• May 08, 2014

    MAY General Meeting -- Everyone Welcome!


    PRESENTS


     

     

    Commercial Troller

     

    GREG MUELLER

     

     

     

     

    Take your ocean salmon tactics to new heights! Greg Mueller ocean troller and sport fisher is going to bring his expertise to the table. Downrigger fishers fish the same way that the ocean trollers do. Greg is going to show you the secrets of how to target ocean kings and coho. His expertise will show his methods of finding the correct depth and color that they are swimming at and what bait they are looking for. Each lure color represents a different kind of baitfish. This will help you fine tune how and where you are going to target the fish. Many don’t know but early in the king season the kings run very deep. At a certain time they come up in the water column. This is information that is critical. Also included showing you how to pressure bleed your fish to make your salmon sashimi grade! This is what is needed to bring the high prices. Our finclipped early season king fishery starts in May with two finclipped kings. These are hard fighting kings that are a blast to catch.  This will get you ready for this great fishery and the standard ocean salmon fishery right behind it.

     
    Many of us have salmon fished the ocean for a long time and have traded information finding schools of salmon and that is pricless. Working together to find the fish is step one. Our working groups includes tribal trollers, non-tribal trollers, charterboats, and other recreational fishers. Figuring out whether the fish are running the beach, offshore 15 miles, or out on the edge of the continental shelf can be the difference between a terrible or a terrific fishery. It can be a desert out there when you are in the wrong place. Don’t miss this one and bring your pencil and paper. You cannot gain so much information in a short time anywhere else.

     

     

    Thursday, May 8th 6:30PM

    EDMONDS SENIOR CENTER
    on the Edmonds Waterfront

    220 Railroad Ave
    Edmonds, WA 98020

     

    Big Hot Dog or Pizza Slice: $2

    Soft Drinks: $1
     

     



    BIG RAFFLE

     

  • January 01, 2014

    2014 Big Fish Contest

    You must be a current PSA Sno-King Member to enter this contest!

    Kids Division- must be 15 and under at the time the fish is caught.

    All the same rules as the adult division. 

    Good Luck!

    Catch a big fish in Washington State or Surrounding waters!

    · The fish must be one of the species listed below.

     · Fish must caught by hook and line angling only.

     · All contestants must fish in accordance with the current WDFW fishing regulations.

     · All contestants must be a PSA Sno-King member.

     · The member must have a current paid membership at the time of catching the fish.

     · The fish must be hooked, fought and landed by a PSA Sno-King member (except netting, harpooning or gaffing) The member may have help fighting the fish only by another PSA Sno-King member in which case both members names will be placed on the plaque as co-winners.

     · If fishing outside of Washington State, you must launch and land your boat on the same day at a Washington State boat launch and you must follow the regulations for that particular jurisdiction.

     · Fish not caught legally will be disqualified.

     · You may place in more than one division, but not place more than once in each division.
    You may upgrade your fish in each division.


    · The decisions of legality, length and weight will be final and binding and determined by the PSA Sno-King Board of Directors. If a board member is entered in any of the divisions top 3 fish they will not be allowed to influence any decision regarding legality if a dispute arises in that particular division.
     

     

    To enter a fish for the big fish contest you must;

    Salmon

    Provide a picture showing a tape measurement of overall length and girth on Chinook or Coho salmon. Length should me measured from tip of the mouth to the tip of the tail and the numbers on the tape must be readable. Girth should be measured by circling the tape snugly around the salmons mid-section just in front of the dorsal fin with the numbers on the tape readable at the intersect point on the tape. The fish must be laying flat on the deck when measuring! If the fish is hanging it may be disqualified.
    These measurements will be used to verify the fish weight. Please also provide an accurate weight. All Salmon will be calculated at the weight based on the Length/Girth calculator on Piscatorial Pursuits. This calculation is not always accurate but all salmon will be weighed using this method for 2014.  Your actual scale weight may differ from these results!

    Here is the link to the PP calculator;
    http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/resourcecenter/weightcalculator.htm

    Halibut and Ling Cod

    Provide a picture of the overall length from tip of the mouth to the tip of the tail on Halibut and Ling Cod. The tape must be readable. The fish must be laying flat on the deck when measuring! If the fish is hanging it may be disqualified.
    Please provide an accurate weight if possible. Halibut and Ling Cod will be rated by length measurement chart to determine weight. Weight charts are on the contest home page.


    Albacore Tuna Measuring
     

    Provide a picture of the overall length from tip of the mouth to the FORK (center) of the tail on Albacore Tuna. The tape must be readable. The fish must be laying flat on the deck when measuring! If the fish is hanging it may be disqualified.
    Please provide an accurate weight if possible. Albacore Tuna will be rated by length measurement chart to determine weight.
    The weight chart is viewable on the contest home page.

     

    We will need a photo in Jpeg format showing the fisherman holding the fish to place on the plaque.

    Take lots of pictures!!!
    Portrait or Landscape will work either way on a plaque.

    e-mail all pictures to Ron Garner and or Tim Stumpf at the following
    address;

    rgarner755@aol.com

    tdstumpf@yahoo.com

     

    plaques will be for the 3 biggest fish in each division listed below;

    A certificate, suitable for framing, will be provided for places 4-10 

    ***** Chinook ***** Coho***** Halibut ***** Ling Cod *****Albacore Tuna*****