Thank you all for making the 2013 8th Annual Budweiser-Lowrance King Salmon Derby a huge success. I want to thank all of our sponsors for supporting the derby and I would ask all of you who visited our website , entered the derby or just joined us to see fish being weighed and the festivities at Derby HQ, to thank our sponsors by sending them an email, a letter or stopping by their business. They are what makes this Derby happen!
265 paid entries with 28 being 17 and under!
13 sponsor entries
102 King salmon weighed in and 6 Sockeye weighed. (51 on Friday, 38 on Sat. & 13 on Sun.)
Approx. an 8-1 release ratio with wild Kings having to be released.
$30,000+ in cash and prizes given away. THANK YOU AGAIN TO OUR SPONSORS!
120 boats on the water Sat. morning
Winning King weighed in on Sat.
A special thank you to the following for presenting at the seminar and during the weekend:
Pat Phillips from the Colville Confederated Tribes Chief Joseph hatchery for coming to the seminar and giving all our entrants an update about the hatchery and tribal fishing in the Brewster pool.
Randy Friedlander Director of the Colville Confederated Tribes Fish & Game, for working with us on suspending the seine boat fishing during the derby.
Sgt. Dan Christensen and Officer Jason Day from the WDFW for clarifying and answering questions on new rule changes.
Mike Campbell from Lowrance, thanks for being there during the Derby to talk to the people. Thanks Mike, it meant a lot you being there!
Dave Murphy and Mike Henz and the gang from Northwest Bait & Scent for presenting information and tips on how to catch the "big one"
Jerrod Gibbons for his excellent information and tips on how to fish the Brewster pool and support of setting up the Derby. It's really appreciated.
Brian Lull from Northwest Sportsman's Magazine taking photos and talking with the people, AND for handing out all those fillet knives. What a big hit! Thank you!
Dave Graybill from Fishing Magician for being there on Sunday!
Peter Flohr from Hooked on Toys and the Wenatchee Salmon Derby. Thanks for coming Peter great to see your boats on the water.
Evan and crew from High Mountain Hunting Supply and their beautiful boat. Say thanks to Kelsey for me Evan.
The Brewster Chamber of Commerce for co-sponsoring and hosting this great event. Rebecca Meadows, Coleen Couch, Janet Jordan and the rest of the board for all your hard work.
Dan Webster of Webster's Furniture for the refridgerator and amp & speaker system.
Lloyd "Doc" White and Aubril for hanging in their and weighing in all our Kings. Thanks Doc!
Bob Feil form Bob Feil Boats and Motors for bringing up the boats for the weekend. Very nice boats for the people to see and hopefully buy one!
Char Harmier and Kat Grafe for taking all those great photos! Great Job this year again Char! And thanks also to Char's Dad for providing and driving the photo boat!!
A very special thanks to Ron Oules and Bob Fateley and Jeff Harmier for helping to organize another great Derby!
Heather Cochran and the Brewster High School Cheerleaders. What a great bunch of kids to take on the raffle ticket sales. Heather, they did a wonderful job and really did well. You should be very proud of them! Great job girls!!
Earth & Sky web designers for our outstanding web page. Thanks Jenn & April! Great Job!
Log Church Christian School for putting on the hamburger feed!
Pepsi and Jeff Bryant for providing the refreshments the whole weekend.
I know I missed some of you that were there and for that I am sorry, but I appreciate everything all of you did to help out this year! Wonderful job by everyone.
Oh, and I cannot forget our new mascot Rudy the Derby goose. He was with us all weekend keeping things exciting!