THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHWEST SPORTFISHING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association is inviting anglers to join them in Astoria, OR on August 19th for the 17th Annual Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge. With another year of spectacular fishing at Buoy 10 forecasted, anglers are looking forward to the most exciting salmon fishing tournament of the summer as more than 1 million fish enter the lower Columbia. Lucky anglers will compete for thousands in cash and gear prizes, including a $1000 cash prize for Biggest Chinook donated by North River Boats.
Registration is still open with a cost per angler at $110. Weigh-in is from 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Friday August 19th at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria. The no-host bar will open at 4:30 pm with the awards ceremony and dinner to follow at 6 pm. During dinner there will also be silent and Dutch auctions as well as bucket raffles and door prizes with one attendee winning the $500 Grand Door Prize donated by Raymarine Electronics. Participants can join NSIA before the tournament on August 18th at the Fairgrounds for a Captain’s Reception from 5 – 7pm. Light dinner and drinks will be available.
NSIA will be promoting catch and release of Lower Columbia River Wild Chinook, known as Tule Chinook, in order to increase survivability of the threatened stock. Educating anglers how to differentiate between the threatened Tule Chinook and healthy populations of Upriver Bright Chinook is one of the most important ways to improve future runs. As a result, NSIA will not weigh wild Tules during this tournament, and anglers are encouraged to practice catch and release of wild Lower River Fall Chinook all season.
To register contact NSIA at 503.631.8859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the event go to Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association (NSIA).