The 2020 Everett Coho Derby
In these trying times of 2020, the organizers of the Everett Coho Derby felt that it was important to proceed with the Derby to maintain some sort of normalcy. After all, it has become a “tradition” for many of our participants and they look forward each year to the derby.
With that said, the Derby needed to take on some changes with the Covid-19 pandemic that is happening right now. We have worked closely with the Port of Everett, The Port of Edmonds, and the Snohomish County Health Dept to assure the safety of our participants and well as the many volunteers it takes to run such a derby. We simply ask that you follow the rules we have set for good Social Distancing Practices.
Another hurdle that we had to look at was the impact that it had on all our various sponsors. Many of their businesses were either shut down completely or reduced in one way or another. A real financial hardship for many of them. These sponsors have been our life blood for the cash prizes and for many other of the prizes we made available to our participants. We decided that for 2020 that we would not ask for any sponsorship money or prizes from them, and in turn for their generosity over the past years we would still advertise them on our posters and websites. We ask you to support these businesses with your patronage. With that being said, we needed to limit the prize money and prizes for this year with the hope to return to a bigger and better derby that you have been accustomed to in 2021!
Thank you for your support of the Everett Coho Derby and Tight Lines!
*Attention NW Fishing Derby Series Anglers! After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the drawing for this year’s Grand Prize Boat until the conclusion of next year’s 2021 Everett Coho Derby in an effort to give the many derbies that didn’t get to happen this year due to COVID-19 event restrictions, a chance to be entered to win the boat. Previously, the boat was going to be raffled off, per normal schedule, at the end of this year’s Everett Coho Derby on 9/20. If you entered one of the derbies that DID happen this year, your entry will carry over to next year’s drawing. Thanks for your understanding and tight lines to you all.
Mystery Weight Fish
Team Competition Begins at $250
(12 & under)
1st Place $300
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100
NEW for 2020!
Every child with a ticket, whether they caught a fish or not, will receive a prize! *Youth prizes can be claimed at the t-shirt booth.
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!