The eighth annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational is Feb. 3-5.
The derby traditionally fills long before the entry deadline. As of Oct. 26, 50 of 100 entry spots had been filled. The 2010 Derby sold out on Dec. 5, 2009.
The invitational is a three-day sport fishing extravaganza that attracts anglers from all over the Northwest and Canada. More than $30,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.
Cash prizes include $10,000 for first place; $5,000 second place; $3,000 third place; $2,000 fourth place; $1,000 fifth place; $2,000 Mystery Fish and $2,000 Best Boat Total Weight — $25,000 all in cash.
Each night, donated prizes are drawn from the Northwest’s favorite fishing tackle and accessory companies, i.e. Berkely, Frabill, Laminglass, Scotty, Shimano, and Simrad. In addition, each angler qualifies for the grand prize drawing: A top-of-the-line sport fishing boat package, as part of the Northwest Marine Trade Association Derby Series.
Derby entries are limited to 100 boats with four anglers per vessel. Entry fee of $700 per boat (plus sales tax of $54.60) includes moorage and angler’s dinner all three nights, with Roche Harbor’s prime rib dinner on the first night of registration.
For more information and derby registration packets, contact Debbie Sandwith or Debi Frazier, Roche Harbor Market, 360-378-5562. Or e-mail email@example.com.