The 10th Annual Brewster King Salmon Derby!!
On behalf of the City of Brewster and the Upper Columbia Derby Fund, we want to welcome you once again to Brewster, WA area and say thank you for choosing to be a part of our Annual Brewster King Salmon Derby. We know you enjoy the great fishing we have here where the Columbia and Okanogan Rivers meet. The salmon run is going well and we are sure you will again have plenty of opportunities to catch the wining fish. We will be giving away lots of cash and prizes as always! We could not put on this Derby without the continuing support of all our sponsors, who are listed on our Sponsors Page and have Ad's here on the pages. Click on their ad and it will take you to their website. MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!!
New this year - Important Changes
All Derby Ticket Sales and Sidepot sales will only be available online only. Just click on Registration and Tickets. Our goal is to speed up the enrollment process and eliminate the long lines on Thursday Night.
Before entering the Registration site, all fishermen on the same boat will need to decide on a “Captain Name”. As in the past, flags, wristbands and tickets, will be in one bag and filed under the Captain’s name. If you are fishing alone, use your last name for the Captain’s Name.
Are you fishing the Wenatchee Derby? – Enter Yes or No
If you are entering the Team Total Weight Sidepot, you will need to agree on a “Team Name”. All those on your team will need to enter the same Team Name. Once your team is selected, it cannot be changed during the Derby.
King of the Pool – This year we have added the $2,000 King of the Pool, which is open to all ages. If you are lucky enough to win, the next largest King Salmon in your age category takes 1st place…You Cannot Win Twice.
2 Pole Endorsement – The Exception to Rule 2. Two pole endorsements will NOW BE ALLOWED. “One person-one pole only” has been removed from Rule 2. However, all contestants must still adhere to all Washington State laws and WDFW regulations. JIGGING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
Youth/Child Sockeye Prize – We have added a Sockeye prize for the Youth/Child divisions to encourage more young fishermen. Each participant can weigh only 1 sockeye per day (so pick your best one) and the price for the top three is $500/$350/$150.
Ticket Prices – Adult (age 15 and up) - $50, Youth (age 9-14) $20, Child (age 8 and under) – Free. Brown Paper Tickets charges a small processing fee in addition to our prices.
Weigh Station Hours – Friday and Saturday 10 am – 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Sunday 9 am – 12:30 pm
Sidepot Payouts – Prize will be 75% of total amount collected for each prize category
As in the past Online Ticket Sales will open on May 1, 2015. Online ticket sales will close on Sunday, July 26th at Midnight. Be sure to get your tickets early because, as in the past, there are only 275 tickets available.
Brewster/Wenatchee Combined Total Weight Prize – 2nd Year
The Wenatchee Salmon Derby, July 16 (skipper meeting), 17, 18, will be running a combined individual weight prize with the Brewster Salmon Derby. This is over and above all other available prizes. You are automatically entered by fishing both Derbys. The top 3 individual King Salmon weights from the two derby's will a fantastic prize. Last years prizes included either a pair of Cannon Digi-Troll 10 downriggers, a Minn-Kota I-Pilot and a Lowrance color sonar/GPS. Fish them both for more chances to win and more fun too! Tickets for both derby's are available at their individual web site: wenatcheesalmonderby.com or Brewstersalmonderby.com.
Brewster offers several places to eat, a full service grocery and one motel. Camperos offers excellent Mexican cuisine, Subway, a Deli and Champion Chicken are inside Brewster Market Place. McDonald's and The Triangle offer food along Hwy 97, and our one motel, Apple Motel is on the highway as well.
Dry Camping, with no fee, is available in the soccer field parking lot adjacent to the boat launch area. Spaces along the curb side of the park are reserved RV spaces, no parking unless you have a reserved spot.
Thank You again to ALL of our Sponsors!
265 paid entries with 28 being 17 and under!
13 sponsor entries
102 King salmon weighed in and 6 Sockeye weighed. (51 on Friday, 38 on Sat. & 13 on Sun.)
Approx. an 8-1 release ratio with wild Kings having to be released.
$30,000+ in cash and prizes given away.
120 boats on the water Sat. morning
Winning King weighed in on Sat.
THE MISSION OF THE BREWSTER KING SALMON DERBY is to provide fishing events and recreation to promote tourism, the city of Brewster and community and the upper Columbia salmon fishery. Goals of the funds created from the Derby are to support 501c3 charitable organizations in the Brewster and upper Columbia river community. "All funds, whether income of principal, and whether acquired by gifts or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purposes."