approximately $5.
We hope you and your families will be able to join us this
year for a night of great food, fun and fellowship.
27-28 Mike Woods Memorial outing
Mike Wood Memorial Fall Fishing Outing -- Recap
The Mike Wood memorial fishing outing was October 27-28 at
Wishkah. We had approximately 12 guys attend and fish some of
the local rivers. While some of the guys were scratching out a
few coho due to fairly low water conditions, fishing was tough.
While some of the guys were able to scratch out a keeper coho or
two, many of the fish were dark and not in the mood to bite.
However, there were plenty of chum around to bend rods. Despite
river conditions, we enjoyed the opportunity to get together to
fish, share a great meal and tell some fishing & hunting stories
around the wood stove. Thanks to the guys who stuck around to
clean up and a great big "Thank you" to Darrell Wood for opening
up his home to our group each year.
November 2016 Speaker Presentation
Presentation by WDFW Laurie Peterson
- Auburn Kids Derby at Mill Pond
Flaming Geyser State Park
May 13, 2017
The release of the fish reared at Flaming Geyser State Park
released into Christy Creek on May 13th. See attached video from
Click for Bryce Ponds Youtube Video
City of Algona Annual Kids Fishing Derby
STEEL LAKE PARK- FEDERAL WAY - June 3rd, 2017
with the city of Federal Way to do a kids fishing derby every
State will provided 2000 fish this year; a discussion of larger
fish from Trout Lodge resulted in approval to spend $500 this
year for more large fish [approximately 2x as many as last
Columbia River Outing – June 23 – 25
11th Annual Carbon River Cleanup
Club Outing was held on October 27-28 which is the "Mike Woods
Memorial Outing" on the Humptulips River. Check out
the previous years
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.