Friday, June 21, 2019

June 2019 Newsletter

Cape Cod Salties June 2019 Newsletter
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 President's Message
June 2019 President’s Message
 
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.

Thanks, and Smile with Amazon!

Jack  (jecreighton45@gmail.com, 508 394-2983)
 
 
2019 Membership Link
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Club News and Information
June Meeting Speakers  
     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 rrdscrs@gmail.com or in person at the next club meeting June 26th at 6:30 pm.
     

    
Kayak Clean-Up
     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 fredricplanert@aol.com 
 


    
Cape Cod Salties Foundation News 
 
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
Bronze ($50+)
Harold Nichols
P Geiges
John Sorcenelli
Steve and Betty Misiewicz
 
Silver ($100+)
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

 
Gold ($500+)
W Cottle
 
G Brown (Fisherman's Yard Sale)
 
Platinum ($1000+)
Bass Pro Shops
D Dockery
J Dudac
Riverview Bait and Tackle
R Sherman
D Cavicchi
April Speaker
     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

 
Club Events

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!!!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

April 2019 Newsletter

Cape Cod Salties April 2019 Newsletter
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 President's Message
April 2019 President’s Message
 
   According to Jay Pavick, our esteemed treasurer, all the bills for the Annual Banquet are cleared, and the net for the night was around $4,700. A special thanks to all the members who participated in many ways, donating their time and products to the success of the event. A special shout out to Richard Schlitz in Bangkok for the rods, reels, and equipment he and his son Marwin donated. To the best of my knowledge, most of the nearly 100 attendees were satisfied with the location and the food, along with the socialization and networking opportunities.  I thought it was great to have young people like Ivy Pavick and Cole Regan running around handing out cards to winning bidders. They were a great help! We will come out with a short survey to the attendees on your opinions on location, date, meal, prizes, etc. at a later date.

I know that all of our emails and communications all winter regarding the herring did not make any difference this year, but they should make a difference in the next couple of years. Ed and Lesley Callahan were in Brewster this past week and said you could walk on the herring - there were so many of them. Although we got shut out in our Yarmouth run last year, those of us counting this year have already seen hundreds in the pool.

We have been talking about the striped bass issue for the last several months. It seems like some of the Atlantic seaboard states have finally come to the realization that the striped bass are in trouble, and that their own surveys that say the fish are being overfished are true. I think the Cape Cod Salties and all other sportspeople have to be leaders in teaching by example on the importance of quick release back to the water for the fish we are not keeping. Over the next several weeks, when the schoolie type stripers first appear, it is recommended that single hooks be used so we don’t damage the fish any more than necessary and we can return them to the water as soon as possible. Those who take scales or photos should have your equipment ready so you can take the scale or picture quickly and get the fish back to the water. If the mortality rate for released fish is anywhere near accurate - 8-10 % - it is imperative that we reduce that number considerably, if we truly believe in conservation. And I should say the release is not just for striped bass for all the fish we catch but do not intend to keep. Below you will see a letter written from MA, RI, and VA to address the striped bass issue.

Thanks, and Smile with Amazon!

Jack  (jecreighton45@gmail.com, 508 394-2983)

P.S. The 40 people with outstanding dues will receive a final notice in the next few days. Please get your checks in ASAP so we don’t have to remove you from the list. Your membership is important to us.
 

April 17, 2019

Chairman James S. Gilmore, Jr.
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
1050 N. Highland Street, Suite 200A
Arlington, VA 22201
Dear Chairman Gilmore:
We are writing today to express our serious concerns regarding the current status of Atlantic striped bass, and to request that the Commission take immediate action to prevent further depletion and start rebuilding striped bass stocks. As you know, a recent benchmark stock assessment found that striped bass are overfished and that overfishing is occurring. Even more troubling, new data show that striped bass spawning stock biomass has remained below its critical lower threshold since 2013, and the fishing mortality rate has remained above its upper threshold since 2010. It is evident that status quo management will be inadequate to return the striped bass stock to target levels of biomass and fishing mortality indicative of a healthy fishery.
For those reasons, we believe that it is absolutely necessary for the Commission to adopt a new Addendum to Amendment 6 of the Atlantic Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP) no later than its 2019 Annual Meeting in October, with the goal of significantly reducing fishing mortality. We understand that instituting a full suite of conservation and management measures will require a new Amendment to the FMP. However, it is clear that we cannot afford to continue unsustainable levels of fishing while we work though the lengthy Amendment process. Amendment development should begin concurrently with development of an emergency Addendum, and should reject half measures in favor of strong and enforceable actions that firmly place the striped bass stock on the road to recovery.
While we do not prejudge which management tools could most effectively achieve harvest reductions, we agree that all options should be on the table, including measures to shorten fishing seasons, reduce release mortality, and ensure that more of the large female fish that are critical to spawning success remain in the water. Further, we believe that individual states should consider taking immediate measures to reduce fishing mortality in upcoming fishing seasons that occur before a new Addendum is implemented. We urge the Commission to incentivize states to be proactive by signaling that any reductions achieved during that period will be credited toward states’ conservation responsibilities under a new Addendum.
Scientific evidence and what fishermen in our states are seeing on the water tell us that bold action to protect striped bass is long overdue. Rebuilding striped bass stocks and sustaining them at target levels of abundance is incredibly important to fisheries in both of our states. We urge the Commission to implement measures that will reduce striped bass harvests to sustainable levels as quickly as possible.
Sincerely,
Katherine Dykes
Commissioner, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
State of Connecticut
Matthew A. Beaton
Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Matthew J. Strickler
Secretary of Natural Resources
Commonwealth of Virginia
2019 Membership Link
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Club News and Information
April Meeting Speakers  
This month we will have Captain Jim Luce talking about this years tournament and second there is Captain John Martins from Outermost Harbor Marine.

The March Meeting
 
     This month our meeting started with President Jack Creighton leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
     There were a few announcements,
1. May 23rd there is Learn to Cast Day at the Nausett Beach in Orleans. This event is with the Orleans Senior Center, and we are looking for members that actually know how to cast to help out with this event.
2. Towards the end of June, beginning of July we have Learn to Fish Day at Smuggler's Beach. This is a great event with Riverview Bait and Tackle for kids and their parents as well. Riverview supplies all the equipment but we would like some volunteers to supply some of the  experience and knowledge. This was a great event last year and looked to be the same this year.
3. The In House Derby, in the spirit of conservation this year we will be going strictly by measurement of the fish. So that those that fish "Catch and Release" will be able to enter into the derby as well. Entrance forms for this years derby are on the website. Remember ALL entries go into the raffle for a great prize so please submit all legal fish, you never know what you could win.
4. The Wives and Sweethearts Dinner is coming up soon. This is a chance to do something nice for your significant other before they kiss you goodbye for another great fishing season.
5. The Annual Fluke Trip is coming up soon and availability is limited so act fast and get in your paperwork and check in soon

     Vice President Randall Sherman spoke about this years Herring Run Clean-Up. There were a record number of volunteers that showed up this year that made light work of a hard task. Thank you to all involved they did a fantastic job making sure the herring this year can make it. Here is as picture of just some of the people that made this years Clean-up a success.

Below the distinguished Reel Maven award is presented to Ed Burke for his efforts to exemplify the importance of yearly reel maintenance.

 
Also make sure to get hold of Randall if you can volunteer in the Herring Counting this year, there are a lot of time slots open that need your help to get filled.
     Vice President Sherman also announced that 850 mailers went out to like minded people and businesses looking to donate to the Reef Enhancement Project. He has extras of the mailers so grab one from him if you know of anyone that might want to donate to this great cause. There is a lot involved in getting the materials that have been collected out to the reef so donations are crucial. It doesn't matter if it is $5.00 or $5,000.00 every penny counts and gets the foundation closer to its goal.
     Lastly were we fortunate to welcome 3 new members to the meeting. Welcome!!!
 
2019 Annual Banquet
On April 6th we had our Annual Banquet at the Double Tree in Hyannis. A great time was had by all. There was great food, fun and people and the club made a few bucks to continue it's good work into the next year. Here are some of the highlights.....




Patty and Jack Creighton received the Distinguished Member Award for their years of incredible service to the Cape Cod Salties.




We look forward to seeing you all This Wednesday April 24th at the monthly meeting.

 
 
    
Kayak Clean-Up
     A new season brings another round of kayak clean ups.
If you are interested in this event please contact email Thomas Planert
fredricplanert@aol.com
 


CATCH-A-FISH
Louis MacKeil is in his 30th year of giving this course.
Lou MacKeil has extensive knowledge and experience fishing the waters of Cape Cod. As a past president of the Cape Cod Salties, Mr. MacKeil blends theory with practicality.  His eight week course will cover such areas as what to catch, where and when! Equipment and gear needed for your type of fishing! Catching devices for the discriminating angler! The effects of wind, tides, weather and moon! Types of bait - when to use what! Boat and shore safety! The classes are held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesdays starting April 23rd. If interested in signing up go to www.nausetcommunityed.org for more information. Still have some time left to get in on this!!!
       
    
Cape Cod Salties Foundation News 
 
FOUNDATION NEWS
 
     Nothing new to report this month.
 
Cape Cod Salties Foundation
2017 - 2019 Foundation Donors
Copper (up to $49)
Dick Kelly
S Israelian
Tackle Sale
John and Maxine Rice
Peter Richenburg
Bronze ($50+)
Harold Nichols
P Geiges
John Sorcenelli
Steve and Betty Misiewicz
 
Silver ($100+)
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

 


 
Gold ($500+)
W Cottle
 

 
Platinum ($1000+)
Bass Pro Shops
D Dockery
J Dudac
Riverview Bait and Tackle
R Sherman
D Cavicchi
March Speaker
     This month we had Ryan Collins and his coleag Garret of My Fishing Cape Cod. He shared his us his "Calendar for Fishing". He went over month by month the different species to target. He also shared some of his strategies and places to be successful with your fishing all year long.


 
 
 
 
 
Club Events

Next Club Meeting is April 24th at 6:30 pm


 
   

Salties 2019 Haddock Trip

Capt. John, Plymouth, MA
Sunday, May 5, 2019
(Rain Date May 7)
Leaves dock at 7:00 a.m.!
Cost: $55 Members (limited to 40)
Sorry Sold Out!!!

 
Salties Fish Tales

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