Annual Spring Salmon Derby in Cathlamet

The Spring Chinooks of the Lower Columbia River are said to be some of the best tasting Salmon and Spring fishing season is here! The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Hook the Hawg” Salmon Derby on March 31st and April 1st, 2017 at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet, Washington.

This is a two-day event commencing at 4:30am on Friday, March 31st, and finishing in the evening on Saturday, April 1st. Check in at the chamber’s booth in the morning before heading out to fish. All salmon should be gilled and not gutted. Weigh-in each day will be 2-5pm. Cash prizes & custom fishing rods will be awarded for Men’s, Women’s and Youth Competitions.

The “Hook the Hawg” Salmon Derby is a fundraising event to provide a Wahkiakum High School senior with a scholarship to attend a college, university, or trade school after graduation.

Tickets for the “Hook the Hawg” Salmon Derby are available at the following locations: Bank of the Pacific Cathlamet, Elochoman Slough Marina, Moore Auto, Skamokawa Resort, and the day of the event. Adult tickets are $20; Youth tickets 17 and under are $10.

We look forward to seeing you at the derby; please contact the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce if you have any questions.

360 795-9996