$3,500 Top Prize At Aug. 1 South Sound Salmon Derby

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.

DAN RICE AND HIS 2014 SOUTH KING COUNTY-PSA DERBY-WINNING 20.85-POUND CHINOOK. (SKC-PSA)
DAN RICE AND HIS 2014 SOUTH KING COUNTY-PSA DERBY-WINNING 20.85-POUND CHINOOK. (SKC-PSA)

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.

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