Fall Salmon fishing on the Washington Coast just got a little more interesting with the announcement that there will once again be a Salmon Derby on a local favorite: the Humptulips River. The 5th Annual Humptulips River Salmon Derby offers anglers the chance to enter their trophy Chinook and Coho Salmon for hefty prizes. This great local derby is a great opportunity to join in on great coastal fishing but also give back to the local community! For anyone that fishes the Humptulips River, 1 ticket is good for the entirety of the Derby!
Humptulips Salmon Derby Information
The 2013 Humptulips Derby headquarters is the Humptulips Store, where derby tickets can be purchased and salmon can be weighed in. All proceeds go to fund the Humptulips Volunteer Fire Department and the Humptulips Food Bank & Community Support. Last year’s derby drew in 55 participants and local derby sponsors are really hoping that this year’s attendance will surpass that. All tickets must be purchased at the Humptulips Store, to be valid for the day they must be purchased before 9am. Any derby tickets purchased after 9am will not be valid until the following day.
The winner of the 2012 Derby weighed in a Chinook Salmon that was 26 lbs 6 oz… many folks stopped by the weigh in with larger fish, but no ticket! Get your ticket at the Humptulips Store!
This year community organizers have outdone themselves with an array of huge prizes! Get in on the action!
- 1ST PLACE KING SALMON:
Baranof Wilderness Lodge, Alaska, 4 days/4 nights $3500 Value
- 2ND PLACE KING SALMON:
$200 Bi-Mart Gift Card
- 3RD PLACE KING SALMON:
$150 Bi-Mart Gift Card
- 4TH PLACE KING SALMON:
$100 Bi-Mart Gift Card
- 5TH PLACE KING SALMON:
$50 Bi-Mart Gift Card
- MYSTERY COHO ***October 26 Only!*** Alaskan Fishing Trip: Eagle Charters, Elfin Cove, Alaska, 2 days/3 nights $3300 Value
AWARDS DINNER: Masionic Lodge 8th Street Hoquiam. October 26, 1:00-8:00 PM
- Kodiak Salmon, New York Steak, Roasted Whole Pig all prepared by 5 Star Chef David Poor.
- Live Auction with plenty of great items including: 3 days/3 nights at Glacier Bear Lodge, Yakutat, Alaska. 6:00-7:00 PM
- For Details Call (360) 987-2335
Purchase your $30 derby ticket at the Humptulips Store! One ticket is good for the entirety of the Humptulips Salmon Derby. As of October 1, 2013 there have already been 12 tickets sold, which is leading up to a very successful derby . The Humptulips Store is open daily at 5:30 AM, so anglers are encouraged to pick up a ticket before hitting the water.
1935 Kirkpatrick Road
Humptulips WA 98552
Breakfast & Lunch
The Humptulips Grocery will be serving hungry derby participants lunch (burgers and hot dogs) on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Breakfast will be available Saturdays & Sundays only.
Great Fishing Prospects for 2013
An abnormally wet September has already pushed plenty of large, fresh Chinook Salmon into the Humptulips River! Local anglers and guides have been out seeing record setting fishing action for the early season! With a limit of 3 Salmon, anyone headed out to the Humptulips River is destined to see some of our region’s best fall salmon fishing. Capitalize on great fishing with this derby and help support the local community!
Baranof Wilderness Lodge, Eagle Charters, Glacier Bear Lodge, Timberland Bank, Umpqua Bank, Bi-Mart, Nielton Landscaping, West Marine, Tica, Horns and Hooks, Dairy Fresh, Dunshire Printers, F/V Prestige, Franz, Frito-Lay, Harbor Wholesale, Harr Distributing, Jay’s Produce, luckyshotsupply.com, Beau Mac, Masco Petroleum, Michael’s Farm Fresh Meat, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Vision Hooks, Washington State Fishing Guides, West Coast Portables, Dino’s Pizza, GH Wine Sellars, Fish Tail Brewery, Internet Café, Quinault River Inn, Cruisers Pizza, Ocean Shores Inn & Suites, Grey Gull Motel, Red Genie, Polynesian, Moo Moo Oink Oink Cluck Cluck, Dollar Tree, Lake Quinault Lodge, Hi Tide Resort, Seabrook, Echoes of the Sea, Green Lantern, Grocery Outlet, Rain Forest Resort, Home Town Liquidators, Les Schwab Tire, O’Reilly Auto, Chimney Techniques, Home Port/Best Western, Ace Hardware, Humdinger, Duffy’s, Dominos Pizza, Amerigas, Las Maracas, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Mazatlan, Caskey’s Industrial Supply, Harbor Saw, Chris’ Motorcycle, Wiitimaki Jewelry, Dennis Company, Levee Lumber, A Wild Hair, Wishkah Distillery, River Bend Jigs, Pacific Paradise, topfishingsecrets.com, Champion Floors, Corporate Image Embroidery, NC Machinery, Yakima Bait, P-Line, Okuma, Tillamook Jerky.
***All fish entered into the derby are subject to inspection by WDFW or derby personnel. All WDFW rules and regulations apply.***