Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September General meeting canceled

The General Meeting scheduled for this evening (Sept. 23rd) has been canceled because the speaker we wanted to present is not able to be with us. We will have a general meeting on Wednesday October 28th.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Open House 2015

The Edmonds Salmon Chapter Trout Unlimited will be celebrating their annual Open House at the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery in conjunction with the Edmonds Waterfront Festival as well as their 30th Anniversary as a Hatchery. This will occur on Saturday May 30th & Sunday May 31st   2015 from 10am to 4pm. The hatchery is located at 95 Pine Street in Edmonds (NW corner of Pine Street and Hwy 104)

There will be shuttle busses from the Waterfront Festival that will drop off and pickup people at the entrance to the Festival from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Last bus from the Hatchery is at 4pm.

This annual open house is for the whole family. Free trout fishing for kids 12 and under. The Edmonds Salmon Chapter members will clean the fish. Free coffee, popcorn, juice, and cookies will be available. Tours of the fish hatchery will be available. A special attraction this year is an in-hatchery simulation of the salmon in a stream bed and how they interact with the flowing current.  Bring the family to the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery and see why the Edmonds Salmon Chapter has been awarded numerous Washington State Trout Unlimited Aquatic Education Awards.

The Willow Creek Hatchery was originally constructed in 1985 by a handful of dedicated fishermen who wanted to help with salmon enhancement in the north Puget Sound and to provide Aquatic Education to school children. In the 30 years since, over 10,000 students have learned about salmon and the importance of stream habitat from field trips to the hatchery.

For more information contact Trout Unlimited at the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery 425.771 5970 or contact Gary McConaghy 206-354-0877


Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Our presentation for the General meeting on April 22, 2015 will by Kip Killabrew. Kip has worked for 27 years with the Stillaguamish Tribe as their enhancement biologist overseeing the tribes’ conservation hatchery programs. He has previously worked with the WDFW, NOAA and the University of Washington. He is going to discuss the Past, Present and Future of the Stillaguamish River shed. He is a sought after expert on this area and his talks are always very entertaining and informative. We hope you will be able to attend this meeting at the Edmonds Senior Center on the Edmonds Waterfront at 7:00 PM

In addition to the presentation we will have some great raffle items and also discuss the upcoming Open House and Kid’s Fishing Pond at the Willow Creek Hatchery that occurs May 30 & 31, 2015.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The General Meeting scheduled for this Wednesday March 25th is being canceled. The next General meeting will be April 22nd at the Edmonds Senior Center.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Our next General Meeting will be March 25th at the Edmonds Senior Center @ 7:00 PM. Information about the speaker will be posted here in the next week and will also be included in our newsletter that will be published the middle of March.
We have our full compliment of coho in the Hatchery (80,000) as well as the 25,000 that are in the Imprint Pen located at the Edmonds'  Fishing Pier. We want to thank all those volunteers who showed up to assemble and launch the net pen and those that cleaned the fish pond prior to the arrival of the yearling fry we received. Your help is certainly appreciated.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 19th General Meeting

Our next General Meeting will be Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 pm at the Edmonds Senior Center south of the Edmonds Ferry Dock in Edmonds, WA.

Our speaker will be Mike Jablinski of All Season Charters who will captain the Annie A for our blackmouth fishing trip in December. (See more information below.) Mike will explain where we will be fishing, what type of gear you will need if you bring your own gear and general fishing tips for fishing blackmouth. Even if you are not going on the trip but plan on doing some fishing on your own this winter, you will find his talk informative.

In addition, this will serve as our annual meeting for election of board members. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact Gary McConaghy at (206) 354-0877 to get your name on the ballot. The requirement is you must be a member for at least a year and willing to commit to monthly board meetings. We encourage you to step forward to serve on the board.

Blackmouth Fishing Trip

We have arranged for a full charter fishing trip on Sunday, December 14th at 6:30 am on the Annie A from All Season Charters in Edmonds. The charge for the day of fishing will be $50/member - this is a discounted fee thanks to an offset from the Board of Directors. This includes gear, if you need it, bait and coffee. We are limited to the first 23 that sign-up and pay their money at the General Meeting on November 19th at 7:00 pm. There will also be a $5 entry fee each for the two contests: First Fish and Biggest Fish. You are welcome to bring a lunch as well as beer or wine to enjoy on the water.

You will need a fishing license and we encourage you to pick one up ahead of time at either the All Season Charters’ office by Arnies restaurant or any other license retailer. We will meet at the charter office at 6:30 am. The boat will leave promptly at 7:00 am and return around noon.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 2014 Newsletter Posted under Newsletters

Members should receive a newsletter by the end of this week. It is also posted under Newsletters on this page. Please remember to attend the General Meeting next Wednesday June 25th for the presentation by Leland Miyawaki