James grew up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest and fishing has always been a part of his soul. When other kids were playing team sports, you would find him in the back yard casting into empty coffee cans just to get his timing and accuracy down. He spent 14 years making, designing and prototyping a different type of lure that causes a fish to strike. Through many trials and errors he finally perfected the right presentation and Wicked was born.
We are so pleased to announce that Steven Pringle won our 18th Annual Salmon Derby with a 21.40lb Chinook. We had a great turn out with 126 fish weighed in and sold over 400 tickets. It was an absolutely amazing day. Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers to make this year's derby one of the best ever.
Gafco Roofing & Construction, Sportco, Outdoor Emporium, Silver Horde, Denali CU, Todd's Extreme Fishing, United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 2761, Mitch Rice & Lead Molder, Handle Rite, Pro Cure, Scotty, Pro Troll, Les Schwab, Safeway, Robbins & Co, Shimano, IBEW Local 46, Columbia, Keurig/Dr Pepper, Sportsman Warehouse, Auto Zone, Dick's Sporting Goods, 7UP/Snapple, Saltwater Pimp, Fin's Reels, Menchies, Point Defiance Marina, Des Moines Marina, Narrows Marina, Kitsap Marina
Captain Tommy Donlin was in the house for our July 17th general meeting. It’s always great to have Tommy come and talk with the club. He always has fantastic information and knowledge to share with us all on Tuna. You can tell he’s passionate about it as well. He should be because his trips are very successful. If there is one thing you will learn with these tuna is that you had better plan and plan some more when you think you have it understood. Be prepared and bring your “A” game. Tommy brings a lot of championship caliber thought to how he fishes for tuna and so should we all. Fresh albacore will be hitting the docks at Westport and a few other coastal marinas very soon.
August 3rd is approaching fast for our 18th annual salmon derby hosted by the South King County PSA Chapter. We will have weigh in stations at Point Defiance, Tacoma Narrows and the Des Moines Marina. The derby is open to areas 10, 11 and 13. Weigh ins open at 8:00 am and close and 1 pm. So get in line by 1 to have your fish weight. Prize ceremony will be at Point Defiance and start at 3 pm. We a lot of great sponsors this year and fantastic donations. Special thanks to everyone who has helped with putting this derby on this year. Volunteers as well.
Just a reminder that our chapter will not be having a general meeting in the month of August. We’ll take the month of August off due to the derby and will be back at it in September. Good luck to everyone fishing this summer and tight lines to all.
Upcoming schedule of events: NO MEETING IN AUGUST DUE TO OUR DERBY
September 18th Speak TBD
Captain Sean Finney
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P.O. Box 13191, Des Moines, WA 98198