The annual Everett Coho Derby takes place this weekend in the waters around Everett with a $10,000 first prize, $5,000 second price, $2,500 third prize, $1,000 fourth prize and numerous runner-up prizes awarded Sunday at the Everett Bayshore Marine.
In addition, the Everett Coho Derby is the final derby in the Northwest Salmon Derby Series and a 21 foot River Hawk boat will be given away to the winning derby ticket from one of the 15 series derbies. The boat is fully equipped with a 150 Mercury outboard, tandem Karavan trailer, Scotty downriggers, Lowrance electronics and Dual stereo. Only entries in the derbies are eligible for the drawing.
Tickets for the Derby are $30 for adults and free for children under 12. As of this writing, tickets were still available. They are available at:
- Arlington Hardware, Arlington
- Holiday Sports, Burlington
- Everett Bayside Marine, Everett
- Harbor Marine, Everett
- John’s Sporting Goods, Everett
- Performance Marine, Everett
- Possession Bait, Everett
- Sportco, Fife
- Greg’s Custom Rods, Lake Stevens
- Ed’s Surplus & Marine, Lynnwood
- Ted’s Sport Center, Lynnwood
- Cabela’s, Tulalip Bay
- Outdoor Emporium, Seattle
- McDaniels Do-It-Center, Snohomish
- Triangle Bait & Tackle, Snohomish
- Doug’s Boats & Outdoors, Woodinville
- Three Rivers Marine & Tackle, Woodinville
At the awards ceremony, the band “The Bobbers” will be playing. The Everett Steelhead & Salmon Club and the Snohomish Sportsmen’s Club form an equal partnership to run the derby and divide the proceeds that are used to support many community events and conservation projects. Both clubs sponsor many community ev3ents focused on youth, including youth fishing events, stipends to schools to help students understand and experience of life-cycle of fish and college scholarships.
Weigh-in on Saturday will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Any fish not in line for weigh will not be counted. Only Coho Salmon are counted and only one fish per contestant. If a bigger fish is caught the second day, the contestant may upgrade their catch. All Washington Fish and Wildlife rules apply.