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 August 15th, 6:30 PM.

There will be no general meeting in July.   


Poggie Notices:

2018 Poggie Fishing Contest web page updated.

October 6th - Poggie Herb Shepard and Poggie John Kamikawa will be headed to Westport for bottom fishing and crabbing, see calendar.

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
Directions To General Meeting
Club Officers
  2018 Poggie Summer BBQ & Potluck!!!

WHAT: The 2018 Seattle Poggie Potluck and Get-together
When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time:   2:00 p.m. to whenever
Where: Home of Poggie Mike Karbowski, 2136 NW 98th Street, Seattle WA 98117
His Phone:     206-949-5860, E-mail: [email protected]

The particulars: Mike and Bobbi have a beautiful home overlooking the sound, with a pool and barbecue. The Poggie club will supply hamburgers, buns & condiments.  Poggie Nick will bring halibut, others should bring meat of their choice, along with their favorite condiments.    Mike & Bobbie will provide non-alcohol beverages. 
Bringing a potluck item is optional.

Members with last names A-H should bring a side dish of their choice
Members with last names I-Q should bring a salad of their choice
Members with last names R-Z should bring dessert of their choice.

Remember to bring family & swimsuits/towel!  Mike’s house is located on a steep hill, let Mike know in advance if you need a spot in driveway reserved for you or let one of us know if you need any assistance. 

(Please note that no glass is permitted in pool area for safety.)

E-Mail to Nick at [email protected] if you are coming, and what side dish, salad or dessert you will be bringing.

     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.
Individual Contributors

Poggie Al Logan                                       Pamela McElmeel                  Poggie Irene Zebroski
Poggie Anthony Kennedy                      Rick Tabor                               Poggie John Kamikawa
Casey Kelly                                                Poggie Rudi Schaffner          Poggie Nick Franz
Dr. Michael Taggart                                Susan Hashimoto                  Chief Poggie Henry Zebroski 
Poggie Dr. Mike Karbowski                   Poggie Tim Dickinson           Poggie Tom Neu

Dr. Paishan Chen                                    Poggie Thomas Butler