Wet a line at 12th annual Brewster Salmon Derby


Local angler, Mindy Webster, was the 2016 Queen of the Pool grand prize winner at the Brewster King Salmon Derby with this 26-pound king she caught.

BREWSTER – Salmon fisherman from around the Northwest are aiming their fish finders at Brewster in anticipation of the 12th annual Brewster King Salmon Derby, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 4-5-6.
More than $20,000 in cash and prizes for the largest salmon caught in the adult, youth and child divisions will be just part of the fun and excitement.
A Kid’s Sockeye Derby was added last year to encourage more youth participation. The 2016 winning sockeye weighed 3.16 pounds.
Anglers have until Monday, July 31, to purchase tickets and can register online at brewstersalmonderby.com.
Last year the derby drew 226 paid entries with 122 king salmon crossing the scales.
The largest king caught in the adult division tipped the scales at 26.06 pounds and the youth division winner weighed 15 pounds.
Sources at Yancey’s Pateros Hardware, where many visiting fishermen stock up on fresh bait and tackle, said last Tuesday that about 30,000 salmon have passed over Wells Dam so far and should be cruising the Upper Columbia during derby time.

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