Rules for Fishing the 50th Annual Smelt Derby Festival - February 28, 2015

General Rules:
  1. Fishing begins at 8:00AM and closes at 2:00PM at the judging stand.
A total of up to nine hooks on one rod may be used by each contestant.
  1. Fishing may take place from the marina at the North end of LaConner to the Rainbow Bridge on the South end of LaConner.
  1. A Pink Derby Ticket is required to win a prize.
  2. PARKING: May be difficult on First Street, Use the Parking Lot behind   Maple Hall and City Hall.
  3. Public restrooms are located on Morris Street and next to the Firemen’s Museum.
  4. Proceeds of the Derby will be used for the Rotary club of LaConner Scholarship programs and other community service projects.
  5. Merchandise prizes have been donated by Skagit Valley businesses.
  6. Derby headquarters is located in the Firemen’s Museum on First Street.
  7. Pancake breakfast, fish painting, sliders, and dance will all take place at Maple Hall.
  1. Judging stand is located in the Anelia’s parking lot North of the museum.
  2. Bring in your fish EARLY.  Fish must be fresh or the judges will not accept them. All decisions of the judges are final.
    1. Largest smelt caught by contestant 13 and older.  Cash Prize $100.
    2. Largest smelt caught by contestant 12 and under.  Cash Prize $100.
    3. Largest herring caught by contestants 13 and older.
    4. Largest herring caught by contestants 12 and under.
    5. Smallest smelt caught by anyone.
    6. Largest fish of any kind.
    7. Strangest object caught on a smelt jig.
    8. Ugliest Fish.
    9. Smallest fish other than a smelt.
    10. Miscellaneous, if any awarded.
  1. Entries in the fishing derby judging will be accepted until 2:00PM.
  2. Fishing prizes will be awarded starting 2:15PM.
  3. A fishing ticket is necessary to jig for smelt and must be produced when entering a fish for judging.
  1. A separate Raffle ticket is needed for the Smelt Derby Raffle.
  2. There will be drawings for prizes throughout the day.
  3. The raffle GRAND PRIZE of $500 will be drawn at the dance at Maple Hall on the evening of the derby.