Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Chapter hosted State Council Meeting

The Edmonds Salmon Chapter was host to the WCTU (Washington Council Trout Unlimited) meeting on January 30th. We had a good turnout from around the state and they were all very complimentary of our facility. Ray Crawford, Greg Beach, John Hjort and Walter Thompson did a lot of work in the classroom to get ready for this event. We completed a new heating system, installed new lighting and repainted the walls. As you can see from the photo, the room is bright and warm.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Update for 2016

As you can see from the new layout we have updated the website for 2016 and added a calendar feature. On the calendar we will post events for the Hatchery for seminars, meetings and work crews. We will also show the other groups that use the Hatchery for meetings and seminars.
With the unknown fishing opportunities for this month and when they may or may not start, we have decided to postpone this months meeting until February. If there is an opening in the Blackmouth fishery, we will make every effort to put together a fishing trip the end of February first of March. This will be announced as soon as we can get some firm information.
We would also like to welcome our newest member of the board, Luke Hanna. Welcome aboard Luke!

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 18th General Meeting

The next General Meeting will be held at the Edmonds Senior Center this Wednesday January 18th at 7:00 pm. Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Mike Jablinski from All Season Charters in Edmonds. We have scheduled to do a club fishing trip with them on January 16, 2016 when all the areas should be open for hatchery chinook. This is also our annual meeting of Elections to the Board. If you are interested in serving on the board, please plan to attend and let a board member know your desire to serve. We will also have an update on the happenings around the hatchery. Also, if you have an idea for a speaker for our General meetings, we would appreciate your input. We would like to invite people that you as a member would like to hear, but we need to know who that might be.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October General meeting canceled....Blackmouth shootout info

We are canceling the October 27, 2015 General Meeting once again because the speaker we intended to use is not able to attend. We will have Mike Jablinksi, All Season Charters speak at our November 18th General Meeting. Current plan is to have Mike talk about blackmouth fishing in the Puget Sound off Edmonds as well as Captain another Blackmouth Shootout fishing trip we want to schedule for Saturday November 21st or Sunday the 22nd. Plans have not been finalized nor the costs but we will complete in the next week and let everyone know. The trip will be limited to the first 22 to sign up. This is earlier than the trip we did last year and area 9 should be open this time instead of just 10.

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.