Kenai Silver Salmon Derby
September 13 - September 22
As part of its mission to educate the public on protection of river banks and other riparian zones in the City of Kenai, The Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center and the City of Kenai are hosting the Third Annual Kenai Silver Salmon Derby. The family-friendly fishing tournament will run from September 13 through September 16, and September 20 through September 22.
Named “The World’s Most Responsible Fishing Tournament”, the Kenai Silver Salmon Derby is a new kind of fishing tournament that reduces selective fishing practices that lead to catch-and-release injuries which compromise the health of the silver salmon population in the Kenai River. Net proceeds will be donated to the Kenai Community Foundation to support management and protection of river banks and other riparian zones in the City of Kenai.
For fisherman of all types and ages, the day is usually filled with smiles, high-fives, and coolers filled with silver salmon.
The Kenai Silver Salmon Derby awards prizes using a Magic Weight that is randomly drawn at the end of each derby day. Since any fish over four pounds is eligible to win, anglers of all skill levels have a chance to earn prizes.
The daily prize is awarded to the registered participant with a fish whose weight is closest to the daily Magic Weight. All daily entries, regardless of daily winner status, are eligible to win the overall Magic Weight prize, which will be selected at the conclusion of the final day of the Derby.
To register for the daily derby prize at the Weigh-In Station, ticket-holding participants should bring their fish to the Weigh-In Station at Three Bears in Kenai between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday of the event and 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The Derby Entry fee is $10 for one day, or $50 for the entire Derby. Tickets are available starting September 3 and can be picked up at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, Three Bears, and Sportsman’s Warehouse.
To learn more about the Kenai Silver Salmon Derby, visit www.KenaiSilverSalmonDerby.com or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KenaiSilverSalmonDerby/.