The Westport Charterboat Association has been sponsoring Fishing Derbies for over fifty years now. In the early years they covered a week-end. Today, the Derby is on every day of the season.
Before and after salmon season, the Derby is operated on a weekly basis. A cash prize up to $500.00, equivalent to half the derby ticket sales proceeds for the week, is paid out for the biggest Lingcod, Blackcod, or Cabezon of the week. During the Halibut Directed season, the Halibut prize is a $500 daily prize with a $10 ticket. The Lingcod derby continues weekly.
During the Salmon season the Derby is operated on a daily basis with prizes up to $500.00 for the largest Salmon and a weekly prize of up to $500 for the largest Lingcod of the week.
An Annual Prize of $2,500 is paid out for the largest Chinook Salmon, $1,500 for the largest Coho Salmon and Lingcod, $1,000 each is paid out for the largest Halibut, and Albacore Tuna. There is also a $1000 prize for the largest Chinook in July and a $1000 prize for the largest Chinook in August.
Derby entry is only $5.00 and tickets are sold at every Charter Service and at the Derby Booth. When you check in, ask for more specific details. Derby ticket purchases are limited to people fishing on licensed charter boats. Derby proceeds are split between prizes and funding the association.
2015 DERBY SPONSORS
CHINOOK GRAND PRIZE
COHO UPGRADE- $100
LARGEST CHINOOK IN JULY-$1000
LARGEST CHINOOK IN AUGUST-$1000