Olympia group preps for South Sound Derby

Staff reportJuly 14, 2013 

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual South Sound Salmon Derby. The event, set for Aug. 17, is presented by the South Sound Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.

The prize for the largest salmon caught while fishing in marine areas 11 and 13 that day is $1,000. Second place is worth $750 and the third-place angler will take home $500.

There also will be a free kids’ derby for children 14 and younger. The top prize is $100.

After fishing concludes, the event will end with a barbecue and awards ceremony at Swantown Marina, 1022 Marine Drive, Olympia.

This will be the second year the chapter has held its derby in the waters of the South Sound. Most recently, the derby has been held in Hood Canal.

But chapter members, wanting to attract more anglers, moved the derby closer to anglers in Olympia and Tacoma. Last year’s derby attracted more than 150 anglers. Chris McCord won the event with a chinook weighing 23.6 pounds.

Tickets are $25 each, and include a chance to win an equipped 21-foot River Hawk boat and trailer, given away by the Northwest Salmon Derby Series.

For more information, go to sschapterpsa.com.

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