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Save Our Fish

Auburn

Next chapter meeting
6:00 PM on Wednesday July 23rd
Board Meeting August 13th
South Auburn Round Table Pizza
4002 A Street SE, Auburn

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.

Membership Form

Upcoming Speakers

July 23rd -   Ron Warren WDFW Deputy Assistant Director  – Questions that Ron has been asked to address

  1. 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.
  2. 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 fishing?
  3. 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?  
  4. 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?

Club Events

May 17th - Brice Ponds release at Flaming Geyser State Park

A big 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:

Click for Bryce Ponds Youtube Video

 

STEEL LAKE PARK- FEDERAL WAY - June 7th 2014

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 Seattle Times

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

Sturgeon Fishing

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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