Sunday, December 27, 2009

Annual State TU Meeting in Olympia

The next WCTU Council meeting is scheduled for January 8th & 9th at the Tumwater Comfort Inn Conference Center.
It will start on Friday afternoon with a gathering for presidents, committee meetings and an Executive Board meeting.  On Saturday we will have a key note address by Congressman Norm Dicks and a panel discussion on the Chehalis Basin Flood Planning.  The panelists will be Thurston, Lewis and Grays Harbor County Commissioners and WDFW.  We will also spend the afternoon with chapter reports and presentations and a round table discussion on topics that are chosen by the chapter presidents.  We will also be having our annual awards presentation.
The council would like to encourage all TU members to attend. Whether you go down for the entire meeting or part of the day on Saturday it would be appreciated and we hope educational.
Contact Gary McConaghy at : and I will forward registration information as well as the agenda if your interested in going.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays

The Board of Directors of the Edmonds Chapter Trout Unlimited would like to wish you all:

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Joe Malan's Big King

Joe Malan caught this 31# King in Southern Oregon November 23rd (John Hjort is aiding in holding up the fish for the picture)..

Monday, November 23, 2009

5 Pacific Salmon Species on a Fly Milestones Completed

John Hjort and Dan Reynolds each completed their lifetime goals of catching each of the 5 Species of Pacific Salmon (Coho, Chinook, Chum,Pink and Sockeye) on a fly rod.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Raffle Winners for 2009

Below are the raffle winners for 2009. Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets this year:
  • 1st prize - Puerto Vallarta Trip - Cliff Gullings - Tacoma, Wa
  • 2nd prize - Pontoon boat - Cathy Cripe - Maple Valley, Wa
  • 3rd prize - Kootenai fishing trip - Cameron Otopalick - Yakima, Wa
  • 4th Prize - Fethastyx Rod - Jeff Muramatsu - Pullman, Wa
  • 5th Prize - Printer - Tim Gavin - Yakima, Wa

Friday, November 13, 2009

General Meeting moved to Wednesday Nov. 18th

The general meeting as been moved up a week to the 18th so as not to conflict with Thanksgiving. Our guest speaker will be Mark Baltzell with WDFW. Mark’s primary duties within the agency are coordinating and conducting mark-selective fishery studies for Chinook. We have 4 of those fisheries ongoing in our area right now (Marine Areas 9, 10, 8.1 and 8.2). Mark will talk about those, and summer fisheries, and results from these fisheries since 2005.

Please join us for Mark's presentation, the raffle, elections for the Board of Directors for 2010 and a chance to catch-up with your friends.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

General Meeting Tonight October 28th

Don't forget the general meeting tonight at the South Snohomish Senior Center at 7:00 PM. We will have two speakers, to talk about smoking and preserving fish and the other is our local WDFW officer for everyone to meet and greet and get his take on what is happening on the local waters that is of concern to the Dept of Fisheries. As usual we will also have another great raffle.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Willow Creek bank reconstruction 10/4/2009

A recent early fall rainstorm caused some of the logs that were reinforcing the east bank of Willow Creek to become dislodged. Several volunteers worked to move the logs back into position, reinforce with stainless steel cables and a bunch of heavy rocks. The work should help to keep the stream in it's banks during the upcoming rainy season we always get in the late fall and early winter.

Monday, September 14, 2009

General Meeting Wednesday Sept 23rd

Reminder to all members that it's time for our next General Membership meeting on Sept 23rd at the South Snohomish County Senior Center. We will have a great speaker to tell us all about fishing in the North Puget Sound and another outstanding raffle. Please mark it on your calendar and plan to attend

Hatchery Manager Walter Thompson on Coho Patrol

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

2009 chapter Barbeque 7.15.09

Thanks to John Hjort for all of his hard work in organizing the food for our barbeque. He and Larry Clure did most of the work of cooking for the rest of us to enjoy. We had a good turnout but certainly would love to see those of you who couldn't make this year, next year. The grounds of the Hatchery are in great shape, thanks to the Halls and if you get a chance feel free to stop by and tour the grounds and the Willow Creek restoration.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

2009 Chapter Barbeque Wednesday July 15th

The Edmonds Laebugten Salmon Chapter of TroutUnlimited is having our annual summer barbeque at the Willow Creek Hatchery on Wednesday night July 15th starting at 6:00 PM.We would like to encourage all members to come visit the hatchery if you haven't been here for awhile. Don Hall has done a tremendous job of keeping the grounds looking wonderful.We would also like to be able to welcome the new members that have joined us from the Mukilteo and Ballard Chapters that have been closed. We look forward to meeting you and hope that you will be able to attend this fun event. This event is also for your family to attend as well.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Information about our Chapter

Edmonds/Laebugten Salmon Chapter Trout Unlimited
Washington Council Trout Unlimited
PO Box 278, Edmonds, WA 98020
We are recreational salmon & freshwater fishermen. Most of us consider Puget Sound our backyard. You can find us fishing the Edmonds shoreline, Possession Bar, Point-No-Point, Eglon, Admiralty Inlet, Jefferson Head, area lakes & streams throughout the year
The Edmonds Laebugten Salmon Chapter, based in Edmonds, is affiliated with the Washington Council of Trout Unlimited (the state wide entity & all other TU Chapters) and the national organization of TU. The Laebugten portion of our name is a Norwegian word meaning "quiet cove" and pronounced "lah-boot-n".
On the 4th Wednesday of each month, we meet at 7:00 pm at the South County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds (one block south of the Edmonds Ferry Terminal). Our meetings routinely include a guest speaker, a member fishing report, raffle drawing, refreshments etc.
Activities include Club derbies, sponsorship of sport & fly fishing schools, participation in the Edmonds Waterfront Festival (our Open House & Kids Fishing Pond), Edmonds Fishing Pier Coho Net Pen, the Willow Creek Hatchery (formerly known as Deer Creek Hatchery), various other enhancement projects, elementary school education classes and our annual awards banquet held each spring.
Our chapter was started in 1974 by seventeen concerned sport fisherman in response to an obviously diminishing salmon resource and inequitable allocation of the resource to the recreational fisherman. Our purposes are:
1. To preserve and protect the cold water resource
2. To work with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and other interested groups to enhance the salmon stocks of Puget Sound
3. To advocate for more equitable allocation of the non-treaty portion of the salmon resources to the recreational salmon fisherman through realignment, relocation and reduction in the commercial gear on Puget Sound, the straits of Juan de Fuca and in the North Pacific
4. To promote a more viable recreational salmon fishery in Puget Sound, especially Marine areas 8, 9 and 10.
We raise salmon. We raise awareness. We actively participate in salmon politics. Our projects not only add salmon to the Puget Sound for the benefit of all but serve to educate kids, parents and the general public in our community.
Annually since 1979, we have sponsored a Coho net pen rearing project under the Edmonds Fishing Pier. We raise 30,000 Coho smolts for several months until they imprint on the local waters. Instead of migrating long distances, a number of them become residents of the Puget Sound. Survivors return as mature adults to the Edmonds Fishing Pier and creeks along the Edmonds shoreline.
Our largest project is the Willow Creek Hatchery. After years of fund-raising and contributions by many, we built the Willow Creek Hatchery in 1985. It is one of the largest privately maintained and volunteer operated hatcheries in the State of Washington. Under the supervision of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, we have successfully raised and out-planted an average of 100,000 high-quality salmon each year.
Since 1990, we have out-planted over 2,250,000 Coho fry into Scriber Creek, Swamp Creek, North Creek, Boeing Creek and Edmonds area watersheds. Hundreds of Edmonds and Shoreline Districts’ elementary school students have participated in Willow Creek Hatchery/Edmonds Fishing Pier field trips.
It takes a lot of community support and volunteer effort to sustain our enhancement projects. Edmonds/Laebugten’s primary source of funding comes from our Annual Awards Night Banquet and Auction. Sponsors contributions and auction donations are actively solicited and are 100% tax deductible (we are a non-profit organization). If you believe in our goals and in what we are accomplishing, please contact our club. We also appreciate direct contributions to help defray our expenses as well. Your support and participation will be rewarding & appreciated.