Tag: Chinook Challenge

King Salmon Derby for Motorized Boats

King Salmon Derby for Motorized Boats

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tim P. Dillon
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The Third Annual Chinook Challenge Was a Success

The Third Annual Chinook Challenge Was a Success

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Tim P. Dillon 

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Seldovia’s third annual Chinook Challenge benefitting the Seldovia Volunteer Fire Department took place last Saturday. Anglers were invited to join the derby for a $100 entry fee and try their luck at catching a king salmon. Unlike the Human Powered Fishing Derby, this was a motorized derby and the target species was only king salmon.

21 anglers entered the derby and were treated to one of the best weather days seen on the bay this year. Boats spread out from Chrome Bay and Elizabeth Island to 4th of July Creek. Sitings of Humpback whales & mountain goats, and catches of red salmon, chum salmon and king salmon were just a few of the things lucky anglers were treated to.  A 30% catch ratio for king salmon was achieved.

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From the talk heard on the VHF radio, it was a slow day for charters catching kings; we had hoped for more and bigger fish, but that’s fishing. In the end Joe Miller on the Veronica Mae took home the prize for the biggest fish. Of equal importance was the $1000.00 that the derby was able to donate to our local fire department. Chief Haller attended the ceremonies and graciously accepted the donation and thanked all of the anglers involved.

Mayor Keith Gain presided as the official weigh-in judge and his motto was heard loud and clear: “All judge’s rulings are final!”

Angler                                     Category                            Prize 
Joe Miller                               1st Place                            $600.00
Christine Kashavarof            2nd Place                        $350.00
Ed Shleeth/Amelia Dillon     3rd Place (Tie)                $150.00
Franky Kash                     Fish & Game citation             $100.00 fine
(Thanks for being such a good sport Franky)
3rd Annual Chinook Challenge – King Salmon Derby

3rd Annual Chinook Challenge – King Salmon Derby

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Tim P. Dillon

The third annual Chinook Challenge registration takes place this Friday June 8th, fishing begins at 8:00am Saturday!   This event is sponsored by the Seldovia Volunteer Fire Department and is in conjunction with Tim P. Dillon and Joe & Heather Miller of the Linwood Bar & Grill.

All proceeds go to the fire department so come join in the fishing. After I started the Human Powered Derby five years ago, there were quite a few fishermen who wanted a derby for motorized craft. Well this is your chance!  Any kind of power goes with this derby and there are no limits as to where you can fish, only that lines are in at 8:00 a.m. and out at 5:00 p.m.
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This is a king salmon only derby. The largest king salmon is guaranteed $500 and other prizes and amounts depend on the number of entrants. All anglers must file a float plan and then immediately upon return to the harbor sign in as “returned” at the Linwood. The official scale and weigh person will be weighing fish From 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Linwood.
You can call me, Tim P. Dillon, @ 299-3710 with any questions.