1. Fishing Activities
    Learn how to fish with fellow sport fishers. We fish both in fresh and salt water for trout, walleye, sturgeon, as well as salmon, steelhead, halibut and bottom fish both with private boats and charters.
  2. Monthly Meetings
    Find out where the hot fishing is. In addition, we have speakers who talk about the latest fishing news, equipment, and trips being offered in the area. An annual banquet is the highlight of the year where raffle and auction items from local vendors are offered to our membership.
  3. Member Benefits
    We offer member children (pre-teens) a week at the Orcas Island's Environmental Camp. Relationships with store vendors which offer us discounts. Learn fishing techniques, meet friends with experience fishing in the Northwest, and participate going on fishing trips to new places.
About the Club
The Poggie Club of Washington - Seattle Chapter
It started with a group of guys in the early 1930’s when a few guys were fishing in Ballard. Others there made fun of them and said that they would only catch “poggies” with the gear they had.
They later started a club and called it the Seattle Poggie Club. In 1932, it became a Washington State Non-Profit Corporation. It’s mission statement, to preserve and perpetuate salmon and other natural resources for future generations. This allowed us to return to the environment, the resources we enjoyed.
With chapters also in Kitsap and Tacoma, past members included judges, marine biologists, mayors, leaders in our state’s fisheries management, and many other political leaders. The Shilshole Marina ramp in Ballard was named after Poggie Eddie Vines, and the West Seattle’s boat ramp was named after Poggie Don Armini.
Come join us during our monthly general meeting which is open to the public. Whether it is fish and habitat conservation, or fishing for salmon, trout, bottom fish, or steelhead, you will enjoy being in our club.
See our Activities
Club News
Yearly Activities

Next General Meeting

Date: Wednesday Feb 21st, 6:30 PM.

​Poggie Mike Karbowski will be discussing Halibut Fishing Techniques.   Hopefully, he'll let us in on some secret spots in the Sound he has had success with.


Poggie Notices:

Click on the button below to get bring up the 85th Annual Poggie Club banquet Invitation.   It will be April 7th, starting at 2:30 PM.   New place too. 

2018 Poggie Calendar has been updated.  Contact Poggie John Kamikawa, if you have dates you would like to see on it.

Below is a list of donars to our club, and organizations that support our club. Click on the logos to go to their web sites:
We also have outings and activities scheduled throughout the year.  See the below link concerning upcoming activites.   Also, see our fishing contest web page to see who are leaders are.
Fishing Contest
Club Officers
Directions To General Meeting
​​Loss of a Poggie Friend

We also lost a long time and valuable contributor to our club, Poggie Stan Freed.   He held many positions in our club, and has been a friend to many in the club.  He taught many of us the finer points to fishing.   I enjoyed the many trips we took together.   He will be missed.

Poggie Banquet Invitation
     We are deeply indebted to the many companies and club members
that provided products, services and time to support the Seattle Poggie
Clubs recent fund raising event.  As has been our practice, we are
listing those merchants on our web-siste and hope that our membership and
followers will show appreciation by patronizing these companies.
Also included are Poggie Club members who provided services
and merchandise to make our event successful.  Thank you.
Corporate Sponsors

Linc's Tackle
Three Rivers Marine
Deep Sea Charters
Fisheries Supply, Inc
Performance Marine
American Weight Scales
John's Sporting Goods
Market House Meats
Cascade Marine Service
Grand Coulee Center Lodge
Chen's Acupuncture Assoc.
Havel Knives
Anthony's Restaurants
Swinomish Casino & Lodge
Sportco Sporting Goods
Ivar's Inc.
Silver Horde Fishing Supplies
Outdoor Emporium
Kona Kitchen
Lake Washington Chiropractic

Individual Contributors

Anthony Kennedy
Henry Zebroski
Nick Franz
Ken & Pam McElmeel
John Kamikawa
Tim Dickenson
Tom Neu
Thomas Butler
Kurt Kettel
John & Irene Mataka
Rudi Schaffner
Al Logan
Irene Zebroski