Nisqually River Cleanup

SSFF members,

Come join other SSFF members on Saturday, November 12th, between 10 AM and noon, for a river clean up outing on the Nisqually River. The focus will be on removing discarded fishing lines, hooks, lead weights and related packaging from the river bank and shallow water in the vicinity of the WDFW handicap river access. Garbage bags and nitrile gloves will be provided. Bring heavier gloves if you wish. A pocket knife for cutting tangled fishing line from branches and logs would be helpful. Following the cleanup, join other members at Norma’s (Martin Way near the Nisqually exit off I-5) for lunch.


Directions: from Olympia, take the Nisqually exit. From the off ramp, turn right and go straight past the stop light onto the Nisqually Cut-off Rd SE. Proceed for about 1.25 miles and turn left on to Kuhlman Rd SE. At the stop sign, turn left onto Old Pacific Highway SE. Proceed about .25 miles and turn right onto 6 Ave SE. Follow it to the WDFW fishing access at the end of the road. From Tacoma, take the Mounts Road exit. Take the overpass over I-5 and proceed for about 2.5 miles. Turn left onto 6 Ave SE. Follow it until you reach the WDFW access. Bring your parking permit. Hope to see you there. If you have questions, you can reach me at 360-866-9116, or by email: [email protected]

Chum Outing Anyone?

Our next outing will be held on November 5th. The
goal is to fish for Chum salmon. If you have never
done this, you are really missing something. Chum
are probably, pound for pound, the hardest
fighting of the five North American Pacific Salmon.
The tentative plan is to fish in front of the
Hoodsport hatchery. However, if someone knows of
a better place, please let me know before the
October club meeting (10/18/11). When I fish at the
Hoodsport hatchery, I take my float tube and an
anchor. Using the float tube allows me to get out
beyond the “picket fence” of anglers. I can then
spot and pursue pods of Chum as they mill around.
If you are interested in this outing you can either
sign up at the October club meeting or contact me.
My email is [email protected]

I will get back to you. I will provide information on flies, tackle, and
trip details to all who sign up for this outing. I will
also talk more about this outing at the October
club meeting.

-Peter Brooks