IT'S DERBY TIME!!!
The 9th Annual Brewster King Salmon Derby!!
On behalf of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, we want to welcome you once again to our 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!
The Wenatchee Salmon Derby on July 18 and 19 will be running a combined individual weight prize class with the Brewster Salmon Derby Derby on August 1, 2 and 3; this is over and above all other available prize's. You are automatically entered by fishing both derby's. The top 3 individual combined weight's and total weight caught in the two derby's will win either a pair of Cannon Digi-Troll 10 downriggers (value of $2798.99), a Lowrance 8 series color sonar/GPS, (value $1999.99) or a yet to be determined fantastic prize. Fish them both for more chances to win and more fun too! Tickets for both derby's are available at their web sites: wenatcheesalmonderby.com or Brewster Salmon Derby Tickets.
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, Quick‐E Mart and The Triangle offer food along Hwy 97, and our one motel is on the highway as well.
You will enjoy the big improvements in the boat launch parking area. We are looking forward to additional docking improvements in the future 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.
Gas and Diesel are available at Exxon‐The Triangle, Cenex, Pacific Pride, Union 76‐Quick E‐Mart, and Chevron. All are located along Hwy 97.
2013 Some stats:
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. THANK YOU AGAIN TO OUR SPONSORS!
120 boats on the water Sat. morning
Winning King weighed in on Sat.
The mission of the Brewster King Salmon Derby is to provide a family-oriented event to promote tourism, the Brewster Chamber of Commerce and the City of Brewster, and the Upper Columbia Salmon Fishery. We also encourage Business and Science oriented education for our area youth as a career path to the future of our community.