Two derbies that are part of the Northwest Marine Trade Association’s 15-Event Northwest Salmon Derby Series, including the Bayside Marine Salmon Derby this weekend (Nov. 2-3) in Everett where the largest fish is worth $2,000.
Cost is $30 and can be purchased at Bayside Marine until Friday, Nov. 1. There is also a $50 entry fee for the team division. Fishing is allowed in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 10 only.
Last year, the derby sold 251 tickets with 85 fish weighed-in averaging 7.52 pounds. Top fish went to Scott Bumstead with a 14.4 pound chinook. For details, call 425-252-3088 or www.baysidemarine.com.
The Resurrection Salmon Derby Dec. 6-7 at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, which is hosted by the Fidalgo/San Juan Islands Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.
Cost is $400 per boat with four anglers per boat, and limited to 100 boats. First place is $10,000, second is worth $2,500 and third place will take home $1,500.
Last year, Bob Norling, Steve Grey and Mark Schinman landed 15.67 pound fish and earned $10,000; second was Kris Maudslin, Troy Unke and Mike Sorenson with a 14.68 pounder and a prize of $2,500; and third was Kevin and Duane Zender with a 14.46 pounder and $1,500.
Most total weight in a boat went to Troy Moe’s Team with 93.56 pounds, and took home $1,000. For details, go to http://www.resurrectionderby.com/index.html.
For more information on the Northwest Salmon Derby Series, go to http://www.northwestsalmonderbyseries.com/.