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Monday, August 18, 2008

Gone Fishing

posted by on August 18 at 15:29 PM


Remember Strangercrombie? That winter charity auction of ours that, last year, raised over $50,000 for FareStart?

Back in December, a Strangercrombie high-bidder named Sam paid at $523.26 for the privilege of going salmon fishing with our publisher, Tim Keck.

Last Saturday, Sam and Tim and boat captain (and friend of the paper) Josh Gurnee puttered into Elliot Bay at 4:45 am to catch some king salmon. A report from Tim:

Sam caught his limit that morning with two beautiful fish, the biggest around 20 pounds. Most boats on the water got zilch that morning. Way to go Sam and special thanks to Josh for donating his time and boat and being the best captain on the water.

Stay tuned for next year’s Strangercrombie. We’ll be picking the charity—with you help—next month. Last year, people were stumping for Treehouse, 826 Seattle, and Urban Rest Stop along with FareStart.

Which good causes do people like this year?

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Critical Mass!

Posted by Ziggity | August 18, 2008 3:36 PM

Aww, they obeyed the limit.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 18, 2008 3:37 PM


Posted by pappy | August 18, 2008 3:40 PM

Ziggity, I can't believe how quickly you beat me to it. I second the nomination for Critical Mass!

Posted by Gurldoggie | August 18, 2008 3:44 PM

826! 826! 826!

Posted by It's all about the kids | August 18, 2008 3:46 PM

826 Seattle! Yes!

Posted by brinsonian | August 18, 2008 3:51 PM

How about a fund for all the whiners who keep promising to move away from Seattle because it's not as good/friendly/cheap/sunny/trendy as whatever hell-hole they moved here to get away from in the first place.

Posted by COMTE | August 18, 2008 3:52 PM

Rise 'N Shine!!!

Posted by phil | August 18, 2008 3:54 PM

Urban Rest Stop, fer sure. Those kids can deal with reading and writing on their own.

Posted by leek | August 18, 2008 3:54 PM

That's a mighty fine fish! I hope you offer a similar prize this year and I'll bid for it this year.

Posted by elswinger | August 18, 2008 4:01 PM

Trout Unlimited

Posted by laterite | August 18, 2008 4:05 PM

Pacific Northwest Friends of FSH Research

Posted by Pacific Northwest Friends of FSH Research | August 18, 2008 4:08 PM

Second for Urban Rest Stop.

Posted by Gidget | August 18, 2008 4:11 PM

I went to FareStart for lunch the other day. My veggie sandwich was delectable, and it seems like they're doing great work.

Posted by Uncle Vinny | August 18, 2008 4:12 PM

What Comte said. I need mooooniez to leave, but I can't seem to stop spending my mooooniez on alcohol and drugs to get legitimately black-out thrashed night after night in order to cope with the shittiness that is Seattle. I'll be in a bar in approximately 1 hour. See ya there!

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 18, 2008 4:13 PM

books to prisoners!
35th year anniversary! 800 letters from prisoners answered with free books every month! giving them a chance at a new life once they get out!

Posted by sean | August 18, 2008 4:18 PM

I'm hopin' and guessin' that the GOP will be needin' a lot of help come November..

Posted by michael strangeways | August 18, 2008 4:22 PM

Planned Parenthood!

Posted by heather | August 18, 2008 4:22 PM

Urban Rest Stop, Lambda Legal, Planned Parenthood of Western Washington, 826 Seattle, etc. etc.

As for that fish: We need butter, lemon, cedar chips, tartar, and 'Rub With Love' seasoning. MOVE, PEOPLE!

Posted by Greg | August 18, 2008 4:23 PM

826! although kudos to Urban Rest Stop - that's a great mssion...

Posted by GrantG | August 18, 2008 4:32 PM

Northwest Kidney Center.

Posted by elswinger | August 18, 2008 4:38 PM

Country Coctor-they deliver frontline health care for the highest number of uninsured people in the area & they are broke, broke, broke.

Posted by chk_it | August 18, 2008 4:41 PM

The Country Doctor is a damn good idea, as is Urban Rest Stop.

Posted by David Schmader | August 18, 2008 4:45 PM

Well, with a name like "Country Coctor" I'd think $$ would be the least of their concerns...

Posted by COMTE | August 18, 2008 4:47 PM

trash capitol hill with an overpriced and well-over packed "block party". Keep money for hookers and blow, profit!!!

Posted by trash time! | August 18, 2008 4:52 PM

I agree: Critical Mass (lead the way), Hempfest (speak on stage and go to the Green Room), and FareStart are all good choices.

Plus, maybe "Be a superhero for the night at Savage Love".

Mmm, Catwoman. Meow.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 18, 2008 5:23 PM

Clearly they weren't fishing Elliott Bay because it's been shit this year and ain't nobody catching limits. Sad fisherpeople :(

Posted by jseattle | August 18, 2008 5:24 PM

Country Doctor, Seattle Urban League, Arts Corps, YouthCare, Innocence Project, Treehouse...all great causes.

Posted by kerri harrop | August 18, 2008 5:29 PM

The Country Doctor is incredibly deserving, and in not-very-good financial health. They have kept my un-insurable body alive for the last zillion years, so they get my wholehearted support.

826 is awesome, but isn't life or death.

Pick the Country Doctor Clinic!!

Posted by it'smarkmitchell | August 18, 2008 5:37 PM
Posted by unjinah | August 18, 2008 6:34 PM

County Dr. ROCKS!

Posted by monkey | August 18, 2008 6:38 PM


Posted by b-lo | August 18, 2008 9:19 PM
Posted by Samantha | August 18, 2008 9:21 PM

ROOTS: Rising Out Of The Shadows, a homeless shelter for Teens and Young Adults in the University District.

Posted by Suz | August 18, 2008 11:59 PM



Posted by Jesus Tree Lover | August 19, 2008 6:37 AM

Congrats to Sam for two very well played fish, thanks to Tim for piloting the boat through a crowded Elliott Bay to the hook-ups, and congrats to the Stranger community for helping raise such a generous donation to a great cause.

Mr. Poe @ 2: It's amazing how the threat of a confiscated boat keeps limits in check!

jseattle @ 27: Yes, those two Kings did indeed come from EB. Confidential to the sad fisherpeople: Green splatter glow hootchie 36" behind a green/glow hotspot with 85' on the wire trolled faster than about 80% of the fleet produced the bigger Chinook... Fish number two came off a cop car Coho Killer virtually on the surface with only a 4oz banana weight - A bonus fish off the third rod!

My vote for next year: Puget Sound Restoration Fund.

Posted by The Salmon "Guide" | August 19, 2008 9:03 AM
Posted by Otter | August 19, 2008 9:38 AM

given public health seattle/king county's cuts, why not help with some of the programs that are going to be underfunded like perinatal outreach programs.

Posted by Jiberish | August 19, 2008 10:15 AM

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