Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 President's Message





 

Club News and Information

September Meeting Program Speaker     
September 27 - Jeff Orcott - Fishing Charters

 
Yarmouth Fishing Reef Enhancement Program     
Secretary Randall Sherman and Chairman of the Yarmouth Fishing Reef Ecosystem  Project sent along the following update to the Reef Project status..
  • The final version  of the reef structure mold is now available' It adds a base to the triangle pictured in last month's Newsletter. Additional copies of this mold are now needed as the project moves forward.
  • Robert Orr has been identified as the contractor responsible for 'barging' reef materials to the sight.
  • Randall has secured an agreement with the town for allowing the unused demolition material from the Bass River Railroad Bridge removal to be used for the Yarmouth Reef.

 
Herring Run Update
A new fish ladder will be installed at the Herring Run site. Besides facilitating the movement of migrating fish into the pond, the new ladder will allow for  a higher pond height. This excess water can be released as the young herring fry make their way out of the pond returning to the ocean. The release of additional water into the stream will increase its depth, making it easier for the fry to make it to Nantucket Sound.
 
Friends of Bass River Speak at the August Salties Meeting
The Friends of Bass River, is a newly-formed nonprofit dedicated to protecting the delicate ecosystem of the Bass River Estuarine System. Ryan Mann, the organization's Executive Director and pictured below spent some time with the Salties educating us on who they are and what their mission is. Since their mission, "through monitoring, vigilance and direct management, preserve and protect Bass River’s delicate ecosystem", is aligned to our ideals; it is safe to assume that we can collaborate on Bass River efforts in the future.  A $100. donation was approved by the membership for the organization. Detailed information can be found on their website: www.friendsofbassriver.org
 


2017 Canal Cleanup
Chairman Bill Cottle is collecting volunteer names for this year's Canal Cleanup to be held on September 30. The meeting location is the Midway Recreation Area at 8:30AM. If you haven't signed up yet and would like to participate, contact Bill at 508-759-2348.

2018 Cod/Haddock Trip
Member John Socenelli has, once again volunteered to chair the subject trip next season. Thanks John for your help with this event.
 
Tessein Scholarship Club Fundraising       
At the August meeting, the Salties acknowledged the talented efforts of June Noll, who donated the receipts totaling $120. from her carving at the Annual Banquet to the Tessein Scholarship Fund.

Join us on October 25 for our Annual Fish Dinner
Let's fill the house again! Register for the October Fish Dinner. Here is a link to the form. Make checks out to Cape Cod Salties; and please support our 50-50 Raffle.

August Meeting Speaker


Bill Hurley - Hurley Lures
Bill is not only an avid fisherman and lure developer, he also spends much of his water time under the water diving. Bill reported on several of his observations including:
  • He sees a great deal more Black Sea Bass than ever
  • Provincetown harbor is nearly baron of fish
  • Race Point Striped Bass population normal and Fluke starting to show 
  • Water temperature around Provincetown last year was in the eighties
  • Bass over 60" off Coast Guard Beach
  • Large Bluefish floating vertically looking for Sand Eels
He took us through many of the lures he developed such as his paddle tails, sand eel imitations, striper magnets, Atlantic Eels, and Canal Killers. His plastics are all impregnated with fish and eel scents. Bill stresses lure movement over color in his development process. Bill also informed us of a new product, Super Glue Gel, which works well for mounting eyes and repairing soft plastic lures. Throughout his talk, he distributed samples of his lures to the appreciative audience.

Club Fishing Events

Annual In House Derby 2017
 
Information and entry forms for the In House Derby can be found on our website.
Remember, every entry is entered in a prize drawing.
 
Click here for 2017 In House Derby Information

Click here for 2017 In Hose Derby Entry Form

2017 Annual In House Derby Leaderboard
  • Shore bass fly rod :
    • 29.5 inches X 15.5 inches, Bill Cottle 5/3/17
    • 28.0 inches X 14 inches. Bill Cottle 5/15/17
  • Shore bluefish:
    • 10 lbs. 13 oz., Jack Creighton 5/18/17
  • Boat Bluefish:
    • 12 lbs. Jack Creighton 7/12/17
  • Striper catch and release:
    • 38 inches X 20 inches. William "Nick" Nicholson 6/2/17
    • 35 inches X 20.5 inches, William "Nick" Nicolson 5/23/17
    • 33 inches X 17 inches. Jay Pavick. 7/12/17
  • Boat striper:
    • 23 lbs.: William "Nick" Nicholson 5/23/17
  • Striper Charter Boat
    • 32 pounds 8 ounces: Bruce MacLeod. 7/12/17
    • 30 pounds 11 ounces: Joe Healey. 6/3/17
    • 28 pounds 8 ounces: Jack Creighton. 6/29/17
  • Fluke:
    • 10 pounds 1 ounce: Ken Whiting. 6/26/17
  • Black Sea Bass:
    • 4 pounds 2 ounces: Jay Pavick. 6/2/17
  • Unusual Catch:
    • Striper Head after a Great White ate rest of fish: Bruce MacLeod

Salties Fish Tales


Canal Trip - End of August


Jay Pavick with his First Bass 40" or better at 28.7 pounds  
 


 
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 2017 Newsletter

August 2017 President's Message

It’s the middle of August, and the fishing is not bad for the weather we have had. Folks who work hard can pick up sea bass and fluke, and most of the six-pack boats are getting their quota of striped bass. Last Friday I saw an acre to an acre and a half of 22”-24” bluefish on the Bass River side of Bishop and Clerk, and I heard there was another big pod down in Monomoy.
 
Last month the Board of Directors discussed what seems to be an increase in parking enforcement/no parking, and I have a couple of things to mention that transpired this month. First, the city of Cranston, RI voted to post “No Fishing Allowed” off of Ocean Avenue, a public access right of way to the water. The city probably does not have the right to do this, but different groups within the area will have to go to court to get the ban lifted.
 
Following that up, the US Secretary of Commerce ruled that New Jersey did not have to abide by the rules set by ASMFC (Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission). This finding could lead to having other states in the country decide all their fishing issues – such as access to the water, number and type of fish caught – at the state’s discretion, and scientific data would not have to be used. We all know that if the individual states vote what is best for them first, and not put the fish first, this will lead to disaster.
 
Thirdly, how much Atlantic menhaden is enough? There are two sides to the menhaden issue. On one side is Omega protein, and that industry catches and processes over 80% of all Atlantic menhaden. Most of us know Omega is involved in the production of fish oil pills for humans; however, a large part of it is used for the production of dog and cat food, fertilizer, and other products. In 2012, since the first quota of menhaden was put into place, the species has slowly been rebounding. However, the fish processors now want an enhanced Atlantic menhaden quota. The other side of the issue has the conservationists and fishermen who see the importance of menhaden for environmental reasons, as important forage fish for striped bass, bluefish, tuna, and other species. Somewhat like our friend the oyster, menhaden serve as roving filters, converting algae into energy, thus reducing nutrient load. Their unique filtering gills are able to process up to four gallons of water per minute, or a million gallons of water every 180 days. Multiply this by the number of menhaden, and there is an amazing amount of water being filtered. Scientifically, this reduction of nutrients means fewer algae blooms and, ultimately, more oxygen for all fish in the system. All fisherpeople, recreational and commercial, realize that menhaden are amazing forage fish for the whole fishing environment. We, as an organization, have to follow this ASMFC Amendment 3 issue closely and voice our concerns when we know the time is right. The vote for the options within the amendment will be on November 14, and the results will guide the plan in the future. You can go on the ASMFC website (asmfc.org) and look at draft Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Menhaden.
 
To wrap this up on a more positive note, six of us went out on Reel Grit late yesterday afternoon and evening and picked up eight or nine fish in Cape Cod Bay, with Jay Pavick the top hook with a 38” fish.

Thanks, and hold tight!

Jack  (jecreighton45@gmail.com508 394-2983)

Club News and Information


Captain Bob Luce Memorial Derby Winners Announced.
Concluding six charter trips over two months, the first place winner was Bruce MacLeod, pictured above with his prize money. The winning striper was 42.5 inches. Second place entry was a 40.5 inch striper caught by Jack Creighton; and third place went to Ed Burke.
Below is Bruce with his winner. The Striped Bass weighed 32.5 pounds


New Treasurer
After the June meeting Treasurer Kent Dumont resigned his position.  Per a by law review the BOD has appointed Jay Pavick as Acting Treasurer with notice that an election for the position will take place at the July meeting. Nominations were open; and with no other nominations being put forward, the members elected Jay Pavick as Treasurer.
As a result of this the position of Vice President is open and nominations are being accepted.  


August Meeting Program Speaker     
August 23 - Bill Hurley - Hurley Lures

 
Tessein Scholarship Club Fundraising       
The Salties would like to acknowledge the talented efforts of Ken Whiting and Joe O;Clair for their fundraising in order to benefit the Tessein Scholarship.
Ken hand painted a casting of a 40 inch Striped Bass and held a raffle,donating $710. to the fund.
Joe O'Clair designed and tied up Fluke Rigs and sold them to members, donating $145. to the fund.
 

 


Yarmouth Fishing Reef Enhancement Program
     
Randall Sherman sent along the above photo of the artificial reef structure prototype. The final version  will have a cement base as well so if it gets turned over it will still be a pyramid.
The Artificial Reef Fund now has a total of $1400. to be used as the Salties fabricate the reef structure.
 
Dues and Donations voted by the Club at the July Meeting
The following expenditures were approved at the July meeting:
  • Association to Preserve Cape Cod -  Donation to Summer Appeal - $100.
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum - 2017 Membership - $150.
  • International Game Fish Association - 2017 Membership - $50.

2017 Canal Cleanup
Chairman Bill Cottle is collecting volunteer names for this year's Canal Cleanup to be held on September 30. The meeting location is the Midway Recreation Area at 8:30AM. If you haven't signed up yet and woul like to participate, contact Bill at 508-759-2348.

July Meeting Speaker


Ticks in Barnstable County
Larry Dapsis Entomologist and Deer Tick Project Coordinator for the www.CapeCodExtension.org 508-375-6642 provided us with general, regional, and also species related Tick information. Barnstable County is number four (in cases per year) out of eighty counties across the states of Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.Species in our area include the Dog Tick, Deer Tick, and Lone Star Tick (actually will pursue a victim and attach to it).
Ticks that you take off of you can be sent for testing for $15. Professional Spraying should be done May, June, Oct, Fowler Bros.is a recommended pest control company, They reside in Hyannis.
Homeowners can also apply a Permethrin based insecticide via a garden sprayer for smaller areas. Concentrate on the area between brush and lawn. Permethrin can be used on boots, shoes and clothing and is safe for all after application dries.Clothing can be sent out for treatment and will work for multiple wash cycles.
Tick borne disease include Lyme, Babesiosis, and HGA (Human granulocytic anaplasmosis). All are difficult to diagnose and can be debilitating.

Club Fishing Events

Annual In House Derby 2017
 
Information and entry forms for the In House Derby can be found on our website.
 
Click here for 2017 In House Derby Information

Click here for 2017 In Hose Derby Entry Form

2017 Annual In House Derby Leaderboard
  • Shore bass fly rod :
    • 29.5 inches X 15.5 inches, Bill Cottle 5/3/17
    • 28.0 inches X 14 inches. Bill Cottle 5/15/17
  • Shore bluefish:
    • 10 lbs. 13 oz., Jack Creighton 5/18/17
  • Boat Bluefish:
    • 12 lbs. Jack Creighton 7/12/17
  • Striper catch and release:
    • 38 inches X 20 inches. William "Nick" Nicholson 6/2/17
    • 35 inches X 20.5 inches, William "Nick" Nicolson 5/23/17
    • 33 inches X 17 inches. Jay Pavick. 7/12/17
  • Boat striper:
    • 23 lbs.: William "Nick" Nicholson 5/23/17
  • Striper Charter Boat
    • 32 pounds 8 ounces: Bruce MacLeod. 7/12/17
    • 30 pounds 11 ounces: Joe Healey. 6/3/17
    • 28 pounds 8 ounces: Jack Creighton. 6/29/17
  • Fluke:
    • 10 pounds 1 ounce: Ken Whiting. 6/26/17
  • Black Sea Bass:
    • 4 pounds 2 ounces: Jay Pavick. 6/2/17
  • Unusual Catch:
    • Striper Head after a Great White ate rest of fish: Bruce MacLeod

Salties Fish Tales

Fluke Trip 2017
  




 
Striper Charter July 10, 2017

 


Black Sea Bass aboard the Striper in June

 
Reel Grit July 31, 2017



 
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