Presidents Message – June 2015

South King County Puget Sound Anglers

June 2015 Presidents Message by Frank Eshpeter

Our May 20th guest was Salmon University Staffer Kevin Lanier His talk was on early King fishing and he threw in some Ocean Safety.

Kevin shared his experience and the secrets he has learned to help you land more Ocean Salmon. He also shared his knowledge of specific techniques, what gear to use, and what to look for while fishing off shore. We also learned what it takes to safely navigate the shallow bars leading to the ocean and return to port safely. What a show it was Thank you Kevin and KC sport fishing for a great night.

Wow! it is already June and time to get tuned up for this year’s derby season! To kick it of we will have two of the top Puget Sound area (FISHER PERSONS) Glen and Cami.

They will get us all brought up to date on their top producing methods of catching and keeping some nice fish and get you ready for This year’s South King County Puget Sound Anglers 14th Annual Salmon Derby Saturday Aug.1

See you all at our June 17th meeting.

This year’s Derby is looking to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever! We have some great new Sponsors and Prizes that will be hard to beat!

This year’s top Prizes-

1st Place $3500 sponsored by Larson Power Boats, 2nd place $1500 sponsored by Cabela’s, 3rd Place $1000 sponsored by Denali Federal Credit Union

1st Place PSA Member $500 sponsored by Todd’s Extreme Fishing!

We have added to the prizes for the Kids division 1st place $300, 2nd $150 and 3rd $100

And new this year a Military division. Active duty or Vet. $500

Once again we are part of the NW Salmon Derby Series so your derby ticket gets you in the running for a chance to win a 21ft Hewscraft with all the goodies valued at over $65,000

You can get your tickets at most of your favorite tackle stores or get it on line at –

Terry Wiest and Bill Lee will bring us up to date on what is going on with our Derby other events around our area.

Dog House in full operation so come early and have some good eats.

Danny Our Raffle Master will as always have a full table of top notch goodies!

Remember we are a 501C3 charitable organization.

And did you know you can now become a Derby sponsor or just donate if you want on our web site!

See you at our June 17th SKCPSA meeting Come early, get in on the members Raffle, have a dog and let’s talk fishing.

South King County PSA meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month 7pm doors open at 6.

IBEW local 46 Hall in Kent. 19802 62nd AV S Kent WA 98032

Visit us at

Mailing Address SKC Puget Sound Anglers PO BOX 13191 Des Moines WA 98198

Keep your tip up and your line tight and we will see you at our June 17th Meeting


Our Guest speaker 2015 line up


February: Todd Girtz Ocean Fishing
March: Doug Saint-Denis Columbia River Springers
April: Tom Nelson – Crabbing and Shrimping
May: Kevin Lanier – Early King Salmon
June: Glen & Cami Bayer – Salmon Derby Prep

July: Terry J Wiest Pink Techniques – Salt to River
August: Salmon Derby
September: Open
October: Nick Berto – North Sound River Coho Techniques
November: Mike Zavadlov – Hatchery Steelhead Techniques
December: Christmas Party