September 2016 President's Message
September 2016 President’s Message
Congratulations to the Salties for winning the APCC Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, for our work in conducting the first herring count at Long Pond. A special thanks to organizer Randall Sherman and his crew of fifteen volunteers! Randall accepted the award at the APCC meeting on August 29.
I also have to congratulate Ed Wagner for a great job in writing the Salties report in the weekly Register.
A quick fishing report – the guys who are out there regularly are catching fish all over the Cape, but you have to work at it. Kent Dumont got a nice 35 pound bass on a six pack in Rhode Island out at the Block. Joe O’Clair’s grandkids got some jumbo fluke out of Bass River. So if old guys like Kent and young ones like those grandkids, those reading this, myself included, have no excuses.
In twenty-four minutes I will be getting in my truck to drive to Woods Hole to take the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard for the 71st Martha’s Vineyard Fishing Derby. The only one of the Salties who could make it out this year is John Sorcenelli. It will be great to have a night driver!
Randall will run the September meeting, and I will see you at the October Fish Supper.
Thanks, and hold tight!
Jack (firstname.lastname@example.org, 508 394-2983)
Club News and Information
2017 Tentative Event Dates Announced
- - Awards Banquet
- - Wives and Sweethearts Dinner
- Haddock Fishing aboard the 'Captain John'
- Note May Fish Dinner cancelled
- - One Day Derby
- - Fish Dinner
September Meeting Program Speaker Al Cappi - Gear Pesentation
September Meeting Workshop Topic Tuna
2016 One Day Derby Committee Results
The 2016 One Day Derby Committee resolved to cancel this year's event. A tentatvie date has been set for next year. In addition, a Haddock trip was added to the events calendar. Further details on the 2017 One Derby will follow from the committee.
Searching for a Vice President Candidate
The Club Vice Presidency remains vacant. Besides assisting the current president, the Vice President assumes the role of President, upon completion of the Presidential term (the end of 2016). The position id open because the past Vice President left the club. If interested, give Jack Creighton a call.
Newsletter Changes Coming
In order to reduce the effort of releasing the Newsletter each month, the Website version will be eliminated in the future. (Proposed date is October of 2016). Currently, the Newsletter is made available each month as an email and as an entry in the Website.
Community and Environmental Service
2016 Canal Cleanup Day Information
Chairman, Bill Cottle, announced that the Cape Cod Salties annual Canal Cleanup date has been set for . A sign-up sheet was passed around at the July meeting and updated at the August meeting.Additional volunteers can call Bill at 508-759-2348. Coffee and Donuts will be served prior to the clean-up activities and lunch (prepared by Joe O'Clair and his team) will be served upon completion. Gathering and food location is at the Cape Cod Canal Midway Recreation Area on Sandwich Rd (Opposite Gallo Ice Rink). The program will start between .
Salties is Awarded Volunteer of the Year Award by APCC
On August 29th, at its Annual Meeting, The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) awarded the Cape Cod Salties Sportfishing Club its Volunteer of the Year Award, for conservation work on herring runs and specifically for its very organized efforts in becoming the latest group to adopt and operate the Parkers River Annual Herring Counting Program in support of the science needed to monitor our waterways and ocean wildlife.
This particular effort provides a base year of information from three months of data collection to compare for the future as the Parkers River bridge at Route 28 in W. Yarmouth is replaced over the next two years, which will result in a much greater tidal flow into Swan Pond which is the base of the herring run to Long Pond. The Award was presented by Jo Ann Muramoto of APCC who was the club's instructor in starting this effort.
August Meeting Speaker
Freshwater Fishing - Mike Rosenthal
Mike Rosenthal, a volunteer instructor with the Mass Wildlife Angler Education program, gave us an excellent overview by example of the quality of the Fresh Water Fishing seminars that are available to Massachusetts residents.
Beginning with the premise that the fishing tools and techniques applied to Fresh Water angling are similar to but on a smaller scale than its Salt Water counterpart, Mike took us through the topics covered in a typical Learn to Fish program.
Using the Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's booklet entitled "Fishing Guide", which he distributed as a handout during the presentation, Mike highlighted the topics normally discussed at one of his "Learn to Fish Seminars'. The take away the Salties learned from the talk was the quality and completeness of the information covered in the booklet. It is a must have primer for those having grandchildren of children who are interested in fishing or, for that matter anyone, totally new to the sport of fishing.
Beginning with a list of basic FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), such as: 'Do I need a license', 'Where can I go fishing', 'Can I eat what I catch', the booklet proceeds with topics of great help to a novice, including Rods and Reels, Casting, Knots, Live and Artificial Bait, Fish Anatomy, Setting the hook,reeling a fish in, and handling a caught fish.
Mike also demonstrated how to use the Mass Wildlife's website to mine information surrounding hatchery species, stocking dates, and lake depth charts.
Club Fishing Events