The 4th Annual "Resurrection Derby" at Friday Harbor
The Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers 2013 Resurrection Derby, the last stop this year in the Northwest Salmon Derby Series line-up, is set for December 6 and 7 at the Port of Friday Harbor.
For a mere $400.00 entry fee, those 100 teams (with up to 4 anglers per team) lucky enough to get a spot will vie for $15,000 in guaranteed purse money - offering a 1st place prize of $10,000; 2nd place $2,500; 3rd place $1,500; $1,000 for total team weight, and a free 2014 entry for the winner of the Mystery Fish prize. In a short three-year’s time, this event has established itself as an instant classic, and a must-attend for the region’s best salmon anglers.
Derby planners have scheduled the derby to coincide with the opening week of the winter fishing season in the San Juan Islands. "This is a big boy and big girl contest pitting the best-of-the-best Northwest salmon anglers against each other for bragging rights and a total fifteen-g's in cool cash" said club president, Jay Field.
The winter season in the San Juan Islands is a selective fishery. One of our goals is to raise awareness for the benefits that selective fishing provides, while promoting good sportsmanship and resource stewardship. All net proceeds from the derby, which is staffed solely by club members and community volunteers, will go directly towards salmon enhancement projects.
"We couldn’t do this without the support of The Port of Friday Harbor, area businesses and our local community and club members," said event Chairman Chris Long. "This not only provides an real economic benefit for the local economy in a slow time of year, but also gives us the opportunity to showcase Friday Harbor and all it has to offer while providing needed funds for salmon enhancement".
Tickets for the Resurrection Derby at Friday Harbor are on sale now! For more information, please go to: www.resurrectionderby.com