On Friday, November 10, 2023, ten anglers of the Grand Strand Saltwater Anglers Association were surf fishing on the Garden City Beach. This fishing event was from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and it was a beautiful fall morning. The ocean was clear and almost flat with sunny skies. GSSAA anglers were using a variety of baits trying to land that elusive trophy fish that lurks in our waters. Anglers were using cut squid, frozen shrimp, fish bites with frozen shrimp. It was a great morning and everyone had a good time.
On Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 8A to 3P the Grand Strand Saltwater Anglers fished the in house members, "Cat Fish Round-up". This was an older tradition that dated back years ago with the club. The tradition just stopped, but this 2023 calendar year the club brought the tournament back. What a great time to be on the river during fall. Angler Lou Sands had the biggest catch of the day with a blue catfish 14.9 lbs. Anglers Ed Skowysz, caught 5 cats, Harry Walker had 2 cats and Dave Rapp, had 1 cat. Anglers Ed Librick, Mike Fleming and Enio Varone forgot to bring the cat nip, but it was a fun day with a lot of laughs. A big thank you to Bill Cash and his special chicken, cherry kool-aid and garlic receipe and "it worked".
On Sunday, October 8, 2023, we all met at Ed Skowysz residence to clean the catfish. Ed provided the tables and accomendations and Lou Sands and Ed Librick went to work cleaning the fish. Don't forget this coming Thursday, October 12, 2023 is the catfish dinner.
On Saturday, July 22, 2023 the Grand Strand Saltwater Anglers
Association held our annual members only "Summer Slam Fishing Contest".
The winner was John Librick and he received a $100.00 gift card to
Dagwoods Deli. The Grand Strand Saltwater Anglers Association purchased the
$100.00 gift card from Dagwoods Deli to show our local support of a
great local restaurant that has always supported our annual flounder
tournament and always sponsoring the Dagwoods Deli Hero's Flounder
Division. GSSAA members know that by supporting our local restaurants, that
we are helping to strengthen the local economy. Area restaurants such
as Dagwoods Deli create jobs for members of the community and their
profits often go back into the neighborhood. Once again thanks for
everything from the Grand Strand Saltwater Anglers Association.
On October 15, 2022, the Grand Strand Saltwater Anglers Association was a
sponsor for the 2022 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources,
"Take-A-Kid", fishing program. The program was held at the 2nd Avenue
Pier, Spring Maid Pier and Garden City Pier. The Grand Strand Saltwater
Anglers provided five fishing rod and reel combos purchased at West
Marine as prizes for this years program.
On Tuesday, December 7, 2021 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Division at Fort Johnson, Charleston S.C. had a "Open House Tour" for the Saltwater Fishing Instructors Program. GSSAA members, Skip Lisle, Brad Schenk and David Rapp attended this event. At the event Pamela Corwin SCDNR Director of the Saltwater Fishing Instructors, donated hand made items to the GSSAA to be given out as prizes for the Christmas Party on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Pamela Corwin donated a 1. Flounder Christmas Ornament, 2. Fish Coasters 3. Fly Fishing Earrings 4. Spoon Earrings. The dontation totalled over $103.00 to our fishing club.
At Tuesdays open house event, we were advised that the North Myrtle Beach Police Division made a substantial donation of fishing rod & reels to the SCDNR Saltwater Fishing Instructors Program. This all came about because on Saturday, October 2, 2021, Ed Skowysz, Skip Lisle, Brad Schenk and David Rapp SCDNR Fishing Instructors & GSSAA members worked the North Myrtle Beach Safety Forces, "Take-A-Kid Fishing". This donation will allow us to use the rod and reels for teaching purposes.
On Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the GSSAA monthly meeting, Ed Librick and David Rapp collected $425.00 for Fostering Hope. Thanks to all the GSSAA members for their donation.
Take-A-Kid Fishing event at 5 Piers, Cherry Grove, 2nd Ave Pier, Spring Maid, Myrtle Beach State Park & Garden City. Saturday October 16-21. A total of 153 kids attended the event. Each kid in attendance received a fishing bucket, tackle box, tackle, fishing pliers, fish tattoos and other items from SCDNR. It was a great event, learn more about SCDNR Fishing Event - https://www.flowcode.com/page/scdnr Interested in becoming a member? Contact us to sign up - email@example.com
Skip Lisles, Pam Corwin, Ed Skowyz, Ed Kubrick, Brad Schenk
Skip Lisles, Pam Corwin, Ed Skowyz, Ed Kubrick, David App