Sunday, October 28, 2018

October 2018 Newsletter

Cape Cod Salties October 2018 Newsletter
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 President's Message
OCTOBER 2018 President’s Message

Hello, Fisherpeople!
 
    The MV Derby is over, so you are stuck with listening to me again. First, a quick report on the derby.  Saltie Joe Holey had a great derby and was ranked in the top ten with a grand slam. That means he registered a bass, bluefish, false albacore, and a bonito, all of which placed. Congrats, Joe, on a great effort! My partner in the team competition, Bob Dunn, got an 11.42 lb. false albacore and won first place in the Senior Division. Jay Pavick came over for a few days and got a silver pin for second place on a daily striped bass. He also won $15 for that fish. The last I knew, Bob Dunn and I, as Team Salties, were 25th. This year there were over 3,500 registered fisherpeople. The best I did was a 10.48 lb. false albacore.
For those of you who missed it, we have registered the Cape Cod Salties Foundation, Inc. under the Amazon Smile program to raise money for the foundation, which consists of the Reef Project and scholarships, among other things. Any time you order from Amazon, they will donate a portion of your purchase to our foundation. The donations are small, but they will add up. Just go to smile.amazon.com and select the Cape Cod Salties Foundation, Inc. as your charity. If each of us could get ten family or friends located anywhere in the world to buy on Amazon and select the Cape Cod Salties Foundation, Inc., it will be of no cost to the shopper and will benefit the foundation greatly. Let’s make “Let’s Get Ten!” our battle cry as we head into the holiday shopping season.
Another suggestion to raise money for the foundation is to sell an object for which you no longer have use for through the Cape Cod Times, e-Bay, Cape Cod Virtual Yard Sale, or any medium. If you have already sold something, please bring your money to the Fish Supper or send it to P.O. Box 1183, South Dennis, MA 02660.
Last call for the October Fish Super! You can go to capecodsalties.org and print out an application under Events. You have to get it in ASAP. Hope to see everyone there! We would like to get at least 100!

Thanks, and hold tight!

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


 
 
Club News and Information
October Meeting Speaker  
There will be no speaker this meeting, everyone will be too busy eating and talking with friends during the annual Fish Dinner

September Meeting
         At September's meeting President Jack Creighton was not in attendance as he on Martha's Vineyard participating in the annual derby. Vice President Randall Sherman stepped up to fill his shoes for this meeting. First thing I wanted to do was to make a correction, in last month's newsletter I misheard the name of the family that was nice enough to donate all of that fantastic fishing gear to the foundation. It was the Allenbrook family that made that thoughtful donation.
Bill Cottle gave his report on the year-long derby. While there were some impressive fish reported this year you still have time to enter one for yourself.

Also there was a new member in attendance, Chuck Talbot of Yarmouthport. If any of you meet him at this month's fish dinner make sure you make him feel welcome.

Cape Cod Canal Clean Up
On Saturday September 29th we could not of asked for better weather to have the Canal Clean Up. We started the day with some coffee and donuts then went to work. It was amazing to see how we were doing something good for the environment and getting thanked by fellow fisher people and passerby's at the same time. After the cleaning was done we all met back for some of Ed Burke's sausage and peppers with a cold drink, I tell you that was worth the price of admission right there. I don't know if I keep doing this event for the good of it or for the food!! Lastly let's thank Bill Cottle for putting this whole thing together.

 
Book Report Suggestion
     If you come across a book or article that you think others in the club might be interested in please forward the information so it can be listed in the monthly newsletter.
Cape Cod Salties Foundation News 
 
CC Salties Foundation News

FUNDRIASER SALE AT MEETING:
During the September's meeting the donated plugs were all cleaned up and displayed for sale. Only some of the plugs were purchased and $95.00 went to the foundation. There are still a lot of nice plugs left so bring your wallets to the next meeting.
These are just some of the items left:
A size 11 pair of Pro Line Waders
Some Sebile plugs
Orca Plugs
Bombers and Yozuri plugs
Needlefish plugs
Poppers
Metal lip plugs
Multiple sizes and quantities of soft plastics, many with the jig heads
A few photos are at the end of this section.

It was approved at the September's meeting by the membership to give the go ahead to Curley Direct of South Yarmouth to start their direct mail, social media and "Go Fund Me" campaign on behalf of the Cape Cod Salties Foundation. Needless to say there is a lot of optimism as to the benefit this can bring to the reef project.
The U.S. Coast Guard had some great news as they let us know that they have a bunch of old buoy anchors that they would like to contribute to the reef. Another bit of good news was that the U.S. Coast Guard will handle getting the materials to the reef.
Chairman Randall Sherman also reported that after speaking with Mark Rousseau of the Division of Marine Fisheries he was very optimistic about a large grant from the Federal Fisheries and Wildlife Mitigation Fund. This grant would go a long way to covering the expense of the deployment as well as the expenses for monitoring etc. If all goes well we will get news in the beginning of the New Year.
 
 
Cape Cod Salties Foundation
2018 Foundation Donors
Copper (up to $49)
E Burke
Dick Kelly
S Israelian
Tackle Sale
John and Maxine Rice
Peter Richenburg
Bronze ($50+)
Harold Nichols
John Sorcenelli
Plug Sale
Silver ($100+)
Rick Cain
J Creighton
K M Hibbard
Hook, Line, and Eel Day
Barry Sullivan
Simoneau
Gold ($500+)
D Cavicchi
W Cottle
Platinum ($1000+)
Bass Pro Shops
D Dockery
J Dudac
Riverview Bait and Tackle
R Sherman
August Speaker
    
At the September meeting Joe Tierney, the general Manager of the Bass River Marina was nice enough to come over and speak to us. He told how the marina started back in 1958 as just a shack with a handful of slips. We learned of its progress through the years to become what it is today and what it looks to be in future. Joe is new to Bass River Marina but he is far from new to the area as he grew up on Bass River. Joe gave us a great run down of all of the marinas services as well as the exciting lines of boats available there.
        
Club Events

 


 
October Meeting is the Fish Dinner!!
The October meeting will be here before you know it and you do not want to miss the spread these people put out for the annual fish dinner. Please get your paperwork in as soon as possible so we can get an accurate head count. It would be a travesty if we did not have enough to go around.
Salties Fish Tales
Ken Whiting fished on the Helen H for a fish filled, three day adventure.
The catch was anything but typical with eight swordfish hooked and four landed.There were 3 longfin albacore  tuna caught and 3 yellowfin tuna caught. There were also 2 wahoo caught which brings me to my catch, which was a big wahoo weighing at 72 lbs. It will be entered into the MA. State Division of Marine Fisheries Saltwater Derby. Below is Ken's Wahoo.

Standing with Ken Whiting is Matt (Chief Mate on the Helen H)

Sorry but here is a few that I missed last month

Dick Kelly after a hard day at the office

Steve Isrealian with a nice Sea Bass

Last 3 picture are compliments of Joseph Oclair
Thank you


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Monday, September 24, 2018

September 2018 Newsletter

Cape Cod Salties August 2018 Newsletter
 President's Message


 
Jack: Have fun and good luck at the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Club News and Information
September Meeting Speaker  
September's Speaker is Joe Tierney of the Bass River Marina

August Meeting
         Captain Jim Luce was on hand to hand out the prizes for the Captain Bob Luce Derby. In the course of seven trips more than 100 fish were caught and more important fun was had by all!  There was a tie for biggest fish with each Howard Mulhern and Jack Creighton both landing a 39" doormat. Eddie Burk and Dick Kelly both had a 38" fish so they tied for third place. Everyone can't wait to try again next year. Also please thank Jack Creighton and Dick Kelly who both contributed their winnings to the Cape Cod Salties Foundation Reef Fund.
     In July it was decided to wait on whether to endorse the Friends of Nantucket Sound legislation to make part of Nantucket Sound into a national monument until more information is had. After careful review and research the Board of Directors voted to endorse the legislation 7 to 1 and bring it to the body of the club for consideration. After a lively discussion and opinions for and against it was put to the body for consideration. The club voted a majority to endorse the legislation seeing as it will not affect any commercial or recreational fishing. It was also put to the body of the club to vote to endorse Anglers for Wind Power, that vote passed unanimously. It is important to stay involved in these maters so when decisions that effect the fishery are made we can be part of the discussion.
     Vice President Randall Sherman put forth a proposal for a ranking system for donors to the foundation. The proposal was passed unanimously by the body of the club. These rankings will be published in the future via the monthly news letter.
      Thanks to a great idea from Jay Walpole and the computer skills of Jay Pavick, our club is now registered as a charitable foundation on the Amazon Smile program. Whenever you place an order on amazon.com and are asked if you want to support a charity, please select Cape Cod Salties Foundation. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to our foundation. Please encourage friends and family from near and far to do this and help our conservation effort. We placed an order tonight to try it out. The donations are tiny, but they will add up. Thanks for your help and support.
     The challenge was issued for members to not only come up with fund raising ideas for the foundation but to help bring those ideas to fruition.
     The Allenburg 
 family of South Yarmouth donated a lot of fishing gear including a 10.5' surf rod. That rod was auctioned off at the August meeting  and brought the foundation $110.00 closer to its goal.
      The club is in immediate need of several officers. The Secretary and President positions will need to be filled. If you are interested in either of these positions please make you intentions known as soon as possible. This way you can learn from the people who are now doing these jobs so well. The continued support of the members is always needed to continue the success of the club and the good work it is doing.    

Environmental Affairs
     President Creighton reported the Environmental  Police were down at Packet Landing and caught someone with a large amount of conch (channeled whelk). The conch were returned to the water and the captain of the vessel received a summons. Also, in the Mystic River in Everett, there were such a large number of menhaden in a school that the outside ones put so much pressure on the inside ones that 30 or 40 thousand suffocated. Although this seems like sad news the birds in the area were very happy. Lastly there was a report of a decrease in horseshoe crabs in the northeast.    

 
Book Report Suggestion
     If you come across a book or article that you think others in the club might be interested in please forward the information so it can be listed in the monthly newsletter.
Cape Cod Salties Foundation News 
 
CC Salties Foundation News

Notice is provided that if needed a meeting of the Foundation will be held right after the conclusion of the Sportfishing Club business on Sept 26, 2018.

FUNDRIASER SALE AT MEETING:
Bring your cash and checks to the next meeting where a quantity of donated fishing gear will be sold with all proceeds to benefit the CC Salties Foundation!

Items include:
A size 11 pair of Pro Line Waders
Some Sebile plugs
Orca Plugs
Bombers and Yozuri plugs
Needlefish plugs
Poppers
Metal lip plugs
Multiple sizes and quantities of soft plastics, many with the jig heads
A few photos are at the end of this section.

We have received the donation check for $5,000 from the Bass Pro Shops!

As a result of the presentation to the BOD last month, Curley Direct Mail has prepared some direct mailing proposals for our consideration to greatly enhance our fundraising efforts.  Chairman Sherman will be meeting with them before our next meeting and should have updated info for possible action and approval. 
 
Cape Cod Salties Foundation
2018 Foundation Donors
Copper (up to $49)
E Burke
Dick Kelly
S Israelian
Taackle Sale
John and Maxine Rice
Peter Richenburg
Bronze ($50+)
Harold Nichols
John Sorcenelli
Silver ($100+)
Rick Cain
J Creighton
K M Hibbard
Hook, Line, and Eel Day
Barry Sullivan
Gold ($500+)
D Cavicchi
W Cottle
Platinum ($1000+)
Bass Pro Shops
D Dockery
J Dudac
Riverview Bait and Tackle
R Sherman
August Speaker
     At the August meeting we had the pleasure of hearing from (as Jack called him) The Mad Fisherman, Martha's Vineyard's Peter Johnson.
     Peter back in the day served his country in the Navy as a Carrier Attack Pilot as if that was not enough he went on to be the owner of Roberts Lures. He was very entertaining as he had tales from when he was a younger man having to make money by fishing. He went over the evolution of some of the lures over the last half a century and his history of fishing and lure making.
     In 1997 Peter bought Roberts Lures.  He gradually improved the production of these lures and continues to improve them today taking into account research of other engineers and scientists. Through some excellent marketing his lures are now sold around the globe for fishing many, many different species.
        
Club Events

 



SEPTEMBER 29th SAVE THE DATE
THE CANAL CLEAN UP

 
     This is always a great event. You can count on good food, good people and we do a little good for the environment while we are at it. Please sign up at one of the monthly meetings before this date. Many hands make light work!! 
 
Kayak Cleanup
     This month's Kayak Cleanup will be October 7th at Gull Pond in Wellfleet. If you are interested in this event please contact Tom Planert at fredricplanert@aol.com.
October Meeting is the Fish Dinner!!
The October meeting will be here before you know it and you do not want to miss the spread these people put out for the annual fish dinner. Please get your paperwork in as soon as possible so we can get an accurate head count. It would be a travesty if we did not have enough to go around.
Salties Fish Tales
We have some great Fish Tales for you this month!
On a trip aboard the Reel Grit in August, Cole Regan topped his father's Striper by a tad.Cole's fish is on the right.

Salties, from left, Ken Whiting, Jay Pavick, Dan Cavicchi, Bruce MacLeod, Ed Burke, and John Sorcenelli aboard the Sea Hawk in September had a great Cod trip with fish up to twenty pounds. Cusk, Wolf Fish, Flounder, Haddock, and Pollock were also landed.

Ken Whiting and his son in law Michael Whitney with Bass River Charters hooked five Bluefin, landing the fifth one which weighed 350 lbs and was 82" long. The fish was too big to keep so, it  will be auctioned off.

Ken Whiting with a 68lb Yellowfin caught on the Helen H in September

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