Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby

Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby Saturday May 18th, 2013

Going out to try your luck at Kokanee fishing on Lake Stevens this weekend?  Halibut fishing is in full swing on Puget Sound, but on the more serene waters of Lake Stevens, the miniature salmon known commonly as Kokanee are king this weekend.

“Kokanee fishing has been pretty good, and most of the regulars are getting their limits,” said Mike Chamberlain, owner of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood. “Most of the kokanee are 11 to 13 inches with an odd fish up to 16 1/2 inches.”

The fish have been caught from the surface down to 30 feet, and right now anglers have fared better using blades with white corn or maggots. Usually the preferred choice are small sized pink hootchies laced with anise scent.

Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby Ticket Locations

Tickets for the 2012 Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby are available at the following locations:

  • Greg’s Custom Rods
  • 3 Rivers Marine
  • John’s Sporting Goods
  • Ted’s Sports Center
  • Holiday Sports
  • Triangle Bait and Tackle

Derby tickets are $20.00 for Adults (15 & Over) and free for kids 14 & Under.  Tickets will be on sale until closing time on May 17th, so don’t put off getting yours.  Get them on your way home tonight if you haven’t already!

Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby Prizes

  1. Largest Kokanee 1st Place – $1,000.00 Sponsored by Dick Nite Spoons.
  2. 2nd Place – $ 500.00 Sponsored by Ted’s Sports Center
  3. 3rd Place – $ 250.00 Sponsored by John’s Sporting Goods
  4. 4th Place – $ 100.00 Sponsored by Triangle Beverage.
  5. Largest Trout – $500.00 Sponsered by Trout Lodge.
  6. Biggest Kokanee Limit – (Up To 10 Kokanee) – $500.00 Sponsored by 3 Rivers Marine & Tackle.
  7. Largest Kokanee caught by a GAMEFISHIN.COM member –  $100.00.
  8. Largest Kokanee caught by an Active Duty Military – $100.00, sponsored by GAMEFISHIN.COM

 

 Kid’s Derby Prizes all sponsored by Greg’s Custom Rods 

  • *1st Place – $100.00 for Largest Kokanee
  • 2nd Place – $75.00 for any fish
  • 3rd Place – $50.00  for any fish

Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby Rules

4th ANNUAL LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE DERBY

SATURDAY  MAY 18, 2013

PRESENTED BY

LAKE STEVENS LIONS CLUB & SNOHOMISH SPORTSMEN’S CLUB

DERBY RULES

  • 1. Tickets sales will close on Fri. May 17th, 2013 at close of business at listed outlets.
  • 2. Only fish caught in Lake Stevens on the day of Derby will be eligible for weigh in.
  • 3. Angler must be present to claim prizes.
  • 4. Weigh -In will be from 10am to 2pm @ the weigh-in station at North Cove Park, adjacent to the downtown boat launch. Awards @ 3pm.
  • 5. All WDFW rules apply. All decisions of the derby officials are final. In the case of a tie, it will be determined by earliest weigh in.
  • 6. Any attempt to artificially enhance the weight of any fish will result in immediate disqualification.
  • 7. Winning Derby fish will be determined by weight to the hundredth of a pound.
  • 8. The Lake Stevens Lions Club, The Snohomish Sportsmen’s Club, The NSIA North, Volunteers, and Sponsors accept no responsibilities for loss, or harm to any boat, vehicle, equipment, contestant, passenger or observer during this event. The Derby ticket purchaser agrees to hold harmless all derby Presenters, Volunteers, Sponsors and or Agents from any or all liability in connection with this derby.
  • 9. The ticket purchaser agrees that any appropriate prize tax shall be the sole responsibility of the prize winner, and that the aforementioned derby organization shall have no liability for any such tax or fees. The prize winner shall also furnish their tax identification number if so requested before the awarding of prizes.
  • 10.For more information please call Greg’s Custom Rods @ 425-3351391

Washington Salmon Fishing Derbies – 2013

Northwest Salmon Derby Dates

Here are the dates for the remaining Northwest Salmon Derbies.  They are coming fast and the returns are supposed to be good this year, so don’t miss out on the fishing.  Or alternately use this as a guide for when NOT to go fishing in these areas.

The big salmon fishing derby of the year of course is the Everett Coho Derby in September.  Lots of fun if the fish are in and you can handle all the boats and guys on the rivers fishing alongside you.

21' River Hawk Prize Salmon Derby
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Win a 21′ River Hawk

Anglers at each of the Northwest Salmon Derby Series events (prior to Sept. 22) can fill out a raffle ticket to win this awesome fishing boat! One ticket will be issued per angler per derby. Fish all 13 derbies, and you can enter 13 times, whether or not you caught a fish.

EVERETT BLACKMOUTH DERBY, BAYSIDE MARINE, March 16
http://www.everettblackmouthderby.com/
Phone: 425-501-4024 E-mail: wowoody1@yahoo.com

BELLINGHAM SALMON DERBY, July 12-14
http://www.bellinghampsa.com/derby.htm
Phone: 360-966-2621 E-mail: roylentz@zeninternet.com

HARBOR MARINE SALMON TOURNAMENT, EVERETT July 27-28
http://www.harbormarine.net/tournament.php
Phone: 425-259-3285 E-mail: james@harbormarine.net

SOUTH KING COUNTY PSA SALMON DERBY, PT DEFIANCE, August 3
http://pugetsoundanglers.net/?page_id=6
Phone: 206-387-9293 E-mail: twiest@sooscreek.com

GIG HARBOR PSA SALMON DERBY, August 10
http://gigharborpsa.org/derby/
Phone: 253-297-2121 E-mail:jeff@zuniga-family.com

SOUTH SOUND SALMON DERBY, OLYMPIA, August 17
http://www.sschapterpsa.com/Derbies/2013_salmon_derby.html
Phone: 360-250-9808 E-mail: mbartoldo@yahoo.com

VASHON ISLAND PINK SALMON DERBY, August 24
http://www.vashonifch.com/
Phone: 206-408-7188 E-mail: gkuhns@jkoutdoors.com

WILLAPA BAY SALMON DERBY, TOKELAND, August 31
E-mail: dfdbones@aol.com

COLUMBIA RIVER FALL SALMON DERBY, VANCOUVER, Aug. 31-Sept. 1
http://www.swwa.org/derby.htm
Phone: 360-256-3935 E-mail RGI@q.com

EDMONDS COHO DERBY, September 7
Phone: 206-920-2468 E-mail :tdstumpf@yahoo.com

EVERETT COHO DERBY, September 21-22
http://www.everettcohoderby.com/
Phone: 425-923-8405 E-mail: everettcohoderby@gmail.com

BAYSIDE MARINE SALMON DERBY, EVERETT, November 2-3
http://www.baysidemarine.com/
Phone: 425-252-3088 E-mail: jeff@baysidemarine.com

RESURRECTION SALMON DERBY, FRIDAY HARBOR, December 6-7
http://www.resurrectionderby.com/
Phone: 360-317-4161 E-mail:kevin.klein@amerigas.com

Can you catch a fish on just a snap-swivel?

Snap Swivel Fishing ContestNow I hear about some crazy things, but he crew over at WashingtonFlyFishing.com have come up with one hell of a contest.

The premise is to replicate a story of a kid catching fish on a snap-swivel.  No hook, just the open snap.

What do you think?  Can you dress up a snap swivel and boat a fish?  I think it can be done, but not sure how easily.  What is up for grabs?  Mainly one hell of a load of bragging rights!

If you think you have the stuff, check out the post about it and give it a try.  I know I won’t because I have a hard enough time catching them on regular hooks!

Snap Swivel Fishing Contest