Thursday, December 8, 2011

Change in General Meeting Schedule for 2012 & New Officers for Board

The Board of Directors has decided to implement a change for the General Meetings for 2012. Essentially we will hold General meetings every other month and on the alternate months we will have a work party at the hatchery for a few hours. We will provide a breakfast for all the volunteers starting at 8:00 am followed by a couple hours of work around the hatchery. The following is the schedule for work parties and General Meetings:
Work Parties (all Saturdays): Jan 14, Mar 10, May 12, Oct 13 & Dec 15
General Meetings(4th Wednesdays) Feb 22, Apr 25, Jun 27, Sept 26 & Nov 28
The BBQ and Auction this year will be held on Wednesday August 8th at the Edmonds Senior Center.

The newly elected officers for 2012 are:
President:     Ray Crawford
Vice Pres:    Larry Clure
Secretary:    Judy Zimmerman
Treasurer:    Gary McConaghy

We still need to add an additional board member for 2012, if interested contact Ray Crawford @               425-774-3219.
The Board would also like to thank Steve Beck for the 9 years of dedicated work he put into being our Treasurer. He did an outstanding job and leaves a great legacy.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Red Gold to be Presented at Next General Meeting November 16th

The Edmonds Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present the award winning documentary, Red Gold -- the story of a massive mining development which could destroy Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to  the most pristine and productive Sockeye salmon rivers in the world -- on Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 PM at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. in Edmonds, (just north of the ferry terminal). 

The program -- open to the public -- will also feature Dwayne Meadows, Trout Unlimited Outreach Director, who will discuss the urgent need for awareness about Pebble Mine and its dire effect on an entire ecosystem. 

This beautiful region is home to the largest Sockeye runs in North America, with 40 million returning to its waters each year. Meadows will explain the national effort underway to prevent Pebble Mine from moving forward -- a move that would destroy these sustainable fish runs that provide subsistence and the livelihoods of thousands, including Washington residents who depend on the clean waters of Bristol Bay and it’s upper estuary habitat in Alaska.

Link to Trout Unlimited Bristol Bay site:

In addition to the presentation we will have an outstanding raffle and information about next year's meeting plans and take nominations from the floor for the Board of Directors for 2012.

Friday, October 7, 2011

October 26th General Meeting

Our next General Meeting will be October 26th and our guest speaker this month will be Bob McChesney, the Executive Director Port of Edmonds.  Bob will discuss and take questions on port activities, upcoming development plans and how the port and the hatchery will be able to work together to enhance our goals for the future. 
The meeting will be @ 7:00 PM at South Snohomish County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Edmonds, WA. We will also have a our regular raffle as well as tickets for a raffle from the Ballard Chapter for a $500 Steelhead rod. There will only be 100 total tickets sold at $5/ea so the chances are pretty good for this one. The drawing will be held on November 1, 2011.
For your information and planning for November, we will have Dwayne Meadows who is the Bristol Bay National Outreach Director to discuss the dispute regarding the mining proposal for the Bristol Bay System. The November meeting will be held on Wednesday November 16th because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will also be holding elections for the Board of Directors. Anyone interested in being on the board should contact one of the board members at the October meeting or send an email to:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer BBQ and Auction

Thank You to everyone who attended our summer BBQ and Auction. It was a tremendous success and we appreciate the participation. We had a beautiful evening on the waterfront in Edmonds, good food and a lot  of fun. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

BBQ and Auction Wednesday 8/10 @ 6:00pm

Just a quick reminder about the BBQ/Raffle/Auction next week. If you haven't already purchased tickets you can still make a reservation and buy them at the door by calling Gary McConaghy @206-354-0877. We have some great items this year for the auctions and raffles...$50 gift cards to QFC, Home Depot and Arnie's to mention a few as well as a nice Orvis Flyrod, other fishing gear and several home and garden items. We will start at 6:00 PM and dinner will begin about 6:30. We have a good group attending but would love to see more of you.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Tickets available for 2011 BBQ Raffle and Auction

Tickets are now available for the BBQ Raffle and Auction set for Wednesday Night August 10th starting at 6:00 pm with Dinner to begin at 6:30. Dinner will be catered this year by Larry's Smokehouse. The cost of the tickets is $20.00 per person (BYOB), soft drinks will be provided. The menu will consist of Smoked King Salmon, Smoked Pull Barbeque Pork, Lemon Chicken Breast, Homemade Creamy Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cornbread and Corn on the Cob. We have several members who testify to the wonderful meal Larry serves up.
For tickets call Gary McConaghy @ 206-354-0877 or Shirley Hall @ 425-776-9775. We would like to get the tickets sold and distributed by July 31st if possible so we have a total count.
This is our biggest annual fundraiser, so if you have something that you would like to donate for either the raffle or auction please contact Gary for that as well. It does not need to be fish related to be put into the raffle or auction.
As always, thank you for your participation and look forward to a fun affair.

Gary McConaghy/President
Edmonds Salmon Chapter, Trout Unlimited

Monday, June 20, 2011

June Newsletter posted

Please use the link on the left side of this page to go to the June 2011 Newsletter

June 22nd General Meeting

Be sure to plan to attend this month's Edmonds Salmon Chapter meeting on Wednesday June 22nd. Our special presenter this month will be Bryan Depew, the Seafood Manager at the Millcreek Central Market. He will be bringing a large and small salmon along with a halibut to show all of us the best way to cut and prepare your own prized catches. As a bonus, the cut salmon and halibut will be added the other raffle pool items, so be sure to purchase extra tickets for a chance to take home some fresh fish.
We will also be serving a good 'ol summer dinner of hotdogs, chips and salad for your dining pleasure. Dinner will start at 6:30 and the presentation around 7:00 pm. The meeting will be in our regular meeting room at the South Snohomish County Senior Center, 122 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA.
Also as a reminder, please plan to attend our first ever combined Annual BBQ, Raffle and Auction on Wednesday night August 10th. Tickets will be available at this meeting and by mail. For information about tickets if you cannot come to this meeting cal Gary McConaghy @ 206-354-0877.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Open House 2011

Our Open House was a huge success this year, with the beautiful weather and the great attendance we were able to show off our Hatchery and have some youngsters catch their first trout. Thanks to all who volunteered to help out and to all of you who attended.

End of our fish enhancement season 2011

Fish have been realeased from the Imprint project at the Edmonds Pier, the last of the fry have been set free in North Creek, net pen removed and packed away for another year and the hatchery pond drained and cleaned. Thanks to everyone who helped with all the feeding, cleaning, fry planting and everything else that needs to get done.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


The Edmonds Salmon Chapter Trout Unlimited will be celebrating their annual open house at the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery in conjunction with the 24th annual Edmonds Waterfront Festival. This will occur on Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th 2011 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 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. Bring the family to the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery and see why the Edmonds Salmon Chapter was awarded the Washington State 2002 and 2009 Trout Unlimited Aquatic Education Award.

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

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 2011 Newsletter Posted

April 2011 Newsletter is on the link under Newsletter in the left column

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 27th General Meeting

The April 27th General Meeting promises to be one not to be missed. Our featured Speaker will be Toby Black, who is our resident Washington Dept of Fisheries Test Fisherman. This means that Toby is out on the waters everyday trying different methods, systems and areas to fish trying to determine the who, what, where and why the fish do what they do. His talk will begin at 7:00, but not to be missed before that will be a complimentary BBQ dinner per the poster below. We will also be featuring a 50% off all our old logo gear per the info below and that's a steal.
Hope to see you all there.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday March 23rd General Meeting

The March 23rd General Meeting will feature a presentation by Kyle Wagoner of Kyle's Outdoor Adventure Guide service. Kyle will discuss all forms of fishing from his experience on the Puget Sound, Straits of Juan De Fuca, Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers to name a few. He will also talk about cutthrout fishing on Lake Washington. It will should be a fun and informative lecture. For More information about his guide service go to:
Kyle will start his talk at 7:00 pm with pizza and refreshments available at 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place at the South Snohomish County Senior Center in Edmonds on the waterfront about 2 blocks south of the ferry terminal. We will also have current fishing reports and raffle.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

February 23rd General Meeting

Kelly Morrison from Silver Horde will give a presentation on their new line of lures, including the very successful new Tailwagger Spoon (which Kelly will be showing us how to assemble) shown in these pictures. We will have some great new items for the raffle as well. Pizza available at 6:30 and the general meeting will commence at 7:00 PM.

Net Pen Launched for 2011

Thank you to everyone who showed up to launch the net pen for this year. We had a good turnout and it
went to together very smoothly. Ray Crawford did a bunch of work on it on the off-season so the
walk-around decking is pretty secure now. The fish will be put into the net pen on February 16th..I will post a time if you would like to come see the process in the Edmonds Marina.

Friday, January 21, 2011

General Meeting Next Wednesday January 26th

Our next general meeting will be January 26th at the South Snohomish County Senior Center on the Edmonds Waterfront. Pizza will start at 6:30 and the general meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. This month we have decided we would like to do a recap of who we are, what we are doing and where we are going. We will have our raffle and fishing reports as well.