$10,000 First Place Cash Prize!
And hundreds of additional prizes to be won!
for the 25th Anniversary Everett Coho Derby
September 22-23, 2018
High Percentage Coho Fishing
Presented by the Everett Coho Derby
Speaker: Tom "Nelly" Nelson
Spend an evening with Tom “Nelly” Nelson of the Outdoor Line 710-am Radio ESPN discussing how to be a successful Coho Angler.
There will be a raffle for fishing tackle at the conclusion of the seminar.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Begins at 6:00pm
Everett Bayside Marine
(1111 Craftsman Way, Everett, WA 98201)
Open to the Public
Many thanks to these outstanding organizations for their support of the 2018 Everett Coho Derby.
ABOUT THE DERBY
In 1993, the local fishing oriented business was in a quandary. In an attempt to protect many threatened runs of Coho salmon, the State of Washington declared much of the salt water off limits to salmon fishing and closed most of the local rivers. The only area available was the Snohomish River system and a small “Bubble” right outside the mouth of the Snohomish River. Interest in salmon fishing was low and the sporting goods stores were worried about sales of fishing gear.
One of the local store managers, Fabian Loomas from Jerry’s Surplus in Everett, approached Jim Brauch of the Everett Steelhead and Salmon club and Mark Spada of the Snohomish Sportsmen’s Club with a proposal. If we would put together a salmon derby targeting the small area, which was open, Fabian would try to solicit prizes from the various distributors. In addition, if we did not sell enough tickets to cover the prize money, he would guarantee the prize money would be paid. How could we say, no? The decision was made quickly!