Jason Edwards of Arlington is the winner of the 2013 Northwest Marine Trade Association's $60,000 sport fishing boat package giveaway, part of its Northwest Salmon Derby Series.
Contestants in series fishing contests have a raffle ticket dropped in the hat for each derby they fish. Also, anyone may enter this drawing by logging onto NSDS's Web site and taking a survey. Edwards' eventual winning entry was submitted when he participated in July's Harbor Marine Salmon Derby in Everett.
This year's grand prize package consists of a new 22-foot aluminum hull River Hawk, with dual powerplants including a 150-horsepower Mercury four-stroke outboard motor together with a 9.9-horsepower kicker motor transported on a tandem axle galvanized Karavan boat trailer. In addition Edwards new fishing craft is decked out with Lowrance radar, GPS, depthfinder and VHF radio sets as well as a Dual stereo system and a brace of Scotty electric downriggers.
The 15-event 2013 Northwest Salmon Derby Series calendar has two contests, the Nov. 2-3 Bayside Marine Salmon Derby at Everett and Friday Harbor's Resurrection Salmon Derby in early December. Fishers of these contests will have raffle tickets place in the 2014 NSDS drawing.
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Among other prize winners in this year's NSDS is Lynden's John Rammerman who landed a money fish in a 2008 or newer Mercury engine equipped boat netting him a $3000 Mercury Marine Salmon Derby Challenge.
For more details on the NWTA's salmon fishing promotion visit http://NorthwestSalmon Derby Series.com.