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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 - 6:00pm

Speaker – Gene Jackson -- Lake Chelan and Surrounding Fishing Locations

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 season.

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 locations.

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 served.

Christmas Banquet – December 2nd

This year's Chapter Christmas Party Banquet will be held December 2nd 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

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.

October 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

Salmon Management Presentation by WDFW Laurie Peterson

Club Events

May  6th 2017 - Auburn Kids Derby at Mill Pond

Brice Ponds release at Flaming Geyser State Park May 13, 2017

The release of the fish reared at Flaming Geyser State Park will be released into Christy Creek on May 13th. See attached video from last year:

Click for Bryce Ponds Youtube Video

City of Algona Annual Kids Fishing Derby May 20th


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 $500 this year for more large fish [approximately 2x as many as last year]. 

Columbia River Outing – June 23 – 25


11th Annual Carbon River Cleanup

September 23rd

Club Outing was held on October 27-28 which is the "Mike Woods Memorial Outing" on the Humptulips River. Check out the previous years Pictures

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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