2017 Derby Dates have been Confirmed!

July 14th, 15th, 16th 2017

Further Details Will Be Posted Here As They Become Available

UNTIL THEN PLEASE SEE LAST YEARS DETAILS AS A REFERENCE ONLY

DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Last Year Derby Information For Reference Only:

The Bellingham Puget Sound Anglers will be holding their annual derby on July 8-10, 2016. Tickets will be on sale June 10th at Yeager’s, Holiday Sports, LFS and Dave’s Sport Shop (Lynden). Tickets can be purchased online at our websitebellinghampsa.com/wp/tickets. Adult tickets are $60, children tickets are free with an adult ticket purchase.

North of Falcon
Setting 2016-2017 Salmon Fishing Seasons

Puget Sound

State and tribal fishery managers agreed May 26 on 2016’s salmon fisheries for Puget Sound. Changes from 2015 include:

  •          Fishing will be closed on the following rivers during September and October to protect coho: Skagit, Cascade, Snohomish, the mainstem Stillaguamish, Green and Nisqually. Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish will also be closed to fishing in September and October.
  •          The Puyallup River will be closed to recreational salmon-fishing this year. The Carbon River will open for 15 days to recreational salmon-fishing in which anglers may keep up to two hatchery chinook.
  •          The Snohomish River, however, will be open to fishing for hatchery chinook salmon June 1 through July 30.
  •          Anglers can retain two hatchery chinook, plus two sockeye, when fishing in marine areas 5 (Sekiu) and 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait) from July 1 to Aug. 15.
  •          Anglers fishing in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) in July can retain two salmon including two hatchery chinook (but must release coho and wild chinook) and can retain one hatchery or wild chinook in August and September as part of their two salmon daily limit.

Here are two WDFW links for the full stories:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/pugetsound_salmon_update/.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/northfalcon/,

 

      

2016 Bellingham Salmon Derby 

PSA-BHAM

Ticket Price is $60.

First Prize winner will receive $7500

Second Prize $2500

Third Prize $1000

Our 12th Annual Derby will be held July 8-10th, 2016.  Last year, our club sold over 400 adult tickets and 60 kids’ tickets.  The tickets were available at LFS, Yeager’s, Dave’s Sports in Lynden and Holiday Sports in Burlington. Great merchant donations were received from many of our local Bellingham merchants which created an excellent basis for awards to many fishermen (kids and adults) who entered fish in the competition. We had fish weigh-in stations at Deer and Squalicum Harbor. 199 fish were caught-156 by adults and 43 by kids. In the adult category, the winning fish, weighing 26.38 lbs., was turned in by Dale Nelson earning him the $5,000 first prize. This was followed closely by Steve Eastwood with his 26.26 lb. salmon and Don Wood at 24.74 lbs. Steve and Don were awarded $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.

 

In the kid’s derby, the competition was extremely close with first prize going to Morgan Pease with a 19.90 catch followed by Kaylee Melton at 19.48 lbs. and Alexandra Holman at 19.24 lbs. Morgan, Kaylee, and Alexandra were given the opportunity to select some very nice prizes from a large array of prizes that every kid attending the awards ceremony on Sunday had their eyes on. Every kid who fished the derby received a prize.
In addition, two secret weight prizes of $1,000 and $500 were awarded respectively to Kaylah Reid for a 12.6 lb. salmon and Kelly Turgeon for a 6.24 lb. salmon. The $1000 secret weight prize money was donated by Environmental Insulation. And finally, Craig Hougen’s 20.68 lb. entry won him the $500 Kathy Kaiser Memorial Award.

 

Two raffles were also a part of the derby. Kyle Linderman was the lucky winner of the 4 day/3night all-expense paid dream fishing trip for two to Queen Charlotte Lodge in British Columbia. And Lynda Kozak won the Scotty electric downrigger.

Proceeds from this year’s derby were donated to:

  • Long Live the Kings                                                                  $4,000
  • Ferndale, Lynden Christian and Blaine High School         $1,250 (Each)
  • Bellingham Marine Science Center (“Touch Tank”)           $250
  • Bellingham Technical College                                                  $1,000
  • Nooksack Salmon Enhancement                                             $500
  • Fish Northwest                                                                             $1,000

Cindy Geri, Derby Chairperson 2016

cgeri@comcast.net

PO Box 1942

Bellingham, WA 98227

Bellinghampsa.com/wp

 

 

2015 BELLINGHAM SALMON DERBY

Our 11th Annual Derby was held July 10-12. Our club sold over 400 adult tickets and 60 kids tickets.  The tickets  were available at LFS, Yeagers, Dave’s Sports in Lynden and Holiday Sports in Burlington. Great merchant donations were received from many of our local Bellingham merchants which created an excellent basis for awards to many fishermen (kids and adults) who entered fish in the competition. We had fish weigh-in stations at Deer and Squalicum Harbor. 199 fish were caught-156 by adults and 43 by kids. In the adult category, the winning fish, weighing 26.38 lbs, was turned in by Dale Nelson earning him the $5,000 first prize. This was followed closely by Steve Eastwood with his 26.26 lb salmon and Don Wood at 24.74 lbs. Steve and Don were awarded $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.

In the kid’s derby, the competition was extremely close with first prize going to Morgan Pease with a 19.90 catch followed by Kaylee Melton at 19.48 lbs and Alexandra Holman at 19.24 lbs. Morgan, Kaylee, and Alexandra were given the opportunity to select some very nice prizes from a large array of prizes that every kid attending the awards ceremony on Sunday had their eyes on. The excitement displayed by all the kids was obvious giving them a memory that will last a lifetime. Every kid who fished the derby received a prize.

In addition, two secret weight prizes of $1,000 and $500 were awarded respectively to Kaylah Reid for a 12.6 lb salmon and Kelly Turgeon for a 6.24 lb salmon. The $1000 secret weight prize money  was donated by Environmental Insulation. And finally, Craig Hougen’s 20.68 lb entry won him the $500 Kathy Kaiser Memorial Award.

Two raffles were also a part of the derby. Kyle Linderman was the lucky winner of the 4 day/3night all expense paid dream fishing trip for two to Queen Charlotte Lodge in British Columbia. And Lynda Kozak, who was hired by the Chapter to paint the faces of all interested kids, won the Scotty electric downrigger.

Click this link for the compete listing of the 2015 Bellingham Salmon Derby Results

Donations may be made to:

Bellingham Puget Sound Anglers
PO Box 1942
Bellingham, WA  98227

Make checks payable to: Bellingham Puget Sound Anglers

For more information:  contact Cindy Geri cgeri@comcast.net

We are a qualified 501(c)(3) charity registered with the IRS.

Our Federal Tax ID number is 20-2601351

 

2014 DERBY RESULTS

We had a successful salmon derby in 2014 with 400 adults and 60 kids entered in the derby.  A total of 177 Chinook Salmon were weighed in.  As part of the 2014 derby we gave away over $20,000 in prizes. Our goal is to get families and kids out on the water and have fun fishing.

Proceeds from the 2014 derby were donated to several local salmon enhancement projects. $1000 was donated to each of three high schools to use towards their salmon hatchery projects: Lynden Christian High School, Blaine High School and Ferndale High School.  $3,000 was donated to Long Live The Kings, a non-profit organization located on Orcas Island is dedicated to restoring the wild salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest. $2000 was donated to Fish Northwest,  an organization promoting the Conservation and Recovery of Salmon.  $1000 to Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, an organization in Whatcom County dedicated to restoring fresh water salmon habitat. $500 was donated to the “Touch Tank”, at Squalicum Harbor and a scholarship of $500 has been set up.

The following article, By, Doug Hddle, is from THE BELLINGHAM HERALD July 19, 2014

A 22.56-pound chinook landed by Ben Truscott won the $5,000 first prize in this year’s Bellingham Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby.

Truscott’s salmon made the ladder late in the morning of Saturday besting by just over six ounces a king caught by Ryan Kies the previous day one of the annual three-day angling contest.

Kies fish, in turn, clung to the second place prize rung with a similar six plus ounce advantage over Guy Bertilson’s third place fish, a 21.72-pound Chinook. The two runner up fish garnered $2,500 and $1,000.

Winner of the PSA derby kid’s division was Alex Davis, who posted a 17.12 pound salmon. Parker Hanson and Patrick Mills took the second and third place prizes in the youth section with 14.98-pound and 13.12 pound fish, respectively.

Two hidden weight prizes of $500 each went to Joe Rude and Hunter Shaw for their 10.60- and 7.44-pound which came closest to the preselected secret qualifying weights.

This year’s $500 Kathy Kaiser Memorial Award, given to chapter member landing the biggest salmon went to Aaron Jensen for a 16-pound chinook.

Four hundred tickets for this year’s event were sold and contestants entered a total 152 salmon, and 25 in the kid’s section.

Read the complete article at: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/19/3758898/less-than-a-pound-seperates-derby.html#storylink=cpy

 

Click this link for the compete listing of the 2014 Bellingham Salmon Derby Results

 

2013 DERBY RESULTS

The 2013 Bellingham Salmon Derby was a huge success under beautiful blue skies. Over 400 entrants weighed in 231 fish

Many thanks to all of you who participated and all of you who donated your time and money to help make the derby a success.

2013 Winner John Ramerman, holds his derby-winning salmon

Adult Derby winners

First Place – John Rammerman – 30.95 pounds

Second place – Gary Wasel – 30.95 pounds (time of entry decided the

tiebreaker)

Third place Casey Ingersoll – 30.35 pounds

Kids derby winners

First place – Morgan Pease – 20.92 pounds

Second Place – Jake Pease – 19.92 pounds

Third Place – Asah Faust – 19.68 pounds

2013 Bellingham Salmon Derby Results

2013 Salmon Derby Photos

 

2012 DERBY RESULTS

Welcome to the 2012 Bellingham Salmon Derby. The Bellingham Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers, in association with the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), presented our 8th annual Bellingham Salmon Derby on July 13th, 14th and 15th.

2012 Salmon Derby Winner

2012 Bellingham PSA Salmon Derby Winner, Kevin Geoghegan

For the 2012 Salmon Derby we sold 375 adult tickets, 74 kids tickets and 22 comp tickets.   A total of 181 fish were caught:  164 were caught by adults and 17 by kids.  The largest fish weighed 28.52 and was caught by Kevin Geoghegan, followed by a 25.52 lb (Doug Marr) and 25.34 )Kelli Martin.  Kevin won $5000, Doug won $2500 and Kelli won $1000.  Prizes were given to each person catching a fish.  Thanks to LFS, Newton Cove Lodge, Jerry Smith Chevrolet, Oak Bay Marine Group, PDR, Relm West, Three Rivers Marine and Tackle, Holiday Sports, 92.9 KISM, ALCOA , Seaview and many more businesses.

The two hidden weights were: 6.72 lbs (Adam Frantz and 4.52 (Jim Lawson).  Both Adam and Jim won $500.

The kids did well too:  17.14 lb (Morgan Pease), 16.16 lb (Jake Pease) and 14.74  lb (Trey Krause).  The prizes included a bike, ipod, play station, fishing poles, camping equipment, games, toys and gift certificates.  Thanks to Dr. Randall Carr for donating the kids’ prizes.

For complete results, click on the link below:

2012 Bellingham PSA Salmon Derby Results

2012 Salmon Derby Photos

The Bellingham Chapter of The Puget Sound Anglers is a nonprofit organization and the proceeds from the derby will be donated to local salmon enhancement programs. The organization has so far donated over $35,000 to local high schools and other fish hatchery projects.

 

Visit the Results page for previous years’ Bellingham Salmon Derby results.

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Salmon Derby Sponsors

West Marine
Seakamp Engineering
Northstar Materials
Wilson Motors
Top to Bottom Diving & Marine
Harbor Freight Tools
Rasmussen Marine Electric
Vanderyacht Propane
Arco
Dickies BBQ-Lynden
Northwest Marine Sea Sport
Loft at Latitude Forty Eight Five
CJ’s Beach House
Confluence Fly Shop
VanWingerden Garden Center
Via Birch Bay Café
Paso Del Norte
Peace Arch City Café
Trivan
Bob’s Burger Brew-Birch Bay
Shores Restaurant and Bar
The Will’o Pub and Grill
Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant
Tractor Supply Store of Lynden
Ocean Bay Chinese Restaurant
The Beach at Birch Bay
Motor Trucks M/V
BP Refinery-Ferndale
Drayton Harbor Oyster Company
Anthony’s Restaurant

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