Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 President's Message


Dues, dues, dues!!! It’s that time of year again!  I would appreciate your getting them in as soon as possible. It will make it easier for me. Please mail your 2017 dues to Jack Creighton, 10 Homer Ave., South Yarmouth, MA 02664.

Bylaw change, bylaw change, bylaw change! Bylaw chairman Barry Sullivan will present a change in the term limits for discussion in November, and we will vote in December.

I recently read a book by Mark Kurlansky called Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World. The book was written in 1997, and that’s the scary part. It discusses all the shortcomings of fishery management and also of the people of the world and their insatiable demands. The next five people who tell me they have read it will get a surprise at the awards banquet in March. (For those who thought the Revolutionary War was about the tea, you will discover that free trade and the codfish were the real culprits.)

A quick fishing report! In the last two weeks, Jay Pavick has gotten about sixteen stripers at the canal, and Bruce MacLeod caught a twelve pound wahoo in Hawaii. Keith Ritchie caught an 8.5 pound bluefish in Cape Cod Bay, and he also just returned from catching steelheads on his annual trip to Pulaski. Ken Whiting had one out of two successful trips on the Helen H and, though not confirmed, it is my understanding that Kent Dumont and some of his men caught a boatload of tautog. Bill Dulude has been catching trout at different locations on the Cape, when he is not digging littlenecks and picking up oysters in Chatham by the basketful! Lou Mackeil has been picking off stripers on his fly rod nightly. The only reason that these are the only folks listed is that these are the only guys who talk to me.

It would be nice to get a candidate for vice president for our November 30thmeeting. At this meeting I will officially appoint Barry Sullivan, chairman, and George Ford and Joe Apiscopa committee members for the nominating committee. They will present the slate for vote in December.

In closing, it would be great is if each of you could get some kind of gift or prize for the Awards Banquet in March at the Doubletree. Unless someone takes it over, I will chair the Awards Banquet and try to appoint a committee on November 30.

Thanks, and hold tight!
Jack  (jecreighton45@gmail.com508 394-2983)

P.S. I will have tickets with me at the November meeting for the Holiday Cookie Stroll in Bass River, if anyone is interested. Tickets are $15, and the stroll is on December 10 from 10-3. The event sells out annually! (A happy wife is a happy life.)

Club News and Information

October 2016 Fish Dinner 
 
     Over ninety members, spouses, and friends enjoyed a home cooked meal of fresh Cod, vegetables, salad, bread, and pie on October 26 at the Yarmouth Seniors Center. Lou MacKeil, Randell Sherman, and Joe O'Clair led the team in the preparation of the entrees and salad. Thank you to Howard Mulhern for his help with photography.
     Take a look at the October 2016 Fish Dinner photos at our website.
Click here for Fish Dinner Photos


November Meeting Program Speaker  
     Cynthia Wigren - Shark Study Update

November Meeting Workshop Topic  
     DMF Sgt. Kevin Clayton - North American Game Warden Museum


Search for Candidates
     Candidates for elections in December are being solicited from the membership with emphasis on the positions of Vice President and President, which currently have no candidates.

Annual Banquet Request
     Reminder to get donations in early. Plug bucket, raffle items, gift certificates, fishing trips (boat and shore).

October Workshop and Meeting Speaker

Not scheduled because of the Fish Dinner. 

Club Fishing Events

2016 In House Derby
 
Fish through November 30!
     Click here for 2016 In House Derby information


2017 Haddock Fishing Trip
 
     John Sorcenelli is chairing a Haddock trip scheduled for May 7, 2017(inclement weather date: May 21, 2017). Stay tuned for updates coming from John. 

Salties Fish Tales

A group of Salties went out on the Bad Influence for early Tog fishing in October.














 

 

     Jay Pavick landed several schoolies at the canal in early November. Here is one just shy of the frying pan at 27 inches..
 
  

Below is a twelve pound Wahoo caught by Bruce MacLeod during a November trip to Hawaii.


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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016 President's Message

October 2016 President’s Message

 
Jack is participating in the annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby this month

Club News and Information

October 2016 Fish Dinner - October 25th
    
 Paid reservations are due for the October Fish Dinner. Forms were available at the meeting and are available on our Website.
Click here for Fish Dinner Form


October Meeting Program Speaker  
     Not scheduled - October Fish Dinner

October Meeting Workshop Topic  
     Not scheduled - October Fish Dinner


One Day Derby Committee Report
     One Day Derby Committeeman, Ron Rodrigues, reviewed the current plans for the event to be held in 2017. It will be a two day event, June 10 and 11 with rain dates of June 24 and 25 Fishing begins 12:01 AM on Saturday and ends 3 PM on SundayyStriped Bass and Bluefish will be the only species targeted (boat and shore). Photos plus length and girth measurements will be required. All entries will participate in a raffle. The cost will be $5 per day for members and $10 per day for non-members. There will be a Pot Luck dinner of Hamburgers and Hot Dogs with participants bringing a side dish. The proposed location for the dinner is Bass Hole (Gray’s beach). The planning process will continue.

Search for Candidates
     Candidates for elections in December were solicited from the membership with emphasis on the positions of Vice President and President, which currently have no candidates.

Annual Banquet Request
     Reminder to get donations in early. Plug bucket, raffle items, gift certificates, fishing trips (boat and shore).

Barnstable Parking Rules being Enforced
     Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Lou MacKeil reported that the Town of Barnstable was enforcing parking sticker regulations around salt water locations. Fresh water areas do not seem to be affected. Marine Fisheries is checking with the town on the matter; and Lou will keep the club informed.

September Workshop

Fishing for Albies


 
     Terry Tessein. presented an informative session about Fishing for Albies. Terry stressed the fighting ability and beauty of these fall fish. Use a rod capable of 1 ½ oz lures or lighter. However, the reel must be strong to sustain long and fast runs. The usage of 8 to 15 pound fluorocarbon leader was recommended; and attachment of lure to leader should be accomplished with a loop knot to allow for better lure action. Lures, such as Deadly Dicks in green are a favorite. When releasing, plunge them head first into the water to force water over their gills. This will assist in obtaining a healthy recovery, after struggle induced lactic acid buildup. They are not good table fare.

Community and Environmental Service

2016 Canal Cleanup Day Report


    Bill Cottle summarized the successful completion of the event held on September 24. The weather was good and 27 folks participated. 22 trash bags were filled. The day concluded with a cookout prepared by Joe O’Claire and his crew. Two items to consider for next year are to schedule the cleanup in October or to schedule it for Earth Day in March. Thanks to Howard Mulhern for photographing the event. Click here for pictures of the day
 
    Salties APCC Volunteer of the Year Award


     The plaque presented on Aug 29, 2016 to the Cape Cod Salties for being selected as the APCC Volunteer Group of the Year was displayed at the September meeting. The Salties were cited 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.

September Meeting Speaker

Quantum and Fin-Nor Gear Presentation - Al Cappi
 
         
    The Main Program Speaker, Al Cappi, is a representative of Quantum, Fin Nor and other Tackle Companies. The topic was salt water fishing tackle. Al reviewed a selection of his favorite rigs, including rod, reel, line, and lures. Lamiglass rods and Quatum reels (conventional and spinning) were demonstrated. Al opened his inventory of rods and reels for examination by the attendees after his talk.

Club Fishing Events

2016 In House Derby
 
The latest entry form is available on line.. 
     Click here for 2016 In House Derby information
Haddock Fishing Trip
 
     John Sorcenelli is chairing a Haddock trip scheduled for May 7, 2017(inclement weather date: May 14, 2017). Stay tuned for updates coming from John. 

Salties Fish Tales

At the September meeting, members communicated recent fishing experiences including Sharks and Groundfish aboard the Captain John, Pogies in Barnstable Harbor attracting Stripers, Bonito sighted in Rock Harbor, a large Bluefish caught on a fly rod by Lou MacKeil; and assistance given to stranded Dolphins in Barnstable Harbor.

Below, Ed Wagner (left) and Jay Wapole (right), show Albies caught off of Monomoy close to shore.









 

Below, IFAW personnel participate in a rescue of stranded dolphins, Member Mike Sosnowski encountered the event while fishing Pogies for Stripers in Barnstable Harbor.
 
 

Jack makes the MVD leader board with a 6 lb Bluefish on 9/22 and  a 16 pound Striper on 9/30.




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