Plans for the 2014 derby are well under way. Brochures and posters are being printed, and ticket sales will begin 12/2. Our facebook page will receive the most frequent posts about plans and events.
Note two important rule changes:
- Win more than one prize! This year, participants will not be restricted to a single “ladder” prize. If you submit more than one prize-winning fish, you’ll win more than one prize.
- 6 pound minimum weight for Mystery Fish. To encourage everybody to “toss back the shakers” we’ve set a minimum weight for the Mystery Fish prizes. If in doubt, submit your fish (as long as it’s legal) but there’s no reason to keep a fish that you would normally throw back. Let it grow bigger for next year’s fishing!
We’ll be posting more info here as the season progresses.
At this year’s appreciation dinner, a large check was presented to Clallam fire district #3 to fund a thermal imaging camera for use at the Diamond Point volunteer fire station.
A thermal imaging camera, for a variety of emergency uses – including finding hot spots and locating people hidden by foliage
We’ve posted a bunch of photos from Saturday night’s Salmon Derby Appreciation Dinner. These are also available on Facebook.
The four mystery fish prize winners, selected at the award ceremony, were:
- Joe Schmidt – Bellingham
- Jana Rider – Bremerton
- Sean Nixon – Poulsbo
- Larry McConnell – Chimacum
They have all received their awards. (We apologize for the delay in posting their names; the frenzy of the awards ceremony led to some administrative confusion.) Congratulations to all!
Jerry Thomas, the 2013 derby winner, was interviewed on the Outdoor Line yesterday (2/23/13). He has good things to say about our derby (thanks, Jerry!). The podcast is available at this link [http://podcasts.theoutdoorline.com/files/Febuary 23/jerry thomas.mp3] on their podcast page.
Here is what the derby is all about. Unfortunately we’re not sure who this is; let us know and we’ll post his name.