Need an opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the Alaskan summer before it's over? Maybe the kings didn't show up as hoped this year, but there's still a lot of fishing opportunities for the whole family!
Check out all the Alaskan fish derbies we found, and note the kid's derby in particular!
The Valdez Pink Salmon Kid's Derby is coming up this Saturday July 21st! This is always a crazy fun day for the kids, and the prizes, oh the prizes!!!
Can't make the pink derby, don't worry! The Valdez Silver Salmon Derby goes on for several weeks from July 21 through September 2nd. Don't miss Big Prize Fridays: July 27 & August 31st. The Valdez Silver Derby features a $10,000 cash Grand Prize for the largest Silver, $3,000 cash for 2nd place and $1,500 for 3rd place. In addition to daily 1st and 2nd place prizes, all anglers who purchase a derby ticket have a chance to win $5,000 cash in a drawing at the end of the season.
It all starts with a derby ticket and it's fun for the whole family!
Down near Anchorage this summer? Check out the Hope Pink Salmon Derby throughout July! Enjoy the beautiful scenery while you fish in this unique pink salmon derby. There is no entry fee and first prize is one troy ounce of gold, with twelve prizes in all, presented by BJW Mining & Gifts and Hope Fishing Charters. It's the perfect place to take your family. At the mouth of the river you are close to food, lodging, gift shops and our mining museum. At the southern boundary of the Derby, you are in the recreational gold mining area, where you can pan, sluice or metal detect for free. Please remember that you must register at BJW Mining & Gifts. For more information, please call (907) 782-3268.
Live in or visiting Southeast Alaska this summer? Check out the Ketchikan King Salmon Derby running all summer from May 16th to Sept 3rd!
Cash Prizes 1st place $2500 - Hidden weight 2nd place $2000 - Hidden weight 3rd place $750 – Hidden weight - ladies 4th place $500 – Hidden weight – Anglers 12 and under 5th place $500 – drawing from “released halibut over 60 lbs” charters only 6th place $100 – 1st “Lefty caught Grand Prize Drawing for all Ticket Holders for $1000.00
Over in the Juneau area? Don't miss the 72nd Annual Juneau Golden North Silver Salmon Derby this year August 17, 18, & 19, 2018. Awards night will be Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm.
No word yet on how the coho runs will shape up this year, but southcentral may be where it's at this year! Doing some ferry travel this summer? Maybe add the Cordova Silver Salmon Derby to your schedule this August. Cash and merchandise prizes offer to participants for daily and weekly prizes.
Staying on the road system this summer? Check out the Homer Silver Salmon Derby and their Jackpot Halibut Derby this summer. While down that way, don't miss the 63rd Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby as well!
No matter where you are this summer, Alaska has a derby for the whole family! Even if you don't have a boat or all the gear necessary to get out on a DIY fishing trip, derbies are great opportunities to get out with an experienced fishing guide and learn the ropes.
Your kids will have a blast, and you might even win a little something while you're at it.
Don't forget to gear up before heading out, you never know when you will need some Raingear for the Kids!
It is possible to have fun in the rain if you're dressed properly. We have some great prices on remaining toddler and youth rain gear sets here, don't miss out!
Get out there this summer and get slimy!