Friday, November 23, 2012

Sept 28th General Meeting & Elections

Our next meeting will be Wendesday November 28th at 7:00 PM at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave (two blocks south of the Edmonds Ferry Dock). Our special guest speaker this month will be Tom O'Haus who is the owner/operator of Angling Unlimited in Sitka, Alaska. Tom is from the Northwest (Tom O'Haus info link) and has a great deal of information to present about various fishing methods and his current work in Sitka. It should be a very informative and fun discussion.
We will also be having a Board Meeting before the general meeting, starting at 6:00 pm if you have anything to discuss with your Board of Directors. We will also be having elections for the Board for 2013. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact one of the current board members ahead of the meeting and we will also be taking nominations from the floor. You must be a current TU member to serve on the board.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

BBQ and Auction Moved to Saturday October 13th

The Board of Directors has decided that the BBQ and Auction would be better positioned if we moved it to a Saturday instead of Wednesday. The Edmonds Senior Center has Saturday October 13 available so we are moving it to that date. We hope it doesn't inconvenience those that had planned to attend on Sept 26th but hope you find this date will work for you. If you already have your ticket for the 26th , it will work just fine for Oct. 13th. Any questions contact me at: or call my phone at 206-354-0877
Thank you, Gary McConaghy

Friday, August 3, 2012

BBQ & Auction set for Sept 26th

The decision has been made to move the planned August BBQ & Auction to the Sept 26th General Meeting Date. The event will be catered by Larry's Smokehouse once again but the ticket price has been reduced to $10/member or $15 for non-members. We will have raffles for restaurant and retail gift cards as well as auction items of fishing trips with Chapter members and other great items. In addition everyone that attends will be entered into a drawing for an overnight stay at a Northwest Resort with Dinner. So mark your calendars and plan to attend this great/fun event. Tickets will be available by requesting by email to: or call Gary McConaghy @ 206-354-0877

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hatchery Open House 2012

We had a great time doing the Open House at the Willow Creek Hatchery during the Edmonds Waterfront Festival. In the two days we had over 300 young fisher boys and girls try their luck at the ol fish'n pond and most all of them were successful. We look forward to doing it again next year. A big thank you to all the members who came down to help out with all the activities.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

General Meeting Wed. June 27th

We will have our regular general meeting at 7:00 pm on June 27th at the Edmonds Senior Center. We will have a video presentation and discussion about the August BBQ and Auction. Please plan to attend. There will be door prizes for those in attendance.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


We are in need of volunteers to help with the Open House the weekend of June 2nd & 3rd. We will need people to help with the kids fishing, fish cleaning, general information, hatchery tours etc. If you are able we would like to hear from you. Sign up for either day and choose a morning (10-1:00) or afternoon (1:00-4:00) and let us know what will work for you. Email back to: or call Gary McConaghy @ 206-354-0877.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Work Party this Saturday May 19th

We moved the scheduled work party at the Hatchery to this Saturday May 19th. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 am and the work party will start as soon as everyone is fed. It will probably last a couple hours but if you don't have that much time to spend, whatever you can do would be appreciated. This is the work party to get the grounds and hatchery ready for our Annual Open House and Kid's fishing pond that is part of the Edmonds Waterfront Festival the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd. We are also in need of volunteers to help out during the two open house days from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are able to lend us a hand please send an email to: and let us know what time periods you would be able to help out (Saturday 10-1 or 1-4 or Sunday 10-1 or 1-5). Any questions contact Gary McConaghy @ 206-354-0877
We had a beautiful morning on May 5th to do our first Coho out-planting for 2012 into Swamp Creek on John Solberg's property. This is an annual event that enlists the help of over 300 elementary students and their parents to move the fish from the mobile tank to Swamp Creek. We want to thank everyone for their participation again this year and we know the fish appreciate it as well.
Netting the Fry and loading into Mobile Tank
Loading the fry into buckets for the kids to take to the creek
Everyone waiting their turn

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mr & Mrs. Aaron Williams

This is a picture of the newlyweds Tiffany(Haldeman) and Aaron Williams.They met at the Hatchery during the waterfront festival four years ago while volunteering. They had known each other from other hatchery events but started dating four years ago. They were married March 31, 2012.
Congratulations to Tiffany and Aaron. 

Saturday May 12th workparty moved to May 19th

The planned Saturday work party on May 12th has been moved to May 19th because we will be outplanting fish at John Sohlbergs property with all the children participating on the 12th. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to help out on the 19th because that will be the final clean-up before the Open House the weekend of June 2nd & 3rd. We will again serve breakfast at 8:00 and get started with the workparty as soon as everyone is fed or at least has a cup of coffee.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 25th General Meeting

Our Speaker at the next General Meeting at 7:00 PM April 25th will be Hans Berge from King County government who is part of the team working on restoring the Kokanee population in Lake Sammamish. Our Issaquah TU Chapter is also part of this group.
“The collaborative efforts of the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group have been underway since 2007, with efforts of individual entities dating back more than a decade prior to that. We are hopeful that all of these actions are in fact contributing to an improvement in the health (abundance, productivity, distribution, and diversity) of the population, and that we are making progress toward achieving our goal: Preventing the extinction and improving the health of the native kokanee population such that it is viable and self-sustaining, and then supports fishery opportunities. A specific example action is our highest priority near term action: implementation of a conservation hatchery program for kokanee at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery to maintain abundance and existing genetic stock.”
This promises to be a very informative meeting with lots of opportunity to ask questions about this important work. We will also have some discussion about the upcoming salmon seasons in area 9 & 10. We will have our monthly board meeting at 6:00 PM if you have any issues you would like the board to address.
                                                                         Hans Berge with a Kokanee trout

Friday, March 9, 2012

Breakfast and Work Party tomorrow morning

Quick reminder that we will be serving another great breakfast before the work party tomorrow March 10th.
Breakfast will be available starting at 8:00 am and the work party will commence at 9:00 for a couple of hours or whatever you can do.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fred Nelson 5/14/17-2/26/12

Frederick (Fred) Nelson was a wonderful father,grandfather, fisherman and friend to all especially those of us that are members of the Edmonds Chapter of Trout Unlimited. We will miss him and will always be thankful for his support and friendship. Services will be held Wednesday, March 7 at 2:00 pm, at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers Street, Edmonds.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

General Meeting February 22, 2012

We will have our first general meeting of the year on Wednesday night February 22nd at 7:00 PM. Our speaker for this event will be Bob McChesney, Executive Director of the Port of Edmonds. He will discuss what is going on in the port and marina and answer questions from the group. We will also have a great raffle as well as some new apparel that will be available as well.
The Board of Directors will be meeting at 6:00 PM prior to the meeting. If you have any questions for the board you are welcome to arrive early and ask.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Reminder No General Meeting in January

Quick reminder that we will not be having a General Meeting this month per the new schedule. Next General Meeting will be February 22nd @ 7:00 PM. For those of you interested and would like to attend, the Board of Directors will have a meeting starting at 6:00 PM before each of the monthly meetings to allow for additional participation and or questions.

Wintery view of the Hatchery

Thanks to Bill Anderson, who is an Edmonds Resident that takes wonderful bird and wildlife pictures, we have some pictures of the Willow Creek Hatchery during the snow this past week. Gives us a different perspective than the usual