Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter

 President's Message

May 2018 President’s Message
 
Hello, Fisherpeople!

The striped bass are starting to trickle in. A few more days of nice warm weather might be what the doctor ordered.

The May 23rd meeting was originally scheduled to be just a tackle show with no speaking. However, because of the three speakers last month and the importance of their topics, we are going to have a short meeting with Capt. Jim Luce addressing us again. We have filled six Capt. Bob Luce Memorial trips so far, and the two women’s trips donated by Capt. Jim for the Barbara Luce Memorial have been filled. If you did not get on a Capt. Bob Memorial trip yet, send an email to Ed Burke at thornburkes@aol.com, and we will offer a couple of additional dates at the meeting on the 23rd. Randall Sherman, our vice-president wants to address the membership  regarding the foundation at the May meeting.

If you want to have a table to sell your gear on May 23, email me. This would be preferable to just bringing things in without our knowing how many and who will be displaying. It would be great if Mike Hunter, Joe O’Clair,  and Bob Davies could set up.

As you know, we recently had our Salties Haddock Trip on the Capt. John. I know everyone around me did fairly well, and the people down the sides and in the back also reported having done well. We had Veronica Misiewicz Sanford as the high hook, with a nice looking 27” haddock winning the pool. Congratulations, Veronica!

The Salties Fluke Trip scheduled for July 19 is over half full. If you are interested, get your application in to Ken Whiting as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.

I was recently contacted by Bob Lewis, president of the Cape Cod Flyrodders and past president of the Osterville Anglers, who asked if we would be interested in joining five clubs working together in a Cape Derby for the month of June, which would consist of photos of any type of fish being released. This contest is in conjunction with an organization called Keepemwet Fishing. I told Bob that we run several catch and release programs during the year, and we would love to be involved in any program interested in conserving the welfare of the fishery.

Ron Rodriques, chairman of the June 2 and 3 In-house Derby, wants to get more people to sign up as soon as possible, or he will call the tournament off. Check out the info on our webpage under Events.

In closing, I have to tell you that Veronica, the haddock winner, is also scheduled to go on the fluke trip. So I suggest that all of us fishermen work hard on our skills and our catching between now and then!

Thanks, and hold tight!

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

 
Club News and Information
May  Meeting Speaker 
This month we will have Capt. Jim Luce talking with us and going over the Memorial Tournament. Also we will have the annual fishing equipment yard sale. This is a great chance to fill your tackle box for the year.   
 

April Meeting
There were so many speakers to get to this month that there was no real business to report. See you next month
 

Environmental Affairs
Earth Day Canal Clean-up
The Cape Cod Salties  participated in this years Earth Day Canal Clean-up. Not only did they do a great job cleaning up the side of the canal but there were also educational and fun things to do as well. As you can see from the faces on this motley crew, fun was had by all.

                                                          


Kayak Cleanup
The Kayak Cleanup is coming Sunday May 27th at Herring River in Harwich. It would be great to have some of the club members participate in this event. If you are interested in participating in this event please contact Tom Planert at fredricplanert@aol.com. He will be able to give you the meeting locations and keep you informed if the event changes.

 

Spring Haddock Trip
The Salties had their annual Spring Haddock Trip on May 4th. To say everyone had a great time would be an understatement. We had good weather, flat seas, great company and plenty of fish. We even got to see some whales and dolphins.

Above the 
Misiewicz family - Steve and Elizabeth and then Veronica Sanford on the right, with her pool-winning 27" haddock

And here is Mike Hubbard with a nice group of haddock.

 


Fly of the Month
The Woolly-Burger started making its appearance around 1965-67 as a fresh water insect fly.  Some of the "old fly patterns"  are still the best and continue to produce fish.  Fifty plus years later this fly is still in demand and producing fish in many of the ponds and lakes on Cape Cod.

Flies tied by Joe O'Clair
For more information visit http://www.flycatcherflies.com

 

Book Report Suggestion
Last month we didn't get any book reports but if you have read something interesting that you thing the rest of the club would benefit as well please let us know. Also, if you have a good recipe that would work too.
April Meeting Speakers 
Last months meeting had a very full agenda. First was Rear Admiral Bruce Brady from the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Chatham. He went over the importance of having all the correct safety gear while out on the water. He explained how they go through the Coast Guard inspections of vessels to make sure you have the proper gear with you just incase the worst happens. He also went over the day to day activities of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. How they do everything from assist in search and rescue missions to reporting on poachers. He also brought along with him full time Coast Guard Petty Officer Contraris who explained some of the other duties of the Coast Guard up to and including law enforcement.
                 
Next out the box was Captain Parket. Captain Parket is the only full time recreational fisheries advocate north of Florida. He was also an constant contributor for On the Water Magazine. He is advocating for Anglers for Offshore Wind. He explained the importance of offshore wind power as well as how the structures for these turbines have been and will be beneficial to the fishery by becoming an artificial reef of sort.
                
Last but far from least was Captain Jim Luce. Captain Luce went over all the particulars for the Captain Bob Luce Memorial tournament. This year so far he has 6 trips scheduled in June and July as well as two women only trips to memorialize his mother as well. At current I believe all the men's trips are full but as you can see from the Presidents Message above there is a contact to see if all the trips are full as well as the addition of any other trips.
Club Fishing Events

Wives and Sweethearts Dinner

A transparent and shameless attempt to obtain understanding and forgiveness for any possible inattentiveness that may occur during the upcoming fishing season.
 

Saturday, June 9, 2018
The Riverway Restaurant in South Yarmouth
5:00 pm Cocktails, Cheese, Fruit & Crudités --- 6:00 Dinner
$30 per person, inclusive of all taxes and gratuity

 Buffet 
Garden Salad
Baked Scrod with Lobster Sauce
Carving Station ~ Prime Rib of Beef au Jus
Chicken Française topped with Lemon Beurre Blanc
Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
Mixed Vegetable Medley 

Dessert​
Choice of Grapenut Custard or Carrot Cake
Coffee, Tea, and Soft Drinks Included

http://Wives and Sweetheart Registration Form


The Spring Derby

The Spring Derby will be June 2nd and 3rd.
This is a two day derby that targets striped bass and bluefish. It will wrap up with a barbeque/ pot luck at Bass Hole in Yarmouth on that Sunday afternoon where there will be trophy’s for largest striped bass and bluefish from a boat and from shore. Also everyone that enters a fish is entered into the $100.00 raffle.
Sign up sheets for this years Spring Derby are on the website and will also be available at the monthly meetings.
Click here for a copy of the Two Day Derby Form

July 19th Fluke Trip
There are still a few spots available for this trip so sign up soon. You can contact Ken Whiting for more information. The price is $80.00 for members and $105.00 for non-members.

Salties Fish Tales



I am very surprised that there were no reports this month, come on Salties step it up

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Friday, April 20, 2018

April 2018 Newsletter

 President's Message

APRIL 2018 President’s Message
 
Hello, Fisherpeople!

As I stood in my kitchen looking out the window on April 6, as the hail was bouncing off the side of the house, I was saying, ‘”Please, not again!” But, as it turned out, April 7 was a great night for the Annual Banquet, and we had a wonderful crowd. As the banquet started, the membership voted unanimously to make 90-year-old Joe Branzetti a life member of the Salties. Because of the fishing tackle, rods, and reels donated by Mary Baker, along with Bill & Mary Alice Cottle’s annual contribution, and many donations from Salties, we made almost $5,000 for the night. A good group of members also donated gift certificates for the raffles. The BOD and I thank everyone involved for making this a highly successful evening.

A surprise of the evening was three donations to the Reef Account of $1,000 each from Jim & Belva Dudac, Doug & Jeanne Dockery, and Randall & Ruth Sherman. We very much appreciate their generosity!

Reef Chairman Randall Sherman emailed that we are in competition for an offsetting grant that would give us substantial funds for the trucking and barging cost of the project, with the materials and their value being our match toward the project. Randall is working with Mark Rousseau of DMF, Robert B. Our Co., the Yarmouth DNR, and the Dennis DPW.
Randall will give an update at the April meeting.

Capt. Jim Luce was at the Annual Banquet and suggested for this year’s Capt. Bob Luce Tournament that two additional trips be set up for fisherwomen, and this will be called the Barbara Luce Memorial Tournament. Six packs are being formed for June and July for interested participants. Ed Burke has volunteered to be the chairman of this year’s dual Luce Memorials. For some reason Capt. Jim made reference to the fact that he wonders which side will get the biggest fish -  the male or female fisherpeople. I just hope we can have a great time!

The Earth Day Canal Cleanup is Saturday, April 21, under the direction of Dr. Bill Cottle. If you signed up, be sure to show up and help our group. I will put out a reminder later in the week.

Randall Sherman has put out several requests, and we need more volunteers to do counts at the Yarmouth Herring Run. If you can devote twenty minutes a day a couple of days a week, please reach out to Randall at 508 280-8825.

For the forty people going on this year’s Haddock Trip on May 4, chairman John Sorcenelli has good news! We can bring our own coolers on board, and they will be kept upstairs. Your own fish can be kept in your own coolers. It goes without saying no alcohol and no taking of illegal fish.

Chairman Ron Rodriques has been turning in applications and money for the June 2 and 3 Two-Day Derby. These applications are also on the webpage.

Although the Fluke Trip is in July, Ken Whiting already has many seats filled. Don’t be shut out!

The Wives & Sweethearts Dinner is now going to be Saturday, June 9, at the Riverway Restaurant in South Yarmouth. Applications are available on the events page at capecodsalties.org.

In closing, I have to mention the tragic shooting death of Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Thursday, April 12, while serving a search warrant in Marstons Mills as part of a Joint Task Force. Losing Officer Gannon puts our quest for catching fish in the proper perspective. I believe I speak for all the Salties when I express condolences to his wife and family, to the Yarmouth Police Department, and to the Thin Blue Line.

Thanks, and hold tight!

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

Club News and Information
April  Meeting Speaker     
This month we have the Coast Guard coming down to make sure we all stay safe this season. We also have Jim Luce bring us through the 2018 club tournament. You don't want to miss this one

March Meeting
The big news is that thanks to the very hard work and determination of Randall Sherman the clubs foundations 501 3C status is all set. This gives way for proper fund raising for projects such as the reef project.
As far as the reef is concerned there was a lot of work done over the winter. Many forms were created and are ready to be deployed as well as other materials. There is a closed window for deploying material to the reef, April 15th to June 15th that we will have to work around.

Interest Groups
The club is still looking at the formation of some special interest groups. This will allow people to interact and even fish with others with their particular interests such as surf fishing, boating, shell fishing etc.
Bill Cottle who also heads up the Fly Fishing/ Tying group is looking into doing a meet and greet at his home where the members can get tot know each other and learn from each other.

Environmental Affairs
Canal Cleanup
Bill Cottle let us know that we will be doing the Canal Clean Up again this year and it is scheduled for the last Saturday in September. Bill is also looking for more volunteers for the Earth Day clean up on April 21st. For this Clean-up we will meet at the parking area near the Railroad Bridge at 9:30 am. There will be a shuttle service and most importantly breakfast and lunch will be served.

Herring Run Clean-Up
This is a picture of just part of the motley crew that made this years Herring Run Clean-Up such a success

 

Herring Run Counting
Randall Sherman is still looking to fill some slots for herring counting at the local runs. If you have not done it before they are more than happy to train anybody willing. Shifts are very short and you get to have some fun as well.

Kayak Cleanup
The Kayak Cleanup is this coming Sunday April 29th at Wequaquet pond in Barnstable. It would be great to have some of the club members participate in this event. The May event was planned for May 13th at Herring River in Harwich but due to Mother's Day it was moved to the 27th. If you are interested in participating in either of these event please contact Tom Planert at fredricplanert@aol.com. He will be able to give you the meeting locations and keep you informed if the event changes.

Catch-A-Fish
Lou MacKeil will be running his eight session course on fishing starting April 24th at the Nauset Regional Middle School. Lou has extensive knowledge and experience fishing the waters of Cape Cod and he is offering to share that with you.
For more information go to http://www.nausetcommunityed.org


Spring Haddock Trip
As of the last meeting there were only 2 spots lefty for the Haddock trip this May 4th. Time has probably run out on this so you can put your name in on a wait list incase the unlikely event that someone cancels at the last minute.


Fly of the Month

This is a minnow pattern tied in  Polar Bear Hair.  The hair is about 5" long , very light and works well in the water.  The hook is a Gamakatsu 1/0 SL 12S . The head is a 'Fish Mask" # 5.   This is a great fly to start your season with as it doesn't take much energy to cast, and it looks great in the water

For more information visit http://www.flycatcherflies.com


Annual Banquet
Well it turns out that the Annual Banquet was worth the wait. We had about 100 people in attendance who enjoyed a great meal and even better company. Jack Creighton was a fantastic Master of Ceremonies and Bill Cottle played auctioneer for the evening. The regular and silent auctions were a great success, thank you to all that donated those wonderful items.

Also don’t forget the Wives and Sweethearts dinner in April, it might be the last time you see them until the this fishing season comes to a close.


Book Report Suggestion
Last month we didn't get any book reports but if you have read something interesting that you thing the rest of the club would benefit as well please let us know. Also, if you have a good recipe that would work too.

March Meeting Speaker 
Last month we were lucky to have Ryan Collins. He is the owner of the informational and interactive web site for "My Fishing Cape Cod"
Ryan and his colleague Garret brought us through an entertaining and informative slide presentation. Ryan told us about his upbringing on Cape Cod and some of his experiences fishing. He also showed us how fishing on Cape Cod is not only seasonal but in the right circumstances can be a year round obsession. He stressed the importance of crushing the barbs on hooks and a quick safe release of the fish to ensure fishing for future generations. You can visit his website at https://myfishingcapecod.com/
Club Fishing Events

Haddock Trip 2018

Salties 2018 Haddock Trip 
Capt. John, Plymouth, MA 
Friday, May 4, 2018
(Rain Date May 6)
Leaves dock at 7:00 a.m.!
Cost: $50 Members (limited to 40)
Click here for a copy of the Haddock Trip Form


The Spring Derby

The Spring Derby will be June 2nd and 3rd.
This is a two day derby that targets striped bass and bluefish. It will wrap up with a barbeque/ pot luck at Bass Hole in Yarmouth on that Sunday afternoon where there will be trophy’s for largest striped bass and bluefish from a boat and from shore. Also everyone that enters a fish is entered into the $100.00 raffle.
Sign up sheets for this years Spring Derby are on the website and will also be available at the monthly meetings.
Click here for a copy of the Two Day Derby Form

July 19th Fluke Trip
There are still a few spots available for this trip so sign up soon. You can contact Ken Whiting for more information. The price is $80.00 for members and $105.00 for non-members.

Salties Fish Tales



There were no reports this month but I am sure that will change very soon!!

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