Last Chance to Register For The Oregon Fishing Derby

Registration is closing on TOMORROW for the Oregon Fishing Derby. Join members on the Columbia River on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. Accompanying WICA members for the Fishing Derby will be special guest Dave Calhoun of Outdoor GPS, available on NBC Sports Northwest! He will be broadcasting live for both days of the WICA Fishing Derby. Registration is now open and the cost is $737 per person for both days which includes guides, equipment, food, beverage, and gratuity. Attendees must acquire an Oregon or Washington Fishing License in advance as they will not be available for purchase on the boat. They can be purchased online at Space is extremely limited with a maximum of 30 attendees and only a few spaces remain. Registration will close once we sell out or on Friday, August 2, whichever comes first.

Listed below are suggested accommodations that are within close proximity to where the group will be meeting both days.

Astoria Riverwalk Inn | 503.325.2013 |
Salt Hotel | 360.642.7258 |
Seaview Motel | 360.642.8008 |
Heidi’s Inn Ilwaco | 360.642.2787 |

Due to the Long Beach Kite Festival being held this same weekend, we anticipate that hotels will fill up quickly.  Consequently, Robert Jeffries has reserved a handful of hotel rooms at Salt Hotel and Heidi’s Inn Ilwaco for our group.  Please contact Robert Jeffries by July 29th at if you’d like to utilize one of these rooms.

Additionally, retired WICA Member Curt Holdt has graciously opened his Ilwaco home to members for the Fishing Derby and will host a barbecue and cocktail party each night.  Attendees that have not already made arrangements to stay at Curt Holdt’s home are invited to bring a cot and sleeping bag if they wish to stay on the property. Also, there is space to park a RV on the property for anyone willing to bring an RV.

If you have any questions regarding accommodations, contact Robert Jeffries at or Curt Holdt at Registration can be completed online by following the link below. If you need assistance with registration please contact Jennifer Bergman in the WICA Office at (801)364-0050 or


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