Chinook fishing in Area 10 may have been scrubbed, but not the South King County Chapter-Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby!
The 14th annual running goes down Aug. 1 with Areas 11 and 13 still available for trying to land that $3,500 winning king.
This year’s derby features a new category, active military or veteran, with a payout of $500 for big fish.
Organizers add that top prizes for kids have also been upped to $300, $150 and $100, and all youngsters at the awards ceremony at Point Defiance Boathouse with a derby ticket will receive goodies.
Last year’s winning fish weighed 20.85 pounds, but in 2012, a 27 took top honors.
Tickets are $35 (under 13 free), and are available at Sportco, Outdoor Emporium, Auburn Sports and Marine, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Narrows Marina, the boathouse and pugetsoundanglers.net.