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The Bellingham Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers is announcing the 2014 Bellingham Salmon Derby, to be held July 11 to 13, 2014. As part of the Northwest Salmon Derby Series we are excited to once again present the Bellingham Salmon Derby. Since 2005 we have donated over $48,500 to local salmon enhancement projects

We had a very successful salmon derby in 2013 with 400 adults and 60 kids entered in the derby.  A total of 231 Chinook Salmon were weighed in.  As part of the 2013 derby we gave away over $20,000 in prizes.  Our goal is to get families and kids out on the water and have fun fishing.

Proceeds from the 2013 derby were donated to several local salmon enhancement projects. $1000 was donated to each of three high schools to use towards their salmon hatchery projects: Lynden Christian High School, Blaine High School and Ferndale High School.  $3,000 was donated to Long Live The Kings, a non-profit organization located on Orcas Island is dedicated to restoring the wild salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest. $2000 was donated to Fish Northwest,  an organization promoting the Conservation and Recovery of Salmon.  $1000 to Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, an organization in Whatcom County dedicated to restoring fresh water salmon habitat. $500 was donated to the “Touch Tank”, at Squalicum Harbor and a scholarship of $500 has been set up.


The Bellingham Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers, is organizing our 10th annual Bellingham Salmon Derby, plus a Kids Derby.  It will again take place at Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham and fishing will be in Marine Area 7. The awards ceremony will be held July 13th at the main boat launch area at Squalicum Harbor. We are inviting you to be a part of this very successful event!  Proceeds from the 2014 Bellingham Salmon Derby will be donated to local fish enhancement projects.

The Bellingham Chapter is pleased to announce that our derby will continue to be included in the 2014  NW Salmon Derby Series, which is promoted by the Northwest Marine Trade Association.  This is an important recognition for our derby, since the derbies are advertised throughout Oregon and Washington and north into British Columbia. You can visit their website at

2013 Derby Results

The 2013 Bellingham Salmon Derby was a huge success under beautiful blue skies. Over 400 entrants weighed in 231 fish

Many thanks to all of you who participated and all of you who donated your time and money to help make the derby a success.

2013 Winner John Ramerman, holds his derby-winning salmon


Adult Derby winners

First Place - John Rammerman - 30.95 pounds

Second place - Gary Wasel - 30.95 pounds (time of entry decided the


Third place Casey Ingersoll - 30.35 pounds

Kids derby winners

First place - Morgan Pease - 20.92 pounds

Second Place - Jake Pease - 19.92 pounds

Third Place - Asah Faust - 19.68 pounds

2013 Bellingham Salmon Derby Results

2013 Salmon Derby Photos


2012 Derby Results

Welcome to the 2012 Bellingham Salmon Derby. The Bellingham Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers, in association with the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), presented our 8th annual Bellingham Salmon Derby on July 13th, 14th and 15th.

2012 Salmon Derby Winner

2012 Bellingham PSA Salmon Derby Winner, Kevin Geoghegan


For the 2012 Salmon Derby we sold 375 adult tickets, 74 kids tickets and 22 comp tickets.   A total of 181 fish were caught:  164 were caught by adults and 17 by kids.  The largest fish weighed 28.52 and was caught by Kevin Geoghegan, followed by a 25.52 lb (Doug Marr) and 25.34 )Kelli Martin.  Kevin won $5000, Doug won $2500 and Kelli won $1000.  Prizes were given to each person catching a fish.  Thanks to LFS, Newton Cove Lodge, Jerry Smith Chevrolet, Oak Bay Marine Group, PDR, Relm West, Three Rivers Marine and Tackle, Holiday Sports, 92.9 KISM, ALCOA , Seaview and many more businesses.

The two hidden weights were: 6.72 lbs (Adam Frantz and 4.52 (Jim Lawson).  Both Adam and Jim won $500.

The kids did well too:  17.14 lb (Morgan Pease), 16.16 lb (Jake Pease) and 14.74  lb (Trey Krause).  The prizes included a bike, ipod, play station, fishing poles, camping equipment, games, toys and gift certificates.  Thanks to Dr. Randall Carr for donating the kids' prizes.

For complete results, click on the link below: 

2012 Bellingham Salmon Derby Results

2012 Salmon Derby Photos

The Bellingham Chapter of The Puget Sound Anglers is a nonprofit organization and the proceeds from the derby will be donated to local salmon enhancement programs. The organization has so far donated over $35,000 to local high schools and other fish hatchery projects.


2011 Derby Results


Cory Warnock with the winning salmon in the 2011 Salmon Derby




That was the comment we heard over and over from the contestants in the Bellingham Salmon Derby held July 8,9 and 10, 2011. Perfect weather saw over 350 adults and children compete for the $5,000 first place price in the 7th annual Bellingham Salmon Derby, sponsored by the Bellingham Chapter of The Puget Sound Anglers.


265 Chinook Salmon were weighed in during the 2 and ˝ day event, a new derby record for the number of fish caught and an all time record for The Northwest Salmon Derby Series, a group of 16 fishing derbies held around Washington State. Boats traveled from as far away as Sequim to take part in the derby. The winning fish was caught by Cory Warnock from Ferndale, a PSA member, and weighed in at 34.85 pounds. The winning fish in the kids derby was caught by Jake Pease from Oak Harbor and weighed in at 20.64 pounds.


84 fish were weighed in at over 20 pounds and 5 fish weighed more than 30 pounds. Many boats reported catching and releasing fish weighing over 20 pounds in hopes of getting one over 30. Total prizes given away were valued at over $22,000.


The top 3 winners in the Adult category were Cory Warnock 34.85 pounds Shawn Ensley 31.95 pounds Kip Smith 31.50 pounds


The top 3 winners in the kids derby were Jake Pease 20.64 pounds Abbey Lee 19.64 pounds Morgan Pease 19.54 pounds


Adult derby had 312 entrants

Kids derby had 47 entrants

For complete results, click on the link below: 







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Newton Cove Lodge


Relm West Labels 

CarrDorsch Family Dental

3400 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 734-9926

Holiday Sports Center

Lee Lock


Cabela' Homepage


Clarus Technologies


J&K Construction

Jim's Marine

Lentz & Associates



Rip Tide

Scott Electric Inc.

Western Fluiid Components


6133 Lawrence Road

Everson, WA

4034 Mt. Baker Hwy.
Everson, WA 98247
(360) 592-2272


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Rob Graham Trucking

2607 E Smith Rd

Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 592-9931


Napa Auto Parts - Everson

Top To Bottom Diving & Marine

2620 N Harbor Loop Ste 16
Bellingham, WA, 98225


Fullner Food Service

Dewey Griffin

Bellingham Batteries

Wilson MotorsWilson Motors

Seakamp Engeneering

Batson Enterprises

Island Mariner Banner

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Progressive Insurance

Redden Marine Supply Inc

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