Tag: Fish

4th Annual Human-Powered Fishing Derby – A Great Success!

| June 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

by Tim Dillon

The 4th annual Human- Powered Fishing Derby was held in Seldovia last weekend over the Memorial Day holiday. It was a great success with 32 boats registered carrying 39 anglers.  The weather was very cooperative with a few drizzles on Saturday, and then sunshine and fair weather prevailed on Sunday long enough to make it through the fish fry without getting wet.

When I first initiated this derby, my goal was to get local folks turning their engines off for a day or two, dragging their rowboats and kayaks out of the shed and launching them for a some quiet fishing and enjoying the bay right in our backyard. If this year is any indication, that goal was reached and surpassed. We saw both young and old Seldovian’s join in and cast their luck from a wide variety of vessels. Next time you see young three-year-old Duna or perhaps Nancy Opheim, ask them how they enjoyed their first derby. The whole mouth of Seldovia Bay and into Kachemak Bay was spotted with human-powered craft. It was a great sight.

This year’s grand prize was won by local Kirby Corwin. We have gotten away from the big fish big prize syndrome, and Kirby’s name was pulled from a hat Continue Reading

Human Powered Fishing Derby Starts Tomorrow!

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

Don’t miss your perfect opportunity to get out in a boat, with a friend (or two) and a fishing pole for a day on the water!

Tomorrow starts the 4th annual Human Powered Fishing Derby!  Click here or on the poster to the left to see the flier full size!

This event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce but put together entirely by Tim and Ila Dillon, who can’t wait for an excuse to go fishing!  There will be many great prizes along with an amazing opportunity to win the grand prize,  a brand new rowboat!  Call Tim or Ila for more information or just show up at the tent by the small boat harbor Saturday morning at 9am with $35, a life vest, a coat (darn – it is kind of cold this weekend) a rowboat, kayak,  canoe or driftboat and be ready to go fishing!

If you are sticking around the whole weekend, the fish fry is a community potluck to die for!  Fresh fish and the BEST potluck participants in the State of Alaska!  Seldovians know how to potluck in style – you will NOT go hungry!   You WILL leave HAPPY!  See you on the docks!