SFVSF Newsletter – December 2019

SFVSF Newsletter
December 2019

Hello from your Newsletter Editor:

The month of December makes a busy month us all but I would like to encourage all to attend our general meeting next week Wednesday Dec 18th at LuLu’s. The nominations are in for officers and confirmations will be this month for 2020 year. We are currently taking membership dues for the new year please make sure you get yours in and I believe you can get them done online. The cost is $40 for individual and $60 for family.

Last months speaker was tucker McCombs who was very informative on his new adventure as a landing owner and gave information on how and what boats will be at Ventura Sportfishing for 2020 that will target White Sea Bass and fishing in the channel Islands. Thanks Tucker.

There will NO be a guest speaker for December due to elections.

**Holiday Breakfast**

Dec. 22th 9am, Kountry Folks 8501 Sepulveda North Hills. ***Bring a $10 gift, we will have a gift exchange.

**Annual Banquet**

We will have our annual banquet @ Claim Jumpers January 25th, No host bar starts at 6pm.  Cost is $45 per person and includes appetizers, salad bar, Multiple choices of entrées from ribs to chicken to salmon to yes even filet mignon along with many other choices also included is desert and bottomless non alcoholic beverages, the price also includes tax and tip and will be needed upfront. Hope all can attend.
November charter out of Long Beach pier 55 on the Ahra-Ahn was a little slow, the boat was awesome deck crew awesome, cook awesome. Just fishing was not so good, so lets get them on our December charter, which will be on the Fortune out of 22nd Street Landing leaving Friday, December 13 at 9pm returning Saturday December 14th at 7pm. There are still spots open, please see Marc Harrison for information.

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Raffle prize winners for November Meeting:

A&D Custom Wrapped SFVSF Fishing Rod (Fishing Syndicate) – Elliott
Tady Jigs – Adam
Dykes – Mitch
SP Minows – Marc H.

We had a special raffle where a custom wrapped Calstar Rod was up for grabs, this was kind of unheard of but Elliot won this rod also, 2 Custom Rods in one night, kudos Elliot.

I would also like to thank Martin of Martin’s Tackle shop for providing some of the raffle prizes and selling his X-Mas Stocking for the coming holiday.

Club points for October’s trip:
Donna Walker
Victor Hernandez (10 points)
Adam Walker (5 points) – Finally 🙂

Club Standing:
55 points
Pat Greenleaf
50 Points
Marc Glasser
45 Points
David Greenleaf
25 Points
Mike Lombardi
Victor Hernandez
15 Points
Ruben Herrera
Rey Engh
Donna Walker

Next Club Meeting:
Wednesday 12/18/19. LULU’s Resturant
Guest Speaker – None due to nominations
Club T-Shirts available for purchase.

Note from your News Editor:


What a great year of fishing! Our club had 10 charters this year and a lot of hard work put in by our Charter Master Marc Harrison, Thanks Marc for making it happen.
There are a lot of great memories that we all have but for me being able to fish with my wife, friends, club members and family, what a blessing. To Donna, I personally want to Thank you for all the fun we had and to all the members Thank you for your friendship and to all others is was an awesome season.

By no means should you put your gear away and forget about it until next year, No, No, No! Send you reels out to get serviced, change the line on them, go through your tackle boxes and organize them, check all your rods for wear and tear and get prepared for the next 10 charters with the club.

As a reminder there are two very big fishing showing coming up in So Cal. February is the Pacific Sport Fishing Show in Orange County. Then the Granddaddy of them all The Fred Hall Show in early March. I highly recommend you all attend, there are speakers, shows, tackle, rods, reels and really anything you need for fishing at discounted prices. Donna and I always attend and make this an annual pilgrimage.
In Closing Thank you everyone who has made contributions to this wonderful club. Lets make 2020 an even better year and Keep Fishing Great!

If you haven’t already, you can join the club & renew your membership online at sfvsf.org/shop.


Newsletter Editor
Adam Walker
San Fernando Valley Saltwater Fisherman








While at our Monthly Officers Meeting I was looking for a topic to write about, our Charter Master looked at me and said “the meaning of being in a Club” what a great topic!
I think most of us have been affiliated with some type of organization, group or structured clubs. To be specific and talk about what the Club means to myself and my spouse (Donna). At first I was dead-set against it, I mean joining a Fishing Club that wasn’t us! I am not that social butterfly that can easily strike up a conversation with anyone. My son pushed me to attend the first meeting with him in April of 2018, he cancelled at the last minute and so Donna filled his spot, I could not do it alone.

There we were at LuLu’s, trying to size everything up. We left the meeting with stickers, paperwork to fill out and the opportunity to join. As we talked on the way home we both said lets give it a try. I have not missed a meeting since the first meeting I attended. Donna on the other hand because of her work schedule has missed a few but together we stay focused on the club and it’s well being.

We have met some interesting and down to earth people and consider all members to be friends. Through all of this we have had the opportunity to become close friends with some members.

My belief is that Donna and I can go fishing anytime or anywhere we want but to go fishing with friends and family is a bonus. Then to meet once a month and talk about fishing, family and what is going on around the fishing world is something we look forward to each month. Donna and I would like to thank all members and friends for allowing us to be part of this amazing club.

In closing, I think about the song by The Beach Boys, “Be true to your school” this is how we feel about our club. All of us active members please lets try to recruit some new members and pass Fishing on to the younger generation.

If you haven’t already, you can join the club & renew your membership online at sfvsf.org/shop.


Newsletter Editor
Adam Walker
San Fernando Valley Saltwater Fisherman


We are a fishing club who loves the outdoors and being on the Sea, we are always looking for new members who have a passion for fishing like we do, if this is you we have a meeting the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at Lulu’s Restaurant in Van Nuys, CA. Come on down and check us out.

The Club has monthly meetings with Expert Speakers, Monthly Raffles, Newsletter, Community Service / Kids Trip & Mentoring, Club BBQ, Club Breakfast, Club Championship Awards, Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner, and much much more.

If you like Saltwater Fishing and would enjoy fishing on some of the best charter boats in Southern California, then come join us.

Club Meetings
Saltwater fishing enthusiasts meet to learn from expert speakers, discuss fishing experiences, upcoming charter trip, what’s biting & where, etc. All are welcome to come. Come for optional dinner & networking at 6:30pm or just the meeting at 7:30pm.

WHEN: Every 3rd Wednesday of each Month @ 6:30pm
WHERE: LulusRestaurant.com 16900 Roscoe (& Balboa)
JOIN: sfvsf.org/join
SUBSCRIBE: sfvsf.org/subscribe
Learn more at San Fernando Valley Saltwater Fisherman.

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