Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 President's Message

November 2017 President's Message
 
CHANGE OF MEETING DATE!     CHANGE OF MEETING DATE!!

Our meeting in November will be on Friday, Nov. 17, due to holiday conflicts. The December meeting will also be on a Friday, Dec. 15.

On Friday, we have a lot of business to take care of – nomination of officers, by-law changes, and an update on the Bass River Reef Project. The Board of Directors, realizing there might be smaller numbers at the November and December meetings, thought that this would be a good time for reorganizational talks. We will also have Brad Chase ---- Senior Marine Fisheries Biologist -- who will speak and add to our reef information.

If you or anyone you know is interested in taking a position, whether vice-president, secretary, Board of Directors, or chairman of the merchandise, send me an email before Friday to let me know and we will put the name in.

For planning purposes, on March 10, 2018, at the Doubletree in Hyannis, we will have our big fundraiser and annual banquet. We will hope to have our biggest crowd ever! Mark your calendars now! If you want to donate any new or clean merchandise for the raffles, you can do that at any time. I know at least ten of you have gift certificates from either restaurants or tackle shops that you have not used over the years. If you turn them in, we can use them for raffles.

At last month’s fish supper, along with Lou MacKeil and his kitchen crew doing their usual fabulous job, Bob and Mary Davies surprised the 70 in attendance with a big bowl of their homemade clam chowder. Beware, Capt. Parker!!

On an environmental note, regardless of how much effort we seem to put in, the people responsible for monitoring the fisheries had a tied vote on the menhaden issue, which will result in more fish being allocated for commercial fishermen. Therefore, instead of staying in the ecosystem and feeding other fish, the menhaden will end up being used as fertilizer and cat food. Those of you who follow this issue know that fertilizer and its run-off have a major impact on water quality. Menhaden is only the most important fish in the sea to people who can’t protect it. We have to work harder this year to protect forage fish.

Any of you that belong to Coastal Conversation -- please send me an email letting me know, so we can count you in the numbers as we apply for the grants for the reef.

Saltie #1: How did your fishing go this year?

Saltie #2: Gee, I think across the board, this is the best fishing we’ve had as a club in years.

I guess that sums up the Salties’ fishing report for 2017!

Thanks, and hold tight!

Jack  (jecreighton45@gmail.com508 394-2983

Club News and Information

November Meeting Speaker     
November 17 - Brad Chase - Yarmouth Reef and Fisheries

 
Reminder - December Elections        
The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the following positions, Director for 3 year Term, Vice President,  and Secretary.  Any member interested in getting involved is encouraged to contact a BOD member or Nominating Committee Member.  Candidates to be announced at the November Meeting with elections to be held in December. 

October 25 Annual Fish Dinner Enjoyed by Salties, Family, and Friends
 
Seventy dinners were prepared by Executive Chefs Lou MacKeil and Randall Sherman; and served by our Cape Cod Salties kitchen staff this year with a special treat of Clam Chowder cooked by our Sous Chefs Bob and Mary Davies. The dinner consisting of bread, salad, chowder, cod, potatoes, vegetables. and dessert brought rave reviews from the attendees. President Creighton thanked the kitchen staff, servers, and clean-up crew for their help and claimed ownership of the Chowder recipe before announcing the winners of the 50/50 raffle by Paul and Mary McIntire. The event proved to be a memorable evening for all.Thank yous to all that participated.
      Many thanks to Howard Mulhern for photographing our event. More photos here.
 Bob and Mary Davies serving their home made clam chowder


Member Ed Janiunas Begins Oyster Farming
After researching the aquaculture of petite oysters, which are now legal in Massachusetts, Ed acquired a three acre shellfish grant in Yarmouth's Lewis Bay in order to pursue his new business. Petite Oysters are 2 1/2 inches in length instead of the normal 3 inch size and are particularly popular with gourmets.In addition, since they are smaller, they can be harvested sooner on the farm. Ed has worked since July to get his oysters established and intends to begin harvesting in 2019.  His goal is to make available a premier petite oyster that diners will seek out in restaurants nationwide. Ed will also sell the larger oysters that are currently popular on Cape Cod..After seeing the picture and article in a recent Catch of the Day write-up submitted by the Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman's Association to the Cape Cod Times, I contacted Ed via email and he told me that after working 27 years on Wall St in New York City, he never made the Business Section of a newspaper until now. Best of luck Ed and have fun!

Fluke Woodcarving
Master woodcarver, Ken Whiting completed this artwork commissioned by the Helen H and modeled after Ken's personal record fluke caught on the Helen H last summer.This piece was hand carved and hand painted.

October Meeting Speaker

No Speaker - October Fish Dinner

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 12 oz Francis Miller 7/27/17
    • 12 lbs. Jack Creighton 7/12/17
  • Striper catch and release:
    • 41 inches X 21 inches Bill Cottle 9/19/17
    • 38 inches X 20 inches. William "Nick" Nicholson 6/2/17
    • 35" X 20.5" Nick Nicholson 5/23/17
    • 33" X 17" Jay Pavick 7/12/17
  • Boat Striper:
    • 32 lbs 8 oz Bruce MacLeod 7/12/17
    • 30.7 lbs Joe Healey 6/3/17
    • 28 lbs 8 oz Jack Creighton 6/29/17
  • 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
  • Striper Surf
    • 28 lbs 11 oz Jay Pavick 8/24/17
    • 23 lbs 3 oz Jack Creighton 8/19/17 
  • Fluke:
    • 10 pounds 1 ounce: Ken Whiting. 6/26/17
  • Black Sea Bass:
    • 4 pounds 2 ounces: Jay Pavick. 6/2/17
  • False Albicore
    • 24" X 16" Jack Creighton 9/11/17
  • Unusual Catch:
    • Striper Head after a Great White ate rest of fish: Bruce MacLeod

Salties Fish Tales

Jack managed to out fish Bruce and Ken, catching 10 of the 16 legal size tautog that were boated in two days of fishing aboard the Silver Hake (Ken's new boat). Jacks biggest was 21"l w/ a 15" girth. Approximately 6.5 lbs. Below are the results from day one.


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Saturday, October 21, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 President's Message

Here it is October, the stripers are on the move, and some of our members are catching tautog on a regular basis. Although I have been gone for a while, I would like to thank those of you who represented the club in the Canal Cleanup, with a special thanks to Bill Cottle and Chef Joe O’Clair for the jobs they did. Also, a special thanks to those of you who commented on or attended the menhaden meeting in Bourne. Lastly, don’t forget this month’s meeting on the 25th is the Fish Supper. Make sure you get your applications in ASAP so we can order the right amount of fish to be cooked. Hope to see you there!
 
Thanks, and hold tight!
 
Jack  (jecreighton45@gmail.com508 394-2983)

Club News and Information

October Meeting Fish Dinner. No Speaker     
October 25 - Annual Fish Dinner

 
Update on Our Non-Profit Effort     
Secretary Randall Sherman presented the following information at the September meeting::
  • Proposed new Non Profit Organization: Cape Cod Salties Foundation
  • Non-profit will manage all funds for Yarmouth Reef project and other charitable/conservation work 
  • Received input from RISSA on their non-profit foundation to model Cape Cod Salties efforts in this area, Easiest way to go forward 
  • Attorney (Laraja and Kanaga of Orleans), who were recommended to us by our Accountant, provided guidance and will assist in drafting needed documentation to incorporate Foundation 
  • Our CPA informed us that we need updates to our by-laws In the area of diversity and mission to facilitate the ability to solicit tax deductible donations 
  • Questions from the floor included costs and deadlines 
  • Motion: to proceed with foundation pursuit presented to membership and voted unanimously.  

 
Environmental Report- Lou Mackeil
DMF striped bass fall tagging program. While on assignment at Saquatucket Harbor last week, a charter boat hired by DMF came in from a day's tagging off Monomoy. They tagged 80 stripers some in the 20 pound class. Good day's fishing. Had to ask what lures, etc. they used. Parachute jigs and diamond jigs. Had to ask which worked best, the diamond jigs. Good info if one wants to go out there for bass.
 
2017 Canal Cleanup
Chairman Bill Cottle led Twenty-two Salties at Midway Park on September 30th for the Salties annual Canal Clean-up. Fueled by morning coffee and donuts they gathered more than a pickup truck full of trash filled bags. One member actually found fifteen dollars in cash at the canal; and then donated it to the club to help defray the costs of the outing.
Although rain was expected, the sun came out in rime for the afternoon barbecue. It was prepared by our chefs Joe O'Claire (not shown at left because he was also the photographer), Steve Israelian, Joe Apiscopa, and Joe Branzetti. A great time was had by all the members participating in this annual environmental project.







Tessein Scholarship Club Fundraising 
Bruce MacLeod donated tickets to Bruins vs Senators Hockey game. A Raffle was held at the September meeting and the proceeds were donated to the Tessein Scholarship  fund. The September Speaker, Jeff Orcutt, won the raffle.

 
December Elections        
The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the following positions, Director for 3 year Term, Vice President,  and Secretary.  Any member interested in getting involved is encouraged to contact a BOD member or Nominating Committee Member.  Candidates to be announced at the November Meeting with elections to be held in December. 

Join us on October 25 for our Annual Fish Dinner
Lou Makes "Fish Delish" Come and Enjoy
 
Register for the October 25th Fish Dinner. Here is a link to the form. Make checks out to Cape Cod Salties; and please support our 50-50 Raffle.
Questions? Call Jay Pavick at 774-212-7472

September Meeting Speaker


Captain Jeff Orcutt - Avid Angler Fishing Charters
 
Jeff has been fishing since childhood; and his family has been close to the sea, as a 30 year ownership of Barley Neck Sea Farms, an Oyster grant, can testify. Avid Angler Charters (AAC) fishes for Squid, Bass, Blues, Black Sea Bass, Albies, and Tuna in local waters.Jeff transports his boat to where the fish are biting. For example, Stripers off Provincetown and Tuna off Chatham. Jeff is offering a 20% discount for new customers and also a discount for Salties members. AAC takes up to four anglers for about $100 per hour. Tuna trips run twice that amount. More information can be found on his website.

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 12 oz Francis Miller 7/27/17
    • 12 lbs. Jack Creighton 7/12/17
  • Striper catch and release:
    • 41 inches X 21 inches Bill Cottle 9/19/17
    • 38 inches X 20 inches. William "Nick" Nicholson 6/2/17
    • 35" X 20.5" Nick Nicholson 5/23/17
    • 33" X 17" Jay Pavick 7/12/17
  • Boat Striper:
    • 32 lbs 8 oz Bruce MacLeod 7/12/17
    • 30.7 lbs Joe Healey 6/3/17
    • 28 lbs 8 oz Jack Creighton 6/29/17
  • 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
  • Striper Surf
    • 28 lbs 11 oz Jay Pavick 8/24/17
    • 23 lbs 3 oz Jack Creighton 8/19/17 
  • Fluke:
    • 10 pounds 1 ounce: Ken Whiting. 6/26/17
  • Black Sea Bass:
    • 4 pounds 2 ounces: Jay Pavick. 6/2/17
  • False Albicore
    • 24" X 16" Jack Creighton 9/11/17
  • Unusual Catch:
    • Striper Head after a Great White ate rest of fish: Bruce MacLeod

Salties Fish Tales




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