Back by popular demand, the Oregon Salmon Fishing Derby will launch again in 2019 on the Columbia River on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. This year, attendees will be joined by 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 will be $737 per person for both days which includes guides, equipment, food, beverage, and gratuity. Attendees must acquire an Oregon or Washington Fishing License as they will not be available for purchase on the boat. They can be purchased online at myodfw.com. Space is limited with a maximum of 30 attendees and will close once registration sells 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 | astoriariverwalkinn.net
Salt Hotel | 360.642.7258 | salt-hotel.com
Seaview Motel | 360.642.8008 | seaviewmotelandcottages.com
Heidi’s Inn Ilwaco | 360.642.2787 | heidisinnilwaco.com
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 email@example.com 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 with accommodations contact Robert Jeffries at firstname.lastname@example.org or Curt Holdt at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.