The 2014 Resurrection Derby, the second stop in the 2015 Northwest Salmon Derby Series line-up, will take place December 5 & 6 at the Port of Friday Harbor.
100 teams, with up to four anglers per team, will vie for $14,000 in guaranteed purse money - a 1st place prize of $10,000; 2nd place $2,500; 3rd place $1,500; and a free 2015 entry for the winner of the Mystery Fish prize. Entry fee is $400 per team.
This event has quickly turned into the “best of the best” bragging rights salmon derby in the Pacific Northwest. Once again, this year’s derby will coincide with the opening week of the winter fishing season in the San Juan Islands.
"What a great event to bring together some of the Northwest’s best fishermen to help raise money for such a great cause" said past Derby Chairman, Kevin Klein. “I’m very proud to be a part of this wonderful tradition.”
The winter season in the San Juan Islands is a selective fishery. One of the goals of the Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers, organizers of the event, is to raise awareness for the benefits of selective fishing provides while promoting good sportsmanship and resource stewardship.
All net proceeds from the derby go directly towards salmon enhancement projects. This event couldn’t take place without the dedication and commitment from our club members and the community of Friday Harbor.
“What a great opportunity for a winter getaway to the San Juan Islands” said event Chairman Chris Long. He went on to say, “There is nothing more exciting than hitting winter blackmouth season on opening weekend and spending time with some great friends, many of whom you only see during derby season. Of course a shot at the $10,000 first prize isn’t too bad either!”
Tickets for The Resurrection Derby at Friday Harbor are on sale now! For more information, please go to: www.ResurrectionDerby.com