Get tips for fishing from coastal ports
Todd Girtz of Todd’s Extreme Fishing will be the featured speaker at Thursday’s meeting of the South Sound Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.
Girtz’ presentation will cover fishing from the posts of Neah Bay, La Push, Westport and Ilwaco along the Washington coast. He will be comparing the different ports, their fisheries and what makes some better than others. He also will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each port and how the fishing compares in the different areas.
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He also will cover the best available opportunities for each type of fish, where, when and how to find them and what to use to catch them.
The meeting, which will start at 7 p.m., will be held at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey.
For information on the chapter, go to sschapterpsa.com.
Salmon group celebrates 25 years
The South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group will hold its 25th anniversary annual meeting Feb. 9.
The group is one of 14 regional fisheries enhancement groups in the state that works to restore salmon populations and aquatic habitat through projects, community education and volunteer involvement.
Since 1991, the South Sound group has completed more than 300 salmon restoration projects.
There will be two presentations at the meeting. One will highlight the 25 years of the program, while the second will showcase some of the salmon restoration projects.
The free meeting, running from 5:30-8:15 p.m., will be at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey.
Washington’s Wild Future
Next session focuses on southwest
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding a public meeting Thursday to get public input on the state’s fisheries.
The agency hopes to hear from commercial fishers, charter boat operators, people active in recreation and tourism, and others who care about fish and wildlife management along the coast, said Director Jim Unsworth.
Staffers will be on hand to hear people’s views on fishing, including commercial gillnetting in the Columbia River, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay and Pacific Ocean fisheries, and hunting, razor clam management, habitat protection and restoration, licensing, law enforcement, and other fish and wildlife issues.
The meeting will be the seventh public forum conducted through the department’s ongoing outreach initiative, “Washington’s Wild Future.” More information is available at wdfw.wa.gov/wildfuture.
The meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Willapa Harbor Community Center, 916 W. First St., South Bend.
Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,