This month's speaker will be Paulette Durazzo of The Center of Coastal Studies
The December Meeting
The December meeting commenced with Vice President Randall Sherman leading the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. After that, was a gentle reminder that your annual dues are due NOW!!! Also we need many more donations to the "PLUG BUCKET" this is usually the top earner for the club at the auction during our annual banquet. Speaking of the auction during our annual banquet, if there is some local business you can hit tip for a gift certificate or even if you have one that you can donate, all will be appreciated. We have a couple of tentative dates for some big events... First the Wives and Sweethearts Dinner is planned for June 6th at 5:30 PM and the Annual Fluke Trip will be scheduled for July 16th. Look for the registration forms for both on the website soon! The Cape Cod Salties made some donations last month to some very worthwhile causes. $100.00 to Habitat for Humanity $250.00 to the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund $100.00 for the Center for Coastal Studies Please look into getting a Massachusetts Striped Bass license plate, you can apply on line and the proceeds as you know go to a great cause.
This gets us to the main reason for the December meeting, the elections. Unfortunately there were no nominations for the position of President, leaving that spot open in the sport fishing club and the foundation. For the position of Secretary Adam Lange was nominated and elected, also for the position of Director for a 3 year term Bill Cottle was nominated and elected. Both of these gentlemen will hold these positions in the sport fishing club and the foundation as well. Following the election the board of the Cape Cod Salties Foundation re-elected Randall Sherman as the Chairperson.
Cape Cod Salties Foundation News
As far as what is new with the Foundation, I will let the following pictures tell the story. Congratulations to everyone involved that made this happen!!
We were without a speaker in December leaving time to have the annual elections.
Next Club Meeting is January 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Wives and Sweethearts Dinner June 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM Annual Fluke Trip on the Helen H out of Hyannis July 16, 2020
The Hook, Line, and Eel Learn to Fish event sponsored by Riverview Bait and Tackle, with help from the CC Salties, will be held on Monday, July 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the fishing dock at Bass River Beach. The proceeds from this event will be donated to the CC Salties Foundation. Volunteers are needed to sign up to help, arriving at 4:30. You can sign up via email at rrdscrs@gmail or on a sign-up sheet at the meeting on the 26th of June.
Another upcoming event is with the Department of Marine Fisheries and the Town of Yarmouth, with Kimberly Fine in charge. It’s the fourth annual youth fishing clinic on Tuesday, August 13, at the Bass River Fishing Pier, and I told Kim the Salties would be happy to help out! MarineFisheries biologists will be joined by Yarmouth’s DNR and Parks and Recreation personnel to teach basic saltwater angling skills. This is a FREE event for youth from 7 to 15 years old! There are two shifts -’ one from 10-noon, and the second from 12:30-2:30. Fishing equipment and bait will be provided. You can sign up to volunteer at the June 26 meeting.
Needless to say, the more people who sign up for these events, the easier it is for everyone. Thanks in advance.
The club thanks Jay Serjian and Steve Israelian for the great job they did on the Annual Wives & Sweethearts Appreciation Dinner. The gift certificates and the lovely begonias were much appreciated by the recipients. The apparent camaraderie and laughter at the tables was encouraging for all the club officers.
Dan McKiernan from the DMF contacted us about the new Striped Bass Conservation license plate. Publicity will begin in July, but you can get the application online and at the DMF offices. 750 reservations are needed for the plates to be made. Dan gave us advanced notice because the first 750 applicants will be given a low number (ranging from 101-850).
Last week 12 Salties went out on two trips for the Bob Luce Memorial Tournament, and Capt. Jim put the guys on over 100 striped bass combined on Monday and Wednesday. The fish averaged 30”, and the current leaderboard shows Dick Kelley first, John Sorcenelli second, and Bill Cottle third. If you or your friends and family are going to book a trip this summer, you can’t beat a trip with Capt. Jim and Billy on the Striper, both price-wise and fish-wise.
In closing, the Cape Cod Salties Foundation will hold a meeting after the regular meeting on June 26 to discuss the receipt by DMF of a Federal Grant to help fund our initial deployment of material to the Yarmouth Tire Reef site in Nantucket Sound, and any action that we may need to take.
This month's scheduled speaker is Peter Trull giving us his take on the Seals on Cape Cod. Also Audrey Parker from Save Our Sound will give a brief report on the Federal Legislation progress.
The May Meeting
This month our meeting started with President Jack Creighton leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Sorry I have no first hand knowledge of the May meeting but was lucky enough to be given some good notes to keep you informed. The Fluke trip scheduled for July 18 still has 4 open slots so if you are interested get your information in as soon as possible as I am sure those slots WILL fill up. Due to the great work that the club does over the year and the money raised at the annual banquet the club gave out two scholarships this year. First was the Stan Daggert Scholarship was awarded to Angela Fragano and the Terry Tessen Scholarship was awarded to John Dargnault. Congratulation to both of them and we wish them luck as they continue their education. As far as the Year long Club Tournament goes, I am yet to receive the first submittal. I know you members are out there catching fish and they can't all be small. Get those submissions in.....you never know what can happen!
The Hook Line and Eel learn to fish sponsored by Riverview Bait and Tackle with help from the Cape Cod Salties will be held on Monday July 1st from 5pm to 7pm at the Bass River Beach fishing dock. The proceeds from this event will be donated to the Cape Cod Salties Foundation. Volunteers are need to help starting at 4:40 pm that afternoon. You can sign up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the next club meeting June 26th at 6:30 pm.
July's Kayak Clean-up is scheduled for the 7th at Ashumet Pond in Mashpee. For directions Google Sandwich Road and Currier Road. There is plenty of parking in the paved lot and you can launch from the sandy beach. If you are heading down bring a PFD, complete cover due to ticks, water, sunscreen, sun glasses, whistle, compass, garbage bags and of course your fishing gear. If you have any problems finding the parking area contact 774-521-9629
If you are interested in this event please contact email Thomas Planert email@example.com
Cape Cod Salties Foundation News
Notice is hereby provided that a meeting of the CC Salties Foundation will be called at the June 26, 2019 meeting to discuss the receipt by DMF of a Federal Grant to help fund our initial deployment of material to the Yarmouth Tire Reef site in Nantucket Sound and any action that we may need to take.
Cape Cod Salties Foundation 2017 - 2019 Foundation Donors
Copper (up to $49)
Dick Kelly S Israelian A Lange
Tackle Sale John and Maxine Rice Peter Richenburg
Harold Nichols P Geiges
John Sorcenelli Steve and Betty Misiewicz
Rick Cain J Creighton K M Hibbard Allen Brook Family
Hook, Line, and Eel Day Barry Sullivan Paul and Joanne Simoneau Rich and Beverly Stec
In Memory of J Branzetti Peter Geiges Ed Buke
Brad Chase Joe Apiscopa Joe and Barbara Healy
J Serijan FlyCatcher Flies Brewster Sportsman's Club
My Fishing Cape Cod
G Brown (Fisherman's Yard Sale)
Bass Pro Shops D Dockery J Dudac
Riverview Bait and Tackle R Sherman D Cavicchi
Do to a scheduling conflict we did not have a speaker at the May meeting. The speaker that was schedule will hopefully be rescheduled soon
Next Club Meeting is June 26th at 6:30 pm
Salties Fish Tales
I can't believe that I got no pics for this month!!!