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Derby Schedule

2020 West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series

Derby Dates Status
Resurrection Salmon Derby (Anacortes) February 1-2
Friday Harbor Salmon Classic February 6-8
Roche Harbor Salmon Classic February 13-15
Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby March 13-15
Everett Blackmouth Derby March 21-22
Bellingham Salmon Derby July 10-12
Lake Coeur D'Alene The Big One Salmon Derby July 29-Aug. 2
Brewster Salmon Derby July 31-Aug. 2
South King County PSA Salmon Derby July 31-Aug. 2
Gig Harbor PSA Salmon Derby August 8
Vancouver Chinook Classic August 22-23
Edmonds Coho Derby September 12
Everett Coho Derby September 26-27
Bayside Marine Blackmouth Derby November 7-8

U.S. Dept's of Fish and Wildlife

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Common Breeds of Salmon

Chinook Salmon

Also known as the 'King' Salmon, the Chinook is the largest breed of salmon in the Pacific and the most desireable amongst avid fisherman. It's average weight is 10 to 50 pounds, with the possibility of reaching 130 pounds. Some of the Chinook's most identifiable features are it's silvery sides with highlights of blue-green, red or purple, black spots on it's tail and a black gum-line that's present in both fresh and salt water fish.

Chum Salmon

The Chum Salmon's body color changes from silvery blue-green to an olive green with dark colored belly as it moves from salt water to fresh water. Having the largest range of all Pacific salmon, the Chum travel more than 2,000 miles up the Yukon River to spawn. Their average weight is 9 to 22 pounds.

Coho Salmon

The Coho Salmon, or 'Silver' Salmon, are true to their name....having silvery sides with darker fins and tail in salt water. Averaging 7 to 10 pounds each, mature Coho show a pronounced hook in the nose. Their teeth and jaw also become hooked during the spawning phase.

Pink Salmon

The Pink Salmon is bright silver while in salt water, only gaining it's distinctive pink sides and 'hump' in it's back during spawning. Their average weight is around 5 pounds. The Pink salmon prefers colder waters, with it's native range being from the Sacremento River in northern California, north to the Mackenzie River in Canada.

Sockeye Salmon

Weighing up to 15 pounds, the Sockeye salmon are known best for their bright red color with golden heads and tails. The Sockeye feed primarily on zooplankton during fresh water and saltwater stages, which differs from other breeds of salmon. The U.S. Sockeye population is currently listed under the Endangered Species Act, heavily limiting the number of Sockeye available for fishing.