403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby is Feb. 20-22

10000168_10203414978603977_309850187_nTickets are now on sale for the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby that will be held on Feb. 20-22, a change from past seasons when it was held during Presidents Day Weekend.

The derby covers more than 500 square miles of salmon fishing grounds, five weigh stations and a $10,000 prize for the largest fish.

“There just isn’t a better way to spend a weekend in February than fishing on the Olympic Peninsula,” Dan Tatum, the derby’s outgoing president, said in a news release.

Tickets cost $40 with sales ending Feb. 18, and no tickets will be sold during the derby. The awards ceremony will be held Feb. 22 at the Gardiner boat launch at 3 p.m.

Last year’s derby was held during terrible weather with wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph, which greatly cut down on the catches. Anglers weighed-in 171 fish over six pounds, and the average weight was 8.6 pounds.

In 2013 a record catch of 249 were reeled-in by anglers, and the 2014 derby catch was about the same recorded in 2011 but less than the 217 in 2012.

First place went to Larry Quesnell of Mt. Vernon with a 15.4 pound hatchery chinook; second was Jay Campbell of Port Townsend with a 15.25; and third was Geoffrey Cobb of Port Angeles with a 14.25.

The derby is part of the Northwest Salmon Derby Series hosted by the Northwest Marine Trade Association. All derby ticket holders are entered in the NMTA’s end-of-year grand prize boat drawing. For derby details, go to www.GardinerSalmonDerby.org.

 

 

 

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx