Fishing guidelines

These guidelines have been taken from the current brochure.

  • Catch/submit fish only during Derby hours within area boundaries. [see “Schedule” and “Map”]
    IMPORTANT: Marine Area 7 will be closed during the derby. We rarely have many fish caught in Area 7; the only portion of this area within normal derby boundaries is out by Smith Island. This year, you must avoid it. See the WDFW website for details.
  • You can win more than one prize! All fish of six pounds or more are eligible for [all prizes, including] “Mystery Fish” prizes!
  • Please consider donating fish to our community’s annual Appreciation Dinner.
  • All fish will be returned after weighing – no cleaning and storage.
  • VHF channel 68: Derby announcements.
  • VHF channel 16: Emergencies.
  • You are responsible for conforming to all state/federal rules, such as:
    § Valid fishing license required
    § Only one fishing pole [at a time] per person
    § Pole to be hand-held while landing fish [and no stationary poles or facsimiles]
    § Single-point barbless hooks only
    § Maintain required safety equipment
    § Avoid Protection Island (200 yard limit)
    [ also other rules at the website
    (…and this link is for: 2015-16 rules)]

Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby – fishing in February!