Anglers compete for prizes in weekend sport-fishing contest -September 20-22
ELMA, Wash. - Now in its second year of helping children with life-threatening conditions, Grays Harbor Tourism is working with Horns & Hooks Outdoor Magazine to promote the annual fishing derby in Grays Harbor Bay.
Families of all ages are encouraged to wet a hook, line and sinker to win cash and prizes on all three days of the sport-fishing event. Proceeds will go directly to benefit Youth Outdoors Unlimited, Inc. (Y.O.U.) a registered non-profit organization.
“The focus will be on Y.O.U. kids on Saturday, as they are taken out fishing in the bay with volunteer guides to experience the great outdoors that Grays Harbor is famous for,” Rex Peterson of Horns & Hooks magazine said.
“This looks to be a genuine American fishing derby that could grow to become an attraction for anglers of all ages,” said Mike Bruner of Grays Harbor Tourism. “September usually offers excellent weather, so a derby this time of year looks to be an excellent idea.”
Fishing derby tickets are priced at $10 per day and $20 for the three-day weekend and are available in advance at Horns & Hooks retail outlet on Brumfield Ave. in Montesano, all Dennis Company locations, and Harbor Saw and Supply in Hoquiam. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased at the Westport Marina or the Johns River and 28th Street boat launch locations.
For information about volunteering at the derby, contact: email@example.com. Special thanks go to fishing derby sponsors: Horns and Hooks, North Fork Customs, Verle’s, U.S. Marine, The Islander, Deep Sea Charters, Willapa Marine, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Ocean Crest Resort and Grays Harbor Tourism.
For more information go to the Grays Harbor Tourism website at: