We received word from the Union Hall where we hold our monthly meetings that all meetings will be cancelled until further notice. So unfortunately we will not be able to hold our members meetings. We are sorry for the bad news. We will keep you informed of any changes.
Edmonds Coho Derby: September 12, 2020. Ticket Cost: $30 per angler . Edmonds Weigh-In Information: Port of Edmonds, 336 Admiral Way, Edmonds, WA 98020. Times: 6:00am - 2:00pm *Must be in line by 2pm to enter your catch. Everett Weigh-In Information: Bayside Marine, 1111 Craftsman Way, Everett, WA 98201
Everett Coho Derby: September 19-20, 2020. Ticket Cost: $30 per angler.
Edmonds Weigh-In Information: Port of Edmonds, 336 Admiral Way, Edmonds, WA 98020. Sept 19th Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm *Must be in line by 4pm to enter your catch. Sept 20th Times: 10:00am - 2:00pm *Must be in line by 2pm to enter your catch. Everett Weigh-In Information: Bayside Marine, 1111 Craftsman Way, Everett, WA 98201
Check out the NW Straits Foundation. They have a great program on protecting marine resources, removing lost and abandoned fishing gear, and restoring local beaches and bluffs.
At the last member's meeting we talked about raising the annual dues to $35 per family. We haven't raised the annual dues for over 10 years and with other clubs at $35 or $40 we thought it might be time to match the $35 dues. At this month's board meeting we took a vote and approved the new dues amount. Starting 2020 the new annual dues will be $35. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you
The ocean salmon season has just opened back up and the halibut season is on the horizon. It has been a pretty crazy couple months for everyone. We hope all members and their families have stayed safe during these difficult times. Our chapter is hoping to be able to host some type of meeting in the month of August if allowed. The general meeting date is slated for August 19th. If we cannot return yet to our regular meeting hall than we have considered doing something outside where we can all stay safe.
I’d highly suggest anyone who wants to shake the rust off and get some good quality fishing in to give the local resident coho a try. This is a fantastic fishery for the entire family with often times many opportunities of hooking up with these tasty fish. Some great places to try are off the south tip of Jefferson head and near Meadowdale Point just a short run from the Shilshole boat ramp. You do not need any heavy gear because these fish aren’t real big. Any fish between 2 and 4 pounds would be excellent table fare. Start shallow in the morning 15 to 30 ft and drop down as the sun comes up. Consider a 60 to 80 ft depth once the sun is on the water. Small 8 inch flashers with either an Ace Hi Fly in white or a green hootchie will get it done. If you prefer a small herring strip won’t hurt to tip the scales in favor of a bite. Take advantage of this great fishery while waiting for the July chinook opener.
Lastly we regret to inform everyone that the Annual Salmon Derby slated for August 1st has been officially canceled for 2020. It was not an easy decision and through a curve ball to the entire chapter. The actual run of fish might be a bit better than 2019 so even though we had to call the derby let’s get out there and get some nice fin clipped chinook in marine area 11.
Membership is only $ 35.00 dollars for the year and is good for an individual or family
Captain Sean Finney
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