Lady anglers will be fishing for a good cause next month at Buoy 10 and nearby ocean waters at the first annual Lipstick Salmon Slayers Tournament, benefiting the American Heart Association.
Named after the monicker Del “Tuna Dog” Stephens gave them after a particularly good day of fishing, the event’s headed up by Weddy Stephens and Megan Waltosz.
They hope to simultaneously get more female anglers on the water while also bringing attention to the fact heart disease is the leading killer of women.
“So let’s fish together and improve the lives of all women!” the duo says.
The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, out of Astoria, rain or shine.
Tickets are $125 and the deadline to register is July 31.
While anglers can fish with their husband, brother, uncle, grandfather, nephew or other male relatives and/or a guide, it is a ladies-only derby.
Top prizes of $4,000, $2,000 and $1,000 in cash will go to the fishermen with the three fish closest to predetermined weights between 10 and 45 pounds.
Following weigh-in between 2 and 5 p.m., the awards dinner at the Astoria Amory begins at 6.
For more info, see lipsticksalmonslayer.com.