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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 2, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Northwest Salmon Derby Series dates are set for 2013 with 14 events scheduled

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Salmon-fishing derbies have seen a resurgence, and in the Puget Sound region they date back to the 1930s, including one of the largest in history being The Seattle Times Salmon Derby.

That tradition remains intact as the Northwest Salmon Derby Series kicks off with the Roche Harbor Salmon Classic in February the first of 15 derbies held in 2013.

In February 2004, the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), which promotes the boating industry and related on-water activities, debuted the Northwest Salmon Derby Series with six events.

In 2011, the NMTA hosted 16 derbies and drew more than 7,000 anglers.

The Everett Coho Derby claims to be the largest on the West Coast, and it draws about 2,500 anglers every September. The Edmonds Coho Derby in September and the Anacortes Salmon Derby in March usually host about 1,000 anglers each. The other derbies draw 300 to 600 anglers.

Here are the dates for 2013 Derby Series:

February 7-9, Roche Harbor Salmon Classic

February 16-18, Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby

March 16, Everett Blackmouth Derby

July 12-14, Bellingham Salmon Derby

July 28-29, Harbor Marine Salmon Derby, Everett

August 3, South King County PSA Salmon Derby, Pt. Defiance

August 10, Gig Harbor Salmon Derby

August 17, South Sound Salmon Derby, Olympia

August 24, Vashon Island Pink Salmon Derby

August 31, Willapa Bay Salmon Derby, Tokeland

August 31-September 1, Columbia River Fall Salmon Derby, Vancouver

September 7, Edmonds Coho Derby

September 21-22, Everett Coho Derby

November 2-3, Bayside Marine Salmon Derby, Everett

December 6-7, Resurrection Salmon Derby, Friday Harbor

(Photo courtesy of Tony Floor, director of fishing affairs for the NMTA)

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